Kids Karate Midtown West: How do the belt colors and ranks work?
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Kids Karate Midtown West: Karate City Parent’s Insights


Kids Karate Midtown West : The belt represents the level of skill and, most importantly growth that a person currently possesses in karate. How the belt colors and ranks work in Karate City is not based on the conventional WKF (World Karate Federation) system.


There are 9 student levels in karate and the belt color progression is as follows:


  • White
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black

Once your child has achieved a black belt there are 10 master levels to complete.


What does my child have to do in a karate belt test?


In order to move on to the next belt color, your child will need to complete a belt test. These tests show that they have achieved the desired skill level and knowledge to move up the karate ranks. Karate City uses the sport karate technique of testing. The exact requirements for each belt test will be on ongoing discussion and practice during training.

The sport technique of testing is, we believe, the method of the future. It will help to promote success in karate and therefore increase the popularity of the sport. We use this technique as it tests the developmental aspect of the skills, therefore focussing on the individual. 


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As your child progresses through the belt ranks they will learn and subsequently adopt the philosophy of our school. We teach using the same methods that have been successful for elite athletes, such as Serena Williams.

Your child can certainly become as strong as an elite athlete. They can achieve their goals using the tools and techniques learned in our school. As their mindset becomes more in line with this philosophy the skills they learn, become useful in accomplishing their goals in all aspects of their lives. Our program creates strong individuals that have all the tools they need to succeed. Kids Karate Midtown West.