Shotokan rankings.

Take your pick.

The following are the examination requirements from 9th Kyu (Yellow Belt) to Godan (5th Level Black Belt). They are in keeping with the requirements and standards set out by, Kancho, Kenneth Funakoshi, 10th Dan, Founder of the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association (FSKA). These requirements are subject to change at any time.

All students should familiarize themselves with the various requirements for each belt level prior to turning in their grading application. If you are unfamiliar with any of the requirements for your next belt level you should not attempt to grade, but instead continue to train until you feel comfortable with everything that is required.

The names of the techniques listed here for each belt level are given first in English, and then in Japanese. While commands are often given in both languages, Japanese is customarily the language of the dojo, and as such all students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Japanese pronunciation of each word, and it's corresponding meaning.






Remember: "Karate-Do is not a race, therefore your personal progress should never be treated as such."