Recommended Black Belt

1st Degree Black Belt Recommended

Black Belt: Represents a combination of all the colors.

Kwang-Gae (39) Is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th king of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all of the lost territories, including the greater part of Manchuria.  The diagram, plus over minus (±), represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory.  The 39 moves refer to the first two figures of 391 A.D., the year he came to the throne.

The Korean flag is called Tae-Guk-Gee.  The center of the flag is a symbol which is divided into two equal parts, called Taeguk.  One part is blue and the other is red.  The upper (red) represents the positive, or Yang, and the lower (blue) represents the negative, or Um (Yin).  These two opposites represent duality.  The idea of Taeguk is that while there is constant movement between good and evil, there is still balance.  The bars on the side also represent opposition and balance.  The upper left with three solid lines represents the heavens, while its opposite, the three broken lines, represents the earth.  The upper right represents water while the opposite corner (lower left) represents fire.



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Desert Taekwondo
6221 E. Golf Links Road
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 790-0993