|There are altogether nine levels to the Black Belt, each level is call a Kyu (Pronounced Cue) and cover five colored belts.|
1 st Kyu
Blue belt plus Yellow tip
Yellow belt plus Green tip
Green belt plus Brown tip
Brown belt plus Black tip
Black belt 1st dan
Test for the various belts are held regularly and takes the form of a formal examination in which students from all branch dojos meet.
The belt system is used to allow you to gauge your progress in Karate and give incentive to try harder. The decision to try for grading test is entirely yours and no pressure will be placed upon you to enter one. On the other hand if your instructor thinks that you are not ready for grading, then you will not be allow to participate. Every successful candidate will be awarded with a certificate from AKI Honbu.