B.S.K.J.J.A

BUDO SHIN RYU KEMPO JUJITSU ACADEMY

                            Syllabus and achievements

 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

4 to 9 Years old

 The syllabus for the junior grade differs from the intermediate grade syllabus,therefore when the junior student comes of the appropriate age they then move into the intermediate grade category where they study the next target belt - i/e 5th mon is equivalent to 6th chukan no so they will invariably train for 5th chukan no etc.

Gold stars are awarded to demonstrate the pass rate of a grading.These are applied to the junior certificates as follows:


 No star award - Pass.

Bronze star award - Standard. 

Silver star award - Good.

Gold star award - Exceptional. 

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 8th Mon - White belt/red stripe

  7th Mon - White belt/yellow stripe - eqv 8th Chukan no

   6th Mon - White belt/orange stripe - eqv to 7th Chukan no

 5th Mon - White belt/green stripe - eqv 6th Chukan no

 4th Mon - White belt/purple stripe - eqv to 5th Chukan no

 3rd Mon - White belt/blue stripe - eqv to 4th Chukan no

 2nd Mon - White belt/brown stripe - eqv to 3rd Chukan no 

Junior students do not study joint lock or choking applications.

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Chukan No Grade Syllabus

9 to 14 Years old 

The syllabus for the intermediates is similar to the kyu grade syllabus,therefore when the intermediate student comes of the appropriate age they then move into the kyu grade category where they study the next target belt - i/e 5th chukan no is equivalent to 5th kyu so they will invariably train for 4th kyu.


Coloured tabs awarded to demonstrate the pass rate of a grading.This tab is attached to one end of the students obi to signify the pass rate as follows:


 No star award - Pass.

Bronze star award - Standard. 

Silver star award - Good.

Gold star award - Exceptional. 

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 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 (with black stripe)

Shodan 1st Dan - Junior black belt 1 white tab. Set syllabus

(Up to & including age 14 years).

  Nidan - 2nd Dan - Age 18 - 2 white tabs.

Sandan - 3rd Dan - Age 21 - 3 years after Nidan - 3 white tabs.

Yondan - 4th Dan - Age 25 - 4 years after Sandan - 4 white tabs.

 Godan - 5th Dan -  Age 30. 5 years after Yondan - 5 white tabs.

 Rokudan - 6th Dan - Age 36. 6 years after Godan - 6 white tabs.

 Shichidan / Nanadan - 7th Dan - 5 years after rokudan - black/white panel belt.

Hachidan - 8th Dan - 5  years service after shichidan - black/white panel belt.

Kyudan - 9th Dan - 5 years service after hachidan - red/white panel belt.

Judan - 10th Dan - 5  years service after kyudan - red/white panel belt

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Kyu Grade Syllabus

Senior grades 14 Years 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.

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 8th kyu - Red

 7th kyu - Yellow

 6th kyu - Orange

 5th kyu - Green

 4th kyu - Purple

 3rd kyu - Blue

 2nd kyu - Brown 

 1st kyu - Brown with black stripe. 

Shodan 1st Dan - Senior black belt Age 16 years - 1 white tab. Set syllabus. 

 Nidan - 2nd Dan - Age 18 - 2 white tabs.

Sandan - 3rd Dan - Age 21 - 3 years after Nidan - 3 white tabs.

Yondan - 4th Dan - Age 25 - 4 years after Sandan - 4 white tabs.

 Godan - 5th Dan -  Age 30. 5 years after Yondan - 5 white tabs.

 Rokudan - 6th Dan - Age 36. 6 years after Godan - 6 white tabs.

 Shichidan / Nanadan - 7th Dan - 5 years after rokudan - black/white panel belt.

Hachidan - 8th Dan - 5  years service after shichidan - black/white panel belt.

Kyudan - 9th Dan - 5 years service after hachidan - red/white panel belt.

Judan - 10th Dan - 5  years service after kyudan - red/white panel belt. 

 


A black belt graduation can be taken at the minimum age of 14, primarily for intermediate category students. Senior black belt graduations, the student must be aged 16 years plus. It is often assumed that at black belt, the person who has graduated is known as 'Sensei'. This is not the case. Junior black belt & Senior black belt students are non instructors and known as 'Sensei Dai' from Shodan to and including Nanadan; where they place white tabs at one end of their obi in relation to Dans achieved i/e shodan 1 white tab, nidan 2 white tabs, sandan 3 and so forth.They are not addressed as Sensei but by Mr/Mrs and surname.

Once they achieve Nanadan and above they then adorn 2 coloured panel belt unless they have achieved instructor status. 

 

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Instructor Dan grade time scale 

 Shodan 1st Dan - Age 18 years.

Nidan - 2nd Dan - Age 20.

Sandan - 3rd Dan - Age 23.

Yondan - 4th Dan - Age 27.

 Godan - 5th Dan -  3 years service.

 Rokudan - 6th Dan - 3 years service.

 Shichidan / Nanadan - 7th Dan - 3 years service.

Hachidan - 8th Dan - 3 years service.

Kyudan - 9th Dan - 5 years service.

Judan - 10th Dan - 5 years service.

 

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Assistant instructor ranks  

All instructors over 18 years of age have full indemnity, DBS, CPP and 1st aid. Assistant instructor grades including cadet instructors do not need indemnity or DBS as they are in training.

 

Deshi

Disciple to the Shihan / apprentice assistant instructor

Minimum grade 4th kyu up to 1st kyu 16 years plus.

White belt with black stripe (Adorning normal kyu grade belt while training)

Assisting with new starter basic drills & junior grades.


 Kohai

Kyu grade junior assistant instructor

Minimum grade 2nd Kyu Age 18 plus.

 Brown belt 2 red stripes.

Assisting with junior & intermediate grades.

 

  Senpai

Kyu grade senior assistant instructor

Minimum grade of 1st Kyu Age 18 years plus.

Brown belt with 1 red stripe 

Assisting with all category students below black belt.

  

  Dai Senpai

Cadet black belt assistant Instructor.

Shodan - Black belt with white horizontal stripe. Age 16 to 18.

*Becoming a full instructor at 18*

Assisting in junior & intermediate categories. 

 

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Instructor ranks and titles

 

Sensei - 1st and 2nd Dan

Black belt instructor - Black belt 1 or 2 red tabs dependent on rank.  


Shidoin - 3rd Dan

Senior black belt instructor - Black belt with red stripe. 

 

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Shidoshi - Master ranks 

 

4th & 5th Dan - Master instructor - Black belt 2 red stripes.

6th & 7th Dan - Advanced master instructor - Red & black split length belt.

8th, 9th & 10th Dan - Senior master instructor - Red belt black stripe.

Shidoshi is master rank in the instructors positions. This rank is subordinate to the Menkyo Shihan. The position of chief instructor would be passed down through lineage should they retire.

 

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The Chief Instructor of the Ryu

 

Menkyo Shihan 

Menkyo Shihan means 'Professor' akin to gaining a Phd. This title is reserved for the position of the chief instructor of the ryu and can be addressed as either Sensei or Shihan or by rank. This is the top position of the Academy and presides over all BSKJJA instructors; holding the authority to award the shogo Shidoin, Shidoshi, Tasshi and Kyoshi titles; 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 title encompasses 5 Shogo ranks from 4th Dan (i/e Menkyo Shihan Joe Bloggs Renshi).

Menkyo signifies antiquity and means 'License of transmission' This title can only be passed down by the Menkyo Shihan and this is known as 'Lineage'. 

 

 Renshi

Yondan 

Red and white block panel belt 

Master teacher 

 

Menkyo Shihan - Renshi

 Godan

Red & black split length belt.

Advanced Master teacher


Menkyo Shihan - Kyoshi

Rokudan

Red & black block panel belt.

Senior Master teacher / Teacher of teachers 


Menkyo Shihan - Hanshi

Shichidan & Hachidan

Red (top) & black (reverse) 2 tone belt.

Grand Master / Master of teachers

 

Menkyo Shihan -  Soke

Kudan & Judan

Red belt with black trim or red belt with gold trim.

Senior Grand Master / Great Master of teachers

 

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 Teaching & Coaching Qualifications

Level 1

Assisting in the instruction of syllabus for the Junior grades. 

Level 2 

Instruction of the junior & intermediate grades in syllabus. Must have instructor indemnity, first aid, DBS & CPP.

Level 3

Instruction of junior, intermediates & senior grades. Knowledge of the BSKJJA syllabus, kata and kobudo. Must have instructor indemnity, first aid, DBS & CPP.

Level 4

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.

Level 5

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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