20 February 2017

Grading requirements

Here are the kyu grading requirements in list form. For a more narrative, EI version, try this article on Shugo-Nanseikan.

2.3.5 6 kyu Technical Requirements
Kihon-waza to be executed with Motodachi, candidates wearing Tare and Do.
• Correct Hakama & Keikogi
• Correct Bogu
• Rei and Sonkyo
• Ashi-sabaki
• Kihon Men
• Kihon Kote
• Kihon Do

2.3.6 5 kyu Grading Technical Requirements
Kihon-waza to be executed with Motodachi, candidates wearing Tare and Do.
• Correct Hakama & Keikogi
• Correct Bogu
• Rei and Sonkyo
• Ashi-sabaki
• Kihon Men
• Kihon Kote
• Kihon Do
• Kiri-Kaeshi

2.3.7 4 kyu Grading Technical Requirements
Candidates wearing full Bogu and demonstrating against each other.
• Correct Hakama & Keikogi
• Correct Bogu
• Kihon Men
• Kihon Kote
• Kihon Do
• Nidan-waza
• Kihon Kote-Men
• Kihon Kote-Do
• Kiri-Kaeshi
• Kiri-Kaeshi as Uchidachi

2.3.8 3 kyu Grading Technical Requirements
Candidates wearing full Bogu and demonstrating against each other.
• Correct Hakama & Keikogi
• Correct Bogu
• Kihon Men
• Kihon Kote
• Kihon Do
• Nidan-waza
• Sandan-waza
• Kiri-Kaeshi
• Kiri-Kaeshi as Motodachi
• Uchi-komi Geiko

2.3.9 2 kyu Grading Technical Requirements
• Kiri-Kaeshi
• Kiri-Kaeshi as Motodachi
• Jitsugi* 

(*Jitsugi is similar to shiai but with a "both/and" outcome, not an "either/or" outcome. In other words it is possible for both candidates in jitsugi to pass, whereas it is impossible for both competitors in shiai to win.)