Gup Rank Requirements

Next Rank Minimum Experience Testing to Next Gup Rank Cumulative
Minimum Experience
White Belt
10th & 9th Gup
None Students are tested on basic techniques and forms. None
Yellow Belt
8th & 7th Gup
4 months experience at the White belt level. Students must test on all prior material learned up to the Yellow belt level. 8 months, 2 classes per week
Green Belt
6th & 5th Gup
4 months experience at the Yellow belt level. Students must test on all prior material learned up to the Green belt level. 12 months, 2 classes per week
Blue Belt
4th & 3rd Gup
4 months experience at the Green belt level. Students must test on all prior material learned up to the Blue belt level. 16 months, 2 classes per week
2nd Brown Belt
2nd Gup
4 months experience at the Blue belt level. Students must test on all prior material learned up to the 2nd Brown belt level. 20 months, 2 classes per week
1st Brown Belt
1st Gup
4 months experience at the 2nd Brown belt level. Students must test on all prior material learned up to the 1st Brown belt level. 24 months, 2 classes per week
1st Dan Black Belt 12 months experience at the 1st Brown belt level. Students must test on all prior material learned up to the 1st Black belt level. 36 months, 2 classes per week and 15 years old.