Low dan grades

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1st dan

  • Koryū goshin no kata
    (suwari waza, hanza handachi waza, tachi waza)
  • Randori kihon waza (against a tantō)
  • Tantō kaeshi waza
  • Tantō kakari geiko and tantō hiki tate geiko
    (2 minutes each, changing the tant
    ō after 1 minute)


A minimum of 100 hours practice after 1st kyū is required.
Examinees must:

  1. verbally answer a question set by the examiner,
  2. submit a written report within one week of the examination on a subject chosen by the examiner.


2nd dan

  • Koryū goshin no kata
    (as for 1st dan plus
    tantō dori)
  • Randori kihon waza (against a tantō)
  • Tantō kaeshi waza

 

  • Tantō randori
    (3 x 2 minutes each, changing the tantō after 1 minute)


A minimum of 200 days practice after 1st dan is required.
Examinees must:

  1. verbally answer a question set by the examiner,
  2. submit a written report within one week of the examination on a subject chosen by the examiner.


3rd dan

  • Koryū goshin no kata
    (as for 2nd dan plus tachi
    dori, yari dori, yari, kumi tachi)
  • Randori kihon waza (against a tantō)

 

  • Tantō randori
    (4 x 2 minutes each, changing the tantō after 1 minute)


A minimum of 250 days practice after 2nd is required.
Examinees must:

  1. verbally answer a question set by the examiner,
  2. submit a written report within one week of the examination on a subject chosen by the examiner.