Karate belts are a very important symbol in Karate.
The karate belts symbolize the progress as an individual inside and outside the dojo.
The various belt colors in Karate symbolizes the stages of growing student.
Karate students are ranking by a system of different colored belts, or obi.
Each karate style has your own ranking system.
However there are some general rules to understand what a karate belt mean.
A white belt always signifies a beginner .
In a general color scheme the earliest kyu are the lightest colors which progress to darker colors.
A black belt is someone who has achieved 1st dan or greater.
The International Shotokan Karate Federation’s color order is: white, yellow, orange, green, purple, brown, black.
The general Wado-ryu color order is: white, red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, brown, brown-white, brown-black, black.
The Isshin-ryu style has another general order followed by most schools: white, yellow, orange, blue, green, purple, brown, black.
The only colors constant across ranking systems are white, green, brown, and black.
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