Belt Progress & Advancement

Karate offers a systematic method of student development and progress measured by colored belts. Butokukan of Port Orchard’s instructors will guide the willing student through the intense training required to achieve the rank of “black belt.”

The specifics of each requirement for each new rank are listed in your student handbook.

JUNIOR RANK: Ishkumi – White Belt, one blue stripe.

JUNIOR RANK: Nikumi – White Belt, two blue stripes.

JUNIOR RANK: Sankumi – White Belt, three blue stripes.

Jukyu – Yellow Belt 10th step.

Kyukyu – Orange Belt 9th step.

Hachikyu – Purple Belt 8th step.

Sichikyu – Purple Belt. 7th step.

Rokyu – Green Belt 6th step.

Gokyu – Green Belt 5th step.

Yonkyu – Blue Belt 4th step.

Sankyu – Blue Belt 3rd step.

Nikyu – Brown Belt 2nd step.

Ikyu – Brown Belt 1st step.

Please Contact Us to get more information about progression and advancement and our full range of programs and classes.