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Old 04-22-2004, 06:07 AM   #27
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: Belt rankings in Aikido

All Kyu grades wear white belts, Dan grades black belts. Hakama can be awarded to a student if they do a very good nikkyu or ikkyu grading, Apparently as far as Im aware it is possible to be a dan grade in our organisation and not be allowed to wear hakama. I intensely dislike coloured belts (people get too wrapped up in them as indicators of ability and status), but whatever floats your boat.
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