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    Your school's/style's Belt Order

    Not just here, but all over I have heard people refer to their belt ranks, or their friend's belt ranks. Each style or school seems to choose a belt order of sorts that only really seem to have one thing in common. The white belt is the lowest. Just out of my curiosity and somewhat boredom, explain your school or style's belt/rank/sash system, if you have one that is.

    A shotokan school I was at for some time went as follows: white, yellow, orange, green purple, brown, black, red (grandmaster).

    My current school, which is the infamous "MMA for the masses" (ala punchingdummy) is as follows: white, high white, blue, high blue, yellow, high yellow, green, high green, red, high red, brown, high brown, black. The "high" version of a belt is just a black striple running lengthwise on that color.

    Hopefully this will clear up a few things for me, and any others confused.

    #2
    Mine is Yellow (with a stripe for kids) Orange, Purple, Green, Brown and Black

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      #3
      Standard BJJ: White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black

      In Sambo, isn't the lowest belt blue?
      Monkey Ninjas! Attack!

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        #4
        For a full review of the belt system of BJJ, I wrote the Grading section of Brazilian jiu jitsu on Wikipedia.

        As for my school and what is every used, it's standard BJJ belts:

        white, blue, purple, brown, black.

        Stripes are awarded at random, or not at all, and signify next to nothing.

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          #5
          Bujinkan: White , Green(m)/Red(f), Black

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            #6
            My old Aikido club - White, White, White, White, White, White, White, Black, Black etc..
            Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989

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              #7
              White Yellow Orange Green Blue Brown Black

              Stripes indicate your knowledge of next ranks techniques, so if you're a green belt with 2 blue stripes you know 50% of blue belt material.

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                #8
                Nisei Kito Jiu-jitsu= White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown, Black

                BJJ= White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black

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                  #9
                  Sanshou: No belt. How many bruises you have tells your rank.

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                    #10
                    My previous Aikido school: white, yellow, orange, blue, purple, brown, black

                    My Karate school: white, yellow, blue, green, brown, black

                    My current BJJ school: white, blue, purple, brown, black

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                      #11
                      Old school: White, white with yellow stripe, yellow, orange, green, green w/red stripe, red, brown, brown 1 stripe, brown two stripes, provisional black, black.

                      New school: zero.

                      Says something, doesn't it? ;)

                      Edit: Forgot yellow with orange stripe. ;)
                      Last edited by Zeddy; 10/20/2004 9:39am, .

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                        #12
                        shorin kempo ju karate do. White, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, brown, brown 2, brown 3, black. Just a place holder to guage where you are as to where you want to be. To me belts mean absolute shite.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by sci-mdk
                          Bujinkan: White , Green(m)/Red(f), Black
                          Before we get the whole "So you get black in 6 months?"-shitstorm: It's actually White, Green, Green, Green, Green, Green, Green, Green, Green, Green, Green, Black (substitute Red for Green if you're female).

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                            #14
                            Kun Tao: Rope, White, Yellow, Purple, Brown, Black


                            Kali/JKD
                            Beginning Level Student
                            Intermediate Level Student
                            Advanced Level Student

                            Apprentice Instructor
                            Associate Instructor Level 1
                            Associate Instructor Level 2
                            Associate Instructor Level 3
                            Associate Instructor Level 4
                            Full Instructor
                            Senior instructor - No one at the PSDTC is here as of yet

                            I've been at this school for 2 years and I"m getting ready to test for yellow in Kun Tao and I'm Intermediate in Kali.
                            Originally posted by Canuckyokushin
                            I would so do Buttsecks.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by sci-mdk
                              Bujinkan: White , Green(m)/Red(f), Black
                              Any purpose to having the women wear different color belts? The breasts not obvious enough?
                              Monkey Ninjas! Attack!

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