Testing Criteria

Mudansha Study Criteria (current belt level to next higher level)

  • White Belt  – First 10 Waza, Ukemi, Tai Sabaki
  • White Belt w / Stripe– All Waza, Haragei, Essential Knowledge Test
  • Green Belt  – 4 Henka for each Waza
  • Green Belt w/ Stripe – 4 Tekiyo (Grabs) for each Principle, Written Test
  • Brown Belt – 4 Tekiyo (Strikes) for each Principle, Weapons Defenses, Strangle Holds, Nage Waza, Randori
  • Brown Belt / stripe – All Shodan Waza, All Ukemi, All Tai Sabaki, All Henka, All Tekiyo, All Weapons, Shiatsu Basic Course, Randori, Shodan Essay.

Yudansha Study Criteria

  • Shodan – All Waza through Nidan, 4 Henka, 4 Tekiyo, Weapons, Randori.
  • Nidan – All Waza through Sandan, 4 Henka, 4 Tekiyo, Weapons, Randori.
  • Sandan – All Waza through Yondan, 4 Henka, 4 Tekiyo, Weapons, Randori

Shihan Study Criteria

  • Yondan – All Waza through Godan, 4 Henka, 4 Tekiyo, Weapons, Randori, and by personal invitation; Shiatsu training and Shihan Jikiden training.
  • Shihan – Renshi Shihan Jikiden / Kaiden Shihan Jikiden.