GUP BELTS (White through Brown Sr.)
WHITE BELT: Symbolizes the beginning, pure with no knowledge.
YELLOW/ORANGE BELT: The color of the sunrise in the morning, starting a new day.
GREEN BELT: The color of Spring, the season of Growth.
BLUE/PURPLE BELT: The color of the sky, youth and ambition, brightness and spirit.
RED/BROWN BELT: Stands for the color of blood and the setting sun. The student is now developing a strong foundation of his/her body and its nature and capabilities. It also is a color that signifies danger, the student is now learning skills capable of causing harm to others if not controlled and channeled correctly.
BLACK BELT: Contains all the colors, signifying deep knowledge and accumulation of all the skills from all the lower belt colors.