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Ranking systems for Muay Thai Schools

 

Welcome Muay Thai Kru / Instructors

As most of you all ready know, Muay Thai has no official ranking system other than your fight status, this works well in Thailand, however in the states most students of Martial arts are use to Belt ranking systems or other forms of progression and achievement acknowledgment such as certificates and colored belts.

You as instructors and gym owners must decide how you will incorporate the many forms of ranking systems into your own schools, and find the system that works best for you. Below are some of the top Grading and ranking systems used today by instructors and Muay Thai institutions everywhere.

Listed Below are the top 3 Ranking systems in use today

Khan level ranking system

Many schools have adopted the Khan level progression system including the Muay Thai federation , and other Muay Thai schools . This system of student progression is outlined here.

1st Khan - White - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

2nd Khan - Yellow - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

3rd Khan - Yellow and White - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

4th Khan - Green - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

5th Khan - Green and White - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

6th Khan - Blue - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

7th Khan - Blue and White - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

8th Khan - Brown - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

9th Khan - Brown and White - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

10th Khan - Red - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

11th Khan - Red and White - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat ( Jr instructor ) Instructor trainee

12th Khan - Red and Yellow - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat ( Kru / instructor )

13th Khan - Red and White - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat ( Senior Kru / instructor ) Kru Yai

14th Khan - Silver - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat ( Master Instructor ) Ajarn / Ajahn / Arjarn

15th Khan - Gold - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat ( Grand Master )

 

Other Muay Thai Schools like - JD Muay Thai K1 - has the same as above except for a level 15 Khan that is Silver and Gold - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat

16th Khan is Gold - Druang Rang / Prajioud / Prajeat - Grand Master

 

Muay Thai Tassels only Ranking system

Many Schools use a armband Tassel system only for ranking students the Tassels are called Druang Rang or Prajeat or Prajioud

 

White - Beginner Student

Yellow - Basic Knowledge

Green - intermediate

Blue - Advanced knowledge of Muay Thai techniques

Black - All basic and Advanced knowledge of Muay Thai techniques and theory

Red - Jr Instructor

Red and Black - Instructor / Kru

 

Certificate only Level Grading and Rank

Other schools use the Level system with Certificate only ranking, Listed Below are the most popular Certificate only systems. This system is very popular with most gyms and with instructors who have previous martial arts experience before teaching Muay Thai.

 

level 0 - ( white belt equivalent ) - 6 months

Level 1 - ( Yellow Belt Equivalent ) - 6 months

Level 2 - ( Orange Belt Equivalent ) - 6 Months

Level 3 - ( Purple belt Equivalent ) - 6 months

Level 4 - ( Blue Belt Equivalent ) - 6 months

Level 5 - ( Green Belt Equivalent ) - 6 months

Level 6 - ( Brown Belt Equivalent ) - 6 months

Level 7 - ( Black Belt Equivalent ) - 6 months ( 4 years of training )

Level 8 - ( Jr instructor - 2nd Dan/Degree Black Equivalent ) 5 - 6 years of training

Level 9 - ( Instructor / Kru - 3rd Dan/Degree Black Equivalent ) - 8 years of training

Level 10 - ( Senior Instructor / Kru - 5th Dan/Degree Black ) - ( 5 years of teaching )

Level 11 - ( Master Instructor / Kru - 8th/Dan/Degree Black ) - ( 10 + years as instructor )

Level 12 - ( Grand Master Instructor / Kru - 10th Dan/Degree Black ) - ( 20 years as instructor )

 

Please Note:

All Black Belt Dan/Degree's shown above are only representing Equivalents for Western and United States Martial Arts Students and for the Art of Muay Thai Kick Boxing or Muay Boran Martial Arts there are no official ranking systems for Muay Boran or Muay Thai Kick Boxing

Some Final thoughts on Ranking systems :

Many Variations of these Ranking systems are in effect today, they are easy to incorporate into most gyms and schools. many schools use levels in between these 12 to rank the students up every 3 months instead of every 6 months, like giving the student a white with yellow stripe after 3 months and so on. You must find the right system for your school or gym, these top 3 systems are just example guide lines to help you get started.

 

 

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