Dan grade syllabus

1st / Sho Dan – Black Belt

At least 100 hours of practice after obtaining I Kyu

1. Koryu Goshin no Kata

1 Suwari Waza (4)

2 Hanza Handachi Waza (4)

3 Tachi Waza (8)

2. Randori Kihon Waza Ju Nana hon no Kata

1 Atemi Waza (5)

2 Hiji Waza (5)

3 Tekubi Waza (4)

4 Uki Waza (3)

3. Tanto Kaeshi Waza (10 Techniques)

1. Oshi Taoshi/Ushiro Ate

2. Hiki Taoshi/Shomen Ate

3. Waki Gatamae/Gyakugamae Ate

4. Kote Gaeshi/Ushiro Ate

5. Kote Gaeshi/Gedan Ate

6. Tenkai Kote Hineri/Ushiro Ate

7. Tenkai Kote Gaeshi/Gyakugamae Ate

8. Tenkai Kote Gaeshi/Gyakugamae Ate

9. Mae Otoshi/Gedan Ate

10. Sumi Otoshi/Shomen Ate

4. Kakari Geiko: 1 time 2 minutes.

5. Hikitate Geiko: 1 time 2 minutes.

(Tori and Uke for young men; Tori only for women and older men)

6. Theoretical questions

2nd / Ni Dan – Black Belt

At least 200 days of practice after obtaining Sho Dan

• Koryu Goshin no Kata

o Suwari Waza (4)

o Hanza Handachi Waza (4)

o Tachi Waza (8)

o Tanto Dori (8)

• Randori Kihon Waza Ju Nana hon no Kata

o Atemi Waza (5)

o Hiji Waza (5)

o Tekubi Waza (4)

o Uki Waza (3)

• Randori: 3 times 2 minutes Uke and Tori (young men)

• Koryu Nage no Kata (women & older men)

o Omote (7)

o Ura (7)

• Theoretical questions

3rd / San Dan – Black Belt

At least 250 days of practice after obtaining Ni Dan.

• Koryu Goshin no Kata

o Suwari Waza (4)

o Hanza Handachi Waza (4)

o Tachi Waza (8)

o Tanto Dori (8)

o Tachi Dori (5)

o Yari Dori (5)

o Yari (8)

o Kumi Tachi (8)

• Randori Kihon Waza Ju Nana hon no Kata:

17 techniques

• Randori: 4 times 2 minutes Uke and Tori (young men)

• Koryu Nage no Kata (women & older men)

o Omote (7)

o Ura (7)

o Oyo (11)

• Theoretical questions

4th / Yon Dan – Black Belt

At least 4 years of practice after obtaining San Dan.

• Tegatana no Kuzushi kara no Waza

o Jodan no Kuzushi

1. Aigamae – Oshiro ate

2. Gyakugamae – Oshiro ate

o Chudan no Kuzushi

3. Aigamae – Oshi taoshi

4. Gyakugamae – Hiki taoshi

o Gedan no Kuzushi

5. Aigamae – Kote gaeshi

6. Gyakugamae – Kote gaeshi

o Koho no Kuzushi

7. Ryote – Oshi taoshi

8. Ryote – Oshiro ate

• Goshin ho (Tekubi dori)

o Aigamae katate dori

1. Shomen ate

2. Gedan ate

o Gyakugamae katate dori

1. Shomen ate

2. Aigamae ate

3. Gyakugamae ate

• Goshin ho (Datotsushu)

o Shomen uchi

1. Aigamae ate

2. Oshi taoshi

o Yokomen uchi

1. Aigamae ate

2. Tenkai kote gaeshi

o Shomen tsuki

1. Kote gaeshi

o Mae geri

1. Shomen ate

5th / Go Dan – Black Belt

At least 5 years of practice after obtaining Yo Dan

• Goshin ho (Tekubi dori)

o Aigamae katate dori

1. Oshi taoshi

2. Hiki taoshi

3. Kote hineri

4. Kote gaeshi

5. Tenkai Kote hineri

o Gyakugamae katate dori

6. Hiki taoshi

7. Gyakute dori kote hineri

8. Waki gatame

9. Tenkai kote gaeshi

10. Sumi otoshi

o Katate ryote dori

11. Tentai oshi taoshi

12. Kote gaeshi

o Zempo ryote dori

13. Aigamae ate (Tenchi nage)

14. Aigamae ate (Tenchi nage ura)

o Oshiro ryote dori

15. Tenkai ude hineri nage

16. Kote gaeshi

17. Tenkai kote gaeshi

18. Tenkai gyakute dori kote hineri

6th / Rokku Dan – Black Belt

At least 7 years of practice after obtaining Go Dan.

• Goshin ho (Dogi dori)

o Mae eri dori

1. Gyakute dori kote hineri osae

o Aigamae nakasode dori

2. Kote gaeshi

o Gyakugamae nakasode dori

3. Waki gatame

4. Gyakute dori kote hineri osae

o Ryusode dori

5. Gedan ate

o Juji jime

6. Tenkai kote hineri

o Oku eri dori

7. Gyakute dori kote hineri osae

8. Kote gaeshi

o Kakae dori

9. Tenkai kote hineri

10. Gyakute dori kote hineri osae

• Goshin ho (2 methotds of Kuzushi)

o Datsu ryoku – Aigamae katate dori

11. Aigamae ate

o Datsu ryoku – Katate ryote dori

12. Tenkai kote gaeshi

o Tegatana – Gyakugamae katate dori

13. Oshiro ate

14. Kote gaeshi (Aigamae gyakute dori)

15. Tenkai kote gaeshi

o Tegatana – Zenpo ryote dori

16. Hiji kime taoshi

17. Gyakute dori kote hineri osae

18. Tenkai kote gaeshi

• Goshin ho (3 methods of Kuzushi)

o Datsu ryoku – Aigamae katate dori

1. Aigamae ate

o Datsu ryoku – Katate ryote dori

2. Tenkai kote gaeshi

o Tegatana – Gyakugamae katate dori

3. Oshiro ate

4. Kote gaeshi (Aigamae gyakute dori)

5. Tenkai kote gaeshi

o Tegatana – Zenpo ryote dori

6. Hiji kime taoshi

7. Gyakute dori kote hineri osae

8. Tenkai kote gaeshi

o Kaiten – Aigamae katate dori

9. Aigamae ate (from jodan no kuzushi)

o Kaiten – Ryu sode dori

10. Ude hineri ude gaeshi (from chudan and gedan

no kuzushi)

7th / Nana Dan – Black Belt

At least 8 years of practice after obtaining Rokyu Dan.