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 AND attending training at the Honbu Dojo for at least 4 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 AND 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 – 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.