"Black Belt" means black colored dee, but it is also known as "Yu Dan Ja", which means Black Belt holder. The black color represents the end of one of the stages towards true mastery, but more importantly, it is the beginning of a path to the next stage. The color also represents maturity, calmness, dignity, and sincerity. Therefore, the holder of the Black Belt should be qualified as follows.
The Black Belt is motivated primarily by the ideals of human service rather than any other reason (such as revengem violence, fighting or riches). Choose this art as your own way of life under solemn oath.
The Black Belt is an exemplary martial artist who has trained diligently to achieve maturation of the body and mind, and the invincible spirit of Tang Soo Do.
The Black Belt is a professional, regardless whether or not it is their profession. Therefore, the Black Belt must constantly strive to reach a higher level of perfection of body and mind through practice. The Black Belt must do this in such a manner as to enhance the prestige and dignity of their profession.
The Black Belt is completely loyal and motivated by the pride and honor of their Art to help their studio, instructor, Grandmaster, and Association.
A Black Belt volunteers to help. Black belts should aid in all Tang Soo Do activities and devote their knowledge to the improovements of human welfare and to the ideal of public service.
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