White is the color of innocence -- a blank slate upon which the sensei is
about to write.
Yellow is the color of the sun -- the dawning of a new day or beginning.
Orange is the color of the awakening -- the discovery of basic skills and
Blue is the color of the sky -- in which a student's horizons are
Green is the color of growth -- in which the beginner's skills are about
Red is the color of
danger -- both friend and foe should beware.
Brown is the color of the earth -- in which the student has achieved a
Black is the opposite of white and a fusion
of all levels of mental, physical and emotional development.