The Belt Colours and their meanings
Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon-Do.
Signifies earth, from which a plant sprouts root as the Tae Kwon-Do foundation is being laid.
Signifies the plant's growth, as Tae Kwon-Do skills begin to develop.
Signifies heaven, toward which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.
Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
Opposite to white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. Also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear
Chang Moo Kwan, the Jong No YMCA in Seoul, Korea on November 3, 1948.
The following are the Kwan name and their number:
Kwan 1: Song Moo Kwan Founders:Chun Jung Woong
Kwan 2: Han Moo Kwan Founders: Lee Kyo Yoon
Kwan 3: Chang Moo Kwan Founders:Yoon Bung In – Lee Nam Suk – Kim Soon Bae
Kwan 4: Moo Duk Kwan Founders:Choi Nam Do, Hwang Kee - HONG Jong Soo
Kwan 5: Oh Do Kwan Founders:Kwak Byung Oh, Choi Hong Hee
Kwan 6: Kang Duk Won Founders:PARK Chul Hee, Lee Kum Hong
Kwan 7: Jung Do Kwan Founders:Lee Yong Woo
Kwan 8: Jidokwan Founders: YOON Kwe Byung - HYUN Jong Myun, Lee Chong Woo
Kwan 9: Chung Do Kwan Founders:Lee Won Kuk - UHM Woon Kyu
Kwan 10: Kwan Ri Kwan Founders: Kim In Suk
The 9 Kwans :
Training Clips and drills: