Yellow Striped 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 White Stripe:

Strikes:

  • two knuckle punch
  • vertical punch
  • back fist

Kicks:

  • instep kick
  • front round house
  • rear round house
  • front side kick
  • rear side kick

Forms:

Education:

Fitness:

  • Proper technique of jumping jacks and push ups.  Be able to describe how they are to be performed to someone that doesn’t know what one is.

Other requirements:

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

What’s next: