Gradings

Jodo Canada offers Jodo gradings for the following ranks in the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (seitei): 4th Kyu, 3rd Kyu, 2nd Kyu.

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If you wish to challenge a grading please fill out this form: Grading Registration Form

No rank is prerequisite to challenge any rank we offer. The minimum requirements for these ranks are as follows:

Jodo Canada offers Jodo gradings for the following ranks for Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo Omote (koryu): Hada no Kurai, Niku no Kurai, Hone no Kurai.

For each rank the challenger must demonstrate the entire set. For Level 1 Hada no Kurai, only the solo Jo side is required.

  • Hada refers to the skin and the level requires a superficial understanding of all the kata in a set.

  • Niku refers to muscle and the level requires an in depth understanding of all the kata in a set.

  • Hone refers to bone and requires a fundamental understanding of all the kata in a set

** Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant restrictions on gatherings, we are only allowing the challenging of Hada no Sho Level 1 via Zoom **

The grading fees for these ranks are as follows:

Requirements to hold a Jodo Canada grading:

  • the challengers must be members of Jodo Canada (they can become members at or before the grading)

  • a panel of approved judges (generally, at least 3 persons holding kendo federation rank of 2 dan or higher)

  • approval to hold a grading from the Jodo Canada executive committee, preferably in advance (contact Jodo Canada)

  • any fees collected must be remitted to Jodo Canada

To pay grading fees online see the Payments section of the Membership page. Please add a note to the payment to indicate what it is for.