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Black Belts

Dear Black Belt,

Congratulations on making it this far! Please remember that the journey doesn't stop here. Please use these resources to expand your knowledge. You have access to both the Student Help page (password: student), as well as this page. This page includes things that only black belts will be aware of. 

Do not hesitate to ask questions as needed.

Center Judging Guide

Black Belt Meeting Notes

2nd Dan (Nidan)

  • Need to be a Shodan for 2 years and have been assisting the class for at least 1 year

  • Each kata is performed every 4 months

Katas: Seienchin, Saifa, Kanku, Weapons Kata*, Kata Breaking Set

*There are different types of weapons katas. A general list can be provided.

3rd Dan (Sandan)

  • Need to be a Nidan for 3 years and have been assisting the class for at least 2 years

  • Each kata is performed every 4 months

  • Must have a Shodan in Aiki Jujitsu

Katas: Garyu, Seipai, Sushiho

4th Dan (Yondan)

  • Need to be a Sandan for 5 years and have been assisting the class for at least 3 years

  • Kata: TBD