A Black Belt is simply a White Belt who never gave up! The color belts in between represent the journey and mark your steps on the path to black belt. Ultimately black belt is the goal but it is not the end. It is truly the beginning. The student is now on the path ahead of those who follow and it is on this path that so much understanding, learning and skill unfold. Never give up and never accept defeat, for if you do you will certainly miss out on all the rewards that come with the accomplishment of your goal!