At Livingston Karate club our gradings are held around every three to four months.

 

 Students have to demonstrate Kihon, Kata, and Kumite
to a high level to achieve their grade. Grades/belt colours are split into
 ten Kyu grades (Thirteen if 8 years and under).

Belt Structure

 

Little Ninja Belt Structure
(8 years and under)

Belt  Grade
White Novice
White/Red Strip 10th Kyu
Red Strip 9th Kyu
Orange 8th Kyu
Yellow 7th Kyu
Green 6th Kyu
Purple 5th Kyu
Purple/White Stripe 4th Kyu
Brown 3rd Kyu
Brown/Black Tag 2nd Kyu
Brown/White Stripe 1st Kyu
Black 2nd Dan
Black 3rd Dan
Black 4th Dan
Black 5th Dan
 
Belt  Grade
White Novice
White / Yellow stripe 13th Kyu
White / Green stripe 12th Kyu
White / Blue stripe 11th Kyu
White/Red Strip 10th Kyu
Red Strip 9th Kyu
Orange 8th Kyu
Yellow 7th Kyu
Green 6th Kyu
Purple 5th Kyu
Purple/White Stripe 4th Kyu
Brown 3rd Kyu
Brown/Black Tag 2nd Kyu
Brown/White Stripe 1st Kyu
Black 1st Dan

Once a student achieves 6th Kyu we recommend a minimum of two classes per week are attended
to ensure sufficient progress is made to achieve their next grades.

 

When a student achieves 1st Kyu the rules of grading
change and they must must have the agreement of a club
instructor before they may sit their next grading.

Higher Dan grades are more complex, the training time extends over a longer period.