灯台稽古伝承 Todai Keiko Densho | Todai Training Manual

It’s important to note that there is no “official” curriculum structured into ranking in the Bujnkan. Rather, it is the discretion of the Instructor to set standards for training. This means the structure, concepts and techniques laid out in the Todai Keiko Densho is unique and may differ substantially from other schools.

The ranking structure here has been heavily influenced by the Tenchijin Ryaku no Maki, and the hierarchy of the Ryuha. Emphasis is placed on learning the techniques, concepts, and “feeling” of each school.

無級

Mukyū

“No Grade”: Introduction to general concepts of training in a Japanese Dojo. Students wear a white belt until officially becoming part of the dojo and receiving an actual grade.

  • General Etiquette
  • Reiho
  • Uke and Tori

級 "Kyu" | Grades

In the beginning phases of training, students are exposed to overarching concepts and basics that run through all the schools.

九級

Kyūkyū”

“9th Grade”: General Movement and Core Skills

八級

“Hachikyu”

“8th Grade”: Fundamental Techniques of Ninjutsu.

From Rokyu to Yonkyu students study Gyokko Ryu.

六級

“Rokkyū”

“6th Grade”: Beginning level of Gyokko Ryu

五級

“Gokyū”

“5th Grade”: Intermediate level of Gyokko Ryu

四級

“Yonkyū”

“4th Grade”: Advanced Level of Gyokko Ryu

FromSankyu to Ikkyu students study Koto Ryu.

三級

“Sankyū”

“3rd Grade”: Beginning level of Koto Ryu

二級

“Nikyū”

“2nd Grade”: Intermediate level of Koto Ryu

段 "Dan" | Degrees

By the time a student is ready to receive their Sakki Test for Godan (5th Degree), the student should have been exposed to every technique of each school.

初段

“Shodan”

“1st Degree”: Study Togakure Ryu Ninpo

二段

“Nidan”

“2nd Degree”: Study Takagi Yoshin Ryu

三段

“Sandan”

“3rd Degree”: Study Shinden Fudo Ryu

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2017 @ 4:09 pm