Adult Grading Requirements

6th Kyu (Rokukyu) 20 practice days since beginning

5th Kyu (Gokyu) 40 practice days after 6th

4th Kyu (Yonkyu) 80 practice days after 5th Kyu

Seiza (a) Bowing/Rei (b) Rise from seiza
Shikko*
Hanmi (a) Migi hanmi (b) Hidari hanmi
Ukemi (a) Ushiro ukemi (1) back fall (2) back roll* (b) Mae ukemi*

*Instructor’s option depending on age and ability.

Kokyu undo (a) Funakogi undo
Tai sabaki (a) Tenkan (b) Irimi
Hanmi (w/partner) (a) Ai hanmi
Atemi (w/partner)

   (a) Tsuki

   (b) Yokomenuchi

   (c) Shomenuchi Tai no henko (w/partner)

        as both uke and nage

Kokyudosa

Kyu Shomenuchi Ikkyo (omote & ura)

Shomenuchi Iriminage
Katatetori Shihonage (omote & ura)

Ryotetori Tenchinage (omote & ura)
Tsuki Kotegaeshi
Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi (omote & ura) Morotetori Kokyuho (omote & ura)

Shomenuchi Nikyo (omote & ura) Yokomenuchi Shihonage (omote & ura)

Tsuki Iriminage
Ushiro Tekubitori Sankyo (omote & ura)

Ushiro Ryokatatori Kotegaeshi (omote & ura) Suwari waza:

   Shomenuchi Ikkyo (omote & ura)

   Katatori Nikyo (omote & ura)

   Katatori Sankyo (omote & ura)

3rd Kyu (Sankyu) 100 practice days after 4th Kyu

Yokomenuchi Iriminage (2 variations)

Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi (omote & ura)

Tsuki Kaitennage (omote & ura)
Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo (omote & ura)

Morotetori Iriminage (2 variations)

Shomenuchi Sankyo (omote & ura)

Suwari waza:

   Shomenuchi Iriminage

   Shomenuchi Nikyo (omote & ura)

Hanmi handachi:

   Katatetori Shihonage (omote & ura)

   Katatetori Kaitennage (uchi & soto mawari**)

2nd Kyu (Nikyu) 200 practice days after 3rd Kyu

1st Kyu (Ikkyu) 300 practice days after 2nd Kyu

Seminar attendance is encouraged

Shomenuchi Shihonage (omote & ura)

Shomenuchi Kaitennage (omote & ura)

Yokomenuchi Gokyo (omote & ura)
Ushiro Tekubitori Shihonage (omote & ura)

Ushiro Kubishime Koshinage

Ushiro Tekubitori Jujinage (omote & ura)

Morotetori Nikyo (omote & ura)
Hanmi handachi:

   Shomenuchi Iriminage
   Katatetori Nikyo (omote & ura)

   Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi (omote & ura)

Randori (2 attackers)

Seminar attendance is strongly encouraged

Katatori Menuchi – 5 Techniques

Yokomenuchi – 5 Techniques

Morotetori – 5 Techniques

Shomenuchi – 5 Techniques

Tsuki - 5 Techniques

Ryotetori – 5 Techniques

Koshinage – 5 Techniques

Hanmi handachi:

   Ushiro waza – 5 Techniques

Tanto tori

Randori (3 attackers)

Shodan 300 practice days after 1st Kyu

and not <1 year

Must attend one seminar per year

All Kyu requirements, including all forms of grasping shoulders, elbows, collar, wrists, and hands. 

All techniques from the rear

Suwari waza shomenuchi ikkyo - gokyo

Tachi tori
Jo tori and Jo waza

Henka waza***

Randori (4 attackers)

Nidan 600 practice days after Shodan / Not less than 2 years after Shodan

Must attend two seminars per year

All Shodan Requirements

Tachi tori (2 attackers)

Kaeshi waza****
Randori (5 attackers)

Sandan 700 practice days after Nidan / Not less than 3 years after Nidan

Must attend two seminars per year

 

Subject of examination to be determined by examiner at the time of examination

*.       Instructor’s option depending on age and ability.

**.     Uchi & Soto mawari–Both inside (Uchi) and outside (Soto) movements.

***.   Henka waza–Switching from one technique to another. Examiner will call the first technique.

****. Kaeshi waza–Counter techniques. Uke applies the technique to Nage. Original technique will be called by examiner. (e.g., to apply Sankyo against Nikyo).