Our Belt System

We use a traditional kyu (cue) belt system. In this system the student progresses from white (9th kyu) to brown (1st kyu) before earning their black belt. The order of the belts is:

9. White
8. Yellow
7. Orange
6. Purple
5. Blue
4. Green
3. Brown
2. Brown
1. Brown

 

This has been adapted for the children by the addition of some “half-belts” and culminates in a junior black belt. This provides shorter term goals and more frequent recognition of their progress.

White/Gold
9. Gold
8. Yellow
7. Orange
Orange/Purple
6. Purple
5. Blue
4. Green
3. Brown
2. Brown
1. Brown