Promotion Requirements

6th Kyu (20 practice days)

  1. Seiza (a) Bowing/Rei (b) Rise from seiza
  2. Shikko*
  3. Hanmi (a) Migi hanmi (b) Hidari hanmi
  4. Ukemi (a) Ushiro ukemi (1) back fall (2) back roll* (b) Mae ukemi*
  5. Kokyu undo (a) Funakogi undo (b) Ikkyo undo
  6. Tai sabaki (a) Tenkan (b) Irimi (c) Irimi tenkan (d) Tenshin
  7. Hanmi (w/partner) (a) Ai hanmi (b) Gyaku hanmi
  8. Atemi (w/partner) (a) Tsuki (b) Yokomenuchi (c) Shomenuchi
  9. Tai no henko (w/partner) as both uke and nage
  10. Kokyudosa – ZagiKokyuho (sitting) (w/partner)
* Instructor's Option Depending on Age and Ability

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

  1. Shomenuchi Ikkyo (omote & ura)
  2. Shomenuchi Iriminage
  3. Katatetori Shihonage (omote & ura)
  4. Ryotetori Tenchinage (omote & ura)
  5. Tsuki Kotegaeshi (tenkan)
  6. Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi (omote & ura)
  7. Morotetori Kokyunage (omote & ura)

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

  1. Shomenuchi Nikyo (omote & ura)
  2. Yokomenuchi Shihonage (omote & ura)
  3. Tsuki Iriminage (irimi, tenkan & tenshin variations)
  4. Ushiro Tekubitori Sankyo (omote & ura)
  5. Ushiro RyokatatoriKotegaeshi (omote & ura)
  6. Suwari waza:
    1. Shomenuchi Ikkyo (omote & ura)
    2. Katatori Nikyo (omote & ura)
    3. Katatori Sankyo (omote & ura)

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

  1. Yokomenuchi Iriminage (3 variations)
  2. Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi (omote & ura)
  3. Tsuki Kaitennage (omote & ura)
  4. Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo (omote & ura)
  5. Morotetori Iriminage (2 variations)
  6. Shomenuchi Sankyo (omote & ura)
  7. Suwari waza:
    1. Shomenuchi Iriminage
    2. Shomenuchi Nikyo (omote & ura)
  8. Hanmi handachi:
    1. Katatetori Shihonage (omote & ura)
    2. Katatetori Kaitennage (uchi & soto)

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

  1. Yokomenuchi Iriminage (3 variations)
  2. Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi (omote & ura)
  3. Tsuki Kaitennage (omote & ura)
  4. Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo (omote & ura)
  5. Morotetori Iriminage (2 variations)
  6. Shomenuchi Sankyo (omote & ura)
  7. Suwari waza:
    1. Shomenuchi Iriminage
    2. Shomenuchi Nikyo (omote & ura)
  8. Hanmi handachi:
    1. Katatetori Shihonage (omote & ura)
    2. Katatetori Kaitennage (uchi & soto)

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

Must Attend 2 Seminars Per Year
  1. Katatori Menuchi – 5 Techniques
  2. Yokomenuchi – 5 Techniques
  3. Morotetori – 5 Techniques
  4. Shomenuchi – 5 Techniques
  5. Ryotetori – 5 Techniques
  6. Koshinage – 5 Techniques
  7. Hanmi handachi:
    1. Ushiro waza – 5 Techniques
  8. Tanto tori
  9. Jiyu waza and Randori (3 attackers)

Shodan (300 practice days after 1st Kyu)

Must Attend 2 Seminars Per Year
  1. All of 1st Kyu requirements
  2. Tachi tori and Bokuto waza
  3. Jo tori and Jo waza
  4. Henka waza
  5. Jiyu waza and Randori (4 attackers)

Nidan (600 practice days after Shodan)

Must Attend 2 Seminars Per Year
  1. All Shodan Requirements
  2. Tachi tori (2 attackers)
  3. Kaeshi waza (Counter Techniques)
  4. Jiyu waza and Randori (5 attackers)

Sandan (700 practice days after Nidan)

Must Attend 2 seminars Per Year. 

Subject of exam to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam.