Dan Rank Review
PRINCIPLES OF GRADING
Grades in Traditional Ju Jitsu are attributed to the goal of achieving what Goshinkan-Ryu perceives as the principles of our traditional stand up Ju Jitsu martial art, modified to suit the reality of our modern western world.
Grades in Ju Jitsu, as in all “Budo”, must show a certain technical progress, a larger understanding of the discipline and a certain elevation of the individual who is promoted. This is the accumulation of moral and intellectual values, technical values and effective self-defense abilities.
GRADING AND EXAMINATION PROCEDURES
To meet the admission requirements for examination a candidate must:
- Meet all criteria for the recommended rank as specified in the Goshinkan-Ryu Grading Program;
- Have their own school;
- Be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant except for exceptional circumstances.
References in the Program to age are references to the age at time of grading.
Ranks Obtained After an GMA Promotion
Only in the case of exceptional circumstances will ranks obtained subsequent to a Goshinkan-Ryu grading be recognized by Goshinkan-Ryu .
SPECIFIC DAN LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: Shodan |
- Increased proficiency in all lower rank requirements.
- Minimum of three (3) years in Ju Jitsu
- Minimum of at least one year as Brown Belt (Ikkyu)
- NCCP Level One certification (optional)
- First Aid Certification
- CPR Certification
- Current in present syllabus
Ability to demonstrate the generally accepted ju jitsu techniques for:
- Joint locking
- Neck restraints
- Ground Defense
- Hold escapes
- Weapons Defense; club; knife
- 25 straight throws (minimum)
- Blind Throws
- Counters to Throws
- Counters to kicks
- Counters to basic joint locks
- Series of hold downs
- Blocking kata(s)
- History of Ju Jitsu
- Terminology in writing related to your own style
- Knowledge of basic foot work
- Knowledge of PPCT
- Principles of joint locking
- Principles of neck restraints
- Principles of targeting
For Higher Dan Ranks Criteria will be sent to candidate.