The Degree System for Tae Kwon Do Belt Colors
Some schools use a highly simplified tae kwon do belt colors system consisting of as little as four different colors, but each consisting of 3-4 degrees, generally numbered with tally marks. The colors in these belt systems can vary greatly, but the most common system is White, Yellow (three degrees), Blue (three degrees), Red (three degrees). Some clubs charge grading fees for each degree, others have these as simply time in rank.
The advantage to using the system is that it is more inclusive to students, who still feel as though they are part of, for example, the Blue belt group despite only being in the first rank of it.
However, especially for children, it can seem as though a student is on the same belt forever, leading to many students dropping out of the club, feeling they are not making any progress.