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Ranking

In order to test for rank, students must be a Jinenkan member. The Jinenkan testing process is rigorous. Students are expected to come to their tests completely prepared and confident in their ability to pass the test. Study with Jinenkan instructors, attendance at Jinenkan seminars, and thorough study of rank test videotapes are the best ways to prepare for tests.

The uniform for unranked and kyu-ranked members is a dark blue keikogi and black or navy training pants with the appropriate color belt. The uniform for dan-ranked members is a dark blue keikogi and a dark blue hakama. Jinenkan instructors wear a white with black stitch patterned gi and a dark blue hakama.

All certified Jinenkan instructors (dojo-cho) are able to test students through the kyu levels. After that point, three sandan (third dan) ranked members or one yondan (fourth level) are required to test students for their shodan (first dan). A panel of two yondan or one godan can test students for nidan (second dan). At this point, only Unsui Sensei will conduct tests for sandan (third dan) and above.

Once a student has passed sandan, s/he may apply to the honbu to become a certified instructor (dojo-cho).

There are three kyu ranks and nine dan ranks in the Jinenkan. Each student starts with a white belt and proceeds through third kyu (green belt), second kyu (purple belt), and first kyu (brown belt). At this point in training, the student begins preparing for his or her first dan (shodan) rank.

   
Sankyu
Nikyu
Zenpo Kaiten
Koho Kaiten
Sokuho Kaiten
Yoko Nagare
Fudo Ken
Omote Shuto
Shikan Ken
Ura Shuto
Omote Gyaku
Zenpo Geri
Ura Gyaku
Ganseki Nage
Ikkyu
Zenpo Ukemi
Tate Nagare
Sokuho Geri
Koho Geri
Kakushi Geri
Oni Kudaki
Muso Dori
 
Shodan

Kihon Happo

Ichimonji no Kata
Jumonji no Kata
Hicho no Kata

Koto Ryu Kamae

Sayu Seigan
Hira Ichimonji
Sayu Hoko
Sayu Bobi

Koto Ryu Kata

Koyoku

Gyokko Ryu Kamae

Sayu Ichimonji
Sayu Hicho
Sayu Jumonji

Gyokko Ryu Kata

Koku

Kukishin Ryu Rokushakubojutsu Kamae

Sayu Seigan
Hira Ichimonji
Tenchijin
Chudan
Gedan
Hokosaki (Ihen)

Kukishin Ryu Sanjyakubojutsu Kamae

Kata Yaburi
Munen Muso
Otonashi

A written test is also conducted on the meaning of each of the above kamae.
 
Nidan
Koto Ryu Kata
Kukishin Ryu Sanjakubojutsu Kihon Happo
Hosoku
Shito
Sayu Katate Buri
Sayu Kote Uchi
Sayu Kote Gaeshi Uchi
Sayu Kote Jime
Sayu Ashi Dori
Gyokko Ryu Kata
Kukishin Ryu Rokushakubo Kihon Gata
Renyo
Danshu
Sayu Bofuri
Sayu Men Uchi (Tento uchi)
Sayu Yoko Men
Sayu Do Uchi
Sayu Ashi Barai
Gedan Haneage
Tsuki
Jodan Uke

 
Sandan
Koto Ryu Kata
Kukishin Ryu Sanjakubojutsu Kata
Yokuto
Katate Uchi
Gyokko Ryu Kata
Tsuki Otoshi
Danshi
Uchigi
Kukishin Ryu Dakentaijutsu Kata
 
Seion
Kukishin Ryu Rokushakubo Kata
Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu Kata
Goho
Nichi Geki
Ura Goho
Takagi Yoshin Ryu Kata
Sashi Ai
Kasumi Dori
 
   
At this point, the student may apply to the honbu to become a certified instructor (dojo-cho).
 
Yondan
Koto Ryu Kata
Kukishin Ryu Sanjakubojutsu Kata
Ogyaku
Nagare Dori, Kasumi Gake, Kao Kudaki,
Gyokko Ryu Kata
Saka Otoshi, Ate Gaeshi, Kote Gaeshi, Soto Wa,
Saka Nagare
Hane Otoshi, Mata Gake, Kote Harai
Kukishin Ryu Dakentaijutsu Kata
Sui Yoku
Kukishin Ryu Rokushakubo Kata
Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu Kata
Tsuru no Issoku, Suso Otoshi, Ippon Sugi, Tatsu
Gekkan
Otoshi, Koku, Tachi Otoshi, Yamate Zuki, Geki Ku,
Takagi Yoshin Ryu Kata
Tenchijin, Tama Gaeshi
Do Gaeshi
 
   
The examiner will chose 3 out of the 10 kata of Sanjakubo and Rokushakubo at the time of the test.