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NIPPON JU JITSU KAI - U.S.A.
RANKING SYSTEM & REQUIREMENTS

KYU GRADE SYSTEM

The Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai U.S.A. follows the traditional system of Kyu Grade ranking, utilizing a 10 Kyu system. While the "Belt" system is simple, recognizing only White, Green, Brown and Black, it is required for all students to pass all 10 Kyu levels before they can achieve Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt).
The Kyu System utilized by Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai U.S.A. requires the student to effectively demonstrate the requirements before they may be promoted to the next Kyu level. Upon successful demonstration, the student is awarded Kyus which are represented by stripes on his/her obi (belt).
Kyu Grade Requirements for Nippon Ju Jitsu are as follows:

 

Jukyu/Kukyu Requirements

        Jukyu

      Ukemi Waza

     Forward Break Fall

     Backward Break Fall

     Side Break Fall

     Forward Roll

     Backward Roll

     Shoulder Roll

      Uke Waza

     Jodan Uke High/Upward Block

     Chudan Uke Mid-Range Block

     Gedan Uke Low/Downward Block

        Kukyu

      Tai Sabaki

     Tsugiashi Kata

      Zuki Waza

     Chokuzuki Straight Punch

     Gyakuzuki Reverse Punch

     Oizuki Lunge Punch

     Uraken Backfist

     Shuto Knife Hand Chop

Hachikyu/Shichikyu Requirements

        Hachikyu

      Geri Waza

     Mae Geri Kekomi Front Snap Kick

     Mae Geri Keagi Front Thrust Kick

     Mawashi Geri Roundhouse Kick

     Yoko Geri Kekomi Side Snap Kick

     Yoko Geri Keagi Side Thrust Kick

     Mikazuki Geri Crescent Kick

      Dashi Waza

     Natural Stance

     Combat Stance

     Zenkutsu Dashi

     Sanchin Dashi

     Nekko Dashi

        Shichikyu

      Terminology (see attached)

      Kihon Atemi Waza

     Kyosen Solar Plexus

     Kinsho Groin Strike

     Gansei Eye Rake

     Hamaoshi Nose Press

     Kami No Ke Hair Grab

Rokukyu/Gokyu Requirements

        Rokukyu

      Yawara

     Katate Hazushi Ichi Outside Wrist Release

     Katate Hazushi Ni Inside Wrist Release

     Ryote Hazushi Double Wrist Release

     Morote Hazushi Two-On-One Wrist Release

     Ryoeri Hazushi Double Lapel Release

      Nage No Kata

     Ogoshi Major Hip Throw

     Kakato Otoshi Heel to Heel Trip

     Osoto Gari Pendulum Sweep

        Gokyu

      Yawara

     Momiji Hazushi Front Choke Release

     Yubi Tori Hazushi Release from Four Finger Grip

     Imon Tori Defense Against Chest Push

      Atemi Waza

     Momo Tsunoru Shark Bite

     Dokko Neck Strike

     Kyota Pectoral Muscle or Armpit

     Gansei Eye Rake (Poke)

     Kensen Shoulder or Collar Bone Strike

Yonkyu/Sankyu Requirements

        Yonkyu

      Yawara

     Katate Tori Single Wrist Breaker

     Tekubi Tor Ichi Outside Hand Wrist Breaker

     Tekubi Troi Ni Inside Hand Wrist Breaker

      Nage No Kata

     Kote Gaeshi Wrist Throw

     Tsurikomi Goshi Lift and Pull Hip Throw

     Seoi Goshi Cross Arm Hip Throw

     Soto Gama Outside Sicke Throw

     Uchi Gama Inside Sickle Throw

      Shime No Kata

     Hadaka Shime Ichi Front Choke or Neck Breaker

     Hadaka Shime Ni Rear Arm Choke

        Sankyu

      Katame Waza

     Straight Arm Lock

     Bent Arm Lock

     Rear Arm Lock

      Nage No Kata

     Seoi Nage Shoulder Throw

     Tai Otoshi Body Drop Throw

     Sode Goshi Lift and Pull Sleeve Throw

      Shime No Kata

     Namijuji Shime Choke with Fingers Inside

     Eri Gatame Throw and Apply Headlock

      Kyusho Waza

     Hand Between Thumb and Forefinger

     Artery in Wrist

Nikyu/Ikkyu Requirements

        Nikyu

      Atemi Waza

     Kakon Ear or Lip Twist

     Kodenko Lower Back

     Koka Neck or Throat

     Tsuki Mata - Groin

      Katame Waza

     Ankle Lock

     Bent Knee Lock

      Kyusho Waza

     Under the Eye

     Cheekbone

     Under Nose

     Under Chin

        Ikkyu

      Nage No Kata

     Tan Otoshi Valley Drop Throw

      Atemi Waza

     Komekani Temple

     Hiza Knee

     Getsui Floating Ribs

     Kori Foot Stomp

     Fukuto - Thigh

      Kyusho Waza

     Under Jawbone

     Behind Ear

     Jugular Vein

     Sternum

     Base of Skull

 

 

BLACK BELT RANKING SYSTEM

Nippon Ju Jitsu adheres to the traditional Dan Ranking system. Proficient Black Belt students who have earned the rank of Shodan and have been Certified as such by the Kai become eligible to earn their Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) six months after they receive Shodan rankng.
Nippon Ju Jitsu requires Dan testing for all Black Belt ranks up to and including Yondan. After Yondan, the member is awarded rank as long as he/she is proficient in all requirements according to time in grade. For example: To reach Godan, one must be proficient in all requirements and be active in teaching - They must have held the rank of Yondan for a minimum of four years and are also required to not only "test," demonstrating all previous requirements, but also present a written syllabus detailing the Nippon Ju Jitsu system and some aspect of teaching the art. 
Unlike modern systems, Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai U.S.A. does not recognize "stripes" on Black Belts. All Black Belts are embroidered bearing the name, Dan rank and Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai in Kanji. Black Belts claiming to be Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai who present "Degree" stripes on their obi are not Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai. Those Black Belts claiming rank in Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai U.S.A. who do not posses valid Certification, bearing the marks and seals of the Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai U.S.A. are not valid Black Belts of the system. As well as those who claim Dan ranking and are not listed in the Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai U.S.A. Yudansha records are not valid.
Any Dan Certification not authenticated and issued by the Senior Yudansha of Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai U.S.A. is not valid and will not be accepted as Nippon Ju Jitsu Kai Yudansha.
 

Shodan Requirements

              Nage No Kata

     Tome Nage Stomach Throw

     Ippon Seoi Nage One Arm Shoulder Throw

      Kyusho Waza

     Bicep

     Pectoral

      Come-A-Longs

     Two Finger

     Four Finger

     Pectoral Grab

     Bent Wrist

     Elbow Lock

     Trapezius

     Latisimus

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