Our Belt Ranking Structure 

     
 

Our Belt Ranking Structure

For Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu, Children's Kobushi-Do and Bujinkan Ninjutsu. Please scroll down for all the styles.

 

Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu

Below is the ranking order and training time between ranks. The more classes you train in the faster you will progress up in belt rank, (It is possible to jump a rank if the skill and flow is outstanding). The very first belt rank is white, you don't have to earn this belt. This is where you start

White belt, Start

Advanced White, Black Stripe Belt, average time 2 to 3 months

Yellow Belt, average time 2 to 3 months

Advanced Yellow, Black Stripe Belt, average time 2 to 3 months

Orange Belt, average time 2 to 3 months

Advanced Orange, Black Stripe Belt, average time 2 to 3 months

Green Belt, average time 2 to 3 months

Advanced Green, Black Stripe Belt, average time 2 to 3 months

1st Degree Brown Belt, average time 6 to 8 months

2nd Degree Brown Belt, average time 6 to 8 months

3rd Degree Brown Belt, average time 6 to 8 months

Advanced Brown Belt, Black Belt Candidate, average time 6 to 8 months

1st Degree Black Belt, average time 6 to 8 months

2nd Degree Black Belt, average time 1 to 2 years

3rd Degree Black Belt, average time 2 to 3 years

4th Degree Black Belt, average time 3 to 4 years

5th Degree Black Belt (Master Rank), average time 4 to 5 years

6th Degree Black Belt, average time 5 to 6 years

7th Degree Black Belt, average time 5 to 7 years

8th Degree Black Belt, average time 5 to 8 years

9th Degree Black Belt (Grandmaster Rank) average time 5 to 9 years

10th Degree Black Belt (Grandmaster Rank) average time 5 to 10 years

 

Children's Kobushi-Do, "The Little Warrior Way"

(Jr. Manabi-Masho Ju-Jitsu)

Below is the ranking order and training time between ranks. The more classes you train in the faster you will progress up in belt rank. (It is possible to jump a rank if the skill and flow is outstanding).The very first belt rank is white, you don't have to earn this belt. This is where you start.

White Belt, Start

Advanced White Belt, Black Stripe Belt, average time 1 to 2 months

Yellow Belt, average time 1 to 2 months

Advanced Yellow, Black Stripe Belt, average time 1 to 2 months

Orange Belt, average time 1.5 months to 3 months

Advanced Orange, Black Stripe Belt, average time 1.5 months to 3 months

Red Belt, average time 2 to 4 months

Advanced Red, Black Stripe Belt, average time 2 to 4 months

Green Belt, average time 2 to 4 months

Advanced Green, Black Stripe Belt, average time 2 to 4 months

Blue Belt, average time 2 to 4 months

Advanced Blue, (Jr. leader) Black Stripe Belt, average time 2 to 4 months

Basic Purple, White Stripe Belt, average time 2 to 4 months

Purple Belt, average time 2 to 4 months

Advanced Purple, Black Stripe Belt, average time 2 to 4 months

Basic Brown Belt, White Stripe Belt average time 2 to 4 months

Brown Belt, average time, 2 to 4 months

Advanced Brown, Black Stripe Belt, average time 3 to 6 months

Basic Black Belt Candidate, Single White Stripe Belt, average time 3 to 6 months

Advanced Black Belt Candidate, Double White Stripe Belt, average time 3 to 6 months

Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt, average time 3 to 6 months

Nidan, 2nd Degree Black Belt, average time 1 year

Sandan, 3rd Degree Black Belt, average time 2 years, eligible for adult class

Yondan, 4th Degree Black Belt (Jr. Master), averae time 3 years, eligble for adult class.

 
Ninjutsu, (Bujinkan Ninpo/Budo Taijutsu)

Below is the ranking order and training time between ranks. The more classes you train in the faster you will progress up in belt rank. (It is possible to jump a rank if the skill and flow is outstanding).The very first belt rank is white (10th kyu), you don't have to earn this belt. This is where you start.

9th Kyu, Green Belt, average time 2 to 3 months, Bujinkan Kyu patch, no stars

8th Kyu, Green Belt, average time 2 to 3 months, Bujinkan Kyu patch, 1 white stars

7th Kyu, Green Belt, average time 2 to 3 months,  Bujinkan Kyu patch, 2 white stars

6th Kyu, Green Belt, average time 2 to 3 months, Bujinkan Kyu patch, 3 white stars

5th Kyu, Green Belt, average time 2 to 3 months, Bujinkan Kyu patch, 4 white stars

4th Kyu, Green Belt, average time 2 to 3 months, Bujinkan Kyu patch, 1 gold stars

3rd Kyu, Green Belt, average time 2 to 3 months, Bujinkan Kyu patch, 2 gold stars

2nd Kyu, Brown Belt, average time 2 to 3 months, Bujinkan Kyu patch, 3 gold stars

1st Kyu, Brown Belt, average time 2 to 3 months, Bujinkan Kyu patch, 4 gold stars

Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt, average time 2 to 3 months, Bujinkan Dan patch, no stars

Nidan, 2nd Degree Black Belt (Shidoshi-Ho), average time 1 to 2 years, Bujinkan Dan patch, 1 silver star

Sandan, 3rd Degree Black Belt (Shidoshi-Ho), average time 1 to 2 years,  Bujinkan Dan patch, 2 silver stars

Yondan, 4th Degree Black Belt (Shidoshi-Ho) average time 2 to 3 years, Bujinkan Dan patch, 3 silver stars

Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt (Shidoshi, Master), average times  2 to 4 years, Godan Bujinkan patch, no stars

Rokudan, 6th Degree Black Belt (Shidoshi), average time 3 to 5 years, Godan Bujinkan patch, 1 gold star

Shichidan, 7th Degree Black Belt (Shidoshi), average time 3 to 5 years, Godan Bujinkan patch, 2 gold stars

Hachidan, 8th Degree Black Belt (Shidoshi), average time 3 to 5 years, Godan Bujinkan patch, 3 gold stars

Kudan, 9th Degree Black Belt (Shidoshi), average time 3 to 5 years, Godan Bujinkan patch, 4 gold stars

Judan, 10th Degree Black Belt (Grandmaster), average time 3 to 5 years, Judan patch, no stars

1st level of Judan, 11th Degree Black Belt (Grandmaster), average time 3 to 5 years, 1 white star

2nd level of Judan, 12th Degree Black Belt (Grandmaster), average time 3 to 5 years, 2 white stars

3rd level of Judan, 13th Degree Black Belt (Grandmaster), average time 3 to 5 years, 3 white stars

4th level of Judan, 14th Degree Black Belt (Grandmaster), average time 3 to 5 years, 4 white stars

5th level of Judan, 15th Degree Black Belt (Grandmaster), average time 3 to 5 years, Special patch 

 






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