Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Yudansha Ranks

Rank

Belt Kanji Min. period of time to achieve rank Min. Age Titles YKKF
instructor ranks
Jr. Dan Sho
Dan Ho
Black with
white stripe
初段 3 14    
1st Dan Sho-Dan Black 初段 3 16   Assistant instructor
2nd Dan Ni-Dan Black
5 18   Instructor
3rd Dan San-Dan Black
7 21   Teacher
4th Dan Yon-Dan Black
10 25 Sensei
Renshi
Master
5th Dan Go-Dan Black
15 30 Sensei
Renshi
Senior Master
6th Dan Roku-Dan Black
25 40 Sensei
Renshi
Senior Master
7th Dan Shichi-Dan Black or

30 45 Shihan
Kyoshi
Top Master
White Red
8th Dan Hachi-Dan Black or
35 50 Shihan
Kyoshi
Top Master
White Red
9th Dan Kyuu-Dan Black or
45 60 Shihan
Hanshi
Top Master
White Red
10th Dan Juu-Dan Black or
50 70 Shihan
Hanshi
Top Master
Red