Promotional Requirements

Shuyokan Martial Arts Center - Costa Mesa, CA USA Shuyokan Ryu Honbu Dojo
Shuyokan Martial Arts Center - Costa Mesa, CA USA
MINIMUM PROMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS — ADULT AND YOUTH
Aikido-Aikijutsu and Taiho Jutsu
 
Belt Kyu Level / Dan Grade Min. Class Hrs Min Time in Grade
Current Preparing For
White 9th 8th 15 2 Months
White 8th 7th 15 2 Months
White 7th 6th 15 2 Months
White 6th 5th 15 2 Months
White 5th 4th 15 2 Months
Brown 4th 3rd 15 2 Months
Brown 3rd 2nd 45 6 Months
Brown 2nd 1st 45 6 Months
Brown 1st kyu 1st dan 90 12 Months
Shuyokan Ryu Minimum Promotional Requirements
Totals     270 hrs. 3 Years
Shuyokan Ryu Minimum Promotional Requirements
Black 1st 2nd 90 12 Months
Black 2nd 3rd 180 24 Months
Black 3rd 4th 270 36 Months
Shuyokan Ryu Minimum Promotional Requirements
Totals     810 hrs. 8 Years
Shuyokan Ryu Minimum Promotional Requirements

All students testing for Shuyokan Kyu levels and Dan grade promotions must meet minimum time in grade and minimum class training hours. Training for Shodan generally takes as long as 3 years but in some cases can be completed in as little as 2 years. Colored belts are awarded to youth students only 9th Kyu to 4th Kyu. Time in grade may be waived by the Soke of Shuyokan based on prior martial arts training and / or current Kyu level or Dan grade. There is no formal testing after 3rd Dan. Promotions to 4th Dan and higher will be based on a formal recommendation by the Soke of Shuyokan Ryu Honbu Dojo. Current requirements will soon be available on this web site.

Each Kyu exam or Kyu registration is $40.00. Each Dan grading, promotion and / or Dan rank registration Shodan and higher, is $200.00.

Students should be ready to test at any time as all 9th — 4th Kyu exams are unannounced. Shuyokan Brown Belt and Black Belt testing is scheduled once a year by the Shuyokan Soke.

 

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