Two months after green stripe yo is eligible to test for Black Stripe by performing Chinto and Kushanku Katas. The black stripe denotes Black Belt Candidate status. At this point the candidate spends a year polishing their katas and gets ready for the Black Belt exam.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Black Belt Candidate Rank Requirements
Two months after Ikkyu yo is eligible to test for white stripe by performing Seisan and Seiuchin Katas.