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Rank Requirements (Children)

Yellow Belt – 9th Kyu

25 training days

Tai Sabaki (body movement)

Two steps

Tenkan blend (turning)

Irimi blend (entering)

Shikko forward

Ukemi (falling)

Forward roll

Backward roll

Atemi (attacks)

Katate dori (one-handed wrist grab)

Munetsuki (punch to the midsection)

Shomen uchi (open hand strike to the head)

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Kokyu dosa

Orange Belt – 8th Kyu

40 training days

Tai Sabaki (body movement)

Two steps

Tenkan blend (turning)

Irimi blend (entering)

Shikko forward, backward & turning

5 push-ups

10 sit-ups

Ukemi (falling)

Forward roll

Backward roll

Forward roll slap & stay down

Atemi (attacks)

Katate dori (one-handed wrist grab)

Munetsuki (punch to the midsection)

Shomen uchi (open hand strike to the head)

Yokomen uchi (open hand strike to the side of the head)

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1st & 2nd bokken suburi

Green Belt – 7th Kyu

50 training days

Tai Sabaki (body movement)

Two steps

Tenkan blend (turning)

Irimi blend (entering)

Shikko forward, backward & turning

5 push-ups

10 sit-ups

Ukemi (falling)

Forward roll

Backward roll

Forward roll slap & stay down

Atemi (attacks)

Katate dori (one-handed wrist grab)

Munetsuki (punch to the midsection)

Shomen uchi (open hand strike to the head)

Yokomen uchi (open hand strike to the side of the head)

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko kihon & ki no nagare

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi irimi nage ki hon (static) & ki no nagare (in motion)

Munetsuki irimi nage ki hon & ki no nagare

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1st thru 4th bokken suburi

Advanced Green Belt – 6th Kyu

60 training days

Tai Sabaki (body movement)

Two steps

Tenkan blend (turning)

Irimi blend (entering)

Shikko forward, backward & turning

10 push-ups

15 sit-ups

Ukemi (falling)

Forward roll

Backward roll

Forward roll slap & stay down

Forward roll over one person

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko kihon & ki no nagare

Morote dori kokyu ho

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Yokomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Gyakute dori (opposite hand grab) kokyu nage

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi irimi nage ki hon (static) & ki no nagare (in motion)

Munetsuki irimi nage ki hon & ki no nagare

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1 – 7 bokken suburi

1 – 5 of the 31 jo kata

Blue Belt – 5th Kyu

70 training days

Tai Sabaki (body movement)

Two steps

Tenkan blend (turning)

Irimi blend (entering)

Shikko forward, backward & turning

10 push-ups

25 sit-ups

Ukemi (falling)

Forward roll

Backward roll

Forward roll slap & stay down

Forward roll over one person

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko kihon & ki no nagare

Morote dori kokyu ho

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Yokomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Gyakute dori (opposite hand grab) kokyu nage

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi irimi nage ki hon (static) & ki no nagare (in motion)

Munetsuki irimi nage ki hon & ki no nagare

Shomen uchi ikkyo omote & ura waza

Ryote dori (both hands grabbed) ikkyo omote & ura waza

Katate dori ikkyo omote & ura waza

Gyakute dori nikkyo ura waza

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1 – 7 bokken suburi

1 – 10 of the 31 jo kata

Advanced Blue Belt – 4th Kyu

80 training days

Ukemi (falling)

Forward roll

Backward roll

Forward roll slap & stay down

Forward roll over one person

Tobukemi (high falls)

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko kihon & ki no nagare

Morote dori kokyu ho

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kokyu nage

Yokomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Gyakute dori (opposite hand grab) kokyu nage

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi irimi nage ki hon (static) & ki no nagare (in motion)

Munetsuki irimi nage ki hon & ki no nagare

Shomen uchi ikkyo omote & ura waza

Ryote dori (both hands grabbed) ikkyo omote & ura waza

Katate dori ikkyo omote & ura waza

Gyakute dori nikkyo ura waza

Kata dori (shoulder grab with one hand) nikkyo omote & ura waza

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1 – 7 bokken suburi

1 – 20 of the 31 jo kata

Purple Belt – 3rd Kyu

90 training days

Ukemi (falling)

Forward roll

Backward roll

Forward roll slap & stay down

Forward roll over one person

Tobukemi (high falls)

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko kihon & ki no nagare

Morote dori kokyu ho

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kokyu nage

Yokomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Gyakute dori (opposite hand grab) kokyu nage

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi irimi nage ki hon (static) & ki no nagare (in motion)

Munetsuki irimi nage ki hon & ki no nagare

Shomen uchi ikkyo omote & ura waza

Ryote dori (both hands grabbed) ikkyo omote & ura waza

Katate dori ikkyo omote & ura waza

Gyakute dori nikkyo ura waza

Kata dori (shoulder grab with one hand) nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi sankyo omote & ura waza

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1 – 7 bokken suburi

Migi no awase (right side)

Hidari no awase (left side)

31 jo kata

1 – 10 jo suburi

Advanced Purple Belt – 2nd Kyu

100 training days

Suwari waza (uke & nage on knees)

Shomen uchi ikkyo through sankyo omote & ura waza

Hanmi handachi (uke stands, nage on knees)

Munetsuki & shomen uchi kote gaishi

Munetsuki & shomen uchi irimi nage

Katate & ryote dori shiho nage

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko kihon & ki no nagare

Morote dori kokyu ho

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kokyu nage

Yokomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Gyakute dori (opposite hand grab) kokyu nage

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi irimi nage ki hon (static) & ki no nagare (in motion)

Munetsuki irimi nage ki hon & ki no nagare

Shomen uchi ikkyo omote & ura waza

Ryote dori (both hands grabbed) ikkyo omote & ura waza

Katate dori ikkyo omote & ura waza

Gyakute dori nikkyo ura waza

Kata dori (shoulder grab with one hand) nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi sankyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi yonkyo omote & ura waza

2 person randori

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1 – 7 bokken suburi

Migi no awase (right side)

Hidari no awase (left side)

Go no awase (5th)

Shichi no awase (7th)

31 jo kata

20 jo suburi

4 tachi dori & 4 jo dori

Red Belt – 1st Kyu

120 training days

Suwari waza (uke & nage on knees)

Shomen uchi ikkyo through sankyo omote & ura waza

Hanmi handachi (uke stands, nage on knees)

Munetsuki & shomen uchi kote gaishi

Munetsuki & shomen uchi irimi nage

Katate & ryote dori shiho nage

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko kihon & ki no nagare

Morote dori kokyu ho

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kokyu nage

Yokomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Gyakute dori (opposite hand grab) kokyu nage

Ushiro ryote dori kokyu nage

Ryote dori tenshi nage

Katate dori, munetsuki & shomen uchi kaiten nage uchi & soto mawari

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi irimi nage ki hon (static) & ki no nagare (in motion)

Munetsuki irimi nage ki hon & ki no nagare

Shomen uchi ikkyo omote & ura waza

Ryote dori (both hands grabbed) ikkyo omote & ura waza

Katate dori ikkyo omote & ura waza

Gyakute dori nikkyo ura waza

Kata dori (shoulder grab with one hand) nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi sankyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi yonkyo omote & ura waza

Ushiro ryote dori ikkyo through yonkyo

2 person randori

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1 – 7 bokken suburi

Migi no awase (right side)

Hidari no awase (left side)

Go no awase (5th)

Shichi no awase (7th)

31 jo kata

20 jo suburi

4 tachi dori & 4 jo dori

2 tanto dori from tsuki, shomen uchi, yokomen uchi, knife at throat from front to rear, & slash attack

First 2 kumi jo, kumi tachi & ken tai jo

Advance Red Belt – Shodan Ho

150 training days

Suwari waza (uke & nage on knees)

Shomen uchi ikkyo through sankyo omote & ura waza

Hanmi handachi (uke stands, nage on knees)

Munetsuki & shomen uchi kote gaishi Munetsuki & shomen uchi irimi nage

Katate & ryote dori shiho nage Four techniques from ushiro ryote dori

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko kihon & ki no nagare

Morote dori kokyu ho

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kokyu nage

Yokomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Gyakute dori (opposite hand grab) kokyu nage

Ushiro ryote dori kokyu nage

Ushiro ryote dori kote gaishi, shiho nage & irimi nage

Ryote dori tenshi nage

Katate dori, munetsuki & shomen uchi kaiten nage uchi & soto mawari

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi irimi nage ki hon (static) & ki no nagare (in motion)

Munetsuki irimi nage ki hon & ki no nagare

Shomen uchi ikkyo omote & ura waza

Ryote dori (both hands grabbed) ikkyo omote & ura waza

Katate dori ikkyo omote & ura waza

Gyakute dori nikkyo ura waza

Kata dori (shoulder grab with one hand) nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi sankyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi yonkyo omote & ura waza

Ushiro ryote dori ikkyo through yonkyo

Katate dori & morote dori koshi nage, hip & head under variation

2 person randori

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1 – 7 bokken suburi, ki musubi no tachi & 20 jo suburi

Migi, Hidari, Go & Shichi no awase

31 jo kata & 13 jo kata

4 tachi dori & 4 jo dori

5 tanto dori from tsuki, shomen uchi, yokomen uchi, knife at throat from front to rear, & slash attack

First 5 kumi jo, kumi tachi & ken tai jo

Brown Belt – Advanced Shodan Ho

Suwari waza (uke & nage on knees)

Shomen uchi ikkyo through sankyo omote & ura waza

Hanmi handachi (uke stands, nage on knees)

Munetsuki & shomen uchi kote gaishi Munetsuki & shomen uchi irimi nage

Katate & ryote dori shiho nage Four techniques from ushiro ryote dori

Tai jitsu (empty-hand techniques)

Tai No Henko kihon & ki no nagare

Morote dori kokyu ho

Munetsuki kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kote gaishi

Shomen uchi kokyu nage

Yokomen uchi kote gaishi

Katate dori kokyu nage

Gyakute dori (opposite hand grab) kokyu nage

Ushiro ryote dori kokyu nage

Ushiro ryote dori kote gaishi, shiho nage & irimi nage

Ryote dori tenshi nage

Katate dori, munetsuki & shomen uchi kaiten nage uchi & soto mawari

Katate dori shiho nage omote waza (in front)

Katate dori shiho nage ura waza (behind)

Yokomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi shiho nage

Shomen uchi irimi nage ki hon (static) & ki no nagare (in motion)

Munetsuki irimi nage ki hon & ki no nagare

Shomen uchi ikkyo omote & ura waza

Ryote dori (both hands grabbed) ikkyo omote & ura waza

Katate dori ikkyo omote & ura waza

Gyakute dori nikkyo ura waza

Kata dori (shoulder grab with one hand) nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi nikkyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi sankyo omote & ura waza

Shomen uchi yonkyo omote & ura waza

Ushiro ryote dori ikkyo through yonkyo

Katate dori & morote dori koshi nage, hip & head under variation

2 person randori

Kokyu dosa

Buki waza (weapons)

1 – 7 bokken suburi, ki musubi no tachi & 20 jo suburi

Migi, Hidari, Go & Shichi no awase

31 jo kata & 13 jo kata

4 tachi dori & 4 jo dori

5 tanto dori from tsuki, shomen uchi, yokomen uchi, knife at throat from front to rear, & slash attack

All kumi jo, kumi tachi & ken tai jo