Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by Kirk, Jul 22, 2002.
Tai Kenpo : White, Orange, Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Brown (3 degrees), Black
We do not use belts or really any form of ranking. There is no need. You learn real quick who is better than you at a given skill.
Keeping in mind that even within WTF Tae Kwon Do schools there will be variations of belt color, our belt colors are as follows:
Yellow-green (some instructors use orange)
Low red (Red 4, red 3)
High red (red 2, red 1)
Black 1st Dan-9th Dan
For black belts, we just use standard numbering next to the student's name in Korean. No hash marks please!
As for my opinion regarding non-CMA wearing black uniforms:
:2xBird2: Some cultures use the Black and then the Red Trim as uniform to distinguish themselves. So :2xBird2: and maybe realize not all is as you always see it :whip:
White, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, red, red with black stripe, half red/black, black. I believe the color of a belt means nothing except time in the actual test comes from withen kn your knowledge and how you can proform your material. I've seen students that are white belts for life and can out do alot of so called blackbelts. GOD BLESS AMERICA
White, yellow tip, yellow, green tip, green, blue tip, blue, red tip, red, black tip, black
wow i thought i was going to read thru 6 pages of this and see that nobody uses the same belt system as my school. We have lotsa belt ranking but we split up classes between groups white-orange, green-purple, and red-black, then of course black belt only classes. We wear the traditional white TKD uniform until about a year then we have the option of a black uniform. Instructors wear a red top or black+yellow uniform. Good thread, i new there were many different ways to rank students but this is crazy.
My Hapkido school good white, yellow, orange, purple, green, blue, brown, red, black
We start off with no belt. I had to test to get the white belt.
Black w/degrees afterward
1st blue (1 black stripe)
2nd blue (2 back stripes)
3rd blue (3 black stripes)
black/dan (10 degrees to black. 1st degree no stripe or 1 red stripe, 2 red stripes for 2nd degree and so on).
Black belt ranks first through tenth
Farang - Larry
In my school, students wear a white gi until the level of 1st blue when they change to black. A black belt can wear a black or a red gi. Helps out the new guys when they see some one without a belt. If that person is wearing a black gi, then he/she is a blue, green, brown, or black belt. If that person is wearing a red gi, then they are black belt.
orange (low high)
green (low high)
blue (low high)
brown (low high)
recomended black (6 months to test or you go back to brown)
black (and dans)
Varied from systems that I had studied:
In one system
yel, org, blu, gr, purp, brwn blk
yel, org, gr, blu, purp, brwn, red, blk
yel, red, brn, blk
blk, brwn, purp, yel, white-being the highest
In Nahate Goju Ryu Karate-Do taught by Stone Dragone, the belt order is as follows:
white, yellow, blue, green, purple, brown and 10 dans of black....
There are 4 stripes between each belt, but no formal testing. The stripes are usually the color of the next higher belt.
I did not get far enough in either the Tae Kwon Do that I learned in South Korea nor Judo to learn their complete belt orders....
All I know is that the TKD started with white, yellow and blue, respectively.
In Earth Dragon we use the following format:
Teens & Adults: White - Green - Brown - Black
Children: White - Yellow - Orange - Green - Blue - Purple - Brown
In Sil Lum Kung Fu we use white-yellow-green-blue-brown-black..and red is for masters/Sifu's....
I was gonna answer, but eisman31 answered for me...so there! I would add that it is a 5 kyu system, though.
In the ATA, they have white, orange, yellow, camo, green, purple, blue, Brown, Red, red/Black (poom) and black. Its a 9 gup system.
In my school in Tennessee, its White, Yellow, Blue, Green, Brown, Black...its a 12 kyu system.
The US Chung Do Kwan Association's belt order is:
No belts just levels.123
Separate names with a comma.