BELTS (OBI)

In ESKA beginners wear a white belt, after the student has learnt the initial basics of Karate they are then graded to 10th Kyu (grade) and this is shown by the blue belt. Each grade is represented either by a different colour belt or by the addition of coloured stripes. The junior students have additional grades/belts in order to ensure that their progression towards black is tightly controlled.


Below, shown in order, is the sequence of belt colours and grades for both the adult students and the junior students:

ADULT BELT SEQUENCE

JUNIOR BELT SEQUENCE



10th Kyu


9th Kyu


8th Kyu


7th Kyu Sho


N/A


7th Kyu


6th Kyu Sho


N/A


6th Kyu


5th Kyu Sho


N/A


5th Kyu


4th Kyu Sho


N/A


4th Kyu


3rd Kyu Sho


N/A


3rd Kyu


2nd Kyu Sho


2nd Kyu


1st Kyu Sho


1st Kyu


Intermediate Dan Grade Sho 1


N/A


Intermediate Dan Grade Sho 2


N/A


Intermediate Dan Grade


Shodan


Nidan


Sandan


Yondan


Godan