KarateLil' DragonsKobudo
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Regular Program

  Rank Red Stripe Yellow Stripe Blue Stripe Green Stripe Min Hours
in Class
Min Hours
Teaching
Other
Black Belt
Yondan
Sandan to Yondan
      Project & Report 500 * 3 year min if teaching (200 Hrs)
4 year min if not teaching
Sandan
Nidan to Sandan
Gojushiho     Project & Report 400 * 2 year min if teaching (200 Hrs)
3 year min if not teaching
Nidan
Shodan to Nidan
Kusanku Dai   Kama Taiso Project & Report 300 * 1 year min if teaching (100 Hrs)
2 year min if not teaching
Advanced
Shodan
Brown/Black Belt to Shodan
Chinto Gorin Yotsukado No Renshu 17-20 Project & Report 200 50 1 year min as Brown/Black
Attend all dojo events
Brown Black
Brown Belt to Brown/Black Belt
Passai Dai Kusanku Sho Eku Taiso Shugoro Yakusoku Kumite #7 120 20 Eku before Blue stripe
Brown
Green/Black Belt to Brown Belt
Passai Sho Shugoro Yakusoku Kumite #5 Yotsukado No Renshu 13-16 Shugoro Yakusoku Kumite #6 90 20  
Green Black
Green Belt to Green/Black Belt
Pinan Godan Shugoro Yakusoku Kumite #1 Sai Taiso Shugoro Yakusoku Kumite #2-4 60 20 Sai before Blue stripe
Teaching time starts
Intermediate
Green
Blue/Black Belt to Green Belt
Pinan Yondan Minoru Yakusoku Kumite #6 Yotsukado No Renshu 10-12 Minoru Yakusoku Kumite #7 40    
Blue Black
Blue Belt to Blue/Black Belt
Pinan Sandan Minoru Yakusoku Kumite #4 Tonfa Taiso Minoru Yakusoku Kumite #5 40   Tonfa before Blue stripe
Blue
Purple/Black Belt to Blue Belt
Pinan Nidan Minoru Yakusoku Kumite #2 Yotsukado No Renshu 7-9 Minoru Yakusoku Kumite #3 40    
Purple Black
Purple Belt to Purple/Black Belt
Pinan Shodan Minoru Yakusoku Kumite #1 Nunchaku Taiso Taikyoku Godan 40   Nunchaku before Blue stripe
Beginner
Purple
Orange/Black Belt to Purple Belt
Naihanchi Sandan Uke Waza 4 Yotsukado No Renshu 4-6 Taikyoku Yondan 20    
Orange Black
Orange Belt to Orange/Black Belt
Naihanchi Nidan Shuto Waza Bo Taiso Taikyoku Sandan 20   Bo before Blue stripe
Eligible for Kobudo class
Orange
Gold/Black Belt to Orange Belt
Naihanchi Shodan Fukyu No Kata Yotsukado No Renshu 1-3 Taikyoku Nidan 20    
Gold Black
Gold Belt to Gold/Black Belt
Fukyu Dai Ni Empi Waza Uke Waza 1-3 Taikyoku Shodan 16   Sparring Gear
Gold
White/Black Belt to Gold Belt
Kihon Ippon Kihon Nihon Kihon Sambon Fukyu Dai Ichi 16    
White Black
White Belt to White/Black Belt
Kihon Uke Kihon Geri Kihon Dachi Kihon Uchi 16   Patches sewn on Gi
Can tie own belt correctly

Little Dragons

Rank Red Stripe Yellow Stripe Blue Stripe Min Hours
in Class
Other
Little Black
Lil' Brown to Lil' Black (Gold Black)
Taikyoku Shodan 1-5 Taikyoku Shodan 1-10 Taikyoku Shodan 1-20 16 Little Black = Gold Black in regular program
Little Brown
Lil' Green to Lil' Brown
Fukyu Dai Ni 1-7 Fukyu Dai Ni 1-13 Fukyu Dai Ni 1-18 12  
Little Green
Lil' Blue to Lil' Green
Fukyu Dai Ichi 1-8 Empi Waza Migi Empi Waza Hidari 12  
Little Blue
Lil' Purple to Lil' Blue
Kihon Sambon Uke Waza 3 Fukyu Dai Ichi 1-4 9  
Little Purple
Lil' Orange to Lil' Purple
Kihon Ippon Uke Waza 2 Kihon Nihon 9  
Little Orange
Lil' Gold to Lil' Orange
Kihon Uchi Uke Waza 1 Kihon Dachi 1-11 9 Can tie own belt correctly
Little Gold
Lil' White to Lil' Gold
Kihon Uke Kihon Geri Kihon Dachi 1-7 9 Patches sewn on Gi
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Kobudo Program

  Rank Red Stripe Yellow Stripe Min Hours
in Class
Min Hours
Teaching
Other
Black Belt
Sandan
Nidan to Sandan
All of:
  • Nunchaku Dai Ni
  • Sai Dai Ni
  • Sakugawa No Kun Dai Ni
  • Kama Dai Ni
  • Sai Dai San
Project & Report 150 * 2 year minimum
Nidan
Shodan to Nidan
3 of: Project & Report 75 * 1 year minimum
Advanced
Shodan
Brown/Black to Shodan
8 of:
  • Shushi No Kun
  • Kubo No Kun
  • Sakugawa No Kun
  • Nunchaku Dai Ichi
  • Tonfa Dai Ichi
  • Sai Dai Ichi
  • Eku Dai Ichi
  • Kama Dai Ichi
(One new per rank)
8 of:
  • Bo-Sai Kumite #1
  • Bo-Sai Kumite #2
  • Bo-Sai Kumite #3
  • Bo-Kama Kumite #1
  • Bo-Kama Kumite #2
  • Bo-Kama Kumite #3
  • Bo-Tonfa Kumite #1
  • Bo-Tonfa Kumite #2
  • + Other Kobudo Kumite
(One new per rank)
48 9  
Brown Black
Brown Belt to Brown/Black Belt
7 of: 7 of: 24 9  
Brown
Green/Black Belt to Brown Belt
6 of: 6 of: 24 9  
Green Black
Green Belt to Green/Black Belt
5 of: 5 of: 24 6  
Intermediate
Green
Blue/Black Belt to Green Belt
4 of: 4 of: 15    
Blue Black
Blue Belt to Blue/Black Belt
3 of: 3 of: 15    
Blue
Purple/Black Belt to Blue Belt
2 of: 2 of: 15    
Purple Black
Purple Belt to Purple/Black Belt
1 of: 1 of: 15    
Beginner
Purple
Orange/Black Belt to Purple Belt
Kama Taiso No Renshu Bo-Bo Kumite Dai Go 9b   b 6 if Taiso already learned in Karate program.
Orange Black
Orange Belt to Orange/Black Belt
Eku Taiso No Renshu Bo-Bo Kumite Dai Shi 9b   b 6 if Taiso already learned in Karate program.
Orange
Gold/Black Belt to Orange Belt
Sai Taiso No Renshu Bo-Bo Kumite Dai San 9b   b 6 if Taiso already learned in Karate program.
Gold Black
Gold Belt to Gold/Black Belt
Tonfa Taiso No Renshu Bo-Bo Kumite Dai Ni 9b   b 6 if Taiso already learned in Karate program.
Gold
White/Black Belt to Gold Belt
Nunchaku Taiso No Renshu Bo-Bo Kumite Dai Ichi 9b   b 6 if Taiso already learned in Karate program.
White Black
White Belt to White/Black Belt
Bo Taiso No Renshu 6a   a 2 if Taiso already learned in Karate program.

Rank in Kobudo can match but not exceed rank in Karate.