FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Gi?

A Gi is a traditional outfit typically composed of a heavy cotton jacket and reinforced trousers. A cloth belt is worn over the gi, both to keep the jacket closed, and as a signifier of the skill/rank of the practitioner. The term kimono is sometimes used to describe the whole outfit, or occasionally just the jacket.

What are the ranks?

Adult Belt System consists of the following ranks, in order from beginner and up: White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black. Additional rare ranks above black belt do exist but are not covered in the scope of this description. Promotions are not guaranteed, they are earned.

Kids Belt System consists of the following ranks, in order from beginner and up: White, Yellow, Orange, Green. Student must be age 14+ to reach Green Belt. After completing the Kids Belts system and reaching the age of 16+ a child is eligible to test for an adults Blue Belt on their next promotion. Promotions are not guaranteed, they are earned.