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WADO RYU = WA (Peace, Harmony) | DO (Way) RYU (Style, School)

 

Wado Ryu is one of the world's major karate styles (the six biggest styles being Shotokan, Wado Ryu, Shito Ryu, Goju Ryu, Kyokushin, and Kenpo). There are things shown in the pictures and terms used for description that not everyone might understand. Read below for more details, specially for those who have no idea about karate.

Kyu is a Japanese term used in martial arts and in other similar activities to designate various degrees or levels of proficiency or experience.

In Japanese martial arts, kyu-level practitioners hold the ranks below black belt. The kyu ranking system varies from art to art and school to school. While in some arts, all the kyu-level practitioners wear white belts, other arts use different colored belts, tags or stripes to mark kyu grades. Using only white belts for kyu is more traditional, but many schools have found the identification of each grade useful to help training progress. Unfortunately, the color order of the belts has not always been correct (in case if you are wondering when going through the pictures). By the way, the color order for the many belts/levels of the Karate Klub Nippon and to graduate explains as follows:

Kyu

9. Kyu = white
8. Kyu = yellow
7. Kyu = orange
6. Kyu = green
5. + 4. Kyu = purple
3. to 1. Kyu = brown

Kyu-level practitioners are in fact traditionally called mudansha, "ones without dan" and are considered as initiates rather than students - they only achieve that title once they have reached the ranking of first degree black belt (see below).

Dan
1. to ?... Dan = black

The total number of dan ranks is style-specific (1st through 5th and 1st through 10th are common in Japanese arts, 1st through 9th are common in Korean arts). The lower dan grades can normally be attained through a grading examination or sometimes through competition. The higher dan grades, however, require years of experience and contribution to the relevant martial art. There is no set achievement level that is universal. An important point to note about ranking systems is that they are specific to the school or style, thus the ranks achieved do not necessarily translate across martial arts styles.

 

 

ARJ | 2006

AUSTRIA

 

AUSTRIA 140606 KREMS

AUSTRIA 140606 215 (6) 1/3 KREMS

AUSTRIA 140606 215 (5) 2/3 KREMS

AUSTRIA 140606 215 (1) 3/3 KREMS

 

ARJ | 2005

AUSTRIA

 

AUSTRIA 100605 KREMS

AUSTRIA 100605 215 (7) 1/2 KREMS

AUSTRIA 100605 215 (7) 2/2 KREMS

 

ARJ | 2004

AUSTRIA

 

AUSTRIA 180604 KREMS

AUSTRIA 180604 215 (1) KREMS

 

ARJ | 2003

AUSTRIA

 

AUSTRIA 130603 KREMS

AUSTRIA 130603 215 (1) KREMS

 

AUSTRIA 090503 KREMS

AUSTRIA 090503 215 (3) 1/2 KREMS

AUSTRIA 090503 215 (5) 2/2 KREMS

 

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