Belt Color Korean Name Korean Number Name Meaning # of Hapkido
Brown Tae Geuk 7 Chil-Jong Gan ‘Mountain’ 7
Nothing is more grand and noble than the mountain, the symbol of stillness and calm. Only when a person is at rest and peaceful can their true nature be seen. Literally translated it means ‘top stop’, suggesting the wisdom of knowing where and when to stop. Gan urges us to lose our vanity, selfish thoughts and yearnings, and in doing so attain ultimate freedom.