Belts and Testing Requirment

Before taking a test, please think! (We are kicking and punching, but we train more than that.  The most important thing which we have to learn is controling our emotion and action.  If you do not pay attention much, you will hurt yourself.  Do you cry?  If you upset about your fellow students, do you beat them up?  Sometime we kick and punch harder, but those are for training purpose, and often have to be controled.  Avancing your belt means that you are receiving the next assingment and responsibility in our dojo.  Please act properly!

Japanese Martial Arts is called "Budo". The most important thing in Budo is Manner, and it is called "Rei".  If you missed this Rei, you won't be qualified.  We do not explain each of manners.  But again think about it, what do we care about or what do we learn through our training.  If you do so, the answer comes to your mind naturally.)

 
 
武道空手を学ぶ者として必要とされる、心構え、技術、体力が備わっているか、其々各級位に応じて与えられた課題を通して確認するものです。
 
入門すると白帯(無級)からスタートし、3か月以上稽古した者は審査を受けることができます。審査に合格すると帯が変わります。
 
帯の色は当道場では、黄色(10級)、橙色(9級)、青に白線(8級)、青色(7級)、白線に緑(6級)、緑に白線(5級)、緑色(4級)、緑に黒線(3級)、茶色(2級)、茶に黒線(1級)と変わり、その後黒帯(初段)となります。
 
審査で成績良好な場合は「飛び級」することもあります。逆にできなければ「保留」や「不合格」となる場合もあります。
 
昇級の頻度は本人の努力、稽古の量や質、身体能力の違いにより異なります。ですから他人と比べるのではなく、与えられた課題やクラスで行われる稽古の一つ一つを熟知できるよう何度も練習してください。また覚えるべき事柄は道場稽古の前後に自習してください。そうすれば昇級する力を自然に身に付けることができます。特に基本は手を抜かずに、道場稽古でしっかりと反復練習してください。また道場とは心、身体、精神を鍛えるところであり単に技のみを習得する場所ではありません。常に正しい心を養うように心がけてください。
 
帯には其々意味があります。帯が上がれば下の帯の人の良き手本となるように責任を持って稽古に望むべきものです。緑帯・茶帯を締める頃には後輩の指導が十分できるようにならなければなりません。その段階を越えれば、黒帯を取得する準備となります。
 
The promotion test/exam is to confirm a proficiency level which is required as a person to learn Karate as Budo (Martial Arts), including attitude, technique, physical fitness. Each assignment corresponds to each grade.
 
Those who started practicing from the white belt (no rank) and who has practiced for more than 3 months from the registration can take the examination. When you pass the examination, the obi (belt) changes to the next color.
 
The color of the belt changes to orange (10 · 9 kyu), blue (8 · 7), yellow (6 · 5), green (4 · 3), brown (2 · 1), then black belt (first stage) .
 
If the result is excellent at the examination, "skipping" may be happened. If it is not done well in reverse, it may be "pending" or "failed".
 
The frequency of promotion varies depending on the individual's efforts, the amount and quality of practice and the difference in physical abilities. So do not compare it with other people, but please practice it many times to become familiar with each of the lessons whichever a given task or class materials. Also please learn self-study before and after dojo practice about what to memorize. Then you can gain the strength and knowledge for the examination naturally. Please practice iterly firmly with dojo practice, especially without leaving the Kihon (fundamentals). In addition, dojo is where you train your mind, body and spirit, and it is not just a place to master skills only. Always try to develop a correct mind.
 

 

Each belt has its own meaning. If the belt goes up, it is something that you should wish for practicing with responsibility so that it becomes a good example of other people in the lower belt. It is necessary to be able to give guidance for the junior students enough when wearing the green belt / brown belt. Beyond that stage, you are ready to get a black belt.

 

 

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