Sealed Air Classes
8501 Campus Drive
The Y 262-634-1994
Mr. White 262-498-2912
Monday and Wednesday
6:00 to 7:15 pm.
7:15 to 8:30 pm.

Belt Colors and Forms

To see the MEANING/FORM/VIDEO and REQUIREMENTS for each belt, click on the belt picture!

White

Innocence, as that of the beginning student. This signifies birth or beginning of a seed. A white belt is a beginning student who is seeking knowledge in the art.

Gold

As the sun shines on the seed, so does the instructor provide the student with the first ray of knowledge.

Purple

As the ray of sun causes the plant to grow, it begins to blossom into beautiful colors; just as the student begins to discover their ability and potential.

Green

Green signifies growth. As the young plant flourishes, the student`s ability and knowledge of the art begins to develop.

Brown

A solid root has grown into the ground, and holds the plant firmly in place, such that the student has formed a strong basis for the basics of the art, and uses it as the building block to learn more.

Red

As the ray of sun causes the plant to grow, it begins to blossom into beautiful colors; just as the student begins to discover their ability and potential.

Black

(1st Dan) (2nd Dan) (3rd Dan)
(4th Dan) (5th Dan) (6th Dan)

The black belt signifies the darkness beyond the sun. Opposite of white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency. Impervious to darkness and fear. As the darkness we come from at birth, so is the black belt born into a new world of wisdom. As he/she starts teaching others, so they are planting new seeds which will take root deep into the art, and blossom and grow through the ranks in a never ending process of self growth, knowledge, and enlightenment.