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Fugakukai International Association

Karl E. Geis, Hanshi
10th Dan Aikido, 9th Dan Judo U.S.J.A., 8th Dan Jyodo




JYODO RANK REQUIREMENTS


Rank Requirements
white belt warm-up excercises
vocabulary
commands
Yonkyu all of the above
first 6 strikes
Sankyu all of the above
all 12 strikes
Nikyu all of the above, all 12 strikes singly and with a training partner, kata movements 1 & 2
Ikkyu all of the above, all 12 strikes singly and with a training partner, kata movements 1, 2, 4 & 6 using both sword and jo, basic teaching skills.
Shodan all of the above
increased skills, ability & teaching skills
Nidan all of the above with advanced skills, kata movements 1 through 8 inclusive using both sword and jo
Sandan advancement of all skills especially in the areas of teaching and the application of the principles of our system and of Jyodo, kata movements 1 through 10 inclusive using both sword and jo
Yondan this is a Ph.D level rank and the candidate must demonstrate extra-ordinary knowledge of all Jyodo principles, kata (1-12 inclusive) and techniques
Godan assistant professor
advancement of all skills
Rokudan full professor
extra-ordinary teaching and leadership skills required