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Old 04-21-2004, 09:30 PM   #26
Dojo: hopefully Purdue Aikido Club
Location: Indiana
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 158
Smile Re: Belt rankings in Aikido

Wow.... just goes to show ya, doesn't it?

In our dojo, the kyu colors are
6th white
5th blue
4th green
3rd something...
2nd something else...
1st brown and may wear hakama

then for 1st dan onward, black with hakama.

When my husband was practicing in bujinkan, they had 7 or 8 kyu ranks, and the lowest was white, all the rest green up until your black-belt test. First dan onward wore black.

I plan to print off the humor listing of belt ranks, just to remind myself that it's not about ego and hierarchy. Thanks for that!

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