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Bennetts Okinawan Karate Dojo
77 Erie Village Square
Erie, CO.  80516
(303) 947 - 3908


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Authentic Martial Arts

Aikido Classes
Karate Classes
Kobudo Classes
4 - 6 year olds
Bennetts Karate
Okinawan Martial Arts Club
Ranking System
There are 10 ranks before black belt (the white belt levels count as one rank).  The system contains 5 belts; white, yellow, green, brown, and black.  Two stripes are awarded between each colored belt rank until black belt.  Belts are classified using the Japanese numbering system, 10 (jyu) being the lowest rank and 1 (ichi) being the highest rank.

Ranks are awarded by knowledge of the material, min. time in rank, number of classes, and the students age.

Students will learn a new kata for each belt color:

White: Sanchin
Yellow: Kanshiwa
Green: Kanshu
Brown: Seichin
Black: Seisan

Sanchin is the first kata, and core kata of Uechi Ryu.  Students begin learning Sanchin at the white belt level, and is required for their black belt test.