Prior to taking your first grading examination you will be required to get a Karate suit (Gi). You are also advised to buy protective hand mitts, shin pads and a groin protector. Do seek your instructor's advice before making any purchases.


Belt Colour


Grade











White 1 plus one ½” thick black strip 3” from each end of the belt

10th Kyu











White 2 plus two ½” thick black strips 3” from each end of the belt

with ½” separating each strip

9th Kyu

 








Yellow

8th Kyu 








Orange

7th Kyu 








Green

6th Kyu 







Blue

5th Kyu 








Purple

4th Kyu 










Brown plus one ½” thick black strip 3” from each end of the belt

3th Kyu 












Brown plus two ½” thick black strips 3” from each end of the belt

with ½” separating each strip

2th Kyu 














Brown plus three ½” thick black strips 3” from each end of the belt

with ½” separating each strip

1th Kyu