An Explanation Of Karate Belts
A karate belt is not awarded for succeeding in fight but it makes you a better person,it is what you have inside,What you know and can perform,that is the true rank,Such a way of attaining a belt in Karate-Do is never the true goal,rather,always survive to achieve the physical,mental and spiritual mastery,which result in a belt as award,Without these attributes a belt is worthless. Who ever attained his color belt grading is eligible for black belt test.This is the proper procedure for Karate.A Black belt represents completion of a course of study in the Karate.Below it progress points,Color belt rank such as White(beginning),(JUKYU-HO) (10th CLASS) YELLOW BELT ,(JUKYU) (10th CLASS) ORANGE BELT,(KUKYU) (9th CLASS) BLUE, HACHIKYU)(8th CLASS) BLUE BLACK,(SHICHIKYU)(7th CLASS) PURPLE,(ROKKYU)(6th CLASS)PURPLE BLACK,(GOKYU)(5th CLASS)GREEN,(YONKYU)(4th CLASS) GREEN BLACK,(SANKYU)(3rd CLASS) BROWN BELT, (NIKYU)(2nd CLASS) BROWN BELT ,(IKKYU)(1st CLASS)Brown BELT",represent progress towards achieving black belt.
Belt Ranking System
Progress Points Karate Belts Training Period
Jukyu-Ho
(10th class Yellow)
4 Months
Jukyu
(10th class Orange)
4 Months
Kukyu
(9th class Blue)
4 Months
Hachikyu
(8th class Blue w/b)
4 Months
Shichikyu
(7th class Purple)
4 Months
Rokkyu
(6th class Purple w/b)
4 Months
Gokyu
(5th class Green)
4 Months
Yonkyu
(4th class Green w/b)
5 Months
Sankyu
(3rd class Brown w/wht)
5 Months
Nikyu
(2th class Brown)
5 Months
Ikkyu
(1th class Brown w/b)
One Year
Shadan-Ho
(Stribed Black/White)
One Year
Sho-Dan
(1st Degree)