Belt Rank and Requirements
White (9th Gup) – Snow. The growth is hidden beneath a cover.
Purple 1 Stripe (8th Gup) – The first buds of spring are starting to form.
Purple 2 Stripes (7th Gup) –
Green 1 Stripe (6th Gup) – Beginning to see growth. Growing from a bud to fruit requires time.
Green 2 Stripes (5th Gup) – Suppleness in growth.
Green 3 Stripes (4th Gup) – Strength in growth.
Red 1 Stripe (3rd Gup) – Fruit. Compared to a green apple which slowly turns to red. While the color is changing on the outside, the flavor or character is developing on the inside.
Red 2 Stripes (2nd Gup) –
Red 3 Stripes (1st Gup) –
Black (1st Dan) – Seeds. Time to replant and grow not only new seeds but to continue growth as a person.
Black 2 Stripes (2nd Dan) –
Black 3 Stripes (3rd Dan) –
Black 4 Stripes or Black with Red center Stripe (4th Dan
Master) – Learning to use power (understanding + execution of physics in every technique.)