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Belt Ranks and Honors
Black Belt - 4th Dan
Black Belt - 4th Dan is the 16th level of the system and the 1st level of Master Instructor.
At this level, the disciple will be able to run multiple schools, promote Assistant Instructors, and Certify all levels up to 3rd Dan.
A minimum of four years is required before becoming eligible for 5th Dan.
Black Belt level self defense technique should demonstrate a confident ability to escape from every single attack style as well as multiple encounters.
At this level, the disciple will have learned all techniques, kata, exercises, philosophies, and methods taught in the entire system.
Shikata Tsuchi - 50
Shikata Mizu - 50
Shikata Kaze - 50
Shikata Hi - 50
Shikata Koori - 10
Shikata Sagiri - 10
Shikata Kanetsu - 10
Shikata Kinzoku - 10
Shikata Rai - 20
Purple Belt Blue Tip
Blue Belt - 1st Assistant Instructor
Blue Belt Brown Tip
Blue Belt Brown Tip - 1st Assistant Instructor
Brown Belt - 2nd Assistant Instructor
Brown Belt Red Tip
Brown Belt Red Tip - 2nd Assistant Instructor
Red Belt - 3rd Assistant Instructor
Red Belt Black Tip
Red Belt Black Tip - 3rd Assistant Instructor
1st Dan - Instructor
2nd Dan - Instructor
3rd Dan - Instructor
5th Dan - Master Instructor
6th Dan - Master Instructor
7th Dan - Grand Master