Grading Requirements

The following are the grading requirements for Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo Australia.


Requirements to learn prior to promotion to the next level
Grading To Kata Yakusoku Kumite Gokyo no Kumite Other Minimum Time
Hakkyu (8)
Yellow Belt
Naihanchin Sho
Renshu Ichi Self Defense
1st Group
(Naihanchin Sho Waza)
3 months
20 lessons 
Rokkyu (6)
Orange Belt
Renshu Ni Self Defense
2nd Group
3 months
20 lessons
Yonkyu (4)
Green Belt
Nijushiho Waza Dai Ikkyo – Te & Ashi Waza Self Defense
3rd Group
3 months
20 lessons
Sankyu (3)
Green Belt
Naihanchin Dai Randori Go
Dai Nikyo – Te & Ashi Waza Jiyu Kumite 3 months
20 lessons
Nikyu (2)
Brown Belt
Bassai; and
Gorin no Bo no Kata
Randori Ni
Dai Sankyo – Te & Ashi Waza Jiyu Kumite 6 months
40 lessons 
Ikkyu (1)
Brown/Black Tip
Seisan; and
Kudaka no Jo
Sankakutobi Shodan Ichi Dai Yonkyo – Te & Ashi Waza Bogu Kumite 9 months
60 lessons
Shodan Ho/
Junior Black Belt
Sankakutobi; and
Nijushiho no Sai
Sankakutobi Shodan Ichi
Dai Gokyo – Te & Ashi Waza Bogu Kumite 9 months
60 lessons 
1st Black Belt
Demonstration of Choice
1 Year
2nd Black Belt
Sanchin; and
Shishiryu no Bo
Sanchin Waza 2 Years
3rd Black Belt
Chinto; and
Ufuchiku no Jo
Sai Bo no Waza 3 Years
4th Black Belt
Sochin; and
Gokyoku no Ken
Sankakutobi Nidan no Ni 3 Years
5th Black Belt
Kusanku Dai
Sankakutobi Sandan series 4 Years

NB: Items listed at lower levels may be required at examiners discretion.

The decision as to when a student is ready for grading is made by the student’s instructor.

Remember, Spiritual Development of Individuality in Mind and Body means that each student progresses at his or her own speed. Therefore, some students may grade quicker than others.