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Ryukyu Hon Kenpo Kobujyutsu

Promotion and quality control














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PROMOTION GUIDELINES

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Ryukyu Mura double nunchaku demonstration 2004

Notice: These are the standards that were in place when Odo Sensei passed.

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Grand Masters and Best Friends Seiki Toma and Seikichi Odo
















RHKKF REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION
In an effort to allow more flexability for the individual dojo in the methods of teaching of kata, while at the same time establishing uniformaty across the Federation the following Kata,Time, and Membership guidelines have been established.
KATA REQUIREMENTS: For Promotion to SHODAN, the following kata are required;
KENPO DIVISION
Naihanchi shodan, nidan, and sandan
Pinan shodan, nidan,sandan, yondan, and godan
Wansu
Seisan
Ananku
Kusanku
Kobujutsu Division
Bo 1 Shihonuke
Bo 2 Choun no kun
Tonfa 1 Odo no tonfa ichi
Odo no nunchaku
*Plus one additional kata using a different weapon

RENSHI Promotion (teachers level)
KENPO DIVISION: The karateka testing for promotion to Renshi in the Kenpo division, must be the rank of Yondan or above, and is required to know the full compliment of Kenpo Kata currently taught in the RHKKF system, with the exception of the kata listed as supplememtal.
KOBUJUTSU DIVISION: The karateka testing for promotion to Renshi in the Kobujutsu division, must be a Yondan or above, and is required to know the full compliment of Kobujutsu Kata currently taught in the RHKKF system, with the exception of the kata listed as supplemental.
TIME REQUIREMENTS:
Shodan - a minimum of 3 year's training with a RHKKF certified instructor (Renshi or Kyoshi) Nidan - must have met the previous requirements, AND a minimum of 2 years additional training with a RHKKF certified instructor (Renshi or Kyoshi) Sandan - The above minumum requirements plus a minimum of 2 years additional training with a RHKKF certified instructor (Renshi or kyoshi) Yondan - The above minimum requirements plus a minimum of 2 years additional training with a certified instructor (Renshi or Kyoshi).

FEDERATION REQUIREMENTS
It is mandatory that all promotions of the RHKKF rank from and including the rank of Shodan and above for the Kenpo Division and /or the Kobujutsu division go through the RYUKYU HON KENPO KOBUJUTSU FEDERATION. Any student testing for a RHKKF certificate MUST also be a member in good standing with the RHKKF Federation and recommended by an authorized dojo.

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