Grading System

SKIF DAN GRADING AND REGISTRATION SYSTEM

BEGINNERS STARTING FROM WHITE BELT WILL HAVE TO PASS TEN KYUES(GRADES)IN ORDER TO REACH BLACK BELT SHODAN(1ST DEGREE). STUDENTS FROM 8 TO 14 YEARS OF AGE WILL HAVE TWO EXAMINATIONS A YEAR WHILE 14 YEARS OF AGE AND ABOVE WILL HAVE THREE EXAMINATIONS A YEAR. SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF CLASSES AND TRAINING HOURS MUST BE REACHED AS REQUIRED BETWEEN EACH EXAMINATIONS.

ALL SKIF MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE THE DAN GRADING EXAMINATION BY SOKE KANAZAWA AND/OR HIS DESIGNATED INSTRUCTOR (EXAMINOR) AND THOSE MEMBERS WHO GRADED BY THIS GRADING EXAMINATION SHOULD REGISTER THEIR GRADED DAN AT THE SKIF-GHQ.

DAN GRADING EXAMINATION IS SOLELY DONE BY SOKE IN PRINCIPLE, TO STANDARLIZE THE LEVEL OF SKILL OF MEMBERS.

ALL EXAMINED APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO GHQ FOR THE REGISTRATION WITH THE REGISTRATION FEE WITHIN ONE MONTH FROM THE EXAMINATION DATE.

ALL REGISTRATION OF GRADED MEMBER SHOULD START FROM SHO DAN REGISTRATION. THOSE WHO JUMP UP GRADED MEMBER SHOULD PAY ALL REGISTRATION FEES OF EACH DANS.

[ALL AFFILIATED GROUPS CHIEF INSTRUCTOR WHO ARE DESIGNATED AND APPROVED BY SOKE, CAN PERFORM ALL KYU GRADING EXAMINATON OF THEIR STUDENTS. BUT THEY HAVE TO PUT SKIF GRADING SEAL ON THE STUDENTS MEMBERSHIP PASSBOOK WITH AN EXAMINER'S SIGNATURE AND THIS MEMBERSHIP PASSBOOK SHOUL BE SHOWN WHEN THOSE MEMBERS HAVE THEIR DAN GRADING EXAMINATION.]

TRANSFER OF EQUAL DAN FROM OTHER FEDERATIONS

THOSE DAN HOLDERS FROM THE UNDERMENTIONED ASSOCIATION AND FEDERATIONS ARE TRANSFERRED THE SAME DAN WITH THE REGISTRATION FEES (PROVIDE THE A-4 SIZE PHOTO COPY OF THE ORIGIAL DIPLOMA)

•JKA (JAPAN KARATE ASSOCIATION), JAPAN
•ISKF( INTERNATIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATEDO FEDERATION), USA .SENSEI OKAZAKI
•ITKF(INTERNATIONAL TRADITIONAL KARATE FEDERATION), USA, SENSEI NISHIYAMA

OTHER GROUPS OTHER THAN THE ABOVE MENTIONED, ARE TO BE CONSULTED WITH SKIF GHQ.

SKIF GHQ strictly prohibits anybody to copy its official DAN diploma also to issue a counterfeit SKIF diploma. Violation of this alert considered as criminal and will act subjected to prosecution.