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Hope Yama Dojo


Hope, British Columbia, Canada

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♦ BELT RANKS


Hope Yama Dojo uses the seven Kyu system that was developed by Jigaro Kana, the founder of Judo.


  Kyu Belts (N.B.: from lowest to highest rank)

    Shi Kyu - White Belt

    Rok Kyu - Yellow Belt

    Go Kyu - Orange Belt

    Yon Kyu - Green Belt

    San Kyu - Blue Belt

    Ni Kyu - Brown Belt

    Ik Kyu - Brown Belt


  Dan Belts (N.B.: from lowest to highest rank)

    Sho Dan - 1st Degree Black Belt

    Ni Dan - 2nd Degree Black Belt

    San Dan - 3rd Degree Black Belt

    Yon Dan - 4th Degree Black Belt

    Go Dan - 5th Degree Black Belt

    Roku Dan - 6th Degree Black Belt

    Nana Dan (Shichi Dan) - 7th Degree Black Belt

    Hachi Dan - 8th Degree Black Belt

    Ku Dan - 9th Degree Black Belt

    Ju Dan - 10th Degree Black Belt



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