Ranking System
Kyu Grades (Beginners and Intermediate Students)
  • Grade: Jukyu - 10th kyu (十級) White belt (beginner)
  • Grade: Kukyu - 9th kyu (九級) Yellow Belt
  • Grade: Hachikyu - 8th kyu (八級) Yellow Belt one stripe
  • Grade: Shichikyu - 7th kyu (七級) Yellow belt two stripes
  • Grade: Rokyu - 6th kyu (六級) Green belt
  • Grade: Gokyu - 5th kyu (五級) Green belt one stripe
  • Grade: Yonkyu - 4th kyu (四級) Green belt two stripes
  • Grade: Sankyu - 3rd kyu (三級) Brown belt
  • Grade: Nikyu - 2nd kyu (二級) Brown belt one stripe
  • Grade: Ikkyu - 1st kyu (一級) Brown belt two stripes
Dan grades (Advanced)
  • Grade: Shodan – Black Belt 1st Dan (壱段)
  • Grade: Nidan – Black Belt 2nd Dan (弐段)
  • Grade: Sandan - Black Belt 3rd Dan (参段)
  • Grade: Yondan - Black Belt 4th Dan (四段)
  • Grade: Godan - Black Belt 5th Dan (五段)
  • Grade: Rokudan - Black Belt 6th Dan (六段)
  • Grade: Nanadan - Black Belt 7th Dan (七段)
  • Grade: Hachidan - Black Belt 8th Dan (八段)
  • Grade: Kudan - Black Belt 9th Dan (九段)
  • Grade: Judan - Black Belt 10th Dan (十段)