Tornado Taekwondo Belt Test Program
Ranks, belts, and promotion
The color of the belt is an indication of the skill level of a Taekwondo student. Belts can be gained by completing an exam. In WT (World Taekwondo) Taekwondo there are 10 Geups(degrees), starting from the 10th Geup (white belt) and ends with the 1st Geup (brown belt). The color white indicates that a person is "innocent", has no knowledge of Taekwondo. The white-belt(10th geup) is automatically gained by taking Taekwondo classes. There are 9 Dans or Master degrees, starting with the first and ending with the 9th. All Dan ranks are represented by a black belt.