Shodan Test Requirements

Revised 4/2013
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Body Arts

All techniques to be performed Omote and Ura when appropriate

Suwariwaza: Shomenuchi – Ikkyo through Yonkyo
Suwariwaza: Shomenuchi – Irimi Nage
Tachiwaza: Gyaku Hanmi Katatedori – Ikkyo through Yonkyo
Tachiwaza: Ai Hanmi Katatedori – Sankyo
Tachiwaza: Ai Hanmi Katatedori – Yonkyo
Tachiwaza: Ai Hanmi Katatedori – Koshinage
Tachiwaza: Morotedori – Variations (5 or more)
Tachiwaza: Yokomenuchi – Variations (5 or more)
Hanmi Handachi: Gyaku Hanmi Katatedori – Uchi Kaitenage
Hanmi Handachi: Gyaku Hanmi Katatedori – Soto Kaitenage
Hanmi Handachi: Gyaku Hanmi Katatedori – Soto Katagatame
Hanmi Handachi: Gyaku Hanmi Katatedori – Kokyunage
Hanmi Handachi: Ryotedori – Variations (5 or more)
Hanmi Handachi: Ushiro Ryokatadori – Ikkyo through Yonkyo
Hanmi Handachi: Ushiro Ryokatadori – Kotegaeshi
Hanmi Handachi: Ushiro Ryokatadori – Shihonage
Tachiwaza: Kata Menuchi – Shihonage
Tachiwaza: Kata Menuchi – Kotegaeshi
Tachiwaza: Kata Menuchi – Iriminage
Tachiwaza: Ushiro Ryotedori – Ude Garami
Tachiwaza: Ushiro Ryotedori – Koshinage
Tachiwaza: Ushiro Kubi Shime – Ikkyo through Sankyo
Tachiwaza: Ushiro Kubi Shime – Ude Garami
Tachiwaza: Ushiro Kubi Shime – Kotegaeshi

Weapons

Bokken: Eight Suburi Suwariwaza
Bokken: Kiriotoshi – Jodan, Chudan, Gedan
Bokken: Tachidori, two or more from each attack
Jo: Sansho One Part 1 with variations
Jo: Jodori, two or more from each attack
Tanto: Tantodori, two or more from each attack

Randori

Three Person Attack

Other Requirements:

  • All dues and fees paid in full in advance
  • Attend 2 major seminars since last test
  • Essay

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