Grading Syllabus

Complete Grading Syllabus

YELLOW BELT

(10th Kyu and 9th Kyu)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member of the Kyushin Ryu School of Jujitsu

2. A person of good moral character

3. Possession of a gi, with white belt

4. Participation in 10 active training sessions at the dojo

Satisfactory completion of Parts A and B of this curriculum are required for advancement to 10th Kyu, while Parts C and D are required for advancement to 9th Kyu.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 Demonstrate basic knowledge of dojo etiquette and Japanese terminology appropriate to the dojo

A.2 Demonstrate standing and kneeling bows – tachi-rei, zarei

A.3 Demonstrate basic knowledge of the three phases of throwing techniques – kuzushi, tsukuri, kake

A.4 Demonstrate basic and defensive standing postures – with and without a partner

A.5 Demonstrate and explain the use of kiai to distract and open up an opponent

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B.1 Demonstrate basic break-falling techniques – to the rear and side

B.2 Demonstrate the effective application of the following:

1 hip throw 1 leg throw

1 shoulder throw 1 hand throw

1 take-down 1 target area

1 punch 1 kick

1 block 1 arm lock

1 leg lock 1 strangle

1 head lock 1 standing restraint hold

1 ground restraint hold

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

C.1 Demonstrate and explain the correct method for indicating a submission to a painful technique

C.2 Explain the immediate action to be taken in times of an injury to a partner in the dojo

C.3 Explain the principles of assessment of an injured person – history, symptoms, signs

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrate the use of the Practical Knowledge requirements in Part B to address grasps and punches from the front and rear, while in a standing position. Attacks should include wrist grasps, straight arm strangles and punches to the head.

ORANGE BELT

(8th Kyu and 7th Kyu)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member of the Kyushin Ryu School of Jujitsu

2. A person of good moral character

3. A keen helper in the dojo

4. The holder of a Yellow Belt

5. Participation in 10 active training sessions at the dojo since achieving Yellow Belt

Satisfactory completion of Parts A and B of this curriculum are required for advancement to 8th Kyu, while Parts C and D are required for advancement to 7th Kyu.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 Demonstrate improved knowledge of dojo etiquette and Japanese terminology appropriate to the dojo

A.2 Demonstrate a general knowledge of the history of Jujitsu and the foundation of Kyushin Ryu

A.3 Demonstrate the correct walking movements (tsugi ashi) and body positioning (tai sabaki) utilised in Jujitsu

A.4 Demonstrate and explain the benefits of repetition practice (uchikomi) and movement practice (butsukari)

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B.1 Demonstrate knowledge of all previous Practical Knowledge requirements, with an ability to perform same on both sides of the body

B.2 Demonstrate the effective application of the following:

2 hip throws 2 leg throws

1 shoulder throw 2 hand throws

1 sacrifice throws 2 take-downs

3 target areas 2 punches

2 kicks 2 blocks

3 arm locks 3 leg locks

3 strangles 2 head locks

2 standing restraint holds 3 ground restraint holds

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrate and explain basic knowledge of:

• the first aid action plan: D.R.A.B.C.

• the treatment of soft tissue injury: R.I.C.E.D.

• the first aid follow-up assessment: T.O.T.A.P.S.

• the positioning of an unconscious person, who has no other injuries

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrate the use of the Practical Knowledge requirements in Part B to address attacks from the front and rear.

Attacks should include:

• arm and body grasps

• bear hugs

• straight and bent strangles

• punches to the head and body

• kicks to the body

GREEN BELT

(6th Kyu and 5th Kyu)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member in good standing with the School

2. A person of fine moral character

3. An active helper in the dojo

4. The holder of an Orange Belt

5. Participation in 15 active training sessions at the dojo since achieving Orange Belt

Satisfactory completion of Parts A and B of this curriculum are required for advancement to 6th Kyu, while Parts C and D are required for advancement to 5th Kyu.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 Demonstrate broad knowledge of dojo etiquette and Japanese terminology appropriate to the dojo

A.2 Demonstrate broad knowledge of the history of Jujitsu, Kyushin Ryu School and lineage of the School Principal

A.3 Demonstrate and explain the benefits of exercise and stretching techniques – before and after training sessions

A.4 Demonstrate and explain the various strategies utilised in training sessions: e.g. uchikomi, butsukari, kumite, randori

A.5 Demonstrate and explain at least three types of skills-based competitions utilised in Jujitsu

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B.1 Demonstrate a broad knowledge of break-falling techniques – in various directions

B.2 Demonstrate improved knowledge of all previous Practical Knowledge requirements – on both sides of the body

B.3 Demonstrate the effective application of the following:

2 hip throws 2 leg throws

2 shoulder throws 3 hand throws

3 sacrifice throws 3 take-downs

5 target areas 3 punches

3 kicks 3 blocks

5 arm locks 5 leg locks

5 strangles 3 head locks

3 standing restraint holds 5 ground restraint holds

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

C.1 Demonstrate and explain:

• the control of external haemorrhage

• the treatment for a nose bleed

C.2 Demonstrate and explain the principles of:

• “pretence weak” positioning

• distraction strategies

• disinterested/”thinker” stance

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

D.1 Demonstrate a satisfactory degree of competence in the use of Jujitsu techniques during sessions where one person attacks continuously (kumite) and where both partners attack and defend (randori)

D.2 Demonstrate the use of Practical Knowledge requirements in Part B to address kicking, punching and grasping attacks from the front, rear and on the ground. Attacks will be nominated by the examiner, and an effective reaction is required.

BLUE BELT

(4th Kyu and 3rd Kyu)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member in good standing with the School

2. A person of sound moral character

3. An enthusiastic member who assists in the conduct of classes for juniors and/or beginners

4. The holder of a Green Belt

5. Participation in 15 active training sessions at the dojo since achieving Green Belt

Satisfactory completion of Parts A and B of this curriculum are required for advancement to 4th Kyu, while Parts C and D are required for advancement to 3rd Kyu.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 Demonstrate a sound level of knowledge of dojo etiquette and Japanese terminology appropriate to the dojo

A.2 Demonstrate broad knowledge of kindred martial arts – Judo, Aikido, Karate

A.3 Provide an explanation of the differences between the coaching techniques employed with young persons as opposed to adults

A.4 Explain the five major components of fitness

A.5 Explain the different approaches which should be utilised when dealing with an attack from:

• a boxer

• a wrestler

• a brawler

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B.1 Demonstrate a sound level of knowledge of break-falling techniques – solo, from throws, over obstacles

B.2 Demonstrate a sound level of knowledge of all previous Practical Knowledge requirements – on both sides of the body

B.3 Demonstrate the effective application of the following:

3 hip throws 3 leg throws

2 shoulder throws 4 hand throws

4 sacrifice throws 4 take-downs

7 target areas 4 punches

4 kicks 4 blocks

7 arm locks 7 leg locks

7 strangles 4 head locks

4 standing restraint holds 7 ground restraint holds

B.4 Participation in skills-based competitions against participants of similar level of ability

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

C.1 Explain the term “katsu” and outline knowledge of the main components – injury recognition; partner assistance and comfort; first aid application; specialist attention

C.2 Explain the need for regular intake of water prior to, during and after training sessions

C.3 Demonstrate and explain the actions to be undertaken in instances of:

• a suspected broken bone

• a head ache

C.4 Demonstrate the complete Ukemi no Kata performed without a partner and with a partner

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

D.1 Demonstrate improved skill in kumite and randori

D.2 Demonstrate the effective use of Practical Knowledge requirements in Part B to address attacks from the front, rear and on the ground. Attacks will be nominated by the examiner, and instantaneous reactions are required

D.3 Demonstrate the practical use of appropriate techniques in the defence against non-lethal weapons e.g. club, stick, bottle. Attacks will be nominated by the examiner, and an effective reaction is desired.

BROWN BELT

(2nd Kyu and 1st Kyu)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member of long standing with the School

2. A person of sound moral character

3. A sound level of fitness

4. The holder of a Blue Belt

5. Participation in 20 active training sessions at the dojo since achieving Blue Belt

Satisfactory completion of Parts A and B of this curriculum are required for advancement to 2nd Kyu, while Parts C and D are required for advancement to 1st Kyu.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge base in all aspects of Jujitsu, including history, Japanese terminology, dojo etiquette and theory behind the various techniques

A.2 Explain the principles behind the practice of meditation (mokuso)

A.3 Demonstrate and explain the principles of attack and defence as they

relate to:

• sen (direct attack)

• sen-no-sen (attack on attack)

• go-no-sen (counter attack)

A.4 Demonstrate and explain the principles of the theory of the three circles, as they apply to determining an appropriate method of self-defence

A.5 Provide a brief explanation on the functions of the following body systems:

• skeletal system

• muscular system

• circulatory system

• respiratory system

• digestive system

• nervous system

• lymphatic system

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B.1 Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge base of break-falling techniques from various directions, as directed by the examiner

B.2 Demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge and ability in all previous Practical Knowledge requirements – on both sides of the body

B.3 Demonstrate the effective application of the following:

4 hip throws 4 leg throws

3 shoulder throws 4 hand throws

5 sacrifice throws 5 take-downs

9 target areas 5 punches

5 kicks 5 blocks

9 arm locks 9 leg locks

9 strangles 5 head locks

5 standing restraint holds 9 ground restraint holds

B.4 Successful participation in skills-based competitions at inter-club level

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

C.1 Demonstrate and explain the actions to be undertaken in instances of:

• recognition and treatment for shock

• recognition and treatment for internal haemorrhage

C.2 Demonstrate the application of:

• Expired air resuscitation (EAR)

• Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

C.3 Demonstrate the complete Kyushin Jitsu Kata performed as Uke and Tori

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

D.1 Demonstrate a high level of skill in kumite and randori

D.2 Demonstrate a high level of skill in the effective use of Practical Knowledge requirements in Part B to address attacks from any direction. Attacks will be nominated by the examiner, and instantaneous reactions are required

D.3 Demonstrate a high level of skill in the practical use of appropriate techniques in the defence against lethal weapons e.g. knife, sword, gun. Attacks will be nominated by the examiner, and an effective reaction is desired

D.4 Demonstrate appropriate defences against 2 and 3 unarmed aggressors in the standing position

SHO DAN

(Black Belt 1st Degree)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member of long standing with the School

2. A person of high moral character

3. A sound level of fitness

4. The holder of a Brown Belt 1st Kyu

5. A keen participant in regular training sessions for a minimum of 12 months since attaining 1st Kyu

6. An active participant in School activities, who regularly assists higher grades in the conduct of classes

7. A person of or above the age of 16 years

8. An accredited NCAS coach

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The grading panel for Sho Dan and above must consist of a minimum of three examiners. The Principal of the School shall be the Chairperson, and at least one other Panel Member shall hold at least one rank higher than the level to be attained by the candidate. A successful pass shall exist only where the Chairperson and at least one other nominated panel member concur.

The various Parts to a black belt grading may be conducted during one or more sessions at a time, at the discretion of the Panel Chairperson – taking into account the age and physical capabilities of the candidate.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 Provide a paper of not less than 500 words on any aspect of Jujitsu which clearly demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the subject

A.2 Provide a summary of personal involvement in the administration of the Kyushin Ryu School of Jujitsu which demonstrates the candidate’s dedication to the art of Jujitsu

A.3 Demonstrate and explain the bio-mechanics of:

• one throwing technique

• one take-down technique

• one punching technique

• one kicking technique

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B.1 Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and practical ability in the art of break-falling techniques

B.2 Demonstrate a high level of ability and in-depth knowledge of the following:

5 hip throws 6 kicks

6 leg throws 6 blocks

3 shoulder throws 10 arm locks

5 hand throws 10 leg locks

6 sacrifice throws 10 strangles

5 take-downs 6 head locks

10 target areas 6 standing restraint holds

6 punches 10 ground restraint holds

• All techniques may be requested to be performed on right and/or left sides

• All techniques performed from a standing position may be selected at random by the Panel Chairperson to be demonstrated to follow on to an appropriate technique on the ground

B.3 Successful participation in skills-based competitions at inter-club level

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

C.1 Demonstrate the following kata as tori:

• Ukemi no Kata

• Kyushin Jitsu Kata

C.2 Demonstrate the following kata as tori and uke::

• Nage no Kata (first three sets)

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

D.1 In the standing position, demonstrate appropriate counters and control of an aggressor in the following situations:

• front strangle

• front wrist grasps

• front arm grasps

• front arms and body hug

• front bear hug

• front head lock

• front grip to clothing

• front punch to the head

• front kick to the groin

D.2 In the standing position, demonstrate appropriate counters and control of an aggressor in the following situations:

• side head lock

• rear strangle

• rear arms and body hug

• rear bear hug

• rear full-nelson hold

D.3 In the standing position, demonstrate appropriate counters and control of an aggressor in the following situations:

• bottle attack from the front

• club attack from the front

• knife attack from the front

• sword attack from the front

• gun attack from the front

• gun attack from the rear

D.4 From a position on the ground, demonstrate appropriate counters and control of an aggressor in the following situations:

• attempted punch to the body

• attempted kick to the body or head

• attempted strike to the body with a club

D.5 From the standing position, demonstrate appropriate defences to multiple attacks from 2, 3 or 4 aggressors as directed by the Panel Chairperson

NI DAN

(Black Belt 2nd Degree)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member of long standing with the School

2. A person of superior moral character

3. A superior level of fitness

4. A regular participant in training sessions and other School activities

5. A regular instructor of classes for juniors and senior kyu grades

6. A current NCAS coach

7. The holder of Sho Dan for a minimum period of one year

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The grading panel for Ni Dan and above must consist of a minimum of three examiners. The Principal of the School shall be the Chairperson, and at least one other Panel Member shall hold at least one rank higher than the level to be attained by the candidate. A successful pass shall exist only where the Chairperson and at least one other nominated panel member concur.

The various Parts to a black belt grading may be conducted during one or more sessions at a time, at the discretion of the Panel Chairperson – taking into account the age and physical capabilities of the candidate.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 Demonstrate a superior knowledge of all previous grading requirements, with a clear indication of greater depth and comprehension

A.2 Provide a paper of not less than 1,500 words on any aspect of Jujitsu which clearly demonstrates a superior knowledge of the subject

A.3 Conduct a 15 minute session on a selected topic, involving at least two techniques from each of the following areas:

• Nage waza (Throwing techniques)

• Atemi waza (Striking techniques)

• Kansetsu waza (Joint-locking techniques)

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B.1 Demonstrate a superior level of knowledge and practical ability in the art of break-falling techniques (ukemi waza)

B.2 Demonstrate a superior level of ability and in-depth knowledge of the following:

6 hip throws 7 kicks

7 leg throws 7 blocks

3 shoulder throws 15 arm locks

7 hand throws 11 leg locks

7 sacrifice throws 12 strangles

6 take-downs 7 head locks

12 target areas 7 standing restraint holds

7 punches 11 ground restraint holds

• All techniques may be requested to be performed on right and/or left sides

• All techniques performed from a standing position may be selected at random by the Panel Chairperson to be demonstrated to follow on to an appropriate technique on the ground

B.3 Successful participation in skills-based competitions at inter-club level

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

C.1 The ability to perform all previous kata as tori and uke, with a clearly superior level of skill

C.2 Demonstrate the following kata as tori and uke:

• Nage no Kata (complete kata)

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

The ability to perform all previous counters and controls of aggressors in various situations, with a clearly superior level of skill. Greater emphasis for this grading is the focus on multiple attacks.

SAN DAN

(Black Belt 3rd Degree)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member of long standing with the School

2. A person of impeccable moral character

3. An impeccable level of fitness

4. A proven leader of activities within the School

5. A regular instructor of classes for senior kyu grades and junior yudansha

6. A current NCAS coach

7. The holder of Ni Dan for a minimum period of 2 years, or 3 years since achieving Sho Dan

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The grading panel for San Dan and above must consist of a minimum of three examiners. The Principal of the School shall be the Chairperson, and at least one other Panel Member shall hold at least one rank higher than the level to be attained by the candidate. A successful pass shall exist only where the Chairperson and at least one other nominated panel member concur.

The various Parts to a black belt grading may be conducted during one or more sessions at a time, at the discretion of the Panel Chairperson – taking into account the age and physical capabilities of the candidate.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 Demonstrate an impeccable level of ability of all previous grading requirements, with a clear indication of greater depth and comprehension

A.2 Conduct a 20 minute session on a topic nominated in advance by the Panel Chairperson, to include at least one technique from each of the following areas:

• Atemi waza (Striking techniques)

• Nage waza (Throwing techniques)

• Osaekomi waza (Holding techniques)

• Shime Waza (Strangling techniques)

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B1 Demonstrate an impeccable level of knowledge and practical ability in the art of break-falling techniques, emphasizing movement from one fall to another, at the direction of the Panel Chairperson

B.2 Demonstrate an impeccable level of ability and in-depth knowledge of the following:

7 hip throws 8 kicks

9 leg throws 8 blocks

4 shoulder throws 20 arm locks

10 hand throws 12 leg locks

10 sacrifice throws 14 strangles

7 take-downs 8 head locks

15 target areas 9 standing restraint holds

8 punches 12 ground restraint holds

• All techniques are to be performed on right and left sides

• All techniques performed from a standing position may be selected at random by the Panel Chairperson to be demonstrated to follow on to an appropriate technique on the ground

B.3 Successful participation in skills-based competitions at inter-club level

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

C.1 The ability to perform all previous kata as tori and uke, at a high standard commensurate with this grade

C.2 Demonstrate the following kata as tori and uke:

• Gonosen no Kata

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

The ability to perform all previous counters and control of aggressors in various situations, in an impeccable fashion. Greater emphasis for this grading is the focus on weapon attacks.

YON DAN

(Black Belt 4th Degree)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member of long standing with the School

2. A person of faultless moral character

3. A level of fitness appropriate to this grade

4. A proven leader of activities within the Jujitsu community

5. A regular instructor of classes for senior yudansha

6. A current NCAS coach

7. The holder of San Dan for a minimum period of 3 years, or 6 years since achieving Sho Dan

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The grading panel for Yon Dan and above must consist of a minimum of three examiners. The Principal of the School shall be the Chairperson, and at least one other Panel Member shall hold at least one rank higher than the level to be attained by the candidate. A successful pass shall exist only where the Chairperson and at least one other nominated panel member concur.

The various Parts to a black belt grading may be conducted during one or more sessions at a time, at the discretion of the Panel Chairperson – taking into account the age and physical capabilities of the candidate.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 Provide a faultless demonstration of all previous grading requirements, clearly indicating an in-depth appreciation of the character-building aspects of Jujitsu

A.2 Provide a paper of not less than 2,500 words on the history and development of Jujitsu within Australia, and a strategic assessment of the positive aspects of its current direction

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B1 Demonstrate an impeccable level of knowledge and practical ability in the art of break-falling techniques, emphasising movement from one fall to another, at the direction of the Panel Chairperson

B.2 Provide a faultless demonstration of ability and knowledge of the following:

9 hip throws 9 kicks

11 leg throws 9 blocks

4 shoulder throws 25 arm locks

12 hand throws 14 leg locks

14 sacrifice throws 16 strangles

9 take-downs 9 head locks

20 target areas 11 standing restraint holds

9 punches 14 ground restraint holds

• All techniques are to be performed on right and left sides

• All techniques performed from a standing position may be selected at random by the Panel Chairperson to be demonstrated to follow on to an appropriate technique on the ground

B.3 A history of successful participation in skills-based competitions at inter- club level

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

C.1 The ability to perform all previous kata as tori and uke, with a faultless demonstration of skill

C.2 Demonstrate the following kata as tori and uke:

• Kime no Kata

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

The ability to perform all previous counters and control of aggressors in various situations, in a faultless manner. Greater emphasis for this grading is the focus on subduing aggressors to finality in an immobilisation or lethal hold.

GO DAN

(Black Belt 5th Degree)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member of long standing with the School

2. A person of outstanding moral character

3. A level of fitness appropriate to this grade

4. A proven leader of activities within the Jujitsu community, with a

history of promotion of the art of Jujitsu

5. A regular coach of and advisor to senior yudansha

6. A current NCAS coach

7. The holder of Yon Dan for a minimum period of 4 years, or 10 years since achieving Sho Dan

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The grading panel for Go Dan and above must consist of a minimum of three examiners. The Principal of the School shall be the Chairperson, and at least one other Panel Member shall hold at least one rank higher than the level to be attained by the candidate. A successful pass shall exist only where the Chairperson and at least one other nominated panel member concur.

The various Parts to a black belt grading may be conducted during one or more sessions at a time, at the discretion of the Panel Chairperson – taking into account the age and physical capabilities of the candidate.

PART A – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

A.1 The ability to perform all previous grading requirements, with a clear demonstration of the breadth and comprehension of all aspects

A.2 Conduct a 30 minute session on a topic arranged in advance with the Panel Chairperson, which incorporates the sporting aspects of Jujitsu in skills-based competition

PART B – PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

B.1 Provide an unquestionably outstanding level of skill in the demonstration of the following:

11 hip throws 10 kicks

13 leg throws 10 blocks

5 shoulder throws 30 arm locks

14 hand throws 15 leg locks

17 sacrifice throws 18 strangles

10 take-downs 10 head locks

25 target areas 13 standing restraint holds

10 punches 15 ground restraint holds

• All techniques are to be performed on right and left sides

• All techniques performed from a standing position may be selected at random by the Panel Chairperson to be demonstrated to follow on to an appropriate technique on the ground

B.2 A history of participation as an official in skills-based competitions at inter-club level

PART C – TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

C.1 The ability to perform all previous kata as tori and uke, at a high standard appropriate to this grade

C.2 Demonstrate the following kata as tori and uke:

• Itsutsu no Kata

PART D – APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

The ability to perform all previous counters and control of aggressors in various situations, in an outstanding fashion.

ROKU DAN to JU DAN

(6th Degree to 10th Degree)

Pre-requisites

1. A financial member of long standing with the School

2. A person of unquestionable moral character and integrity

3. A level of fitness appropriate to this grade, taking into account the age and physical ability of the candidate

4. A well recognised and respected leader within the Jujitsu community

5. A proven history of devotion to the promotion of Jujitsu ethics and skills

6. A current NCAS coach

7. Adherence to the following time-frame guidelines:

• Roku Dan – 15 years since achieving Sho Dan

• Shichi Dan – 21 years since achieving Sho Dan

• Hachi Dan – 28 years since achieving Sho Dan

• Ku Dan – 36 years since achieving Sho Dan

• Ju Dan – 45 years since achieving Sho Dan

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The grading panel for Roku Dan and above should consist of a minimum of five examiners, with the Chairperson holding at least one rank higher than the level to be attained by the candidate. A successful pass shall exist only where the Chairperson and at least three other nominated panel members concur.

Promotion to and above Roku Dan is to be based on a combination of skills in a practical demonstration of kata (in addition to the kata nominated for previous gradings), as well as proven service to the art of Jujitsu as an instructor, coach, administrator or official.