Requirements for Advancement to Shodan

At This Point in The Student’s Training They Should Have a Solid Foundation in Their Basics. Further Requirements For Promotion Shall Be More and More Focused on Flow, Technical Ability and Knowledge of The Art.


Shinden Fudo Ryu

Student should be able to demonstrate Shinden Fudo Ryu Concepts as well as 5 Separate Kata from this Ryu. Students Choice of Kata.


Student is responsible for knowing all rank qualifications to this point! Not just knowing but being able to demonstrate any or all upon request by the testing board.

Student Shall Present a Syllabus For a Two Day Seminar to The Testing Board AND be Prepared To demonstrate ANY Portion of That Syllabus Upon Request. 

Student Shall Have Attended at Least Five Weekend Bujinkan Seminars (Total) Before Consideration for Next Promotion.

Student Shall Have Taught Five Full Classes Before Consideration For Promotion to Next Kyu Rank. 

Student Shall Own Their Own Full Compliment of Weapons Before Consideration For Promotion To Shodan.

Togakure-ryū Ninpō Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術) Gyokko ryū Kosshi jutsu (玉虎流骨指術) Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu (九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術) Koto Ryū Koppō jutsu (虎倒流骨法術) Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentai jutsu (神伝不動流打拳体術) Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtai jutsu (高木揚心流柔体術) Gikan Ryū Koppō jutsu (義鑑流骨法術) Gyokushin-ryū Ryū Ninpō (玉心流忍法) Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō (雲隠流忍法)

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