What is the order of belts in Shotokan Karate?
Our ranking system consists of 10 kyu (pre-black belt grades) and then proceeds to Dan level (Black Belt).
- 10th kyu (White) Beginner.
- 9th kyu ( Yellow ) Kata: Taikyoku Shodan, Nidan, Sandan.
- 8th kyu (Orange) Kata: Heian Shodan.
- 7th kyu (Blue) Kata: Heian Nidan.
- 6th kyu ( Green ) Kata: Heian Sandan.
Which belt is highest in karate?
A fourth degree master is represented by a red and white striped belt. In Seiki Juku Karate, a red belt denotes 10th Kyu, the lowest beginner rank. In Shorinkan Karate the red belt is the second highest belt prior to earning the Black Belt. In Vovinam, the red belt is the highest master rank.
How long does it take to earn a black belt in Shotokan Karate?
Q: How long does it take to become a black belt? A: The average student that attends sessions diligently, at least three times a week, can potentially become a black belt in about 3 1/2 to 5 years. This window of time is based on individual skill and natural ability.
How many belts does karate have?
There are 6 belt colors: white belt, orange belt, blue belt, yellow belt, green belt, brown belt, and black belt. All belts besides the white belt can have dashes to indicate further progress. Here is a summary of the different karate belts.
How long should a karate belt be?
The length is really up to personal preferences, organization guidelines, and competition rules. I personally like my belt to go down to mid-thigh, or an inch or two shorter, but I’ve seen people with belts that only come down about three inches from the knot, and people with belts that touch their knees.