The M.A.A.C. Belt Rank System

In order to develop the skills, discipline, and self-control necessary for the proper use of Tae Kwondo techniques, The M.A.A.C. uses a rank system. Such a system serves several purposes, including:

White Belt / 10th Gup

Common Sense - Responsibility

A student who has no knowledge of the art but has begun the journey. White, being a non-color, expresses a VOID NO ACTION.

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Chain of Command:
The ascending order of rank carries an increasing level of authority and responsibility. The student learns to assume responsibility gradually as he moves up the ranks. He also learns to accept and properly use authority that accompanies the higher ranks.

White Belt Yellow Tips / 9th Gup

Discipline - Self Esteem

The student is acquiring an UNDERSTANDING of the art and is developing a higher level of SELF-ESTEEM.

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Yellow Belt / 8th Gup

Respect - Courtesy

Development has slowly begun; yellow represents CAUTION, CAREFUL SLOW MOVEMENTS

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Measurement of Progress:
The most obvious advantage of the rank system is that it provides a visible measurement of the student’s progress. As he learns the basic techniques of Tae Kwondo and tests successfully, he is awarded the colored belts that signify the rise in rank. He feels accomplished and he is encouraged to learn the next set of new material with renewed enthusiasm. When the student reaches the black belt stage, his mental development has progressed to the point that he no longer needs such tangible proof of his progress.

Orange Belt / 7th Gup

Integrity - Self Control

The student receives their first dark color, representing his DESIRE TO LEARN and CONCENTRATION.

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Green Belt / 6th Gup

Humility - Concentration

The student has begun to ascend to a higher plane of concentration; FOCUS and COORDINATION of technique.

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There are nine ranks, called “grades” in the colored belt series, and nine ranks, called “degrees” , in the Black Belt series. Because it is the highest number in a single digit, the number nine, in oriental culture represents the highest attainable goal of any measurable endeavor.

Purple Belt / 5th Gup

Morality - Chastity

The student has begun to AMASS SKILL, they are DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE.

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Blue Belt / 4th Gup

Pride - Perseverance

The student has begun to COORDINATE SKILL with CONFIDENCE.

MAACKids | Belt Testing System | Blue Belt

All Dan ranks wear black belts in good repair. The student’ name, rank and School logo may be embroidered on the belt in English or in Korean. belts are to have no brand name labels attached. The rank stripes should be worn on the right side of the tied knot. Belts should be tied in the traditional square knot with both ends the same length.

Brown Belt / 3rd Gup

Honor - Dignity

The student now is developing SPEED. Their techniques have FLOWING MOTION.

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Red Belt / 2nd Gup

Loyalty - Indomitable Spirit

The student is combining SPEED with STRENGTH resulting in POWER. He has begun to work on accuracy.

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DoBok dhee (belt) should not be washed. It represents your knowledge and training. Being such, you never wash out what you have learned.

Red Belt Black Tips Belt / 1st Gup

Wisdom - Personal Victory

The student now has successfully combined POWER with ACCURACY. The black signifies MATURITY and NO FEAR.

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In order to develop the skills, discipline, and self-control necessary for the proper use of Tae Kwon Do techniques, The M.A.A.C. uses a rank system. Such a system serves several purposes,

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