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