Grading Syallabus 

Gradings are conducted on a yearly basis.

Sensei John Turnbull maintains the original high grading standard set by Seichi Sugano Sensei when he first arrived in Australia in 1965. Gradings focus not only on the participants ability to demonstrate technique to the required standard, but also demonstrate Ki development and application of prinipals through tecniques and vervbal explanation.

 

Click the link to download our grading syllabus.

This is a list of techniques that a student is required to demonstrate in a grading. All techniques are listed by their Japanese names. 

 

 

5th Kyu

 

  •         Irimi tenkan tai-sabaki

  •         Katate tori tenkan (tai no henko)

  •         Katate tori (ai hanmi) Irimi nage (jodan & gedan)

  •         Shomen uchi Irimi nage

  •         Katate tori (Gyaku Hanmi) Shiho-nage (omote & ura)

  •         Mune tsuki Kote gaeshi (tenkan

  •         Katate tori (ai hanmi) Ik-kyo (omote & ura)

  •         Shomen uchi Ik-kyo (omote & ura

  •         San nin gake Irimi nage

  •         Suwari waza Kokyu Ho

  •         Boken - Shiho giri (four directions shomen uchi

  •         Jo - First four movements of 22 series.

 

 


4th Kyu

 

5th Kyu techniques plus :

  •         Shomen uchi Ni-kyo (omote & ura)

  •         Shomen uchi Kote gaeshi

  •         Kata tori Ik-kyo (omote & ura)

  •         Kata tori Ni-kyo (omote & ura)

  •         Yokomen uchi Shiho nage

  •         Riyote tori Tenchi nage

  •         Ushiro Riyote tori 1st Kokyu nage

  •         Ushiro kubi shime San-kyo

  •         Ushiro ryo kata tori San-kyo

  •         San nin gake Irimi nage

  •         Suwari waza Kokyu Ho

  •         First twelve movements of jo kata

  •         First jo nage technique

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Kyu

 

5th Kyu and 4th Kyu techniques plus:

  •         Shomen uchi Ik-kyo to Yon-kyo (omote & ura)

  •         Shomen uchi (suwari waza) Ik-kyo to Yon-kyo (omote & ura)

  •         Shomen uchi Kote gaeshi

  •         Mune tsuki Irimi nage

  •         Katate tori Ik-kyo & Ni-kyo (omote & ura)

  •         Riyote tori Shiho nage

  •         Riyote tori Kokyu nage (opening to rear)

  •         Yokomen uchi Kokyu nage (opening to rear)

  •         Yokomen uchi Shiho nage and Kokyu nage

  •         Yokomen uchi Irimi nage (First two ways)

  •         Yokomen uchi Kote gaeshi

  •         Katate tori Koshi nage

  •         Katate tori Kaiten nage (uchi & soto)

  •         Ushiro ryote tori Ik-kyo

  •         Morote tori Ik-kyo (omote & ura)

  •         Mune-tsuki kokyu nage

  •         Katate tori - jiyu waza

  •         San nin gake - jiyu waza

  •         Kokyu ho suwari waza

  •         22 movements of jo kata

  •         First 3 sword counters

  •         First sword block and counter

  •         Tanto tori

  •         Mune tsuki Kote gaeshi

  •         Shomen uchi Kote gaeshi

  •         Ken tori and Jo tori

  •         Shomen uchi Kokyu nage - ken

  •         Shomen uchi Kokyu nage - jo

  •         Mune tsuki - Left and right – jo

 


 

 

 

2nd Kyu

 

5th to 3rd Kyu techniques plus:

  •         Morote tori Kote gaeshi

  •         Katate tori San-kyo (Two ways)

  •         Ushiro ryote tori San-kyo

  •         Ushiro ryo kata tori Ik-kyo

  •         Kata tori Ni-kyo changes to San-kyo

  •         Katate tori (gyaku hanmi) Irimi nage (jo dan & ge dan)

  •         Katate tori Kote gaeshi

  •         Shomen uchi Kaiten nage

  •         Mune tsuki Kaiten nage

  •         Ushiro ryo Katate tori Kaiten nage

  •         Shomen uchi Ik-kyo kaeshi-waza to Ik-kyo

  •         Kata tori shomen uchi Kokyu nage

  •         Morote tori Kokyu nage (arm break)

  •         Riyote tori Ik-kyo

  •         Katate tori Jiyuji nage

  •         Riyote tori Jiyuji nage

  •         Riyote tori ju waza

  •         Shomen uchi ju waza

  •         Katate tori Shiho nage (hanmi hantachi) 

  •         Morote tori Shiho nage

  •         San nin gake

  •         Kokyu ho suwari-waza

  •         Jo nage techniques - two more

  •         Ken tori techniques

  •         Shomen uchi Kote gaeshi

  •         Yokomen uchi Shiho nage

  •         Jo tori techniques (at least three)

  •         Tanto tori techniques

  •         Yokomen uchi Shiho nage

  •         Yokomen uchi go-kyo

  •         Shomen uchi go-kyo

  •         Sword counters to sword attacks

  •         Jo counters to jo attacks

 

 

 

1st Kyu

 

5th to 2nd Kyu techniques plus:

  •         Katate tori Yon-kyo

  •         Katate tori Yon-kyo

  •         Kata tori Yon-kyo

  •         Morote tori Ik-kyo

  •         Morote tori Irimi nage (two ways)

  •         Yokomen uchi Irimi nage (omote)

  •         Kata tori shomen uchi Kokyu nage

  •         Morote tori Kokyu nage

  •         Morote tori Kokyu nage (2 attackers)

  •         Ushiro ryo kata tori Kokyu nage

  •         Ushiro hiji tori Kokyu nage

  •         Mune tsuki Jiyuji nage

  •         Katate tori Jiyuji nage

  •         Shomen uchi Jiyuji nage

  •         Yokomen uchi Jiyuji nage

  •         Ushiro riyote tori Kote gaeshi

  •         Ushiro riyote tori Kaiten nage

  •         Ushiro riyote tori Jiyuji nage

  •         Ushiro riyote tori Irimi nage

  •         Ushiro riyote tori Ik-kyo

  •         Ushiro riyote tori ju waza

  •         Katate tori ju waza

  •         Riyote tori ju waza

  •         Morote tori ju waza

  •         Kata tori Ni-kyo to Sankyo Kaeshi waza

  •         Morote tori Shiho nage

  •         Riyote tori Shiho nage (Hanmi hantachi)

  •         San nin gake

  •         Kokyu ho suwari waza

  •         Demonstrate free sword movements

  •         Demonstrate free jo movements

  •         Ju-waza against knife attacks

  •         Ju-waza against tanto, ken and jo

  •         Oral test

Dan Grades

 

For dan grades, all of the kyu techniques are required, together with any other techniques requested.

  •         Shodan: Minimum of 1 year after 1st Kyu

  •         Nidan: Minimum of 3 years after 1st Dan

  •         Sandan: Minimum of 3 years after 2nd Dan

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