We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm and unshakeable spirit.
I.K.O.MATSUSHIMA • INTERNATIONAL KARATE ORGANIZATION KYOKUSHINKAIKAN
The ten ranks in the path from beginner to experienced student are denoted by five different colored belts. Each student who joins the dojo will start as a white belt, or beginning student. As your training continues and your skills improve, you will have the opportunity to test for subsequent ranks. While the instructor's discretion ultimately determines your rank and progression, the basic guidelines for each rank are provided below. Use them as a guide to gauge your own progress.