The white symbolises purity, the novice stage of training and hidden potential. It represents the Tang Soo Do student as a seed freshly planted in the ground.
The white belt represents winter.
Yellow / Orange Belt
The yellow / orange belt represents the seed as it begins to grow. It represents the transition from winter to spring.
Green / Blue Belt
Green and blue are the colours of strength and good health. It symbolises the seed which is now a flourishing plant, and represents rapid development. It represents Spring.
Red is the colour of vitality. This stage represents the seed which is now a flowering plant, representing the students improvement, participation and advancement. It represents Summer.
Black (Midnight Blue) Belt
Represents the colour of the night sky, representing infinity and perfection. The quest for perfection is what makes Tang Soo Do what it is. Black Belts represent Maturity, passiveness and the harvest. A Tang Soo Do Black Belt should always be striving to improve. It represents Autumn.