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Belt Ranks and Honors
Blue Belt Brown Tip - 1st Assistant Instructor
Blue Belt with Brown Tip is the 8th level of the system.
At this level, the student will further their mastery of intermediate level stances, exercises, techniques, and tumbling.
The disciple will continue step sparring, grappling, and full sparring as well as perfect basic and intermediate level techniques.
Brown Tip level self defense technique should demonstrate a fairly confident ability to escape most encounters.
As a disciple of a Master Instructor, they are required to put forth extra effort in every aspect of their training.
At this level, the student will begin the fourth kata named Shikata Hi or "The Method of Fire" as well as further instruction with Shikata Mizu.
Shikata Tsuchi - 50
Shikata Mizu - 40
Shikata Kaze - 30
Shikata Hi - 10
Purple Belt Blue Tip
Blue Belt - 1st Assistant Instructor
Blue Belt Brown Tip
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
4th Dan - Master Instructor
5th Dan - Master Instructor
6th Dan - Master Instructor
7th Dan - Grand Master