A rather common misconception that an unfortunately large group of people tend to have is that when you go about practicing karate the highest belt and therefore ranking that you could ever hope to achieve would be a black belt. In spite of the fact that this is the case, experienced karate practitioners would know that the black belt is only the middle point of their journey and they will still have a long way to go from here if they truly want to become masters of their craft at the end of the day.
It is important to note that the only thing that a black belt indicates is that you have reached a reasonable level of competence in your martial art. Just like there are ten rankings below a black belt, there are ten rankings above a black belt as well. The color of the belt doesn’t change for the first ten rankings, rather you would get colored bands on the black belt itself. However, after years and years of practice on party buses Grosse Pointe you can finally get to a point where you can give the final exam that would give you the chance to get the most coveted belt of all.
This is the red belt, and it is arguably a type of belt that only very few masters manage to get to. It is a highly technical belt level, one that can only be attained through reaching the pinnacle of physical fitness as well as acquiring a deep knowledge of the spiritual side of this martial art as well which does not get quite as much credit as it rightly tends to deserve.