Introduction to Ranking

Bujinkan Ranking

The Bujinkan utilizes the more traditional Kyu/Dan rank system consisting of 3 belt colors: white, green, black. Bujinkan guidelines stipulate that a student should take a minimum of 3 months to rank from kyu to kyu.

Godan is only awarded in Japan, and requires a recommendation from a Japanese Shihan as well as successfully passing the Sakki test.

Todai Ranking Method

Since students train at various frequency, we base ranking on number of classes attended. The more frequently a student trains, the quicker they will progress in rank. We track this through a “level system” that corresponds to a given rank. Each level is 24 classes. The chart below illustrates the relationship between level, number of classes, and corresponding rank.

Note: While leveling is automatic, ranking is NOT; rank promotion is at the discretion of the instructor.

LevelClassesRank
00Mukyu
1249th Kyu
2488th Kyu
3727th Kyu
4966th Kyu
51205th Kyu
61444th Kyu
71683rd Kyu
81922nd Kyu
102401st Kyu
12288Shodan
16384Nidan
24576Sandan
36864Yondan
50*1200*Godan*

*Godan is only awarded in Japan.

 

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