I tested & passed my Orange Belt (Sichi Kyu) tonight

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I didn't even know I would be testing. Not a huge deal, but I've been a white belt for the last six months, so I guess it's good to show progress. The next in Isshinryu is blue, give it another six months.
 

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Congratulations!

Well done!


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Bill, way to go. I don't think you will have to wait 6 for the next one. It is about to start getting interesting for you.
 

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Good job. I always love the feeling of getting to that next level. Osu!
 

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おめでとございました!
omedetogozaimashita!
Congratulations!
 

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Slow and steady, Bill. It's the best way.
Congratulations.
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I didn't even know I would be testing. Not a huge deal, but I've been a white belt for the last six months, so I guess it's good to show progress. The next in Isshinryu is blue, give it another six months.

Hey Bill,

Congrats. I was just wondering what are the belts in your system. I know it starts with white and ends with black. For the rest i confuse their order.
 
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Hey Bill,

Congrats. I was just wondering what are the belts in your system. I know it starts with white and ends with black. For the rest i confuse their order.

The belts vary depending on the Isshinryu organization (there are dozens) and whether or not it is for kids or adults.

This is the 'kids' belt schedule:

http://www.hollowaysisshinryu.com/RankPromoCri.html

The belts for adults are fairly simple:

White: Newbie
Yellow: (not awarded, my sensei hates 'yellow' as a color)
Orange
Blue
Green
Brown
Black

There are ten levels of black belt, from 1st Dan to 10th Dan (pretty typical). My sensei is Hachi (8th Dan), promoted by Master Mitchum, confirmed by Master Harrill. In my dojo, the average time from start to 1st Dan black belt is 9 years.
 

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Osu!

Good work!

I am getting prepared my for 2nd Kyu Brown Belt test at the end of April.

Lots of sparring and conditioning work!
 
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