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: