Dan Grade/Black Belt (Yu Dan Sha) 有段者帯システム
Junior Black Belt / Sho Dan Ho (初段補) 14 years old and below.
1st Degree Black Belt/Sho dan (初段) 15 years old above
2nd Degree Black Belt/Ni Dan (二段)
3rd Degree Black Belt/San Dan (三段)
4th Degree Black Belt/Yon Dan (四段)
5th Degree Black Belt/Go Dan (五段)
6th Degree Black Belt/Roku Dan (六段)
7th Degree Black Belt/Nana Dan (七段)
8th Degree Black Belt/Hachi Dan (八段)
Note: 1) In some Dojo, Shodan Ho is referred to as Shonen Shodan.
2) Red or Yellow Gold stripe can be used to distinguish Dan level but not compulsory.