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.

Awards 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. 

Grade with honours certificate - Distinction 

A 'Grade with Honours' certificate is presented to the best proficient senior students on their grading should they surpass all requirements. This is for distinction in proficiency beyond the gold star award.

 

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 8th Mon - White belt/red stripe (eqv to 8th chukan no revised)

  7th Mon - White belt/yellow stripe (to grade 7th Chukan no)

   6th Mon - White belt/orange stripe (to grade 6th Chukan no)

 5th Mon - White belt/green stripe (to grade 5th Chukan no)

 4th Mon - White belt/purple stripe (to grade 4th Chukan no)

 3rd Mon - White belt/blue stripe (to grade 3rd Chukan no)

 2nd Mon - White belt/brown stripe (to grade 2nd 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.


Awards to demonstrate the pass rate of a grading.This is attached to the students certificate to signify the pass rate as follows:


 No star award - Pass.

Bronze star award - Standard. 

Silver star award - Good.

Gold star award - Exceptional. 

 Grade with honours certificate - Distinction 

A 'Grade with Honours' certificate is presented to the best proficient senior students on their grading should they surpass all requirements. This is for distinction in proficiency beyond the gold star award. 

 

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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. Age 12 - 14 (1 white tab)

(When a junior black belt reaches the age of 14 they are recognized as a senior black belt. They then study the kyu grade syllabi up to the age of 18 where they will test for 2nd Dan)

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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. 

Grade with honours certificate - Distinction 

A 'Grade with Honours' certificate is presented to the best proficient senior students on their grading should they surpass all requirements. This is for distinction in proficiency beyond the 3 tabs received. 

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 8th kyu - Red (yellow tabs)

 7th kyu - Yellow (orange tabs)

 6th kyu - Orange (green tabs)

 5th kyu - Green (purple tabs)

 4th kyu - Purple (blue tabs)

 3rd kyu - Blue (brown tabs)

 2nd kyu - Brown (black tabs)

 1st kyu - Brown with black stripe (black tabs)

    Shodan 1st Dan - Senior black belt minimum age 14 (1 white tab)

A successful black belt graduate receives a presentation box containing a tailor made 'Bushido' black belt, a black belt diploma and a plaque of achievement. 

 

Subsequent student Dan grade achievements. 

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

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

Yondan - 4th DanAge 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).

 

Time served students Dan grade achievements. 

 Shichidan / Nanadan - 7th Dan - 5 years after rokudan

Black/white panel belt  - 1 gold tab.

Hachidan - 8th Dan - 5  years service after shichidan

Black/white panel belt - 2 gold tabs.

Kyudan - 9th Dan - 5 years service after hachidan

Black/white panel belt - 3 gold tabs.

Judan - 10th Dan - 5  years service after kyudan

Black/white panel belt - 4 gold tabs. 

 

A black belt graduation can be taken at the minimum age of 12, primarily for intermediate category students up to the age of 14. However this is classed as a junior black belt. Senior black belt graduations, the student must be the minimum age 14 years old. 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; They place white tabs at one end of their obi in relation to Dans achieved from nidan 2 white tabs up to Rokudan. Subsequent to previous Dan grading's at 6th Dan students adorn a black & white block  panel obi.They are not addressed as Sensei but by Mr/Mrs and surname. 

 

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Instructor Dan grade time scale 

Shodan Dai Senpai 1st Dan - Min age 16 up to 18 years old.

 Shodan  Sensei 1st Dan - Age 18 years.

Nidan  Sensei 2nd Dan - Age 20.

Sandan Shidoin 3rd Dan - Age 23.

Yondan Shidoshi 4th Dan - Age 27.

 Godan Shidoshi 5th Dan -  5 years service.

 Rokudan Shidoshi 6th Dan (advanced) - 5 years service.

 Shichidan / Nanadan Shidoshi 7th Dan (advanced) - 5 years service.

Hachidan Shidoshi 8th Dan (senior) - 5 years service.

Kyudan Shidoshi 9th Dan (senior) - 5 years service.

Judan Shidoshi 10th Dan (senior) - 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.

Minimum grade 4th kyu up to 1st kyu 18 years plus.

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

Apprentice assistant instructor to new starters for basic drills & junior grades.


 Kohai

Kyu grade junior assistant instructor.

2nd Kyu Age 18 years plus.

 Brown belt with red stripe.

Junior assistant to junior & intermediate grades.

 

  Senpai

Kyu grade senior assistant instructor

1st Kyu Age 18 years plus.

Brown with 2 red stripes. This rank is superior to Kohai.

Senior assistant to all students below black belt.

  

  Dai Senpai

Black belt cadet Instructor.

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

*Becoming a full instructor at 18*

Cadet instructor to 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 each end dependent on rank.  


Shidoin - 3rd Dan

Senior black belt instructor - Black belt with red stripe. 

 

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Shidoshi - Master ranks 

At reaching master level the instructor wears a red and black obi. The Shogo titles are Dan grade ranks that are achieved at specific levels.

4th & 5th Dan - Low rank master level - Red & black split length belt.

6th & 7th Dan Renshi - Middle rank master level - Red & black block panel belt.

8th, 9th & 10th Dan Kyoshi - High rank master level - Red belt with black stripe.

Shidoshi is master rank with instructors ranks (i/e Shidoshi Dan G Rade Kyoshi). 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 most prestigious position of the Academy and presides over all BSKJJA instructors; holding the authority to award the shogo Shidoin & Shidoshi 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 4 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'. 

 

 

Menkyo Shihan - Renshi

 Godan

Red & black split length belt.

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 (bottom) & black (top) 2 tone belt.

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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