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BELTS AND RANKINGS

Our ranking system consists of 10 kyu (Pre-black belt ranks) and then proceeds to Dan level (Black Belt)

KYU BELTS

Beginner Ranks

10th kyu (White)

9th kyu (Yellow)

8th kyu (Orange)

7th kyu (Green)

Intermediate Ranks

6th kyu (Blue)

5th kyu (Purple)

4th kyu (Advance Purple)

Advanced Ranks

3rd kyu (Novice Brown)

2nd kyu (Brown)

1st kyu (Advance Brown)

DAN LEVELS

Black Belt
Shodan-ho (1st degree Black Belt)
*Reserved for students under 16 years of age


Shodan (1st degree Black Belt)
Nidan (2nd degree Black Belt)
Sandan (3rd degree Black Belt)
Yondan (4th degree Black Belt)
Godan (5th degree Black Belt)

Ranking continues to 10th degree Black Belt, which is reserved for the founder of a style or system.
Dan candidates are notified of the exam fees before testing, certification and belt included with the fees. Students with the rank of Shodan are required to become members of ISKA. Testing for Shodan and higher will be examined by ISKA officials.