Shuri Ryu Belt Standards

Standards for Rank Advancement

Students will be required to know all material to be eligible able for rank advancement in Shuri Ryu Karatedo.

Any student testing for 5th Kyu or higher will need to pass the White Pine written and physical test.

8th Kyu – Orange Belt

  • Kata: Shino Kata
  • Ippons 1-5
  • Taezu 1
  • Kihon 1

7th Kyu – Yellow Belt

  • Kata: Taekyoku Ichi, Ni, & San
  • Ippons: 1-7
  • Taezu: 1-3
  • Kihon: 1-3

6th Kyu – Blue Belt

  • Kata: Wunsu
  • Ippons 1-8
  • Taezu 1-4
  • Kihon 1-4

5th Kyu – Green Belt

  • Kata: Anaku, Sanchin
  • Ippons: 1-9
  • Taezu: 1-5
  • Kihon: 1-5

4th Kyu – Purple Belt

  • Kata: Naihanchi Sho, Empi Sho
  • Ippons 1-10
  • Taezu 1-7
  • Kihon 1-7

3rd Kyu Brown Belt

  • Kata: Bassai Dai
  • Ippons 1-10
  • Taezu 1-10
  • Kihon 1-10

2nd Kyu – Brown Belt (1 Stripe)

  • Kata: Gopei Sho
  • Ippons: 1-12
  • Taezu: 1-10
  • Kihon 1-12

1st Kyu – Brown Belt (2 stripes)

  • Kata: Gopei Sho, 1 Weapons form
  • Ippons: 1-15
  • Taezu: 1-10
  • Kihon: 1-15