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Our Dojo Ranking

All Taijutsu ranks kukyu through Go-gyo Judan are process through Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Noda-shi, Japan. 

Belt Colors (Students here wear the color belt with the appropriate Bujinkan Wappan (patch):

Ranks and Ranking

Black Japanese martial arts do-gis (training uniforms) and an appropriate colored belt are worn in our training. If you already have a white training uniform, there is no need to buy a new one until you wish to or the old one wears out.

Belt Ranks at our dojo are as follows:

RankColorTime in Grade (approx.)
ShoshinshaWhite Belt3-6 months
10th - 6th kyuGreen Belt / Red Belt (Women Only)4 months per kyu
 5th - 1st KyuBrown Belt Red Belt (Women Only) 4 Months per kyu
1st-4th danBlack Belt1 year per dan
5th dan and aboveBlack BeltReceive from Japan only




White belt
The beginner student and is worn at the very start of training. During this period of time the student familiarizes him or herself with various dojo procedures, etiquette, training methods, and practices.

Green Belt / Red Belt (Women Only)
The intermediate students are taught kihon (basic) kata (forms) and Kihon waza (techniques) and fundamentals taijutsu (kihon Happo, sanshin no kata, kamae, etc) of the art.

Brown Belt / Red Belt (Women Only):  
The advanced student, where the emphasis is on combining a series of (techniques).

Black Belt:
These are the students who are learning to incorporate Budo and Taijutsu into the everyday lives.



**At the hombu or Japanese dojo's in Japan do not wear or use a brown belt, green (red if you are a woman, must women still wear green) is wear through all kyu ranks in Japan.**




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