belt colors

Discussion in 'Judo' started by saikyou, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. saikyou

    saikyou New Member

    what are the belt colors used in your school?

    in our school, its white(rokyu to yonkyu) then brown(sankyu to ikyu) we dont use the white, yellow, orange, etc.
  2. 47Ronin

    47Ronin New Member

    at the mcdojang- white, high white, yellow, high yellow, purple, high purple, orange, high orange,blue, high blue, green, high green,red, high red, black, 1st degree, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th,7th,8th, 9th, 10th.

    At Uechi dojo- for kids- white, green, brown, black-1st dan up.
    My division- white, brown, black- 1st dan up.
  3. Freeform

    Freeform Fully operational War-Pig Supporter

    We all use the system laid out by the IJF.

    6th Kyu Red
    5th Kyu Yellow
    4th Kyu Orange
    3rd Kyu Green
    2nd Kyu Blue
    1st Kyu Brown

    1st - 5th Dan Black
    6th - 10th Dan Red and White (although I'm not gonna argue if they wear a B ;) )

  4. jonsku

    jonsku New Member

    We use quite similar system as Freeform.
    Only that beginners (6.kyu) wear white belts.

  5. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    White, yellow, purple, green, hi green, brown, hi brown, red, hi red, black 1-9
  6. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    BJA colours are (afaik, though I suppose it's possible they've adopted the proposed new system by now):

    White (ungraded)
    Yellow (9th Kyu)
    Low/High Orange (8th/7th Kyu)
    Low/High Green (6th/5th)
    Low/High Blue (4th/3rd Kyu)
    Low/High Brown (2nd/1st Kyu)
    Black (1st-5th Dan)
  7. Jackie Li

    Jackie Li Valued Member

    Are system is almost exact to Ronins

    Except we have one extra belt.
  8. saikyou

    saikyou New Member

    whats BJA? is it Brazilian Judo Association?(guess)
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2003
  9. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    British Judo Association. Close in wording, but a few thousand miles off in geographic terms ;)

    Should have made it clearer, sorry for the mix-up
  10. Hitman

    Hitman New Member

    Well my club doesn't use belts primarily, non-traditional jiu-jitsu and combat sambo (which isn't really tradition since its a military martial art) but when competing in judo tournaments we use the USJA rankings
    (7th kyu) White
    6th yellow
    5th orange
    4th green
    3rd brown
    2nd brown
    1st kyu brown
    1st dan black (etc etc)
  11. saikyou

    saikyou New Member

    its ok. :D forgot to look at your location under your avatar. :D
  12. Specter

    Specter New Member

    Here at the San Diego Judo School we use White, Green, Brown, Black, and simply have multiple ranks of brown and black.
  13. Saz

    Saz Nerd Admin

    I'm taking up Judo soon, so I'm going to jump in with a quick question.

    I'm seeing grades start at 9th Kyu, 7th Kyu and 6th Kyu. Whats the standard Kyu grade Judo starts at, or is it dependent on the organisation?
  14. Freeform

    Freeform Fully operational War-Pig Supporter

    In the UK, normally 6th kyu.

  15. saikyou

    saikyou New Member

    6th kyu. i know that in jigoro kano's time, everybody starts at 6th kyu. am i right?
  16. Nerevar

    Nerevar A son of a mother

    I personally use black or brown leather belts, depending on what color my shoes are.:D
  17. DeepFreeze

    DeepFreeze Lurker

    Kgirl, the standard grades start from 6 kyu (white)
    Followed up by:
    5. kyu (yellow)
    4. kyu (orange)
    3. kyu (green)
    2. kyu (blue)
    1. kyu (brown)
    1. dan (black)
    2-10.dan (higher black belts)

    Atleast these are standards for those countries/clubs which train under IJF.
  18. Freeform

    Freeform Fully operational War-Pig Supporter

    Hmm, over here 6th Kyu's red and the requirement is basically you turn up for 8 weeks and can fall reasonably safely.

    I think it differs slightly from country to country, I know the British requirements are different from the Scottish requirements and we're the same country! :D
  19. Jim

    Jim New Member

    Like Deepfreeze said, just that some tend to put a purple between the white and yellow, and from 6/7th to 9th there is a red and white striped belt.
  20. hafer34

    hafer34 New Member

    taekwondo was yellow, orange, orange green tip, green, blue, blue brown tip, brown, brown red tip, red, red black tip, temporary black, black

    Bujinkan was white, green, black.
    Balintawok stick fighting- no belt ranking

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