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Rank and Grade


Belt color


Time in Grade


Time in Training


Minimum Age

 

10-kyu Nyumonsha


White


All Beginners

 

N/A



9-Kyu Mudansha


White with one black tip


N/A


2 months



8-Kyu Mudansha


Yellow


3 months


3 months


5 yrs.


7-Kyu Mudansha


Yellow with one black tip


3 months (Adult)


3 months



6-Kyu Mudansha


Green


3 months


6 months



5-Kyu Mudansha


Green with one black tip


6 months


6 months



4-Kyu Mudansha


Purple


6 months


12 months



3-Kyu Mudansha


Purple with one black tip


6 months


18 months



2-Kyu Mudansha


Brown


6 months


24 months


1-Kyu Mudansha

Brown with one black Tip


6 months


30 months



Sho-Dan

Yudansha


Black


6 months


3 years


16 years old

Ni-Dan

Yudansha

 


Black


2 years


5 years


18 years old

San-Dan

Sensei

 


Black


2 years


7 years


20 years old

Yon-Dan

Sensei

 


Black


3 years


10 years


24 years old

Go-Dan

Renshi

 


Black


4 years


14 years

 

30 years old


Roku-Dan Renshi


Black 

 6 years 

 

20 years

 

36 years old

 

 

Nana-Dan Kyoshi

 

Black

7 years

 

27 years

 

43 years old

 


 Hachi-Dan Kyoshi

Black


8  years


35 years 


51 years old 


Ku-Dan Hanshi


Red


9 years


44 years


60 years old


Ju-Dan Hanshi


Red



55 years


70 years old