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Uechi-Ryu Ranks

Uechi-Ryu karate employs a rank system for various levels of achievement, both for those below (and progressing toward) black belt, and for those who have achieved the black belt rank and are progressing toward the higher black belt degrees. The ranks below black belt are called "Kyu" ranks, pronounced "q". Black belt ranks are called "Dan" ranks, pronounced "don". Below are the Kyu ranks (ranks below black belt), and the Dan ranks (black belt ranks).


Kyu Ranks

Jukyu
White Belt with no stripes
Dan Ranks

Shodan
First Degree Black Belt


Kykyu
White Belt with 1 green stripe


Nidan
Second Degree Black Belt


Hachikyu
White Belt with 2 green stripes


Sandan
Third Degree Black Belt


Sichikyu
White Belt with 3 green stripes


Yondan
Fourth Degree Black Belt


Rokkyu
White Belt with 1 green bar


Godan
Fifth Degree Black Belt


Gokyu
Green Belt


Rokudan
Sixth Degree Black Belt, Master


Yonkyu
Green Belt with 1 brown stripe


Sichidan
Seventh Degree Black Belt, Master


Sankyu
Brown Belt with 1 black stripe


Hachidan
Eight Degree Black Belt, Master


Kikyu
Brown Belt with 2 brown stripes


Kyudan
Ninth Degree Black Belt, Grandmaster


Ikkyu
Brown Belt with 3 brown stripes


Judan
Tenth Degree Black Belt, Grandmaster


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