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Old 03-28-2009, 04:06 AM   #6
David Maidment
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 149
United Kingdom
Re: Name for youth kyu ranks

We have a similar system at our dojo. Our kyu belt colours go: red, white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown. For kids, they take tests more regularly, but they only get a 'half-kyu', which is signified by a tag/stripe on the end of the belt which is the colour of the next full belt (so you'd go orange, then orange/green, then green, green/blue, etc.). The actual kyu number doesn't change until they get the full belt, though. It seems to work very well.
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