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Meaning of Jeol(=bow)

‘Jeol’ is a expression of both ‘저:Jeo(My)’ and ‘얼:Eol(Spirit)’.
A ‘Jeol’, which is expressed from a healthy body and a bright mind, is not only beautiful and noble, but also delivers a communication with mother nature.
Depend on mental states of person, ‘Jeol’ can be expressed whether beautifully or perversely.
When a person ‘Jeol’ on one’s opposite, it is a gesture of respect for human beings.
On the other hand, if a person ‘Jeol’ in front of nobody, this person expresses his or her gratitude to the other human being or mother nature through spiritual connection.
Accordingly, we can persue harmony with the others and mother nature through proper ‘Jeol’ that makes energy filled with respect and gratitude.

Written by Ji do ja nim Yoo
Translated by Hyun soo Chung

The Ranking Depicted By Taekwondo Belts

Tae Kwon Do Belts

Set of Tae Kwon Do Belts isolated on white

Colored belts are used to denote student progress in his or her training toward the black belt. Each color of the belt is used to denote the skill set that the student has acquired. Taekwondo curriculum is not fixed, students grades and their performance is determined by the school. For instance in Songahm Taekwondo belts are used as a way to denote one’s level. Each belt achieved is always truly treated with respect since earning it means you worthy of the accomplishment.