you first walk into our school you will notice that the students
all wear different colored belts representing rank.
This is part of the martial arts tradition and is used to
indicate the level of accomplishment and mastery of skills.
As you increase your level of skill, you will move up through
the ranks by changing the color of your belt to symbolize
When you begin your training at H.K. Lee Tae Kwon Do, you
will be taught separately from the main class with personalized
instruction at your own pace. You will start as a "no-belt",
and when you are ready, you will be pretested and invited
to your first belt rank promotion exam. After
demonstrating your skill level in many of the basic moves
you have learned, you will be awarded your first white belt.
With each official rank you will also receive a certificate
of promotion as an official certification of your skill.
Rank Promotion Procedure
Achieving each new rank requires you to demonstrate specific
techniques and skills. Your instructor will monitor
your progress and will invite you to the next scheduled rank
promotion date when he feels you are ready. A minimal
fee is charged for each exam, to cover the cost of the examiners'
time, your new belt and your certificate.
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