Belt Ranks and Titles

“I come to you with only Karate, empty hands, I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong; then here are my weapons, karate, my empty hands.”

Belt Ranks

White Belt

White Belt

Beige Black Stripe Belt

Beige Black Stripe Belt

Yellow Belt

Yellow Belt

Orange Belt

Orange Belt

Purple Belt

Purple Belt

Blue Belt

Blue Belt

Dark Blue Black Stripe Belt

Dark Blue Black Stripe Belt

Green Belt

Green Belt

Brown Belt

Brown Belt

Red Belt

Red Belt

Red Black Stripe Belt

Red Black Stripe Belt

Black Belt

Black Belt

Under Belt Ranks

Click on the links below to go to the individual lesson pages for each belt rank. If you wish to go directly to the requirement material you can link there through the under belt requirements page directly.

Black Belt Ranks

“I hold that my time and my skill are the assets of my profession, assets which grow in value as I progress in the Art until, as a Third Degree Black Belt, I stand as a fully qualified instructor.  It shall also be my responsibility to protect any student from ravenous individuals who would try to take advantage of personal weaknesses to divest the gullible into unprofitable paths, to preserve the sacred things, God, family, country and Association, I pledge my all.”

Official Titles

    • Heika (陛下) – International President
    • Denka (殿下) – National President
    • Hidenka (妃殿下) Regional President
    • Kacho (課長) School President
    • Tatsujin (達人) CMATOS Mastery Belt – Silver Belt (Honary Belt bestowed by the CMATOS board of directors)

Instructors

    • Soke (宗家) Head of the System – Only one at a time
    • Shihan (師範) Master Instructor of Instructors – At least 7th Dan
    • Hanshi (範士) Senior Instructor – At least 6th Dan
    • Kyōshi (教士) Advanced Instructor – At least 5th Dan
    • Renshi (錬士) Expert Instructor – At least 4th Dan
    • Sensei (先生) Instructor – Must be at least 2nd Dan

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