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.