[This page is subject to change as policy is refined.]
The following is the official rank/colour system of the Ryukyu Kyuryo Shorin Ryu karate system.
White belt stripes (ages 17 & under)
To provide benchmarking for younger students, our Karate school has implemented belt stripes for white belts.
|Yellow||has memorized FUKYUGATA ICHI|
|Orange||has memorized FUKYUGATA NI|
|Green||has memorized PINAN SHODAN|
Stripes go on the left end of the white belt, starting about two centimeters from the tip with a quarter inch separation between stripes.
- Kyu – ranks awarded to mudansha (under black belt ranks).
- Dan- ranks awarded to yudansha (black belt ranks).
- 5dan candidates must be at least 30.
- 6dan candidates must be at least 45.
- 7-8dan candidates must be at least 55.
- 9-10dan candidates must be at least 70.
Note: Age requirements are in place to ensure long term commitment to karate practice and maturity in system leadership.
Updated: Tuesday – August 8, 2017