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INTERNATIONAL SHORIN RYU KARATE KOBUDO FEDERATION

George W. Alexander,  Hanshi, 10 th Dan

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KARATE KATA REQUIREMENTS FOR RANK

 

 

RANK

ORDER

COLOR BELT

KATA REQUIRED*

TITLE

TENURE

AGE

Mukyu

No Rank

White Belt

 

 

 

 

Jukyu

10th Kyu

White w/one black stripe

Kihon Shodan, and Kihon Nidan and Kihon Sandan

 

 

 

Kyukyu

9th Kyu

Yellow Belt

Pinan Nidan

 

 

 

Hachikyu

8th Kyu

Orange Belt

Pinan Shodan

 

 

 

Shichikyu

7th Kyu

Purple Belt

Naihanchi Shodan

 

 

 

Rokkyu

6th Kyu

Green Belt

Pinan  Sandan and

Seishin Sho

 

 

 

Gokyu

5th Kyu

Green w/one black stripe

Naihanchi Nidan

 

 

 

Yonkyu

4th Kyu

Green w/two black stripes

Pinan Yondan

 

 

 

Sankyu

3rd Kyu

Brown Belt

Naihanchi Sandan and

Matsumura Rohai

 

 

 

Nikyu

2nd Kyu

Brown w/one black stripe

Pinan Godan

 

 

 

Ikkyu

1st Kyu

Brown w/two black stripes

Passai Sho

 

 

 

Shodan

1st Dan

Black Belt

Passai Dai

 

2 years as a Kyu

16 +

Nidan

2nd Dan

Black Belt

Seisan

 

1 year as a Shodan

 

Sandan

3rd Dan

Black Belt

Chinto and Seishin Dai

 

3 years as Nidan

 

Yondan

4th Dan

Black Belt

Gojushiho and Hakutsuru So and Hakutsuru Ton

Renshi

3 years as Sandan

 

Godan

5th Dan

Black Belt

Kusanku

 

4 years as Yondan

 

Rokudan

6th Dan

Black Belt

Matsumura Hakutsuru

Kyoshi

5 years as Godan

35 +

Nanadan

7th Dan

Red & White Belt

Kumemura Hakutsuru

Shihan

6 years as Rokudan

40 +

Hachidan

8th Dan

Red & White Belt

 

Hanshi

7 years as Nanadan

47 +

Kyudan

9th Dan

Red Belt

 

 

8 years as Hachidan

56 +

Judan

10th Dan

Red Belt

 

 

9 years as Kyudan

65 +

*Read across for each rank.  Knowledge of Kata is cumulative for each Rank.  Each Rank must know all Kata up to and including those listed.


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