Identification of Title (Chingho Pyosik)
The Founder General Choi required that everyone must know who is "in charge" in any class so he designed these badges and said that if you are recognized as an "Official I.T.F." instructor or authorized Assistant then you must wear a badge for everyone to see your formal identification, they must be worn on each shoulder of your Dobok whenever you are teaching or assisting in the class. SIZE - these badges are all 9 cm x 9 cm.
Assistant Instructors (Boo-Sabum)
1st - 3rd Degree (Dan)
International Instructors (Sabum)
4th - 6th Degree (Dan)
7th - 8th Degree (Dan)
Grand Masters (Saseong)
9th Degree (Dan)
International Taekwon-Do Federation (I.T.F.) Flag
Official Identification Pins:
Degree (Dan) Holder
Grade (Kup) Holder
Official Recognition Plaque:
It takes the shape of a turtle which symbolizes longevity.
The six colors represent the colors of the belts.
(Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do, by Gen. Choi, p. 745)