Original I.K.K.A. Belt Chart

Here is Ed Parker's original Iinternational Kenpo Karate Association Belt Chart showing standard belt colours plus tipped belts for advanced levels for each of the coloured belts.

Ed Parker's American Kenpo Karate

Belt Ranks and Titles

White to 1st Black Belt Ranks and Titles

Beginner: White Belt, Yellow Belt
Intermediate:
Orange Belt, Purple Belt
Skilled
: Blue Belt, Green Belt
Advanced
: 3rd Brown Belt, 2nd Brown Belt, 1st Black Belt


Black Belt Ranks and Titles

1st Degree Black Belt  -  Junior Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt  -  Associate Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt  -  Head Instructor
4th Degree Black Belt  -  Senior Instructor
5th Degree Black Belt  -  Associate Professor
6th Degree Black Belt  -  Professor
7th Degree Black Belt  -  Senior Profesor
8th Degree Black Belt  -  Associate Master of the Arts
9th Degree Black Belt  -  Master of the Arts
10th Degree Black Belt  -  Senior Master of the Arts

The Title Senior Grand Master of the Arts is reserved for the Founder and Head of the System

Senior Grand Master
Ed Parker