View Single Post
Old 05-06-2006, 10:36 PM   #23
Lucy Smith
Dojo: Samurai Dojo
Location: Montevideo
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 138
Re: Philippine ranking and other stories

Keith Krajewski wrote:
Unrelated to Aikido but interesting regarding ranking:

In my current gym the ranks are limited to only white, blue, purple, brown, and black, but since each apparently takes an exceptionally long time to achieve the non-black ones have been broken into four stripes, so, essentially 19 "kyu ranks" to be achieved.
That's a hell lot of money spent on examinations...
In my dojo colors are as follows:

5th kyu - yellow
4th kyu - orange
3rd kyu - green
2nd kyu - blue
1st kyu - brown
dan levels - black

I like colors, it would be so boring to always be a white belt...

  Reply With Quote