Taekwondo is a whole new world for us. I’ve begun to learn all kinds of new things. See the colored stripes on Teague’s white belt? They have meaning. The yellow stripes show when he has learned something needed to pass his next belt test – in this instance his yellow belt test. The black stripes are given at the discretion of his teacher for any number of things – exemplary behavior, being the best at a new skill, helping a friend, etc.