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Martial Arts Ranks

Pre-Back Belt Ranks


10th Kyu - Jukyu
9th Kyu - Kukyu
8th Kyu - Hachikyu
7th Kyu - Shichikyu
6th Kyu - Rokkyu
5th Kyu - Gokyu
4th Kyu - Yonkyu
3rd Kyu - Sankyu
2nd Kyu - Nikyu
1st Kyu - Ikkyu

Black Belt Ranks


1st Dan - Shodan
2nd Dan - Nidan
3rd Dan - Sandan
4th Dan - Yodan, Yondan
5th Dan - Godan
6th Dan - Rokudan
7th Dan - Shichidan
8th Dan - Hachidan
9th Dan - Kudan
10th Dan - Judan


Japanese Numbers


1 - Ichi
2 - Ni
3 - San
4 - Shi
5 - Go
6 - Roku
7 - Shichi
8 - Hachi
9 - Ku
10 - Ju

Budo - Martial Ways
Do - Way
Dojo - Practice Hall, literally "Place of
           Learning the Way"
Gi - Uniform
Hajime - Begin
Karate - Empty Hand
Kata - Formal Exercise
Ki -
Inner Spirit or Strength
Kiai - Yell or Shout
Kumite - Free Exercise
Matte -
Stop
Obi -
Belt
Shihan - Head Instructor, Master Instructor

 
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