Kendo Ranking Requirements

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 KENDO TEST REQUIREMENTS

KYU/DAN RANK


8th Kyu      Kamae

Chudan

Jodan

Gedan

Kiri Kaeishi
Men, Kote, Do
Keiko – (3) 3 minute matches

 


 

7th Kyu        (same as above)

Waki No Kamae

Combinations:

Kote –Men

Hiki Waza – (clashing)

In Men – Out Men

 


 

6th Kyu             (same as above)

Hasso No Kamae

Harai-Men (Omote – inside & Ura – outside)

Harai-Kote

Harai-Do

Combinations:

Hiki Waza – (clashing)

In Men – Out Do

In Men – Out Kote

 


 

5th Kyu            Combinations:

Hiki Waza – (clashing)

Kote/Men/Do

Men/Kote/Do

Block/Block Kote

(4)    3 minute matches

 


 

4th Kyu            Yoko Men:

(5)    3 minute matches


 

3rd Kyu            One Handed Men

(6)    3 minute matches


 

2nd Kyu            Harai Men/Do Run Thru

(7) 3 minute matches


 

1st Kyu             (8) 3 minute matches

Shodan             Uchi Otoshi

Tsuki

(10) 3 minute matches

kata:  Ipponme

Nihonme

 


 

Nidan             Step to left kote

kote/do

Kata: sanbonme

Yohonme

(15) 3 minute matches

 


 

Sandan             (15) 3 minute matches

Kata: Gohonme

 


Yondan              Kata:Rokuhonme

Nanahonme

(20) 3 minute matches


 

Godan             Kata: Juhonme

(20) 3 minute matches

 

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