karate belt ranking system in ur academy

Discussion in 'Karate' started by karatekid, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. grand ninja

    grand ninja New Member

    our ranking gose
    white
    red
    blue
    yellow
    green
    brown
    and 1st dan to tenth
     
  2. kenpo16

    kenpo16 Valued Member

    My school is as follows



    white
    yellow
    orange
    purple
    blue - My Rank :eek:
    blue(with brown stripe)
    green
    green(with brown stripe)
    brown-1rst degree
    brown-2nd degree
    brown-3rd degree
    black-1rst degree
    black-2nd degree
    ect. ect.
     
  3. Llamageddon

    Llamageddon MAP's weird cousin Supporter

    The Southern Shotokan Karate Association uses this:

    white
    orange
    red
    yellow
    green <--- Here in 2 weeks!
    purple
    purple/white
    brown
    brown/white
    white/brown/white
    black
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2006
  4. mega zuki

    mega zuki Valued Member

    ****o ryo JKO

    Black Belt

    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
     
  5. G50

    G50 I wish to be healthy!

    My new school's belt system is:

    white
    orange
    yellow
    blue
    green
    low purple
    high purple
    3rd brown
    2nd brown
    1st brown
    black
     
  6. Thors Temple

    Thors Temple New Member

    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
    Purple
    Blue
    Green
    Orange
    Yellow
    White

    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.
     
  7. Dominic13

    Dominic13 New Member

    white
    yellow
    orange
    purple
    blue
    blue w/green stripe
    green
    green w/brown stripe
    brown 1st
    brown 2nd
    brown 3rd
    black 1st
    black 2nd
    black 3rd
    black 4th

    After 4th you must take special training.
     
  8. PlasmaShock

    PlasmaShock Valued Member

    white, yellow, orange, green, purple, 2nd purple, brown, 2nd brown, 3rd brown, 1st dan, 2nd dan and so on.
     
  9. theviper

    theviper Valued Member

    i do shotokan karate the belts go like this

    White
    Red
    Yellow
    Orange
    Green
    Blue
    Purlpe
    Brown
    Brown white
    Brown Double White <---- i am here
    Black 1st Dan
    and so on til 10th Dan
     
  10. PlasmaShock

    PlasmaShock Valued Member

    I never heard of red belt in shotokan.
     
  11. Llamageddon

    Llamageddon MAP's weird cousin Supporter

    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...
     
  12. koto_ryu

    koto_ryu Common sense is uncommon

    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.
     
  13. Llamageddon

    Llamageddon MAP's weird cousin Supporter

    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.
     
  14. Llamageddon

    Llamageddon MAP's weird cousin Supporter

    But if their only aim is to reach first dan, how much do you want or need them in your club?
     
  15. koto_ryu

    koto_ryu Common sense is uncommon

    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.
     
  16. armanox

    armanox Kick this Ginger...

    White
    Green
    Brown
    Black
     
  17. VVV

    VVV New Member

    American Karate

    White
    Orange
    Purple
    Blue
    Blue advanced (blue with a green stripe)
    Green
    Green advanced(green with brown stripe)
    Brown
    Brown advanced
    Black (1st Dan)
     
  18. TeamAmerica

    TeamAmerica New Member

    white belt
    white belt(yellow strip)
    orange belt
    blue belt
    blue belt (green strip)
    green belt
    brown belt
    brown belt (black strip)
    red belt (with black strip)

    and then come the black belt ranks from 1st to 10th.
     
  19. oldmam

    oldmam Valued Member

    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
     
  20. Shibumi

    Shibumi Valued Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008

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