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                          Black Belt Rank and Titles

Rank

Kempo

Wing Chun

Arnis_Kali

Hawaiian Lua

 

Rank

Title

Rank

Title

Rank

Title

Rank

Title

1st degree

Shodan

Sensei

Yiduan

Sifu

Lakan Isa

Guro

Mua Kekele'ele'ele Lua Kakiana

2nd Sergeant

2nd degree

Nidan

sensei

Erduan

Sifu

Lakan Dalawa

Guro

Lua Kekele'ele'ele Hapakolu Kakiana

3rd Sergeant

3rd degree

Sandan

Sensei

Sanduan

Sifu

Lakan Tatlo

Guro

Hapakolu Kekele'ele'ele Ha Kahiana

4th Sergeant

4th degree

Yodan

Master

Siduan

Sifu

Lakan Apat

Guro

Ha Kekele'ele'ele Hapalima Kakiana

5th Sergeant

5th degree

Godan

Renshi

Wuduan

Sigung

Lakan Lima

Tuhon

Hapalima kekele'ele'ele Lua Lukalena

2nd Lieutenant

6th degree

Rokudan

Shihan

Liuduan

Sigung

Lakan Anim

Tuhon

Ono Kekele'ele'ele Mua Lukalena

1st Lieutenant

7th degree

Shichidan

Professor

Qiduan

Sigung

Lakan Pito

Tuhon

Hiku Kekele'ele'ele kapena

Captain

8th degree

Hachidan

Hanshi

Baduan

Tai Sigung

Lakan Walo

Grand Tuhon

Walu Kekele'ele'ele Mekia

Major

9th degree

Kudan

Hanshi

Kiuduan

Tai Sigung

Lakan Siyam

Grand Tuhon

Iwa kekele'ele'ele Konia

Coloner

10th degree

Judan

Hanshi

Jiuduan

Tai Sigung

Lakan Sampu

Grand Tuhon

Umi Kekele'ele'ele Alihikaua

General



Black Belt in Hawaiian Lua                                        
 Title Kumu


Black Belt in Kempo under 4th degree
                  
 Title Sensei


Black Belt in Kombatan                                        
 Title Guru


Black Belt in Wing Chun
                                         
 Title Sifu

 

Black Belt under 14 years old                                                 

TitleKyosei                                           


Assistant Instructor under Black belt level
 

Sempai

Master Proficiency level or Title

Master may be awarded to the modern rank of 4th Dan or above.

Renshi Proficiency level or Title 

The character "Ren" means "polished, tempered" and "shi" means "person". Thus Renshi indicates a "polished instructor" or expert. Renshi may be awarded to the modern rank of 5th Dan or above.

Shihan Title
Shihan
a title attributed normally to a 6th Dan Black Belt and above "Shi" means teacher or "master" and "Han" means an example, model or pattern.

Kyoshi Proficiency level or Title 

The "Kyo" in Kyoshi means "professor" or "philosophy". Therefore, Kyoshi equals a "professor" capable of teaching the philosophy of the martial arts. Kyoshi may be awarded to the modern rank of 6th Dan and above.

Hanshi TitleThe "Han" in Hanshi means "example, model" and indicates "a teacher that can serve as an ideal model for others", or a "senior master". Hanshi may be awarded to the modern day rank of 8th Dan and above.


Kaiso Title

The Kaiso title is for the founder of a Martial Art System.

The titles of Shihan, Professor, & Hanshi all can be use as the higher level title of a particular system; it depends on the lineage of the system.

 

Requirements for Dan Promotions


 

Shodan

At least 4 years of training                                        Black belt in one system

Nidan

Minimum of 2 years after Shodan  Total years 6        Black belt in two systems

Sandan

Minimum of 2 years after Nidan    Total years 8        Black belt in three systems

Yodan

Minimum of 3 years after Sandan  Total years 11   (Black belt in 4 systems Mo'o Dragon Certificate)

Godan

Minimum of 4 years after Yodan   Total years 15      Years of teaching 10 years

Rokudan

By recommendation Minimum of 20 years in the Arts

Shichidan

By recommendation Minimum of 25 years in the Arts

Hachidan

By recommendation Minimum of 30 years in the Arts

Kudan

By recommendation Minimum of 35 years in the Arts

Judan

By recommendation Minimum of 40 years in the Arts


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