Go Dan

Go Dan

Go Dan

(5th Degree)


  • A financial member in long standing with the Kyushin Ryu School of Jujitsu
  • A person of outstanding moral character
  • A level of fitness appropriate to this grade
  • A proven leader of activities within the Jujitsu community, with a history of promotion of the art of Jujitsu
  • A regular coach of and advisor to senior yudansha
  • A current NCAP coach
  • The holder of Yon Dan for a minimum period of 4 years, or 10 years since achieving Sho Dan


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


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


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


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

  • 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
  • 11 Hip Throws
  • 13 Leg Throws
  • 5 Shoulder Throws
  • 14 Hand Throws
  • 17 Sacrifice Throws
  • 10 Takedowns
  • 25 Target Areas
  • 10 Punches
  • 10 Kicks
  • 10 Blocks
  • 30 Arm Locks
  • 15 Leg Locks
  • 18 Strangles
  • 10 Head Locks
  • 13 Standing Restraint Holds
  • 15 Ground Restraint Holds


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

Part C – Technical Knowledge


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


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.