Student Guide

Testing and Promotion

 

Children (ages 6-9)

Rank Belt Color Classes Weeks  
Jukyu-C (Tenth Kyu) White w/ Yellow Stripe 6 4
Kukyu-C (Ninth Kyu) White w/ Black Stripe 12 8
Hachikyu-C (Eighth Kyu) Yellow 16 8
Shichikyu-C (Seventh Kyu) Yellow w/ White Stripe 20 12
Rokyu-C (Sixth Kyu) Yellow w/ Orange Stripe 24 12
Gokyu-C (Fifth Kyu) Yellow w/ Green Stripe 28 16
Yonkyu-C (Fourth Kyu) Yellow w/ Black Stripe 32 16
Sankyu-C (Third Kyu) Orange 36 20
Nikyu-C (Second Kyu) Orange w/ White Stripe 40 20
Ikkyu-C (First Kyu) Orange w/ Purple Stripe 44 24

 

Juniors (ages 10-12)

Rank Belt Color Classes Weeks  
Jukyu-J (Tenth Kyu) Orange w/ Black Stripe 12 8
Kukyu-J (Ninth Kyu) Green 16 8
Hachikyu-J (Eighth Kyu) Green w/ White Stripe 20 12
Shichikyu-J (Seventh Kyu) Green w/ Blue Stripe 24 12
Rokyu-J (Sixth Kyu) Green w/ Black Stripe 28 12
Gokyu-J (Fifth Kyu) Blue 32 16
Yonkyu-J (Fourth Kyu) Blue w/ White Stripe 36 16
Sankyu-J (Third Kyu) Blue w/ Red Stripe 40 20
Nikyu-J (Second Kyu) Blue w/ Brown Stripe 44 20
Ikkyu-J (First Kyu) Blue w/ Black Stripe 48 24

 

Adults (ages 12+)

Rank Belt Color
Days Practice
 
Gokyu (Fifth Kyu) White w/ Black Stripe
30
Yonkyu (Fourth Kyu) Purple
40
Sankyu (Third Kyu) Purple w/ Black Stripe
50
Nikyu (Second Kyu) Brown
50
Ikkyu (First Kyu) Brown w/ Black Stripe
60
Shodan (First Dan) Black
70
Nidan (Second Dan) Black
200 (1 year)
Sandan (Third Dan) Black
300 (2 years)
Yondan (Fourth Dan) Black
400 (3 years)
Godan (Fifth Dan) Black
By Reccomendation