ACKU Black Belt

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The ACKU Black Belt and Ranking

Our ACKU karate teaching system is the same as the karate you would learn in Japan. Our style is Shotokan. The concept or philosophy of Bushido is taught in a Canadian cultural context.

ACKU awards degrees of black belts (called dans). Ranking or degree of black belt is signified in the ACKU by badge colour.

Regular and dedicated training time frames are required between advancement of black belt levels.

Requirements

ACKU 1st Dan (Shodan): Red Badge

  • Heian Kata 1-5
  • Tekki Kata 1-3
  • Bassai Dai
  • Kanku Dai
  • ACKU Jo, Nunchaku, Bokken, Sai, Tonfa, Bo, Kama
  • Three years regular practice

ACKU 2nd Dan (Nidan) Gold Badge

  • Jion
  • Empi
  • Kanku Sho
  • ACKU Jo, Nunchaku, Bokken, Sai, Tonfa, Bo, Kama
  • One year regular practice after first dan

ACKU 3rd Dan (Sandan) Emerald Badge

  • Hangetsu
  • Jitte
  • Gankaku
  • Chinte
  • Jiin
  • Bassai Sho
  • Sochin
  • Nijushiho
  • Two years regular practice after second dan

ACKU 4th Dan (Yondan) Violet Badge

  • Wankan
  • Meikyo
  • Unsu
  • Three years regular practice after third dan

 

ACKU 5th Dan (Godan) Black Badge

  • Four years regular practice after fourth dan
  • Gojushiho Sho

ACKU 6th Dan (Rokudan) Platinum Badge

  • Five years regular practice after fifth dan
  • Gojushiho Dai

 

ACKU 7th Dant (Shichidan) Senior Instructor Badge

  • Six years regular practice after sixth dan

ACKU 8th Dan (Hachidan) Senior Instructor Badge

  • Seven years regular practice after seventh dan

ACKU 9th Dan (Kyudan) Master Instructor Badge

  • Eight years regular practice after eighth dan

ACKU 10th Dan (Judan) Master Instructor Badge

  • Nine years regular practice after ninth dan