Shinbujutsukan USA

The place of True Martial Arts

Rank

Rank is a priviledge, not a right. Because of the rich legacy of our Karate and Kobudo line we place a high value on the requirements and acquired skill of the participant at all ranks. We do not necessarily recognize ranks given outside of Shinbujutsu Shorin Ryu. Upon joining Shinbujutsukan, a review will be conducted by a licensed instructor and then a rank certificate will be issued. Unfortunately, there are many "martial artists" abroad who are only interested in their own rank, title, and status. This type of attidtude will not insure the preservation and promotion of these traditional okinawan arts but will rather serve to glorify an individual ego. So if you are willing to check your ego at the door and study true authentic waza, you are most welcome! Ganbatte Kudasai!

Rank Requirements Kobudo: 

Yonkyu (white Belt)- 1st weapon, basics and kata- 6 months Time in Grade (TIG)

Sankyu (Green Belt)- 2nd weapon, basics and kata- 6 Months TIG

Ni Kyu (Brown Belt)- 3rd weapon, basics and kata- 6 Months TIG

Ikkyu (Shodan Ho)- 4th weapon, basics and kata- 6 Months TIG

Shodan- Second Bo kata, Akamine nunchaku, all previous- 3 Years TIG

Nidan- 5th weapon; 3rd bo kata; 2nd Sai kata- 2 years TIG

Sandan- 6th weapon; 4th bo kata; 3rd sai kata- 3 Years TIG

Yondan- 7th weapon; Yuniga no Kon; 4th sai kata- 4 Years TIG

Godan- 8th weapon; Chinenshichanaka no kon; Tawada no Sai- 5 Years TIG 

Rokudan- (Renshi- One who knows)- 20 years minimum TIG

Nanadan- (Kyoshi- Teacher of Teachers) 25 years minimum TIG

Hachidan- (Hanshi- Model for the whole) 30 years minimum TIG

Kudan- (Kaicho- Organization Head) 35 years minimum TIG

Judan- (Awarded upon death of Kaicho)  

 

Rank Requirements Karate:

Yonkyu (white Belt) - Hojo Undo, Tachi Kata, Tsuki, Keri & Uke waza - 6 months TIR (Time in Rank)

Sankyu (Green Belt)Shinbu Kata Sho- Yakasoku Kumite - 1Year TIR

Nikyu (Brown Belt)Shinbu Kata Ni- Yakasoku Kumite - 1 Year TIR

Ikkyu (Shodan Ho)- Shinbu Kata San- Yakasoku Kumite  - 6 months TIR

Shodan- Naihanchi I, Pinan Shodan, Ananku- Striking & Tegumi- Minimum 3 Years TIG (Time in grade)

Nidan- Naihanchi II, Pinan Nidan, Wankan- Striking & Ne Waza- 2 Years TIR

Sandan- (Shidoin- Asst. Instructor)- Naihanchi III, Pinan Sandan, Rohai- Bunkai & Jiyu Kumite- 3 Years TIR

Yondan- (Sensei- Instructor) Pinan Yondan, Wanshu- Applied Concepts- 4 Years TIR

Godan- (Shihan- Professor)Pinan Godan, Gojushiho, - Applied Concepts- 5 years TIR

Rokudan- (Renshi- One who knows) Chinto & Kusanku- Applied Concepts- 20 years minimum TIG

Nanadan- (Kyoshi- Teacher of Teachers) 25 years minimum TIG

Hachidan- (Hanshi- Model for the whole) 30 years minimum TIG

Kudan- (Kaicho- Organization Head) 35 years minimum TIG

Judan- (Awarded upon death of Kaicho) 

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Mar 26 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, Apr 2 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, Apr 9 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, Apr 16 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM