Belt Ranks & Requirements

Our Tip and Belt Color System

As part of the World Kanreikai Karate Organization, each stage of training is designed to gradually improve the student’s physical performance, concentration, and self-confidence.

New students wear a white belt. This belt illustrates their desire to learn and improve. At this stage, each student’s main concern should be to establish a regular training schedule, and comply with rules of conduct at the dojo. He or she will begin to learn the basics of karate.


Progress is measured by a gradation system. This system is reflected in the belt’s color. Hard work and discipline are necessary to achieve each grade. The Sensei will know when a student is ready to advance.

It is important to emphasize that a new belt does not solely reflect progress in terms of physical achievement. It also means that the student has an increased responsibility to improve and create an example for other students.

Belt Ranks & Requirements

Orange Tip

Coming Soon - Orange Tip Rank Requirements

Orange Belt - 5th Kyu

Coming Soon - Orange Belt Rank Requirements

Green Tip

Coming Soon - Green Tip Rank Requirements

Green Belt - 4th Kyu

Coming Soon - Green Belt Rank Requirements

Brown Tip - 3rd Kyu

Coming Soon - Brown Tip Rank Requirements

Brown Belt - 2nd Kyu

Coming Soon - Brown Belt Rank Requirements

Black Tip - 1st Kyu

Coming Soon - Black Tip Rank Requirements

Junior Black Belt

Coming Soon - Junior Black Belt Rank Requirements

1st Dan Black Belt

Coming Soon - 1st Dan Rank Requirements

2nd Dan Black Belt

Coming Soon - 2nd Dan Rank Requirements

3rd Dan Black Belt

Coming Soon - 3rd Dan Rank Requirements

4th Dan & Up Black Belt

Coming Soon - 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Dan Rank Requirements