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             White Belt---

White belts are  beginner students of the martial arts. White is a symbol of birth and beginning, indicating that the student is just starting to gain knowledge.  (MUKYU-no-grade)

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White Belt(JuKyu)10


White Belt/Black stripe(KyuKyu)9


Yellow Belt   (Hachikyu) 8    9

                                                                                            YELLOW W/BLACK STRIPE (HachiKYU-NI)

A yellow belt symbolizes sunlight, a symbol of new strength and the beginning of new life.

This represents the student's progress as he receives knowledge from his instructor and become stronger and more skilled.

                                                                                                                                          Gold Belt   (Shichikyu)7 8

                                                                                                       GOLD W/BLACK STRIPE (ShichiKYU-NI)

A Gold belt symbolizes a brighter sunlight, a symbol of their strength in the Art getting stronger. This represents the student's progress

                                                                                                                                      Orange Belt    (Rokukyu)6  7

                                                                                                       Orange w/BLACK STRIPE (RokuKYU-NI)

The orange belt also symbolizes the sun. It represents a sun that is growing in power, warming the earth and preparing it for new growth within.

The student at this stage is preparing for further personal development.

                                                                                                                                                Green Belt (Gokyu )5  (CUSTOM MADE-BLACK UNIFORM) 6

                                                                                                   Green w/black stripe (GOKYU-NI)

 The green belt represents the growth of a seed that sprouts upward, becoming a plant. Like the sprout, the student is becoming something greater.


                                                                                                         The Samurai Spirit....will be Award to student who reveals true Martial Arts in every action

                                                                                                                                                                     Samurai Spirit                                                        

                                                                                                           A person who has attained mastery of a martial art reveals it in his every action. Samurai proverb

                                                                                                                                           Blue Belt (Shikyu)4    5


                                                                                     BLUE BELT W/BLACK STRIPE (SHIKYU-NI)4

A blue belt represents the sky and signifies continued growth.  You as a student moves upward in your development,

just as a plant reaches up into the blue sky as it grows.

                                                                                                                                      Purple Belt(Sankyu)3   4

                                                                                          PURPLE W/BLACK STRIPE (SanKYU-NI)3 

A purple belt is undergoing change as they advances in their studies and begins to set their sights on the black belt.

The purple belt represents this change, symbolizing the sky changing color at dawn.

                                                                                                                                             Intermediate Info (see Instructor)

                                                                                                                                              Red Belt(Nikyu)2       (CUSTOM MADE-BLACK/RED UNIFORM)3

                                                                                     RED W/BLACK STRIPE(Jun-Nikyu)(pre-2nd)

Red is another representation of the sun -- this time representing a close, hot sun.

This proximity to the sun represents the student's detailed knowledge.


                                                                   Brown Belt (Jun-IKKYU)1       Requirements  (final 1/3)CUSTOM  UNIFORM2

               Brown Belt/Black Stripe (IKKYU) (PRE-1ST-jUN-IKKYU) Special Requirements--AKANA Format (1/3)    (BLACK/WHITE UNIFORM)1

Brown represents maturity. Like seeds that turn brown in the harvest season, you have matured into something new at this stage of your development.

You will begin to see the benefits of your work, like a farmer reaping his crop at harvest.


                                                                             1 st Black Belt Exam--Once every three years-改善 IRON MAN GI

A black belt is the highest level of belt in karate-- though there may also be levels of black belt. The black belt is the opposite of the white belt, signifying completion and maturity in the student.

It is popularly said that ancient martial artists' white belts would become black with dirt over years of training, but this story is likely just that.


                                                       2nd Dan one year after 1st BB Test and meeting requirements for Teaching 250 hours in Dojo & 17 kata review..

                                                                                                                  or  MENTOR SOMEONE TO BLACK BELT


"The ultimate goal of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of character of its Students"



                                      Food for Thought!!!!Pay Attention!!!!Learn Today!!!

"Martial arts are something you do with someone; combatives you do to someone."

                                                    Always think and devise to live the precept every day. 

The Twenty Precepts 

 by Gichin Funakoshi

The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate. (1938)------ORIGINAL VERSION


1.      Karate-do begins and ends with bowing.(REI)
Hitotsu, karate-do wa rei ni hajimari rei ni owaru koto o wasuruna

2.      There is no first strike in karate.
Hitotsu, karate ni sente nashi

3.      Karate stands on the side of justice.
Hitotsu, karate wa, gi no tasuke

4.      First know yourself, then know others.
Hitotsu, mazu onore o shire, shikashite ta o shire

5.      Mentality over technique.
Hitotsu, gijutsu yori shinjitsu

6.      The heart must be set free.
Hitotsu, kokoro wa hanatan koto o yosu

7.      Calamity springs from carelessness.
Hitotsu, wazawai wa ketai ni seizu

8.      Karate goes beyond the dojo.
Hitotsu, dojo nomino karate to omou na

9.      Karate is a lifelong pursuit.
Hitotsu, karate-do no shugyo wa issho de aru

10.    Apply the way of karate to all things. Therein lies its beauty.
Hitotsu, ara yuru mono o karateka seyo; soko ni myomi ari

11.    Karate is like boiling water; without heat, it returns to its tepid state.
Hitotsu, karate wa yu no gotoshi taezu netsu o ataezareba moto no mizu ni kaeru

12.    Do not think of winning. Think, rather, of not losing.
Hitotsu, katsu kangae wa motsuna; makenu kangae wa hitsuyo

13.    Make adjustments according to your opponent.
Hitotsu, tekki ni yotte tenka seyo

14.    The outcome of a battle depends on how one handles emptiness and fullness (weakness and strength).
Hitotsu, tatakai wa kyojitsu no soju ikan ni ari

15.    Think of hands and feet as swords.
Hitotsu, hito no teashi wa ken to omoe

16.    When you step beyond your own gate, you face a million enemies.
Hitotsu, danshi mon o izureba hyakuman no teki ari

17.    Formal stances are for beginners; later, one stands naturally.
Hitotsu, kamae wa shoshinsha ni ato wa shizentai

18.    Perform prescribed sets of techniques exactly; actual combat is another matter.
Hitotsu, kata wa tadashiku, jisen wa betsumono

19.    Do not forget the employment of withdrawal of power, the extension or contraction of the body, the swift or leisurely application of technique.
Hitotsu, chikara no kyojakutai no shinshuku waza no kankyu o wasuruna

20.    Be constantly mindful, diligent, and resourceful, in your pursuit of the Way.
Hitotsu, tsune ni shinen ku fu seyo

The precepts are not numbered or ordered; each begins with hitotsu meaning "one" or "first" to show that each rule has the same level of importance as the others

"The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat,
but in the perfection of the character of its participants"
Gichin Funakoshi Sensei
This is a photograph of the memorial to Master Gichin Funakoshi that is located on the grounds of Engakuji Temple, in Kamakura, Japan. Master Funakoshi studied Zen here under Chief Abbott Ekun and completed his training around 1929 and it was then that he changed the name of his Okinawan art from "Tode" (Chinese Hand ) to "Karate-Do" (Empty Handed Way).


"Highly skilled attack that never misses the vital point is
the essence of karate technique
." - Gichin Funakoshi.


Thanks Hanshi


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