The purpose of awarding Honorary Black Belts is to recognize those individuals who are not Taekwon-Do practitioners and who, in the opinion of the Review Committee:
- have made a significant contribution to the promotion or development of Taekwon-Do at the local, regional, national or international level, or
- have given exceptional service to national or an international Taekwon-Do association, or
- have made a significant contribution to the realization of a major national or international Taekwon-Do activity or event, or
- whose commitment and persistent endeavors have significantly enhanced the well-being of society at regional, national or international level.