The following is a chart showing the color of belt, rank, and Minimum Time Requirements for advancing from one rank to the next in Tae Kwon Do. Other factors are considered when determining if a student must train longer in order to advance in rank.
These are only the minimum time requirements, for example: a 3rd Gup Blue Belt With Red Stripe must hold that rank for at least 6 months in order to advance in rank to 2nd Gup Red Belt. A 3rd Degree Black Belt must hold that rank for at least 4 years in order to advance in rank to 4th Degree Black Belt.
The following chart is based on a student who attends class at least three days every week, with each class being at least one and one-half hours in length. ...
Tae Kwon Do Rank Time Required To Advance In Rank 10th Gup White Belt 2 Months (36 Hours) 9th Gup White Belt With Yellow Stripe 2 Months (36 Hours) 8th Gup Yellow Belt 2 Months (36 Hours) 7th Gup Yellow Belt With Green Stripe 2 Months (36 Hours) 6th Gup Green Belt 2 Months (36 Hours) 5th Gup Green Belt With Blue Stripe 3 Months (54 Hours) 4th Gup Blue Belt 6 Months (108 Hours) 3rd Gup Blue Belt With Red Stripe 6 Months (108 Hours) 2nd Gup Red Belt 6 Months (108 Hours) 1st Gup Red Belt With Black Stripe 9 Months (162 Hours) 1st Dan (Il Dan) Black Belt 2 Years 2nd Dan (Ee Dan) Black Belt 2 Years 3rd Dan (Sam Dan) Black Belt 4 Years 4th Dan (Sa Dan) Black Belt 4 Years 5th Dan (Oh Dan) Black Belt 6 Years 6th Dan (Yook Dan) Black Belt 6 Years 7th Dan (Chil Dan) Black Belt 8 Years
8th Dan (Pal Dan) Black Belt N/A 9th Dan (Koo Dan) Black Belt N/A this is a general layout for in martial arts we are open to all systems we do not do advance people in belt rank. we are a council of many different black belts of many different martial arts system's also we only recognize the rank from your instructor the rank your instructor promote you with thank you god bless.