Junior Grades within the S.K.W.
Children of 15 years and less are given a slightly
easier entry into the world of Wado Ryu.
Each rank within the system is identified by the
colour of the obi, (belt) worn.
The colours are as follows:
13th Kyu White (Beginner)
12th Kyu White with red stripe
11th Kyu White with yellow stripe
10th Kyu White with green stripe
9th Kyu White with brown stripe
8th Kyu Yellow
7th Kyu Orange
6th Kyu Green
5th Kyu Blue
4th Kyu Purple
3rd Kyu Brown (First level)
2nd Kyu Brown (Intermediate level)
1st Kyu Brown (Advanced level)
1st Dan Black Junior Shodan
All Dan grade examination have a written
At 16 years of age, a Junior Shodan may take a
special exam, qualifying them as a Senior Shodan.