JYODO TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS 

 

 

Rank

 

Yonkyu

 

Sankyu

 

Nikyu

 

Ikkyu

 

 

Shodan

 

Nidan

 

Sandan

 

 

Yondan

 

 

Godan

 

Rokudan

 

Requirements

 

warm-up excercises, vocabulary, commands, first 6 strikes

 

all of the above, all 12 strikes

 

all of the above, all 12 strikes singly and with a training partner, kata movements 1 & 2

 

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.

 

all of the above, increased skills, ability & teaching skills

 

all of the above with advanced skills, kata movements 1 through 8 inclusive using both sword and jo

 

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

 

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

 

Assistant professor, advancement of all skills

 

Full professor, extraordinary teaching and leadership skills required

 

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