Rank Standards
Affiliate School Opportunities

If you discover you like the ideals, no nonsense training, and character of the GiYu Dojo and would like to be able to proudly hold a rank from The GiYu Dojo then we would encourage you to come train with us directly at our facility (Dayton, OH.) or come to as many workshops as possible held around the world. The GiYu Dojo is dedicated to the training of the martial arts. Thus, we foster the skill set before the rank recognition, therefore if you are training in martial arts for the rank, then your skills will show through and you will not be able to pass the rank standards. If you would like to train with us directly you must fill in the APPLICATION TO TRAIN FORM.

Below are the Skill Sets needed for achieving rank from The GiYu Dojo.  We will only allow material up to 3rd DAN to be viewed publicly.  Each rank up to 1st DAN ends with controlled (safe) randori (sparring).  You will need to train directly with Accredited and Licensed Instructors of the GiYu Dojo.  Before an exam please print off the RANK TESTING APPLICATION FORM and bring it with you to the test.

After achieving the coveted rank of 3rd DAN you are able to apply for an Official Teaching License (Dojo-cho Certificate) from The GiYu Dojo.  The standards of the Dojo-cho License are high and must be adhered to with utmost diligence.  To apply to be an Official Affiliate School of The GiYu Dojo please contact us at 937-435-2203 or GiYuDojo@Donet.com.

GiYu Dojo
RANK (as of 10-29-2007) STANDARDS

MU KYU- WHITE BELT
Beginner Approx. 3 months of training



SAN KYU (3RD KYU)- GREEN BELT 
Test after Approx. 6months of training
CERTIFICATE FEE- $50

ZENPO KAITEN - FORWARD SHOULDER ROLL
SOKUHO KAITEN V.1 & V.2 - SIDEWAYS ROLL
NE WAZA KUBI HASHI - GROUND NECK BRIDGING   
NE WAZA TATESHIO GATAME - GROUND TOP POSITION
NE WAZA DO OSAE - GROUND BOTTOM GUARD POSITION
NE WAZA YOKOSHIHO GATAME - GROUND SIDE HOLD
NE WAZA KATA GATAME - GROUND SHOULDER CHOKE
SHIKAN KEN - KNUCKLE FIST
FUDO KEN - IMMOVABLE FIST                               
OMOTE GYAKU - OUTSIDE WRIST REVERSE
URA GYAKU - INSIDE WRIST REVERSE
OSOTO GAKE - MAJOR OUTER BREAKING THROW
MOROTE GARI - DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN
KATAHA JIME - ONE SIDE CHOKE
WRITTEN EXAM
CONTROLLED RANDORI



NI KYU (2ND KYU)- PURPLE BELT 
Test after Approx. 10 months of training
CERTIFICATE FEE- $50

KOHO KAITEN - REAR ROLL
YOKO NAGARE - SIDE BODY DROP
NE WAZA KUBI HASHI FUSEGI - GROUND ESCAPE USING                                           BRIDGING
OMOTE SHUTO - OUTSIDE KNIFE HAND
URA SHUTO - INSIDE KNIFE HAND
ZENPO KERI - FRONT STOMP KICK
GANSEKI NAGE - THROWING THE BIG ROCK
MUSHA DORI - WARRIORS CATCH
KOSHI NAGE - HIP THROW
OUCHI GAKE - MAJOR INNER BREAKING THROW
YOKO MOROTE GARI - SIDE DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN
KIBISU GAESHI - LOW LEG/ANKLE TAKE DOWN
HADAKA JIME - NAKED CHOKE
WRITTEN EXAM
CONTROLLED RANDORI



ICHI KYU (1ST KYU)- BROWN BELT 
Test after Approx. 14 months of training
CERTIFICATE FEE- $50

ZENPO UKEMI - FRONT BREAK FALL
NE WAZA YOKO SHIO - GROUND SHRIMPING
NE WAZA JUJI GATAME - GROUND CROSS ARM BREAK
NE WAZA UDE GARAMI - GROUND ARM COIL BREAK
KAKUSHIO KERI - HIDDEN KICK
NE WAZA HIZA JIME - GROUND KNEE BREAK
NE WAZA KURUBUSHI JIME - GROUND ANKLE BREAK
SOKUHO KERI - SIDE STOMP KICK
KOHO KERI V.1 & V.2 - BACKWARDS KICK
TATE NAGARE - STANDING/FLOWING DROP THROW
IPPON SEO (ZEO) NAGE - ONE SHOULDER THROW
ONI KUDAKI - DEMON CRUSH
MUSO DORI - EMPTY CATCH
WRITTEN EXAM
CONTROLLED RANDORI



SHO DAN (1ST DEGREE)- BLACK BELT
Test after Approx. 2 years of training
CERTIFICATE FEE- $75

ICHIMONJI KIHON - STRIKING COUNTER
JUMONJI KIHON - STRIKING COUNTER
HICHO KIHON - STRIKING COUNTER
NE WAZA SANKAKU JIME - GROUND TRIANGLE CHOKE
NE WAZA KATA JUJI JIME - GROUND HALF CROSS CHOKE
NE WAZA DO OSAE FUSEGI - GROUND TOP FULL GUARD                                          ESCAPE
NE WAZA YOKO TATESHIO GATAME FUSEGI 
- GROUND SIDE MOUNT ESCAPE

KOTO RYU KOPPOJUTSU KAMAE   
- KOTO RYU BONE BREAKING ON GUARD POSTURES
SEIGAN NO KAMAE
BOBI NO KAMAE
HIRA ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE
HOKO NO KAMAE
KOTO RYU KOPPOJUTSU- KATA       
- KOTO RYU BONE BREAKING FORM
KOUYOKU

GYOKKO RYU KOSSHIJUTSU- KAMAE                
- GYOKKO RYU TISSUE DAMAGING ON GUARD POSTURES
ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE
JUMONJI NO KAMAE
HICHO NO KAMAE
GYOKKO RYU KOSSHIJUTSU- KATA                
- GYOKKO RYU TISSUE DAMAGING FORM
KOKU

KUKISHIN RYU ROKUSHAKU BOJUTSU- KAMAE        
- KUKISHIN RYU 6 FT. STAFF ON GUARD POSTURES
SEIGAN NO KAMAE
CHUDAN NO KAMAE
TENCHIJIN NO KAMAE
JODAN NO KAMAE
KYOHEN NO KAMAE
IHEN NO KAMAE
HIRA ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE
ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE
GEDAN NO KAMAE

KUKISHIN RYU JOJUTSU- KAMAE
- KUKISHIN RYU 4 FT. STAFF ON GUARD POSTURES
SEIGAN NO KAMAE
CHUDAN NO KAMAE
TENCHIJIN NO KAMAE
KYOHEN NO KAMAE
SHIZEN NO KAMAE
ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE
GEDAN NO KAMAE

KUKISHIN RYU SANJAKU BOJUTSU- KAMAE
- KUKISHIN RYU 3 FT. STAFF ON GUARD POSTURES
KATAYABURI NO KAMAE
MUNEN MUSO NO KAMAE
OTONASHI NO KAMAE
WRITTEN EXAM
CONTROLLED RANDORI



NI DAN (2ND DEGREE)- BLACK BELT
Test after Approx. 4 years of training
CERTIFICATE FEE- $100

KUKISHIN RYU DAKENTAIJUTSU- KAMAE    
- KUKISHIN RYU STRIKING ON GUARD POSTURES
HIRA NO KAMAE
HIRA ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE
SEIGAN NO KAMAE
KATATE HICHO NO KAMAE
KOSEI NO KAMAE

TAKAGI YOSHIN RYU JUTAIJUTSU- KAMAE    
- TAKAGI YOSHIN RYU GRAPPLING ON GUARD POSTURES
SHIZEN TAI
ZA GAMAE

SHINDEN FUDO RYU DAKENTAIJUTSU/ JUTAIJUTSU- KAMAE    
- SHINDEN FUDO RYU STRIKING/GRAPPLING ON GUARD     POSTURES
ZA GAMAE
HIRA ICHIMONJI NO KAMAE
SEIGAN NO KAMAE
KATATE SEIGAN NO KAMAE
SHIZEN NO KAMAE

KOTO RYU- KATA                            
- KOTO RYU BONE BREAKING FORMS
SHITTOU                           
HOSOKU

GYOKKO RYU- KATA                        
- GYOKKO RYU TISSUE DAMAGING FORMS
RENYO
DANSHU

KUKISHIN RYU SANJAKU BOJUTSU- KIHON  
- KUKISHIN RYU 3 FT. STAFF BASIC STRIKES
KATATE BURI                            
KOTE UCHI (INSIDE/OUTSIDE)                    
KOTE GAESHI UCHI (INSIDE/OUTSIDE)                REVERSE HAND HIT
KOTE JIME V. 1 & V. 2                       
ASHI DORI V. 1 & V. 2     

KUKISHIN RYU JOJUTSU- KIHON                
- KUKISHIN RYU 4 FT. STAFF BASIC STRIKES
TENTO MEN UCHI                           
YOKO MEN UCHI                             
DO UCHI                                
ASHI BARAI                            
TSUKI                                
JODAN UKE                            

KUKISHIN RYU ROKUSHAKU BOJUTSU- KIHON           
- KUKISHIN RYU 6 FT. STAFF BASIC STRIKES
SAYU BO FURI                             
TENTO MEN UCHI                            
YOKO MEN UCHI                             
DO UCHI                               
ASHI BARAI                            
TSUKI                                
GEDAN HANE AGE                            
JODAN UKE   


                
SAN DAN (3RD DEGREE)- BLACK BELT 
Test after Approx. 6 years of training
CERTIFICATE FEE- $150

KUKISHINDEN RYU BIKENJUTSU- KAMAE            
- KUKISHIN RYU SWORD ON GUARD POSTURES
SEIGAN NO KAMAE
ICHI NO KAMAE
CHUDAN NO KAMAE
GEDAN NO KAMAE
TEN CHI NO KAMAE
KASUMI NO KAMAE
DAIJODAN NO KAMAE

TOGAKURE RYU NINJA BIKEN- KAMAE                
- TOGAKURE RYU SWORD ON GUARD POSTURES
ICHI NO KAMAE
SEIGAN NO KAMAE
CHUDAN NO KAMAE
GEDAN NO KAMAE
TOSUI NO KAMAE
HASSO NO KAMAE
DAIJODAN NO KAMAE
KASUMI NO KAMAE
TOTOKU HYOSHI NO KAMAE

JINEN RYU BIKENJUTSU- KAMAE                
- JINEN RYU SWORD ON GUARD POSTURES
SEIGAN NO KAMAE
HASSO NO KAMAE
DAIJODAN NO KAMAE
GEDAN NO KAMAE
SHIZEN NO KAMAE

KOTO RYU KOPPOJUTSU- KATA                    
- KOTO RYU BONE BREAKING FORM
YOKUTO

GYOKKO RYU KOSSHIJUTSU-KATA               
-GYOKKO RYU TISSUE DAMAGING FORM
DANSHI

KUKISHIN RYU DAKENTAIJUTSU- KATA            
- KUKISHIN RYU STRIKING FORM
SEON

TAKAGI YOSHIN RYU JUTAIJUTSU- KATA            
- TAKAGI YOSHIN RYU GRAPPLING FORM
KASUMI DORI

SHINDEN FUDO RYU DAKENTAIJUTSU- KATA            
- SHINDEN FUDO RYU STRIKING FORM
NICHI GEKI

SHINDEN FUDO RYU JUTAIJUTSU- KATA            
- SHINDEN FUDO RYU GRAPPLING FORM
MATSU KAZE

KUKISHIN RYU SANJAKU BOJUTSU- KATA            
- KUKISHIN RYU 3 FT. STAFF FORMS
KATATE UCHI
TSUKI OTOSHI
UCHIGI

KUKISHIN RYU JOJUTSU- KATA                    
- KUKISHIN RYU 4 FT. STAFF FORMS
TACHI OTOSHI
KASUMI GAKE
UDE GAKE

KUKISHIN RYU ROKUSHAKU BOJUTSU- KATA            
- KUKISHIN RYU 6 FT. STAFF FORMS
GOHO
URA GOHO
SASHIAI