Colored Belt and Black Belt Ranks in American Eagle Style
In the United States the term Rank refers to a student's level of proficiency in the martial arts. In different styles it may be referred to by other names; for example in Korean (Tae Kwon Do) it is a gup or gyup for colored belts and dan for first degree and up.
There are nine ranks in the colored belt levels of proficiency. One of these ranks, Orange Belt, is an intermediate stage for boys and girls under the age of 12 between the levels of White and Yellow Belt. Belts for young ladies and gentlemen under the age of 18 are tipped with a white band.
7th Rank - Yellow Belt (7th Gyup)
6th Rank - Green Belt (6th Gyup)
5th Rank - Blue Belt (5th Gyup)
4th Rank - Purple Belt (4th Gyup)
3rd Rank - Brown Belt (3rd Gyup)
2nd Rank - Brown Belt with one Black Tip (2nd Gyup)
1st Rank - Brown Belt with two Black Tips (1st Gyup)
This is followed by 1st Degree Black up to 10th Degree Black.