Progress – Belts (kyu: student level , dan: master grade)



To indicate the various levels of learning there is a belt system with different colours.



White: worn at the outset of training


Red / 6th kyu: basic level


Yellow / 5th kyu: 3 to 6 months of training


Orange / 4th kyu: 3 to 6 months of training after 5th kyu


Green / 3rd kyu: 3 to 6 months of training after 4th kyu


Blue / 2nd kyu: 3 to 6 months of training after 3rd kyu


Brown / 1mh kyu: 3 to 6 months of training after 2nd kyu


Black / Shodan: 6 months or more after 1st kyu, all together 3 to 4 years from the beginning of training.