Yellow Belt

Yellow signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-do foundation is being laid. — Choi

Yellow is the warmth of a summer day or the sun beaming from a bright blue sky. It is the golden hue of sunflowers and the sniffles created by goldenrod. It is the bright yellow of a “Have-a-nice-day” sticker, the rich saffron of the Buddhist monk’s robes. It is also the second color of belt in taekwon-do. In the East, yellow is a color of great honor. It is the color of honor, wealth, royalty and well-being. In China, yellow was the imperial color. In fact, “yellow has been so closely  associated with the imperial household that the entrance to the palace is known as the ‘yellow door.’” To many Americans, yellow is a color that has dual associations — that of great joy and that of caution. Yellow is spring, daffodils and Easter eggs. But, yellow is also the color of cowardice. It is yellow journalism or having a yellow streak. To wave a yellow flag at a race or see a yellow stop light suggests caution and care. Yellow lines divide the two directions of traffic on a road.

Testing for Yellow Belt:

Strikes:

  • Palm heel
  • Flat fist
  • Reverse flat fist
  • Two finger poke
  • Claw to the face

Kicks:

  • rising kick
  • ball kick
  • crescent kick

Forms:

Education:

  • Any previously learned material
  • Meaning of yellow belt?
  • Year Tae Kwon Do was created?
  • Who created Tae Kwon Do?
  • What was Tae Kwon Do created for?

Fitness:

  • 30 seconds of jumping jacks
  • 30 seconds of push ups
  • 30 seconds of riding stance

Other requirements:

  • $15 fee due at or before testing is started
  • Completed testing forms

What’s next: