Introduction to Ranks

A martial art rank is the official standing that an individual holds within a specific system or style of martial arts. The standards associated with ranks are usually created by the person who founded the system / style. The ideologies, practices, and standards associated with martial art ranks will often vary from one system /…

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Belts

In the martial art community, belts are often used to signify the acquirement of knowledge and the development of skill. Traditionally, belts have been associated with specific martial art styles; e.g. karate, taekwondo, judo etc. Brian K Leishman Canadian Martial Arts Association

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Sashes

In the martial art community, sashes are also used to signify the acquirement of knowledge and the development of skill. Traditionally, sashes are associated with kung-fu styles; e.g. Choy Lay Fat, Hung Gar, Shaolin etc. Brian K Leishman Canadian Martial Arts Association

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