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Old 09-14-2004, 01:03 PM   #1
daniel loughlin
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what is kyu? is there a difference between kyu and coloured belts?
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:09 PM   #2
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Re: Whats the difference?

Kyu are the ranks below black belt. Dan are the ranks above. Some dojo use colored belts to designate kyu grades, others do not.

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Old 09-14-2004, 01:11 PM   #3
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Re: Whats the difference?

does this mean that coloured belts have kyu equivilants?
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:24 PM   #4
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Re: Whats the difference?

Generally, yes. I have seen both one-to-one and more-than-one-kyu to a color.

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Old 09-14-2004, 01:33 PM   #5
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ok thanx you dont happen to know the equivilants do you?
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:57 PM   #6
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There is no universal standard. In my dojo it's rather simple. All kyu map to white, all dan to black.

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Old 09-14-2004, 02:03 PM   #7
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o ok thanx
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:11 PM   #8
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Re: Whats the difference?

Hi Daniel,

I noticed that in our dojo children wear coloured belts, for adults with a rand below black belt, kyu ranks are used. The colours of the belts for kyu ranks are white, blue, white/blue combinations (like white with blue stripe in the center or visa versa), brown, brown/black with combinations. For black belts dan is used.
Greg, if I'm correct your dojo is also associated with Tekamusu organization. Do you use the same system?

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Old 09-14-2004, 02:35 PM   #9
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We're a member of the Takemusu Aikido Association. http://www.takemusu.org/ . Our dojo doesn't have children's classes, so no issue there. The TAA wouldn't dictate such, anyway.

So, we have 6 kyu grades that all map to a white belt.

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Old 09-14-2004, 03:51 PM   #10
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I see. Thanks.
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