The Legend of the Martial Arts Belt
"As legend has it," Your belt represents your knowledge in which you have gained over the years. Originally, only one white belt was issued at the start of training. The uniform would be washed but the belt was NEVER washed. It was believed if the belt was washed then the knowledge gained would be washed away. So one could imagine that over the many years of training and not washing the white belt, it would eventually turn black from the accumulation of the dirt, blood, and sweat.
The Story of the Belt Meanings as told in NEURON-DO® Class
In the beginning it is WHITE. Then a YELLOW seed appears. The seed is planted in the ORANGE soil. The seed then sprouts into a GREEN plant. The plant then grows into a CAMOUFLAGE tree. The tree reaches towards the BLUE sky and blossoms with a PURPLE flower. The tree then matures and bears the RED fruit. The fruit is eaten and the leaves fall off the tree; leaving the brown trunk. Then it is BLACK...a new beginning.