Jodo rank within the Canadian Kendo Federation is based on performance of Zen Ken Ren Jodo. The CKF Jodo Grading Requirements as of May 2005 are as follows:
All applicants must be members in good standing of the CKF. The individual membership fee must be paid up to and including the current year. Note that CKF club affiliation fees must also be paid up.
Individual Kyu and Dan Grading Fees are charged on a sliding scale. In addition,
Menjo (certificate registration) Fees are charged to those who pass their grading.
All fees must be fully paid by the date specified by the CKF. Late registrations may
NOT be accepted. Do not send in applications individually.
We request each club fill out the attached application forms in BLOCK LETTERS or TYPED with club president or instructor's signature and collect the appropriate examination fees and certificate fees separately. Please submit them as a group.
The applicant shall have the following periods of practice: In order to pass the grading test, 3 out of 5 or 4 out of 7 examiners must approve.
|Dan/ Kyu Challenged||Minimum Practice Time Since Last Grade||Minimum Age|
|1 (Sho)dan||Over 3 Months after granting of 1 Kyu||14 years and over|
|2 (Ni)dan||Over 2 Years after granting of 1st Dan||16 years and over|
|3 (San)dan||Over 2 Years after granting of 2 Dan||18 years and over|
|4 (Yon)dan||Over 3 Years after granting of 3 Dan||21 years and over|
|5 (Go)dan||Over 4 Years after granting of 4 Dan||25 years and over|
|6 (Roku)dan||Over 5 Years after granting of 5 Dan||30 years and over|
|7 (Nana)dan||Over 6 Years after granting of 6 Dan||36 years and over|
|8 (Hachi)dan||Over 10 Years after granting of 7 Dan||48 years and over|
Grades below 1 Kyu are the responsibility of individual clubs. These practice times are minimum times from the previous test. It is expected that students will be practising two or three times a week. Once a month practise will not give enough skill to pass in the minimum time requirements. All students are reminded that grade is given, not taken. Accumulating the required time does not automatically ensure that you will pass the grading examination.
|Ikkyu (1k)||3 kihon, seitei kata #1-3 jo and tachi side|
|Shodan (1d)||Seitei kata #2,3,4,5,6 jo and tachi side|
|Nidan (2d)||Seitei kata #3,4,5,6,7 jo and tachi side|
|Sandan (3d)||Seitei kata #4,5,6,7,8 jo and tachi side|
|Yondan (4d)||Seitei kata #7,8,9,10,11 jo and tachi side|
|Godan (5d)||Seitei kata #8,9,10,11,12 jo and tachi side|
|Rank Applied for||Examination Fee||Certificate Fee||Japanese Certificate Fee|
Fees are all paid on-line at the Canadian Kendo Federation (CKF) web site only after approval from your Sensei.
Fees and forms must be submitted by the date stipulated in order to take the examination.
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