When awarded the 6th Gup Green Belt, a person is no longer called a “beginner”.
The first TaeKwonDo organization to have worldwide recognition was called the “Korea TaeKwonDo Association.”
It is tradition to never let your belt touch the floor.
Grand Master Edward B. Sell formed the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association in 1967.
By 1980 there were 27 different styles of Korean martial arts.
There are traces of TaeKwonDo as far back as 37 B.C. in the form of murals and giant carvings.
The first and only foreigner to compete in a Korean National tournament, called the Presidential Championship was 3rd Degree Black Belt, Edward B. Sell in 1963.
When in doubt about a rule or traditional custom, it is wise to ask a senior student before approaching your Instructor.
TaeKwonDo became most popular during the Silla Dynasty
The Black Belt is a symbol of being a Champion over all your weakness.
Grand Master E. B. Sell was the first person outside of the Korean Nationality that was ever awarded the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Degree Black Belt.
A Kwan is actually a school that teaches the art and science of TaeKwonDo.
In 1975 the President of Korea declared TaeKwonDo a “National Sport”.
A Grand Master is a teacher of Masters.
If you are tired and dressed in Toe’balk, it is permissible to stretch out and take a short nap while waiting to be tested or at a large tournament.