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In the initial Dan rankings, solid red.

1st-5th Dan Black Belts wear a black belt. 6-8 wear black belts also but can wear a red and white striped belt. 9-10 wear a red belt, the highest rank ever reached. (Theoretically if one attains perfection in judo, they are 12th dan and wear a double wide belt, to distinguish from a single-wide beginners belt.)

*The ranks used in other countries including Europe use the black belt as the highest, with the order of ranks being white, red, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, and black.

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White Belt
  • Almost all Martial Arts students begin as white belts. The color white symbolizes an innocence of knowledge in the martial arts. White is like an empty void to be filled with knowledge and experience in the martial arts. As a white belt, students will generally learn the fundamentals of the style they are studying.

Yellow Belt
  • A yellow belt signifies the first rays of sunlight shining down on a martial arts student. It is like the beginning of a new life as the student takes his first step away from being a beginner with no knowledge of the martial arts. As a yellow belt, students commonly expand their basic knowledge of their martial art and strengthen their fundamentals.

Green Belt
  • Green belts signify a student's progress as, like a plant, they begin to put roots down in their practice and grow. As a green belt, students learn more advanced techniques and begin to refine their fundamental skills.

Blue Belt
  • The blue belt signifies the blue of the sky. As a blue belt, students grow "taller" in their development as martial artists, just as plants grow higher and closer to the sky. Blue belts have gained a more sophisticated understanding and ability in the martial art they are studying.

Red Belt
  • The red of the red belt usually signifies danger. As a red belt, students have amassed an arsenal of fighting skills and are more than capable of using them. However, they have not progressed to the highest level and must therefore be regarded with caution as they are not yet in full control of their powers.

Black Belt
  • Black is the opposite of white. As a white belt a student had no knowledge of the martial arts. Now, as a black belt a student has been tested and proved their mastery in all the skills and techniques in a particular system of martial arts. Black is the final colored belt you can attain in most martial arts. However, black belts continue to learn and grow as they teach others. Rather than being awarded new colored belts for their progress, those who have already obtained a black belt instead progress by degree, or "dan."

    I'm a black and red belt

    aka (second degree black belt)

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the red belt is the highest, at least in the European system, red belt is used to represent a high rank such as 10th to 15th dan

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Mixed martial arts has no belts.

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Black color is the highest belt in MMA.

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