Annice - posted on 02/16/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
I've found in competing that there are many different belt rank systems out there. Sometimes it's hard to really know who you're competing against. My school is an American Freestyle based on Tae Kwon Do. We practice a lot of Tae Kwon Do moves, as well as incorporate moves from other styles. We also learn the John Chung Traditional TKD Forms.
Our ranks look like this: Little Dragons have white belts with a colored stripe through them, it goes white, gold, orange, green, purple, blue, red, brown and then they are moved onto high white (white with a black stripe) and then they proceed through our regular ranks.
Our regular ranks go white, high white, gold, high gold, low orange, orange, high orange, low green, green, high green, low purple, purple, high purple, low blue, blue, high blue, low red, red, high red, low brown, brown, high brown, conditional black (black with a white stripe through it...mostly for kids), and black.
Our "low" belts are the given color with a white stripe through them, and our "high" belts are the color with a black stripe through them. So, basically, we have 3 ranks within a rank.
What does your belt system look like?