Belts and Testing Requirment

* We consider person's previous experience and training.

* It is possible to skip a level by a person's ability, achievement, and participation in the events.

 

10 kyu Yellow Line Belt

    1) Manner and Etiquette

    2) 3 elements in Karate

    3) Least 30 hours of Training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 10 times each

    5) Fudo-dachi / Uchihachiji-dachi / Mae-geri Variations / Front-fist Variations

    6) Zenkutsu-dachi Ido

    7) Kata Taikyoku 1, 2, & 3

    8) Yakusoku-kumite

 

9 kyu Orange Belt

    1)  Kiai Habit

    2) 5-Virtue

    3) + 60 hours of Training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 20 times each

    5) Mastering Kihon #2

    6) + Kokutsudachi Ido

    7) Kata Ura / Tate with Taikyoku / Nunchaku-kata 1

    8) Sparring 4 people

 

8 kyu Blue Belt

    1) To demonstrate the good learning behavior

    2) 5-virtue + 2-condition

    3) +90 hours of Training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 30 times each

    5) Mastering Sanchin-dachi, Zenkutsu-dachi, Kokutsu-dachi, / Mawashi-geri /

    6) Zenkutsu-dachi / Kokutsu-dachi Ido with 2-tech-combination

    7) Pinan I / Yantsu / Sokugi-Taikyoku 1 / Nunchaku-kata 2

    8) Sparring 4 people

 

7 kyu Blue Belt w/ 1 line

    1) To demonstrate to be a good example for others / Senpai Attitude

    2) Dojo-kun #1

    3) +60 Hours of Training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 40 times each

    5) + Mastering Kiba-dachi / Nekoashi-dachi / Mawashi-geri + Ushiro-mawashi-geri

    6) Zenkutsudachi-keri-no-kamae / Enkei-gyaku-zuki

    7) Pinan 2 / Gekisai-dai / Sokugi-Taikyoku 2 / Nunchaku-kata 3

    8) Sparring 4 people

 

6 kyu White belt w/ Green Line

    1) To help other students

    2) Dojo-kun #2

    3) +90 hours of Training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 50 times each

    5) To complete Kihon

    6) Step Kicks w/ front kick variation

    7) Pinan 3 / Gekisai-sho / Sokugi-Taikyoku 3 / Tonfa- kata 1

    8) Sparring 6 people

 

5 kyu Green belt w/ white Line

    1) To help dojo maintenance / cleanliness

    2) Dojo-kun #3

    3) +60 hours of training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 60 times each

    5) To explain Kihon / Mawashi-geri + Tobi-mae-mawashi-geri

    6) Combinations / Renraku-waza

    7) Sokugi Taikyoku 4 / Tonfa-kata 2

    8) Sparring w/ 6 people

 

4 kyu Green Belt

    1) To be ready as an assistant instructor

    2) Dojo-kun #4

    3) +90 hours of training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 70 times each

    5) To teach Kihon / Tobi-ushiro-mawashi-geri

    6) Take-down/Taoshi-waza

    7) Pinan 4/ Sanchin / Tate & Ura with Sokugi-Taikyoku

    8) Sparring w/ 8 people

    9) Participation in Camp, Demonstration, Tournament

 

3 kyu Green Belt w/ 1 Line

    1) To be an assistant instructor

    2) Dojo-kun #5

    3) +60 hours of training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 80 times each

    5) To know all terms of Karate

    6) Joint/ Kansetsu-waza

    7) Tensho / Bo-kata-chion / Tonfa-kata 3

    8) Sparring w/ 8 people

    9) Participation in Camp, Demonstration, Tournament

 

2 kyu Brown Belt

    1) Te be ready as an instructor

    2) Dojo-kun #6

    3) +90 hours of training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 90 times each

    5) To know all Kihon Terms in Japanese

    6) Ukemi / Nagewaza

    7) Saifa / Pinan 5 / Double Nunchaku

    8) Sparring w/ 10 people

    9) Participation in Camp, Demonstration, Tournament

 

1 kyu Brown Belt w/ 1 Line

    1) Acting as an instructor

    2) Dojo-kun #7

    3) +60 hours of training

    4) Push Up, Sit Up, & Squat 100 times each

    5) To teach and correct students with Japanese term

    6) Shime-waza / Osae-waza

    7) Tsuki-no-kata / Tate & Ura with all pinan

    8) Sparring w/ 10 people

    9) Participation in Camp, Demonstration, Tournament

 

Sho-dan (1st Black Belt)

    1) Acting as a Whole Instructor

    2) Lead Dojo-kun / sit front of students

    3) N/A

    4) 100 or more

    5) To teach entire class 

    6) Sabaki

    7) Naihanchi / Seipai

    8) Kumite/ 10 people

    9) judging experience / fight in national tournament