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Rank Recommendations

Rank Recommendations

Progression in rank promotions is not soley based on the ability of a student to meet the requirements listed below. It is Ryukoku Honbu's belief that advancement in Karate accounts for a whole person concept and suggests the dojo Senseis consider other factors such as good behavior, a spirit of effort, good school grades for the young students, and good conduct in the dojo and community. Ryukoku Honbu does not dictate class length or freuqency, but realizes every dojo is unique. As a guide to developing strong Karate and enabling students to progress with regular training, however, a recommended training week should include attendance as a minimum with:

Adults--two 2 hour classes.

Children at 4th kyu and below--two 60 minute classes.

Children at 3rd kyu and above--two 90 minute classes.


Special Note about Children: Beginning at 4th kyu, recommend that sparring replace Self Defense Techniques for children under the age of 15. Basic and advanced street self defense techniques are best saved for adult classes.


Board Promotion System: A new system has been developed by RSKKR's Technical Advisers to be used at local dojo, regional, and national belt promotion tests. It is a principle-based Karate test that bridges the gap between the different dojos. Click here for details.


Note A: For Sandan and above, testing of Yakusoku Kumite, street self defense, and/or Toide techniques are individualized based on the student's strengths.


Note B: For testing to Godan and above, promotions are individualized, based on personal and personal expertise and service to the Seidokan community.

Rank

Belt Color

Min. Time in Rank

Hand Kata

Kobudo Kata

Yakusoku Kumite and Street Defense

 Jukyu

10th Kyu

White

2 months in rank

2 months total

Kihon Kata


Basic Self Defense Techniques 1-6

Kukyu

9th Kyu

Yellow w/one black stripe

4 months in rank

6 months total

Ananku


Basic Self Defense Techniques 1-8

achikyu

8th Kyu

Yellow w/two black stripes

4 months in rank

10 months total

Wansu


Basic Self Defense Techniques 1-8

Nanakyu

7th Kyu

Yellow w/three black stripes

4 months in rank

14 months total

Seisan


Basic Self Defense Techniques 1-11

Rokukyu

6th Kyu

Green w/one black stripe

4 months in rank

20 months total

Passai


Basic Self Defense Techniques 1-11

Gokyu

5th Kyu

Green w/two black stripes

4 months in rank

24 months total


Kihon Bo

Basic Self Defense Techniques 1-11

Yonkyu

4th Kyu

Green w/three black stripes

4 months in rank

28 months total

Pinan Shodan


Basic Self Defense Techniques 1-11

Sankyu

3rd Kyu

Brown w/one black stripe

4 months in rank

32 months total

Pinan Nidan

Toma no Bo

Advanced Self Defense Techniques 1-6

Nikyu

2nd Kyu

Brown w/two black stripes

4 months in rank

3 years total

Pinan Sandan


Advanced Self Defense Techniques 1-6

Ikkyu

1st Kyu

Brown w/three black stripes

12 months in rank

4 years total

Pinan Yonda

Pinan Godan

Nahachi

Toma no Sai

Advanced Self Defense Techniques 1-11

Shodan-Ho

Jr Black Belt

Black w/white stripe running length of belt

ages 14 and under only




Shodan

1st Dan

Black

24 months in rank

5 years total

Passai Sho

Gojushiho

Tokuminenokun

Toma no Tunfa

Street Self Defense (Tuite Set #1)

Techniques 1-10

Nidan

2nd Dan

Black w/two gold stripes

36 months in rank

8 years total

Chinto

some text

Street Self Defense (Tuite Set #2)

Techniques 1-10

Sandan

3rd Dan

Black w/three gold stripes

36 months in rank

11 years total

Kusanku

Toma no Kama

Note A

Yondan

4th Dan

Black w/four gold stripes

Note B


Kina no Tunfa

Kina no Sai


Godan

5th Dan

Black w/one gold bar



Nix no Eku

some 

Rokudan

6th Dan

Black w/one gold bar and one stripe





Nanadan

7th Dan

Black w/one gold bar and two stripes





Hachidan

8th Dan

Black w/one gold bar and three stripes





Kyudan

9th Dan

Black w/one gold bar and four stripes





Judan

10th Dan

Black w/two gold bars





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