There are 10 Kyu and 10 Dan in JKA karate. To obtain certification for each rank, you must fulfill the certification requirements and complete the testing procedure. Testing or grading is carried out by a panel of instructors authorized as JKA technical examiners.
Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Seek perfection of character
Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Put maximum effort into everything you do
Reigi o omonzuru koto
Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto