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Belt Progress & Advancement

Karate offers a systematic method of student development and progress measured by colored belts. Green's Karate's instructors will guide the willing student through the intense training required to achieve the rank of "black belt."

Yellow Belt (Jukkyu / 10th Degree YELLOW)

10th Degree Yellow Belt

1. Katas: Taikyokyu Shodan
2. Bunkai: Taikyokyu Shodan Bunkai
3. Combination Techniques: 1 & 2 without partner
4. Counter Attacks: 1 and 2

Orange Belt (Kyukyu 9th Degree ORANGE)

Kyukyu Belt Test Requirements

(9th Degree Orange Belt)

1. Katas: Taikyokyu Shodan
Taikyokyu Nidan
2. Bunkai: Taikyokyu Nidan Bunkai
3. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 4 without partner
4. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 4

Blue Belt (Hachikyu 8th Degree BLUE)

Hachikyu Belt Test Requirements

(8th Degree Blue Belt)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (10 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
2. Kata: Taikyokyu Nidan
Taikyokyu Sandan
3. Bunkai: Taikyokyu Sandan Bunkai
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 6 without partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 6

Blue Belt w/Purple Stripe (Nanakyu 7th Degree Blue w/purple stp)

Nanakyu Belt Test Requirements

(7th Degree Blue Belt with Purple stripe)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (20 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
2. Kata: Taikyokyu Sandan
Gekisai Daiichi
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 8 without partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 8

Purple Belt (Rokkyu 6th Degree PURPLE)

Rokkyu Belt Test Requirements

(6th Degree Purple Belt)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (20 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
Nekoashidachi (Cat Stance) (20 seconds each side)
2. Kata: Gekisai Daiichi
Heian Nidan
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 10 without partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 10

Purple Belt w/green stripe (Gokyu 5th Deg. Purple w/green stp

Gokyu Belt Test Requirements

(5th Degree Purple Belt with Green stripe)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (20 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
Nekoashidachi (Cat Stance) (20 seconds each side)
2. Kata: Heian Shodan
Heian Nidan
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 12 with partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 12

Green Belt (Yonkyu 4th Degree Green Belt)

Yonkyu Belt Test Requirements

(4th Degree Green Belt)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (20 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
Nekoashidachi (Cat Stance) (20 seconds each side)
2. Kata: Heian Shodan
Heian Sandan
Heian Yondan
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 13 with partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 14
6. Kumite: Kumite or Kata Bunkai

Green Belt w/ brown stripe (Sankyu 3rd Degree Green w/brown stp

Sankyu Belt Test Requirements

(3rd Degree Green Belt with Brown stripe)

1. Leadership: Minimum of 5 beginning classes
2. Kata: Heian Yondan
Heian Godan
Aoyagi
Wankan
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 16b with partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 16
6. Kumite: Kumite or Kata Bunkai

Brown Belt (Nikyu 2nd Degree Brown Belt

Nikyu Belt Test Requirements

(2nd Degree Brown Belt)

1. Leadership Minimum of 5 beginning classes after receiving Sankyu
2. Kata: Shinsei
Juroku
Bassai Dai
Ahnanko
One Kata from Sankyu
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 19 with partner
5. Kumite: Kumite or Kata Bunkai

Brown Belt w/ black stripe (Ikkyu 1st Degree Brown w/black stp

Nikyu Belt Test Requirements

(2nd Degree Brown Belt)

1. Leadership: Minimum of 5 beginning classes after receiving Sankyu
2. Kata: Shinsei
Juroku
Bassai Dai
Ahnanko
One Kata from Sankyu
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 19 with partner
5. Kumite: Kumite or Kata Bunkai

Black Belt

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