Titles

Kyoshi teacher of teachers
(usually awarded at 8th or 9th dan)
Shodan 1st degree black belt
Shihan teacher of teachers
(usually awarded at 6th or 7th dan)
Nidan 2nd degree black belt
Sensei teacher
(usually awarded at 4th dan)
Sandan 3rd degree black belt
Senpai senior student
(usually awarded at 1st dan)
Yondan 4th degree black belt
Kohai student Godan 5th degree black belt
Rokudan 6th degree black belt