Promotion Requirements

Green Belt – Level 1 (Go-Kyu)

1. Written Test
2. Lead class in Basic Exercises – English only
3. Perform Kata(s): Seisan
4. Demonstrate Self Defense
5. Defend against attackers (2)
6. Kumite with Green belt or higher.

Green Belt – Level 2 (Yon-Kyu)

1. Written Test
2. Lead class in Basic Exercises – English and Japanese
3. Perform Kata(s): Seisan, Sanchin, Seiuchin
4. Demonstrate Self Defense
5. Defend against attackers (2)
6. Kumite with Green belt or higher.

Brown Belt – Level 1 (San-Kyu)

1. Written Test
2. Perform Kata(s): Seisan, Sanchin, Seiuchin, Naihanchi
3. Demonstrate Self Defense against weapons
4. Defend against attackers (3)
5. Kumite with Brown belt or higher.

Brown Belt – Level 2 (Ni-Kyu)

1. Written Test
2. Perform Kata(s): Seisan, Sanchin, Seiuchin, Naihanchi, Wansu, Chinto
3. Defend against attackers (3)
4. Kumite with Brown belt or higher.
5. Demonstrate or lecture to class

Brown Belt – Level 3 (Ik-Kyu)

1. Written Test
2. Perform Kata(s): Seisan, Sanchin, Seiuchin, Naihanchi, Wansu, Chinto, Kusanku
3. Defend against attackers (4)
4. Kumite with Brown belt or higher.
5. Demonstrate or lecture to class

Black Belt – Level 1 (Shodan)

1. Written Test
2. Perform Kata(s): Seisan, Sanchin, Seiuchin, Naihanchi, Wansu, Chinto, Kusanku, Suansu
3. Defend against attackers (5)
4. Kumite with Black belt.
5. State philosophy of Isshin-ryu

Black Belt – Level 2 (Nidan)

1. Written Test
2. Perform all Kyu Kata(s): Seisan, Sanchin, Seiuchin, Naihanchi, Wansu, Chinto, Kusanku, Suansu
3. Perform:  Kusanku sai, tokomeneo kun no kun, nunchaku bushido
4. Demonstrate physical and philosophical aspects of Isshin-ryu

Levels past Nidan are to be determined

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