The 3 colour's of our insignia signify the following principles of our teachings. Hakama are sometimes worn at 1st Kyu.
White - Metal - ..Innocence,Purity,Placidity.
Red - Fire ..Passion,desire,Sacrifice.
Black - Water..Power,Mystery,New beginnings.
Grading's are held twice a year but junior & intermediate grades at a higher level may only grade once a year, dependent on competency.ALL students who wish to take a grading must have a good attendance rate to be eligible. Black belt grading's are also held twice a year but students taking a Dan grading must have an attendance rate of 85%.
Mon Grade Syllabus
5 to 9 Years old
Gold stars are awarded to demonstrate the pass rate of a grading.These are applied to the junior certificates as follows:
No star - Pass 1 star - Good 2 stars - Exceptional.
8th Mon - Red
7th Mon - Yellow
6th Mon - Orange
5th Mon - Green
4th Mon - Purple
3rd Mon - Blue
2nd Mon - Brown
Junior students do not study joint lock or choking applications.
Chukan No Grade Syllabus
9 to 14 Years old
Tabs are awarded to demonstrate the pass rate of a grading.These are attached to the students obi as follows:
No Tabs - Pass 1 Tab - Average 2 Tabs - Good 3 Tabs- Exceptional.
8th Chukan no - Red/white stripe
7th Chukan no - Yellow/White stripe.
6th Chukan no - Orange/White stripe.
5th Chukan no - Green/White stripe.
4th Chukan no - Purple/White stripe.
3rd Chukan no - Blue/white stripe.
2nd Chukan no - Brown/white stripe.
1st Chukan no - Brown.
Shodan - Black belt no tab - Minimum age 12+
Kyu Grade Syllabus
Young senior & adult senior grades 14 Years old plus
Tabs are awarded on Kyu belts to demonstrate the pass rate of a grading.These are attached to the students obi as follows:
No Tabs - Pass 1 Tab - Average 2 Tabs - Good 3 Tabs - Exceptional.
8th kyu - Red
7th kyu - Yellow
6th kyu - Orange
5th kyu - Green
4th kyu - Purple
3rd kyu - Blue
2nd kyu - Brown
1st kyu - Brown/black stripe.
Shodan - Black belt no tab.
Black Belt Yudansha Ranks
Shodan - (Senpai) - Age 12 +.
Shodan - cadet instructor (Dai Senpai) - minimum age 16.
Shodan - 1st Dan instructor (Sensei) - Must be 18
Nidan - 2nd Dan - minimum age 16.
Sandan - 3rd Dan - minimum age 19.
Yondan - 4th Dan - minimum age 23.
Godan - 5th Dan - minimum age 28.
Rokudan - 6th Dan - minimum age 34.
Shichi/nanadan - 7th Dan - minimum age 38.
Hachidan - 8th Dan - minimum age 42.
Kudan - 9th Dan - minimum age 46.
Judan - 10th Dan - minimum age 50.
Dan ranks up to and including 5th Dan are achieved through physical grading's. Subsequent to this they are accredited with further Dan awards for time served where the minimum time required is 4 years between each grade.
Trainee and assistant instructor ranks & belt colours
No Indemnity, DBS or 1st aid required
Kohai - 1st Chukan no - Apprentice cadet assistant instructor (Age 14)
Black & brown split length belt.
Kohai - 1st Kyu - Apprentice adult Instructor (Age 16)
Black & brown block panel belt.
*Dai Senpai - Shodan - Cadet assistant instructor (Age 16)
Black belt, white stripe.
*Becoming an instructor at the age of 18 where they adorn a solid black belt and relative red tab*
Black belt ranks Nidan to Godan are known as 'Sensei Dai' - Assistant instructors.
Sensei Dai - Nidan to Godan - Assistant instructor
Black belt 2 to 5 red tabs - Addressed as Sensei by all Mudansha grades.
Tasshi - Godan to Judan - Expert helper / senior assistant instructor
Red & white split length belt - Addressed as Sensei by all Mudansha grades.
Instructor and senior instructor ranks & belt colours
These are allocated positions in which a student is selected and takes an instructors level grading.
Sensei - Shodan 1st Dan & Nidan - Instructor
Black belt 1 or 2 red tabs.
Indemnity, DBS & 1st aid required. Signed CPP.
Shidoin (Sensei) - Sandan & Yondan - Senior instructor
Black belt with red stripe.
Indemnity, DBS & 1st aid required. Signed CPP.
Master title and rank belt colours
Indemnity, DBS & 1st aid required. Signed CPP
Shidoshi - Godan to Shichidan - Master
Red & black split length belt.
Shidoshi - Hachidan to Judan - Advanced Master
Red belt with black stripe.
Menkyo Shihan - Chief Instructor of the Ryu
Menkyo Shihan can be addressed as either Sensei or Shihan and means Chief instructor of the Academy which is designated to only one person in the ryu. This title/rank presides over all BSKJJA instructors and holds the authority to award the shogo titles of Shidoin & Shidoshi; it also has the privilege & license to award grades up to and including 10th Dan.It is distinct from other ranks & independent of the grading system at the Academy. Subsequent Dan's are awarded to this rank by the Shihan or Soke of the Association; And can also be awarded by an International Jujitsu Governing Body. This rank has 4 Shogo accolades that are encompassed by the Shihan title (i/e Menkyo Shihan Joe Bloggs Renshi).
Menkyo signifies antiquity and means 'License of transmission' and Menkyo Kaiden means 'complete license of transmission'. These titles can only be passed down by the Menkyo Shihan & Menkyo Kaiden and this is known as 'Lineage'.
Menkyo Shihan - Renshi - Master - Yondan
Red & white block panel belt.
Menkyo Shihan - Kyoshi - Senior Master - Godan & Rokudan
Red & black block panel belt.
Teacher of teachers
Menkyo Shihan - Hanshi - Grand Master - Shichidan & Hachidan
Red (top) & black (reverse) 2 tone belt.
Master of teachers
Menkyo Kaiden Shihan - Soke - Senior Grand Master - Kudan & Judan
Red & black or gold trim belt.
Great Master of teachers
Teaching & Coaching Qualifications
Assisting in the instruction of syllabus for the Junior , intermediate & senior grades.
Instruction of the junior,intermediate and senior grades in syllabus. Must have instructor indemnity, first aid, DBS & CPP.
Instruction of junior, intermediates & senior grades. Knowledge of the BSKJJA syllabus, kata and kobudo. Must have instructor indemnity, first aid, DBS & CPP.
Complete knowledge of the BSKJJA syllabus. Competent to demonstrate & instruct in free style technique.Full knowledge of all kata and kobudo.Able to show instruction in all areas of Kempo Jujitsu to all levels. Must have instructor indemnity, first aid, DBS & CPP.
Complete knowledge of the BSKJJA syllabus. Competent to demonstrate & instruct in free style technique.Full knowledge of ALL kata and kobudo.Able to show instruction in all areas of Kempo Jujitsu to all levels. Must have instructor indemnity, first aid, DBS & CPP.
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