Grading

kurokaibannerGRADING STRUCTURE OF KURO-KAI

In 2017 Kuro-Kai abandoned it’s previous Kyu & Dan grading system because that kind of grading is more aimed a Sport Martial Arts while Kuro-Kai is purely a Self Defence Martial Art.

A New structure will now be followed that looks as follows:

  • Level – 0
  • Level – 1
  • Level – 2 (Junior Coach)
  • Level – 3 (Coach)
  • Level – 4 (Instructor) 
  • Level – 5 (Chief Instructor)

Level – 0 is the Basic Training. Students must attend at least 4 hours in-class, must demonstrate a good knowledge about what Taijutsu is and must pass the prescribed test.

Level – 1 is the Basic Training continued to a higher level. Students must attend at least another 8 hours in-class, must be able to demonstrate what the Philosophy of Kuro-Kai is and must pass the prescribed test.

Level – 2 is the Junior Coach level. Students must attend at least another 16 hours in-class, must demonstrate their knowledge of the correct way in which Kuro-Kai perform Level 0 and 1 defences / solutions, their ability to correctly supervise students training and must pass the prescribed test.

Level – 3 is the Coach level. Students must attend at least another 24 hours in-class, must demonstrate their ability to teach the Kuro-Kai Syllabus of Level 0, 1 and 2 and must pass the prescribed test. To remain at Level – 3 a Coach must be involved in teaching for a minimum of 12 hours in 12 months OR attending training at the Honbu Dojo for at least 8 hours in 12 months. (A hombu dōjō is the central training facility and administrative headquarters of a particular martial arts style.)

Level – 4 is the Instructor level. Students must attend at least another 24 hours in-class, must demonstrate their ability to teach the Kuro-Kai Syllabus of Level 0, 1, 2 and 3 and must pass the prescribed test. To remain at Level – 4 an Instructor must be involved in teaching for a minimum of 20 hours in 12 months OR attending training at the Honbu Dojo for at least 16 hours in 12 months. (A hombu dōjō is the central training facility and administrative headquarters of a particular martial arts style.)

Level – 5 There will at any time be only 1 Chief Instructor in the Kuro-Kai. He or She is the  leader of the School. The Chief Instructor can give this title to any active Instructor of his / her choosing at a time when he / she wants to retire leadership of the Kuro-Kai.

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