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Definition of kyu in English:
1A numbered grade of the less advanced level of proficiency in judo, karate, and other martial arts.
- Yes, we require a certain number of practice hours and a test for promotion to kyu and dan ranks.
- He then informs the Hombu Dojo of the result of kyu testing using this form here.
- We frequently hold study seminars and workshops, at which we also try to conduct much of our kyu and dan ranking.
1.1A person who has achieved a kyu.
- So I remember these two women when they came to the dojo early on when I was a 4th kyu.
From Japanese kyū 'class'.
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