Students (regardless of age)- Judo Style,
Student (apprentice) Black Belts- Judo Style,
Instructors to 3rd Black- Judo Style, White
Jacket, Black Pants
Master Instructors, 5th and above- Judo Style,
White or Black Jacket, Black Pants (Black Hakama optional)
Black Belts must wear Black Hakama while
testing students or for formal occasions
(Uniforms, Belts and Hakama can be purchased
Asian World of Martial Arts)
Yoshin Ryu Patch should be worn on your left
side of the front of the Jacket
American Federation of Jujitsu patch may be
worn on the left shoulder
Yoshin Ryu Belt Colors for adult
requirements (as demonstrated on the video) and recommend time
Godkyu, 1st Green Belt (Solid Green Belt)
No less then one month training
Yonkyu, 2nd Green Belt (Green Belt with a Centered Black
No less then two months training after 1st Green
Sankyu, 1st Brown Belt (Solid Brown Belt)
No less then three months training after 2nd Green
Nikyu, 2nd Brown Belt (Brown Belt with a Centered Black
No less then four months training after 1st Brown
Ikkyu, Student Black Belt (Solid Black Belt)
No less then 5 months training after 2nd Brown
Shodan, 1st Black Belt (Black Belt with one gold stripe on
No less then 6 months training after Student Black
Nidan, 2nd Black Belt - Sandan, 3rd Black Belt
and Yondan, 4th Black Belt with a gold stripe on your right belt
tail for each degree of Black Belt earned. Your left belt tail can have your name.
Masters, Godan, 5th Black Belt - Rokudan, 6th
Black Belt and Shichidan, 7th Black Belt, a Black
and Red paneled belt
Your left belt tail can have your name.
Grand Masters, Hachidan, 8th Black Belt -
Kudan, 9th Black Belt and Judan, 10th Black Belt , a White and Red paneled belt your
left belt tail can have your name.
Black Belt time between ranks:
2nd Degree after 2 years as a 1st Degree
3rd Degree after 3 years as a 2nd Degree Black Belt
4th Degree after 4 years as a 3rd Degree Black Belt
5th Degree after 5 years as a 4th Degree Black Belt
6th Degree after 6 years as a 5th Degree Black Belt
7th Degree after 7 years as a 6th Degree Black Belt
8th Degree after 8 years as a 7th Degree Black Belt
9th Degree after 9 years as a 8th Degree Black Belt
10th Degree after 10 years as a 9th Degree Black Belt
Yoshin Ryu Belt Colors for junior
Instructors are responsible for the curriculum:
Time requirements are set by Instructors
Black with a Centered White Horizontal Stripe
(When Juniors move to the adult boards they may wear their
student black belt as they progress through the adult ranks or
they may choose to wear the adult belt)
Juniors 5 years old to no more then 16 years
Adults 13 years old to ?
(Instructors should use their own discretion
for junior to adult maturity levels.)
You must be a minimum rank of Student Black
Belt to test students. You may test a student to the level of
one rank below your rank.
Yoshin Instructors should have their adult
students demonstrate their belt requirements right and left
handed in order from memory. No coaching or prompting is
allowed. You are allowed three mistakes per test.
The adults are required to also pass a written
test from the terminology page. One section per level. By 1st
Degree Black Belt, the student will take the entire
Juniors should demonstrate their techniques
with the Instructor asking for each individual technique.
The individual Instructor is responsible for
the curriculum that he or she uses in their classes.
Instructors may teach additional techniques and principles
that are not covered in the Yoshin Ryu course.
Material for testing should be from the basic
Yoshin Ryu course so that students have a standard to
recognize World Wide as they visit schools in different areas.
Competitions and Sparring:
Student should not be forced to spar or
compete. They should also not be discouraged to do so, it is
the individuals preference.
Adult sparring should not be taught until the
Brown Belt level. As student need to learn control of
Juniors are encouraged to start with Judo
style sparring when they are ready and then move to Karate or
Kumite style of sparring. Striking and kicking should be
First Aid and Liability:
Instructors should be proficient in basic
first aid and CPR. Martial arts techniques can be dangerous
and deadly. Students should pass a physical before starting
classes. The local Instructors are responsible for their
students welfare. Instructors should always secure injury and
death waivers from their students limiting liability for
themselves and their school. Be advised that you are
practicing and teaching martial arts at your own risk. The
American Federation of Jujitsu and the International
Federation of Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu will not be held liable for
the misuse of techniques or any injuries occurred while
practicing or participating in the art of Jujitsu.
For additional info and
questions on advanced
Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu techniques.
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