Before White Belt
You dream of being in the game.
At White Belt
You decide to be in the game.
At Gold Belt
You can see yourself playing the game.
At Orange Belt
You are introduced to the game.
At Green Belt
You are invited to make a commitment to the game.
At Blue Belt
You realize that the game is more than just a game.
At Purple Belt
You realize that you have to earn your ticket to the game.
At Brown Belt
You learn HOW to earn your ticket to the game.
At Red Belt and Red Belt Stripe
You learn the ground rules for the game.
At Dan Bo 1 and Dan Bo 2
You understand that while others are in the game, the challenge is yours alone.
Upon earning your 1st Degree Black Belt
You earn your ticket to the game.
At 2nd Degree Black Belt
You realize that the game is just beginning.
At 3rd Degree Black Belt
You realize that the game is never over.
At 4th Degree Black Belt
The game is everywhere you look.
At 5th Degree Black Belt
You think you know the game so well. You decide to have your own game.
At 6th degree Black Belt
You realize that you have always been in the game. You decide to be in the game. Again. No need to reinvent it.