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"5th & 6th Dan Black Belt Requirements"

The grading requirements for these two ranks factor in the karate-ka's age and experience.

For those students under the age of 55 they are required to do the entire kihon, kata, and kumite requirements currently listed under the Yondan exam.

For those students over the age of 55 they may if they wish also do the entire Yondan, however, only the katas are required to be performed to the satisfaction of the examiner. Since, by this time the senior student is usually well known to the examiner from previous, classes, courses, and examinations.