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.
級 "Kyu" | Grades
In the beginning phases of training, students are exposed to overarching concepts and basics that run through all the schools.
From Rokyu to Yonkyu students study Gyokko Ryu.
FromSankyu to Ikkyu students study 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.