Belt Requirements

White Belt with One Stripe

Ki Development

  • Standing while keeping one point
  • Unbendable arm

Hitori Waza

  • Sayu
  • Ushiro ukemi
  • Zenshin koshin

Kumi Waza

  • Katate-dori kokyu-nage irimi (pick up rock)
  • Kokyu dosa

Yellow Belt

Ki Development

  • Sitting seiza
  • Bowing from seiza
  • Sitting agura

Hitori Waza

  • Sayu choyaku
  • Tenkan
  • Tekubifuri

Kumi Waza

  • Katate-tori kokyu-nage tenkan
  • Katate-tori kokyu-nage udeoroshi irimi
  • Katate-tori kokyu-nage udeoroshi tenkan
  • Kokyu dosa

Yellow Belt with One Stripe

Ki Development

  • Standing with test from behind
  • Standing and sitting while being tested
  • Sitting seiza silently for one minute

Hitori Waza

  • Zempo ukemi (forward roll)
  • Ushiro zempo ukemi (backward roll)
  • Ikkyo

Kumi Waza

  • Katate-dori kokyu-nage (mexican hat dance)
  • Katate-kosa-tori kokyu-nage irimi tobikomi
  • Kokyu dosa

Yellow Belt with Two Stripes

Ki Development

  • Unliftable arm (weight underside)

Hitori Waza

  • Zempo kaiten (three rolls with test)
  • Ushiro zempo ukemi (three rolls with test)

Kumi Waza

  • Katate-kosa-tori koteoroshi
  • Katate-tori shihonage
  • Kokyu dosa

Blue Belt

Ki Development

  • Kokyu-ho (ki breathing)

Hitori Waza

  • Udefuri
  • Udefuri choyaku
  • Zengo

Kumi Waza

  • Katate-tori ikkyo irimi
  • Katate-tori ikkyo tenkan
  • Kokyu dosa

Blue Belt with One Stripe

Ki Development

  • Standing with one wrist thrust out

Hitori Waza

  • Happo
  • Shikko (no turn)
  • Nikkyo
  • Sankyo
  • Koteoroshi

Kumi Waza

  • Munetsuki koteoroshi
  • Yokomenuchi shihonage tenkan irimi
  • Yokomenuchi shihonage tenkan tenkan
  • Kokyu dosa

Blue Belt with Two Stripes

Ki Development

  • Raising two arms in the air
  • Sitting agura (test under knees)

Hitori Waza

  • Tobikomi ukemi (over one person lying flat)
  • Funekogi waza

Kumi Waza

  • Shomenuchi kokyunage irimi tobikomi
  • Katate-tori zempo-nage zenshin
  • Kokyu dosa

Red Belt

Ki Development

  • Sitting agura (test from behind)
  • Ki breathing

Hitori Waza

  • Shikko (with turn)

Kumi Waza

  • Kata-tori ikkyo irimi (kneeling pin)
  • Ryote-tori zempo-nage (3 arts)
  • Ryote-mochi kokyu-nage irimi
  • Kokyu dosa

Red Belt with One Stripe

Ki Development

  • First 5 moves of oneness rhythm
  • Stooping forward

Hitori Waza

  • Tobikomi ukemi (over two people)
  • Ushiro tori

Kumi Waza

  • Kata-tori ikkyo tenkan kaiten-nage zempo
  • Ryote-tori tenchi-nage irimi
  • Ryote-tori tenchi-nage tenkan
  • Yokomenuchi kokyu-nage hachi-no-ji
  • Kokyu dosa

Red Belt with Two Stripes

Ki Development

  • Standing (chukyu test level)
  • Unliftable body
  • Leaning back

Hitori Waza

  • Ushiro tekubi-tori zenshin
  • Ushiro tekubi-tori koshin

Kumi Waza

  • Ushiro tekubitori zempo nage
  • Ryote-mochi enundo
  • Shomenunchi ikkyo irimi
  • Kokyu dosa

Purple Belt

Ki Development

  • Oneness rhythm (torso and neck movements)
  • Seiza (chokyu test level)
  • Walking forward while being held

Hitori Waza

  • Kaho tekubi kosa
  • Joho tekubi kosa

Kumi Waza

  • Munetsuki ikkyo
  • Ushiro-tori kokyunage zempo
  • One person randori
  • Kokyu dosa

Purple Belt with One Stripe

Ki Development

  • Oneness Rhythm

Hitori Waza/Taigi

  • All previous Hitori Waza
  • One of taigi #5 and #15 (student’s choice)

Kumi Waza

  • Kata-tori ikkyo irimi
  • Kata-tori ikkyo tenkan
  • Ushiro ryokata tori (3 arts)
  • Kokyu dosa

Purple Belt with Two Stripes

Ki Development

  • Ki Breathing

Hitori Waza/Taigi

  • All previous Hitori Waza
  • Taigi #5 and #15

Kumi Waza

  • Zagi handachi yokomenuchi zempo nage
  • Kokyu dosa