Definition of "kyu" []

  • One of the five student grades for inexperienced competitors (noun)
  • A student in the kyu grades (noun)
  • A grade or rank in Japanese martial arts. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "kyu" in a sentence
  • "One big guy who introduced himself as a 1st kyu apologised for the fact that we were not allowed to go on the mat, we spoke about techniques and our differences, he asked about a technique that we called Nikkyo, he tried to apply the technique on me, nothing!,"
  • "The first kyu asked his (insisted) that his teacher try Nykkyo on me, his teacher tried to apply the technique, nothing!, the teacher said to his student that I was making the arm of stone and if he were to apply the mind of stone he would break my arm."
  • "I was progressing quickly, when I reached 3rd kyu (green belt) Williams Sensei asked me to be his personal assistant, a position I readily accepted."