Shotokan Karate Belts and Ranks

Shotokan belts
Belt Colour Rank Kata required for next belt/grading
White Belt / 9th Kyu 9th Kyu Heian Shodan Play Heian Shodan
Yellow Belt / 8th Kyu 8th Kyu Heian Nidan Play Heian Nidan
Orange Belt / 7th Kyu 7th Kyu Heian Sandan Play Heian Sandan
Green Belt / 6th Kyu 6th Kyu Heian Yondan Play Heian Yondan
Purple Belt / 5th Kyu 5th Kyu Heian Godan Play Heian Godan
Purple Belt / 4th Kyu 4th Kyu Tekki Shodan Play Tekki Shodan
Brown Belt / 3rd Kyu 3rd Kyu Bassai Dai Play Bassai Dai
Brown Belt / 2nd Kyu 2nd Kyu Bassai-Dai Play Bassai Dai
Brown Belt / 1st Kyu 1st Kyu Bassai-Dai
Kanku-Dai
Jion
Empi
Play Bassai Dai
Play Kanku-Dai
Play Jion
Play Empi
Black Belt - 1st Dan Shodan
1st Dan
All kata's will need to be known.
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