Taekwondo belts are ranked using various colours, common in many oriental martial arts. This system is an example of modern day hierarchy based on productivity and efficiency.
In martial arts, there is a tendency to emphasise the process of self-motivated training rather than winning in a physical competition. Therefore, the visually hierarchised belts work as an effective tool to stimulate the subjects’ need for achievement.
When the Skipping rope is in use, the rank belts begin to turn and the boundaries of the separated colours become blurry.
Multiple participants are required—One to turn the wheel, so that the others can skip over it. The strictness and unyieldingness of the hierarchical system is replaced by amusement. This act of playful rebellion temporarily overshadows the pervasive nature of self-exploitation.