Friday, January 26, 2007

Visual Blogging -- Emotional Design: The Black Belt

The black belt is a simple garment signaling a high degree of competence in most Japanese and Korean martial arts.

The black belt is the highest belt color a martial artist can attain and with it, the belt often commands respect, reverence and perseverance.

While functioning to hold the student’s uniform together, students often start with a white belt to signify a readiness to acquire an understanding of the art. The darker the color, the more knowledge attained.

Achieving a black belt often takes up to six years of dedicated study.

Photo Credit: Choi Kwang Do

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