The Academy of Ryukyu Kenpo in Kfar Adumim has a unique system reminiscent of the very old days in training. Since we are a
family style non-commercial school, we do not use a belt system in the Muudansha trial period. Instead, the Muudansha trial consists of an eight to twelve-month time in which the potential student is taught a set curriculum while he is evaluated by the instructors. Upon successful completion the potential student is offered the opportunity to become a member of our Yuudanshai. At this point, the member is elevated to the Dan ranks, and pursues his interests more closely.
|Dan||Color||Stripe||Min. Age||Yrs of Study||Yrs Dan||Instructing License|
|Shodan||Black||¾ inch silver||-||-||n/a||Assistant Instructor|
|Nidan||Black||1 inch silver||15||4||2||Assistant Instructor|
|Sandan¹||Black||1½ inch silver||18||6||4||Shihandai|
|Yondan||Black||¾ inch gold||21||8 (Shihan)²||6||Shihan|
|Godan||Black||1 inch gold||25||13 (Shihan)²||9||Shihan|
|Rokudan||Black||1½ inch gold||30||15 (Renshi)²||12||Shihan|
|Nanadan||Red||¾ inch gold||35||20 (Kyoshi)²||15||Daishihan|
|Hachidan||Red||¾ inch gold||40||24 (Kyoshi)²||20||Daishihan|
|Kudan||Red||1½ inch gold||55||39 (Hanshi)²||35||Daishihan|
|Judan||Red||1½ inch gold||62||45 (Hanshi)²||40||Saikou Shihan|
¹After Sandan, only one, of the Minimums may be violated. ²Title Ranks.
It is the policy of the Association that RKKKR Certified Shihan, Renshi, and Kyoshi should operate their own unsupervised dojo. However, Gakusha Instructors (Shodan through Sandan), should, only teach under direct supervision of their Shihan, Renshi, or Kyoshi instructor.