Student Guide

Testing and Promotion

 

Children (ages 6-10)

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 11-14)

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 15+)

Rank Belt Color Hours Months  
Rokyu (Sixth Kyu) Canary 30 3
Gokyu (Fifth Kyu) Canary w/ Black Stripe 60 4
Yonkyu (Fourth Kyu) Purple 60 4
Sankyu (Third Kyu) Purple w/ Black Stripe 70 4
Nikyu (Second Kyu) Brown 80 6
Ikkyu (First Kyu) Brown w/ Black Stripe 90 6
Shodan (First Dan) Black 120 12
Nidan (Second Dan) Black 400 30
Sandan (Third Dan) Black
3 years