Represented by the brown belt with two black stripes on each end with a separation between them.
What you may learn as a Nikyu.
A Nikyu student may practice:
• Seisan bunkai (an applications exercise of the kata Seisan performed with a partner)
• The student should perfect all techniques learned thus far in order to establish the strength and effectiveness necessary for black belt testing.
At or after the student’s 200th class, but not before 40 Nikyu classes, the student should ask for a review of performance. Upon recommendation, the student may request a formal test for Ikkyu.
The Ikkyu test is an exact duplicate of the shodan (first degree black belt) test. It is performed before a full committee of black belts in the black belt class. Exceptions may be made and the test given in other classes if adequate numbers of senior black belts are present and sufficient reasons exists for a waiver.
Brown belt with three black stripes on each end with a separation between them.