Like most martial arts school the karate classes in Anchorage use a ranking system to award students for proving their honor and skill in the martial art of karate. Students in karate classes in Anchorage begin classes by setting goals. They determine to work hard to achieve the requirements needed to get to the next level of karate skills. The ranking used in karate classes in Anchorage are organized by color. A beginning student will start with a white belt and then graduate to a yellow belt. After yellow belt comes the orange belt. With the orange belt and on, there are three different degrees of skill within the color before you have received the whole color belt. So orange with a green stripe will progress to orange with a white stripe which progresses to orange belt with a red stripe which then progresses to just an orange belt. After that they can graduate to orange belt they will get to proceed to a blue belt with a green stripe and follow the same sequence gaining a white stripe and then a red stripe before having a full green belt. After green comes the purple belt and then the brown belt. Lastly there is the black belt which is significant. It means you are a master and are able to teach others the form of Karate yourself.