NEURON-DO®
"The Way of the Neuron"
Belt Meanings

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.  

WHITE - BEGINNER


YELLOW - SEED


ORANGE - SOIL


GREEN - PLANT


CAMOUFLAGE - TREE
BLUE - SKY


PURPLE - BLOSSOMS


RED - FRUIT


BROWN - TRUNK


BLACK - NEW BEGINNING

The NEURON-DO® story of the belts represents the life cycle of the tree.  There is symbolism in which the growth of the tree is reflected in the growth of the student; which is an ongoing process that does not stop once Black Belt is achieved. This is also true for your neurons, in which you can continually grow connections throughout your life and there is even evidence that you can even grow new neurons.  Arborization is a term used to describe the growth of new connections between neurons because it looks like the growing branches and roots of a tree. 
 
 
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