. in this flavor of karatedo... 10 kyu ranks. White Wh2 Wh3 Wh4 Yellow Orange Green Blue Brown Brown2 Shodan Nidan etc. counting down to shodan, then up the dan degrees. 18 grades in total. Not counting titles that can be earned. like Renshi or Shihan. Maybe in 30 years i might hit 8th dan. But i would have to pretty much stay in this org. I might want to switch to Uechi Ryu in Portland down the way, and find my way back to a judo or bjj hall for the remainder of the of those last 30. getiing a purple or brown in bjj is on my bucket list. i dont need a bb tho. thats overkill.