These are the ends of my current belt. Six black stripes for techniques, self-defenses and forms (two of each.) One blue stripe for board-breaking. One green stripe for sparring, And today's, the final and most important one: the red stripe, which is earned when you have demonstrated command of all your material. The holder of a red stripe is eligible to test for the next belt up.
The display rack is down, awaiting the addition of my Blue belt (and no, I have no idea why the picture came out sideways!) Next up: to avoid becoming a basket case before Tuesday.