MPKA Charts

Belt Rank Standards

Senior Black Belts

2nd Degree - 3rd Degree - 4th Degree - 5th Degree - 6th Degree

Black Belt

1st DAN - Top speed, ultimate reflexes, natural fighting ability, professional teaching ability, and skilled mat work are demanded.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

Brown Belt

1st KYU (I) - Third Degree Brown - Test consists of advanced knowledge, skills, and techniques.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

Brown Belt

2nd KYU (NI) - Second Degree Brown - Test consists of advanced knowledge, skills, and techniques.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

Brown Belt

3rd KYU (San) - First Degree Brown - Great physical and mental reflexes are required. Powerful strength and a hard body.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

Green Belt

4th KYU - Teaching ability is required. This is the first instructor rank. Speed and combinations of techniques are required.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

 
Blue Belt (Adult)  

Belt Test Requirements

5th KYU - Flowing katas are the main requirement needed. Fighting skills and mat work are now reaching the advanced stage.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

 

Red Belt (Child)  

Belt Test Requirements

Purple Belt (Adult)  

Belt Test Requirements

6th KYU - Flexibility and balance are the key requirements. Basic kumite skills must be demonstrated.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

 

Purple Belt (Child)  

Belt Test Requirements

Orange Belt (Adult)  

Belt Test Requirements

7th KYU - Control of body, mind, and spirit is needed.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

 

Orange Belt (Child)  

Belt Test Requirements

Yellow Belt  

8th KYU - Basic knowledge of self-defense and strong technique is required.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

Advanced White Belt

9th KYU - The objective of this test is to lay the groundwork for advancement to the higher ranks.

Chart for training --- Belt Test Requirements

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