Anyone requesting a Dan ranking that is not able to have a live review session must submit a video with the applicant performing all katas required for the requested rank.

 

After reviewing the video, the promotion board will permit the promotion, or request additional training along with detailed corrections or improvements. The applicant can resubmit the rank request at least six months later.

Promotion Guidelines

Dan Promotion Guidelines

Sho-Dan (1st Degree)

  • 8 Empty Hand Katas
  • 1 Bo Kata
  • 1 Sai Kata
  • Bo-Bo Kumite
  • Minimum 3 Years of Training

 

Ni-Dan (2nd Degree)

  • All Previous Requirements
  • 2 Bo Katas
  • 2 Sai Katas
  • Minimum 2 Years After Sho-Dan

 

San-Dan (3rd Degree)

  • All Previous Requirements
  • All Bo Katas
  • All Sai Katas
  • Hamahiga-No-Tonfa (Optional)
  • Minimum 2 Years After Ni-Dan
  • Minimum 16 Years of Age

 

 

Yon-Dan (4th Degree)

  • All Previous Requirements
  • Minimum 2 Years After San-Dan

 

Go-Dan (5th Degree)

  • All Previous Requirements
  • Minimum 4 Years After Yon-Dan

 

Roku-Dan (6th Degree)

  • All Previous Requirements
  • Minimum 5 Years After Go-Dan

 

Nana-Dan (7th Degree)

  • All Previous Requirements
  • Minimum 7 Years After Roku-Dan
  • Minimum 40 Years of Age

 

Hachi-Dan (8th Degree)

  • All Previous Requirements
  • Minimum 8 Years After Nana-Dan