Belt Progress & Advancement

Karate offers a systematic method of student development and progress measured by colored belts. Maryland Shido-Kan Shorin Ryu Karate's instructors will guide the willing student through the intense training required to achieve the rank of "black belt."

7th Kyu White belt with Yellow Tip

6th Kyu Yellow belt

5th Kyu Yellow Belt with Green Tip

4th Kyu Green Belt

3rd Kyu Green Belt with Brown Tip

2nd Kyu (Ni-kyu) Brown Belt

1st Kyu (Ik-kyu) Brown Belt with Black Tip

1st Dan (Sho-dan) Black Belt

2nd Dan (Ni-dan) Black Belt


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