Our Belt System - Georgia Kenpo

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Our Belt System


The Belt System of our Kenpo Ju Jutsu


All belts - No matter the rank - are tied with the knot in front

RANK AND BELT COLORS


No Rank

White Belt



Hachikyu

8th Kyu

Yellow Belt



Shichikyu

7th Kyu


Orange Belt



Rokkyu

6th Kyu

Purple Belt



Gokyu

5th Kyu

Blue Belt



Yonkyu

4th Kyu

Green Belt



Sankyu

3rd Kyu

3rd Brown Belt
1 - 1/2" Black stripe on each end of the belt
or
Brown Belt without stripe


Nikyu

2nd Kyu

2nd Brown Belt
2 - 1/2" Black stripes on the end of the belt
or
Brown Belt without stripes


Ikkyu

1st Kyu

1st Brown Belt
3 - 1/2" stripes on the end of the belt
or
Brown Belt without stripes


Shodan

1st Dan

1st Black Belt
1 - 1/2" Red stripe on each end of the belt
or
Black Belt without stripe


Nidan

2nd Dan

2nd Black Belt
2 - 1/2" Red stripes on each end of the belt
or
Black Belt without stripes


Sandan

3rd Dan

3rd Black Belt
3 - 1/2" Red stripes on each end of the belt
or
Black Belt without stripes


Yodan

4th Dan

4th Black Belt
Black and Red Panel Belt
or
Black Belt without stripes
 


Godan

5th Dan
1st Master Ranking

5th Black Belt
Red and Black Panel Belt
or
Black Belt without stripes


Rokudan

6th Dan
Master Ranking

6th Black Belt
Red and White Panel Belt
or
Black Belt without stripes


Shichidan

7th Dan
Master Ranking

7th Black Belt
Red and White Panel Belt
or
Black Belt without stripes


Hachidan

8th Dan
Senior Master Ranking

8th Black Belt
Red Belt with Black Border
or
Black Belt without stripes


Kudan

9th Dan
1st Grandmaster Ranking

9th Black Belt
Red Belt
or
Black Belt without stripes
 


Judan

10th Dan
Highest Grandmaster Ranking

10th Black Belt
Red Belt with Gold Border
Red Belt
or Black Belt without stripes

The Placement of all stripes on the belt will be such that the first stripe will be 1" from the end of the belt with a 1/2" space between each stripe.

The Kanji for Kenpo JuJutsu can also be placed on one end of the Brown Belts.

The Kanji for Kenpo JuJutsu can also be placed on one end of the belt and the Kanji for Tiger Dragon Spirit placed on the other end of the belt for levels above Shodan with a hash mark for the Degree of Black up to Sandan.

NOTE: All stripes on the belts may be omitted - The belt is only your show of rank

Note: A Red Belt with a black stripe running the length of the belt, can also be used as an Instructor's Belt for under Black Belt Instructors.

THE DIPLOMA IS YOUR ACTUAL RANK
Anyone can buy a belt. You must earn your diploma.

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