Promotion Criteria for Children

These criteria apply only to the children's classes.  Additionally, only instructors can nominate students for promotions.  It is rude to ask for a promotion but acceptable to inquire about status and requirements. 

Several factors are weighed and affect promotions including: knowledge, time, and ability.
1st Gold Stripe:
Counting 1–10 in Japanese; beginning vocabulary
2nd Gold Stripe:
Basic kicks 1–4 by number; basic exercises 1–7 by number
3rd Gold Stripe:
Basic kicks 5–8 by number; basic exercises 8–15 by number; new vocabulary
Gold Belt:
All gold belt stripe requirements above
1st Orange Stripe:
Basic kicks 1–3 in Japanese; basic exercises 1–4 in Japanese; first half of Taikyoku kata
2nd Orange Stripe:
Basic kicks 4–6 in Japanese; basic exercises 5–9 in Japanese; second half of Taikyoku kata
3rd Orange Stripe:
Basic kicks 7–8 in Japanese; basic exercises 10–15 in Japanese; first half of Sanchin kata
Orange Belt:
All gold and orange stripe requirements above; all of Taikyoku and Sanchin kata
1st Green Stripe:
First half of Seisan kata; new vocabulary
2nd Green Stripe:
Second half of Seisan kata; new vocabulary
3rd Green Stripe:
First half of Seiuchin kata; new vocabulary
Green Belt:
Seisan kata; Seiuchin kata; new vocabulary
1st Blue Stripe:
First half of Naihanchi kata; new vocabulary
2nd Blue Stripe:
Second half of Naihanchi kata; new vocabulary
3rd Blue Stripe:
First half of Wansu kata; new vocabulary
Blue Belt:
Naihanchi and Wansu kata; new vocabulary
1st Brown Stripe:
First half of Chinto kata; new vocabulary
2nd Brown Stripe:
Second half of Chinto kata; new vocabulary
3rd Blue Stripe:
Back side of kata; new vocabulary
Brown Belt:
Back side of kata; Chinto kata; new vocabulary