Today, i watched students in my dojo (training facility) test for different purple and brown belt Kyus (rank or level). My sensei (karate teacher or head teacher) said that i could retest for second brown or 2nd Kyu, since the kata (form or series of moments) for 2nd Kyu is “Jion” (the name of a big temple). In my former dojo, “Jion” was a black belt kata (a form you learn once you are a black belt). Back in the day, i was 1st Kyu (next rank is black belt), but since i’m coming back after an 8 year hiatus, i felt that 2nd Kyu is a great place to jump back into the action. Even if i fail, i still get to wear my brown belt =)
Here are some tips for perparing for a rank test:
hope these tips help. Let me know if you have any.