• Sankyu (3 kyu)

    Represented by the brown belt with one black stripe on each end.

    What you may learn as a Sankyu.
    A Sankyu student may practice:
    • Seisan (a kata)
    • Sankyu kumite (an advanced prearranged fighting exercise performed with a partner)
    • Unrestricted free sparring (according to capability, full power and speed)
    • Proper breath control is important, supporting the development of power.

    At or after the student’s 150th class, but not before 40 Sankyu classes, the student should ask for a review of performance. Upon recommendation, the student may request a formal test for Nikyu.

    Promotion awarded is: Nikyu (2 kyu)

    Brown belt with two black stripes on each end with a separation between them.