What are the belts (grades) in karate and how long does it take to reach them?
Students start by going through the "kyu" ranks. Progression in karate is a personal journey, but at the early stages you can expect to grade every 3 to 6 months. Kyu ranks and the color belts that go with them are:
9th Kyu (Red)
Junior and cadet students (6-15) must take a Mon Grade prior to taking the associated Kyu grade and receive a stripped belt.
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