Divisions and Classifications of Tae Kwon Do
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This paper discusses how those who practice Tae Kwon Do are classified or ranked based on the abilities that they have demonstrated through training and testing. Although it has not always been the case, Tae Kwon Do professionals use colored belts to indicate ranking. The paper reviews how General Choi Hong Hi first created the color bet system of classifying athletes.
From the Paper:" General Choi Hong Hi determined that there should be 10 "geups" or degrees. These 10 "geups" are correlated to ten "dan" degrees, or phases of expertise ("Belt"). The first belt is the white belt. The white belt represents "innocence" on the part of the individual. This innocence means that the person has little to no experience with Tae Kwon Do, and earns the belt by beginning to attend classes ("Belt")."
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