High kyū grades

2nd kyū

  • Suwari waza, shōmen uchi - oshi taoshi tekubi osae
  • Kihon waza, uki waza
    (mae otoshi, sumi otoshi, hiki otoshi)
  • Nage waza, nage no kata ura waza
  • Kihon no tsukuri, atemi waza shōki no tsukuri
    (shōmen ate, aigamae ate)
  • Kansetsu waza, nigiri gaeshi gedan no tsukuri


A minimum of 60 hours practice after 3rd kyū is required.

1st kyū

  • Kihon waza, randori kihon waza (uke without tantō)
  • Kihon ura waza
    atemi waza no ura
    (waki gatame, oshi taoshi, gedan ate, aigamae ate, tenkai kote hineri)
    kansetsu waza no ura
    (oshi taoshi, tenkai kote hineri, kote gaeshi, waki gatame, tenkai kote gaeshi)
  • Kihon no tsukuri, atemi waza shōki no tsukuri
    (gyakugamae ate, gedan ate, ushiro ate)
  • kansetsu waza hiji mochi no tsukuri
    jōdan (junte dori, gyakute dori)
    gedan (junte dori, gyakute dori)
  • Randori hō tai sabaki (against tantō), without hands and with hands


A minimum of 60 hours practice after 2nd kyū is required.