1 DAN (shodan)

  • All promotion requirements for 1st Kyu must be met.
  • A minimum of one year must have passed since 1st Kyu acquisition.Candidate must be at least 10 years old at the time of Grading.
  • Candidate must perform the following: Kata: Pin-an 5, Gekisai-Dai and Gekisai-Sho, Saiha, and Naifanchin-Shodan (Tekki).
  • Candidate must be able to perform 50 consecutive knuckle push ups.
  • Candidate must be able to perform bo-tobi at least 20 times (Jumping forward and backward over one-meter rod held in both hands).
  • Candidate must demonstrate excellent skill in Kumite: (10-man Kumite or equivalent must be held at Grading.)
  • Candidate must have excellent ability to teach and must possess the personality of an assistant instructor.
  • Candidate must be sure to fulfill other requirements specific to their branch, such as participation in seminars, camps and tournaments.