Yu KO ryu jujitsu Rank requirements

Last Update: January 19, 2017

Recommendation for promotion may be made by any registered YKR instructor or member in good standing who holds at least one rank higher than the candidate.

Batsugun:

For ranks up to, and including, Godan:

If a jujitsuka wins by ippon, six 3 minute matches, in a row, with competitors of equal or higher rank, in an open tournament, or exhibition, then the time in grade requirement will be waived.

Substitution for time in grade:

Contest points and Service points accumulated since last promotion may be substituted for time in grade at YKR’s discretion.

10 points = 1 month of time in grade

ACTIVITY                                                                                   POINTS

1 month with no unexcused absences                             1

Participation in an open tournament                                1

      Placing 3rd                                                                                1

      Placing 2nd                                                                                2

      Placing 1st                                                                                  3

Tournament Director                                                                  3

Referee and Medical Support                                                  2

Score Table, Runner, etc                                                              1

Teacher or Assistant Teacher for one year                        5

All time in grade for ranks up to Godan, may be waived by Hacidan or higher during intensive seminar training

Y. K. R. Order and color of rank insignia:

Ages 13 or less will start at 12th kyu, 14 to 16 will start at 9th kyu, 17 and over start at 6th kyu

Rank                      Belt
                               Age 13 & under                                           14 to 16                                                    17 and over

12th Kyu              White

11th Kyu              White/ 1 stripe

10th Kyu              White/ 2stripes

9th Kyu                 Yellow                                                                   White

8th Kyu                 Yellow/ 1 stripe                                               Yellow

7th Kyu                 Yellow/ 2 stripes                                             Orange

6th Kyu                 Orange                                                                 Green                                                                     White

5th Kyu                 Orange/ 1 stripe                                             Blue                                                                        Green

4th Kyu                Orange/2 stripes                                             Purple                                                                   Purple

3rd Kyu                Green                                                                     Brown                                                                   Brown

2nd Kyu               Green/1 stripe                                                  Brown                                                                   Brown

1st Kyu                 Brown                                                                    Brown                                                                   Brown

1st to 5th Dan                                                                                      Black                                                                     Black

6th to 8th Dan                                                                                                                                                                       Red/White

9th & 10th Dan                                                                                                                                                                     Red

Junikyu

Age 13 or less

Good moral character

No felony convictions

Acceptance into a Yu Ko Ryu class, and agreement to follow all Dojo & training rules.

Juikyu

Age 13 or less

Minimum time in training; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Yu Ko Ryu patch sewn on left chest of gi

Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all Dojo & training rules

Proper wearing of gi and tying of obi (hakama not required)

Terminology: sensei, dojo, tatami, joseki, dogi, kyotsuke, seisa, rei, obi, osu, anza

Stances: Heisoku dachi, Musubi dachi, Heiko dachi, Fudo dachi, Shiko dachi, Kiba dachi

Taisabaki: Shiko (knee walking)

Jukyu

Age 13 or less

Minimum time since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all Dojo & training rules

Terminology; Waza, Tachi waza, Ne waza, Te waza, Ashi waza

Stances; Zenkutsu dachi, Kokutsu dachi, Neko ashi dachi

Strikes; seiken tsuki, nukite tsuki (Jodan, chudan, gedan)

Kicks; mae geri, kin geri, mae keage

Blocks; Shotei (jodan uke, gedan uke, chudan uchi & soto uke)

Taisabaki; Turns; 90o, 180o, 270o, 360o (right & left, zenkutsu and kokutsu)

Kukyu

Age 16 or less

Minimum time since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor

Dogi includes hakama for kukyu and above

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, no felony convictions, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Terminology; Atemi waza

Stances; Tsuru ashi dachi, Kake dachi,

Kicks; Mawashi geri

Kata #1 Parallel wrist grab with one hand while in seisa facing each other (do each hand)

             End with take down and submission

             Repeat from standing position

Hachikyu

Age 16 or less

Minimum time since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Terminology; Count to ten in Japanese

Knowledge: Color and order of rank insignia for age group, Meaning of Yu Ko Ryu and our logo

Stances; Sanchin dachi, Uchi hachi ji dachi

Strikes; Uraken (shomen uchi, hizo uchi, sayu uchi), Tetsui, Hiji Ate

Kicks; yoko geri, ushiro geri, kakato geri, hiza geri

Blocks; Seiken and Shuto (gedan barai, Jodan uke, chudan uchi uke, chudan soto uke)

Weapons of the hand & arm; Seiken, Uraken, Tetsui, Nukite, Shuto, Haito, Shotei, Koken, Keiko , Ippon ken, Hiji

Weapons of the foot & leg; Haisoku, Sokuto, Kakato, Chusoku, Hiza

Kata #2 (a) Double wrist grab while in seisa facing each other, take down with control hold

                  (b) Repeat from standing, with submission hold

                  (c) Double wrist grab from behind, standing, take down and control hold

Shichikyu

Age 16 or less

Minimum time since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Terminology; Yudansha, Mudansha, Ukemi Waza, Hidari, Mingi, Hajime, Matte, Kyusho; Tendo, Uto, Kasumi, Doko, Jinchu, Kachikake, Suigetsu, Denko, Getsui, Tsurigame, Shitsu, Taisabaki;

Ukemi; koho, yoko, zempo, zenpokaiten

Nage Waza; De Ashi Harai, O Soto Gari, O Goshi

Katame Waza; Hon Kesa Gatame, Kuzure Kesa Gatame, Kata Gatame

Kata #3 (a) Standing, straight punch to the face, take down, submission hold

                   (b) Same attack, hip throw Both right and left

Randori with classmates for throw and hold down

Rokkyu

Minimum time since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, no felony convictions, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Terminology; Kusushi, Tsukuri, Kake, Uke, Tori, Uchi Komi, shihai, Ippon, wazaari, yuko, osaekomi, toketa, soremade

Nage Waza; Hiza Guruma, Sasae Tsurikomi Ashi, Uki Goshi

Katame Waza; Kami Shiho Gatame, Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame, Yoko Shiho Gatame

Shime Waza; (Age 13 and over) Nami Jujijime, Gyaku Jujijime, Kata Jujijime,

Kata #4 (a) One hand lapel grab; come along,

                   (b) then with take down and submission hold,

                   (c) then with throw and killing blow

Gokyu

Minimum time since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Terminology; Nage Waza, Katame Waza, Shime Waza, Kansetsu Waza, Shihan, Hanshi, Te Waza, Ashi Waza, Koshi Waza,

Nage waza; O Uchi Gari, Seoi Nage, Ko Soto Gari, Ko Uchi Gari, Koshi Guruma

Katame waza; Tate Shiho Gatame, Sankaku Gatame, Ude Hishigi Ashi Gatame, Ude Hishigi Te Gatame, Ude Hishigi Sankaku Gatame

Shime waza; (Age 13 and over) Hadaka Jime, Okuri Eri jime, Kata Ha Jime, Katate Jime, Ryote Jime

Kata #5 (a) Choke with two hands from front; escape strike, kick, take down or throw

                   (b) Same attack from the back with same defenses

Yonkyu

Minimum time since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Terminology; Onegai Shimasu, Arigato Gozaimashita, Ayumi Ashi, Tsuri Ashi, Shizen Tai, Jigo Tai

Katame waza; Ude Garami, Ude Hishigi Juji Gatame, Ude Hishigi Ude Gatame, Ude Hishigi Hiza Gatame

Rules of scoring in shihai & kumite

Nage waza; Tsurikomi Goshi, Okuri Ashi Harai, Tai Otoshi, Harai Goshi, Uchi Mata

Shime waza; (Age 13 and over) Sode Guruma Jime, Sankaku Jime

Kata #6 Escape, throw or take down followed by strike or kick from:

            (a) Two hand lapel grab,

            (b) hammer lock,

             (c) rear bear hug arms trapped,

             (d) choke with arm around neck from back

Sankyu

Minimum time since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Nage waza; Ko Soto Gake, Tsuri Goshi, Yoko Otoshi, Ashi Guruma (uke and tori), Hane Goshi

Kata #7 Two attackers; one from front and one from side:

            1 punching, and 1 kicking

Shihai (at home dojo)

Nikyu

Minimum time since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Kata #8 Escape and subdue assailant with hand gun (a) at solar plexus, then (b) at back

Nage waza; Harai Tsurikomi Ashi, Tomoe Nage, Kata Guruma, Sumi Gaeshi, Tani Otoshi,

Human Anatomy & Physiology (formal course completion or written exam)

First Aid & CPR course completion

Ikkyu

Minimum since last promotion; 2 months

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Nage waza; Hane Makikomi, Sukui Nage, Utsuri Goshi, O Guruma, Soto Makikomi,

Katame waza; Ude Hishigi Waki Gatame, Ude Hishigi Hara Gatame, Kote Jime, Ude Osae, Ushiro Kesa Gatame

Kumite for knock-down or submission with classmates

Kata #9 Three assailants; one with club at front, one on each side, 2 killing blows, one submission

Shodan

Minimum age; 15 (All shodan and above may have no felony convictions)

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Recommendation of instructor Minimum time in training; 1 year

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Nage waza; Uki Otoshi, Osoto Guruma, Uki Waza, Yoko Wakare, Yoko Guruma

Katame waza; Kote Hineri, Kote Gaeshi, Kote Mawashi, Kanoa Gaeshi

Kansetsu waza (3)

Kata #10 Design with partner to include changing place as Tori and Uke, 8 techniques each

Nidan

Minimum age; 16

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Approval of 2 higher ranking members (at least Sandan)

Minimum time in previous grade; 1 year

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Kansetsu waza; Te Garami, Ude Henkan Gatame, Yubi Gatame, Hiji Gatame, Soto Ude Gaeshi

Kata #11 Demonstration of 10 take downs or throws in quick succession with 2 attackers alternating

Sandan                          Shido-in

Minimum age; 18

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Approval of 2 higher ranking members (at least Yondan)

Minimum time in previous grade; 2 years

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Primacy/Recency Theory

Kata #12 Knife (a) at front, control and followup

                                    (b) at back,control and followup

                                    (c) slashing, control and followup

                                    (d) stabbing; control and followup

Yondan                        Renshi

Minimum age; 21

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Approval of 2 higher ranking members (at least godan)

Minimum time in previous grade; 3 years

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, regular attendance and practice

Follows all dojo & training rules

Godan                         Kyoshi

Minimum age; 25

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing 

Approval of 2 highest ranking members

Minimum time in previous grade; 4 years

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, continued active interest and practice

Any, Japanese Martial Art; Referee, Judge, or coaching seminar attendance within past 12 months

Rokudan                   Shihan

Minimum age; 30

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Approval of 3 highest ranking members

Minimum time in previous grade; 5 years

All previous requirements met

Continued good moral character, continued active interest and practice

Demonstration of continued interest by writings, lectures, teaching, managing tournaments, or competing

Shichidan                 Shihan

Minimum age; 35

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Minimum time in previous grade; 6 years

All previous requirements met

Approval of 4 highest ranking members

Demonstration of continued interest by writings, lectures, teaching, managing tournaments, or competing

Hachidan                   Shihan

Minimum age; 40

Recommendation and approval of 5 highest ranking members

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Minimum time in previous grade; 7 years

All previous requirements met

Demonstration of continued interest by writings, lectures, teaching, managing tournaments, or competing

Kudan                          Hanshi

Minimum age; 48

Recommendation and approval of 6 highest ranking members

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Minimum time in previous grade; 8 years

All previous requirements met

Demonstration of continued interest by writings, lectures, teaching, managing tournaments, or competing

Judan                            Hanshi

Minimum age; 50 

Recommendation and approval of 7 highest ranking members

Yu Ko Ryu member in good standing

Minimum time in previous grade; 9 years

All previous requirements met

Demonstration of continued interest by writings, lectures, teaching, managing tournaments, or competing