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daniel loughlin
09-14-2004, 01:03 PM
what is kyu? is there a difference between kyu and coloured belts?

Greg Jennings
09-14-2004, 01:09 PM
Kyu are the ranks below black belt. Dan are the ranks above. Some dojo use colored belts to designate kyu grades, others do not.

HTH,

daniel loughlin
09-14-2004, 01:11 PM
does this mean that coloured belts have kyu equivilants?

Greg Jennings
09-14-2004, 01:24 PM
Generally, yes. I have seen both one-to-one and more-than-one-kyu to a color.

HTH,

daniel loughlin
09-14-2004, 01:33 PM
ok thanx you dont happen to know the equivilants do you?

Greg Jennings
09-14-2004, 01:57 PM
There is no universal standard. In my dojo it's rather simple. All kyu map to white, all dan to black.

Best,

daniel loughlin
09-14-2004, 02:03 PM
o ok thanx :)

suren
09-14-2004, 02:11 PM
Hi Daniel,

I noticed that in our dojo children wear coloured belts, for adults with a rand below black belt, kyu ranks are used. The colours of the belts for kyu ranks are white, blue, white/blue combinations (like white with blue stripe in the center or visa versa), brown, brown/black with combinations. For black belts dan is used.
Greg, if I'm correct your dojo is also associated with Tekamusu organization. Do you use the same system?

Regards,
Suren.

Greg Jennings
09-14-2004, 02:35 PM
We're a member of the Takemusu Aikido Association. http://www.takemusu.org/ . Our dojo doesn't have children's classes, so no issue there. The TAA wouldn't dictate such, anyway.

So, we have 6 kyu grades that all map to a white belt.

Best regards,

suren
09-14-2004, 03:51 PM
I see. Thanks.