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Practice suit (Do Bok)

  • The white color of dobok symbolizes purity of mind and intentions, student not be dressed to disguise, he fights only in place where it is needfullness, and always openly against the enemy. Furthermore, white is the traditional color Korean national dress.
  • On the back is a Korean and English inscription Taekwon-Do in the shape reminiscent of a tree, symbol of Taekwon-Do as well as its evolution, life and power.
  • Ahead is a sign TKD ITF, its shape symbolizes a turtle shell, which is a symbol of longevity, also symbolizes the shape of the globe with meridians and parallels. Despite her is an inscription in Korean Taekwon-do. The fist is a symbol of martial arts, but also a general in the army led the 29th Infantry Division, which was called "Fist Division". Two extended meridians symbolize yin and yang. The inscription around "encircling" the entire globe.
  • From the side of the pants stands ITF, is placed on the outer sides at knee height in order to always know that it is a student of Taekwon-Do ITF.

Meaning of belt colors

The colors have not been arbitrarily chosen. They are, in fact, steeped in tradition. The colors of black, red and blue denote the various levels of hierarchy during the Koguryo and Silla Dynasties.

  • White signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.
  • Yellow signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.
  • Green signifies the plant´s growth as the Taekwon-Do skill begins to develop.
  • Blue signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.
  • Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
  • Black - opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer´s imperviousness to darkness and fear.

Wreathe the belt

Belt should be winded round around the waist only one of the following reasons:

  • ursue one goal whatsoever, once it is determined. (Oh Do Il Kwan)
  • Serve one Master with unshakable loyalty. (Il Pyon Dan Shim)
  • Achieve victory in a single blow. (Il Kyok Pil Sung)

How to fold the Do Bok