From Bottom -
9th Kyu White
8th Kyu White with Yellow Stripe
7th Kyu Yellow
6th Kyu Green
5th Kyu Blue
4th Kyu Purple
3rd, 2nd, and 1st Kyu Brown
1st Dan Black
2nd and 3rd Dan Poom Belt
4th and 5th Dan Renshi Belt
6th, 7th, and 8th Dan Kyoshi Belt
9th Dan Master Red Belt
when I am 60 - 10th Dan Grandmaster White Belt
We start with White and end with White (Full Circle).
I am proud of my Purple Soke Belt.
I earned it after Master Miriam Stevens (1948 - 2020) died.
He put in for it on my behalf for my creation of -
Shurinju Tiger Ryu Kempo.
It is a combination of my base style Shuri Te / Ryu Karate,
Hakko Ryu Jujitsu Te,
Hung Gar Tiger Fist Gung Fu,
and American Kenpo Karate.
When I make 10th Dan I hope not only to become a Grandmaster,
but a Gold Belt Soke as well.
The Soke Belt is a special belt earned in the creation of a system or style.