Discussion in 'Karate' started by karatekid, Oct 12, 2003.
our ranking gose
and 1st dan to tenth
My school is as follows
blue - My Rank
blue(with brown stripe)
green(with brown stripe)
The Southern Shotokan Karate Association uses this:
green <--- Here in 2 weeks!
****o ryo JKO
Sho Dan Ho - student black belt
3rd, 2nd, 1st Kyu Brown Belt
6th, 5th, 4th Kyu Green Belt
7th Purple Belt (second)
8th Kyu Purple Belt (first)
9th Kyu Blue Belt
10th Kyu Orange Belt
White belt - beginner
My new school's belt system is:
My School is like this from highest to lowest:
10th Degree Black belt (only one in the US and one in Okinawa)
9th Degree so on and so forth you get the picture
Brown 3rd degree
Brown 2nd degree
Brown 1st degree
It usually takes about 4 years to get to 1st dan in my school. I don't really like that fact totally because a lot of the newer belts have gone to the commercialized training and they don't know anything about self defense.
blue w/green stripe
green w/brown stripe
After 4th you must take special training.
white, yellow, orange, green, purple, 2nd purple, brown, 2nd brown, 3rd brown, 1st dan, 2nd dan and so on.
i do shotokan karate the belts go like this
Brown Double White <---- i am here
Black 1st Dan
and so on til 10th Dan
I never heard of red belt in shotokan.
Quite a few associations have them. In fact, my last two had red belts. I believe some American associations have them after black (smells a bit like BS to me, but some clubs seem to state it)
I've always found the blue belt to be the alien belt...
My Kyokushin school goes white, yellow, blue, green, purple, brown, brown, brown, black. It's a very small class, most of the time it's just me training with two sandans and a nidan, so even though I've been a mere yellow belt for over a year now (mostly because we need to travel to Maryland to test) I've been getting a lot of great training.
I was a yellow (which is 7th kyu in my school) for about a year when I restarted karate, also because I kept missing gradings due to having to travel and not being around. But, like you, my class is small and we have great black belts so no harm done.
But if their only aim is to reach first dan, how much do you want or need them in your club?
Yeah, definitely no complaints here. Two of my instructors got their black belts under Shihan John Farrell, who was a personal student of Mas Oyama and trained in Japan with him for quite a while. My other instructor received his black belt from Shihan Bobby Lowe, who was Mas Oyama's first uchi-deshi. To say that the instruction is awesome is an understatement.
Blue advanced (blue with a green stripe)
Green advanced(green with brown stripe)
Black (1st Dan)
white belt(yellow strip)
blue belt (green strip)
brown belt (black strip)
red belt (with black strip)
and then come the black belt ranks from 1st to 10th.
10 Kyu - White Belt
9 Kyu - White Belt with Black Stripe
8 Kyu - White belt with two black Stripe
7 Kyu - Yello Belt
6 Kyu - Yellow Belt with Black Stripe
5 Kyu - Green Belt
4 Kyu - Green Belt with Black Stripe
3 Kyu - Green Belt with 2 Black Stripe
2 Kyu - Brown Belt
1 Kyu - Brown Belt with Black Stripe
1 Dan - Black Belt
no belt/rank (white)
10th kyu- orange
9th kyu- blue
8th kyu- blue (no strips or anything, same belt)
7th kyu- purple
6th kyu- purple
5th kyu- green
4th kyu- green
3th kyu- brown
2nd kyu- brown
1st kyu- brown
1st Dan- black
Takes 4 or 5 years to reach first dan depending on the individual.
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