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Old 05-21-2004, 08:24 AM   #9
Dojo: Sand Drift Aikikai, Cocoa Florida
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 824
Re: Colored Belt or White,

Just re-read your post; do I understand you correctly? There could be one club with colored belts and one without, but both would be part of the same association/federation/group?
Yup, I know in the USAF, although most dojos do the white/black and hakama after shodan for men and hakama for woman after their 5th kyu. I know some dojos vary and wear color belts, have a 6th kyu test, or wear hakama before shodan. There is no strict mandate that one has to follow but more of a recommendation.

Anne Marie Giri
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