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    Kodokan - Qualification for Dan Promotion

    Post by noboru on Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:53 am

    Kodokan - REGULATIONS PROVIDING FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DAN PROMOTION

    It is version from 2010 from Kodokan website
    http://web.archive.org/web/20100613003904/http://kodokan.org/e_basic/shoudan.html
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    In examining candidates for dan promotion at the Kodokan Deliberation Council, these regulations are taken into consideration in addition to the Kodokan Deliberation Council Rules.

    However, a candidate who has special ground suggested by the President may make an exception of these regulations.

    Minimum age, training years and contest result shown in the regulations point out lowest standard. Those who are short of the standard are ignored.

    Minimum ages are as follows:
    Dan aimed at 8th dan 7th dan 6th dan 5th dan 4th dan 3rd dan 2nd dan 1st dan
    Lowest age to be promoted 42 33 27 20 15 14

    It is possible, however, that the minimum age for 1st dan may be one year shortened in case a candidate is recognized to be outstandingly excellent. Those below the 4th dan who have been found outstandingly excellent in Red VS White Tournament held in spring and autumn every year at Kodokan, and those who have attained especially excellent result in All Japan Judo Championships or in World Judo Championships may be promoted regardless of these standards with the exception of minimum age candidates for 1st dan.

    In screening candidates for dan promotion, personality, acquirement of judo spirit, extent of the understanding of judo and mastery of technical arts, practical application of judo everyday life, and contribution to judo are considered. Those who are mean in character as whose speech and behavior are deviated from judo spirit will not be promoted irrespective of any other merit.

    To see how far candidates have mastered technical arts, theory of techniques, carriage, attitude, efficiency and skill may be examined.

    Candidates for dan promotion may be screened out not only by paper materials but also by practical skill, written and verbal examinations.

    Candidates for promotion to the 6th, 7th and 8th dan are, as a rule, assigned examination in kata and written or verbal examination at Kodokan or at each local district branch of All Japan Judo Federation.

    In screening candidates for promotion to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th dan, the extend of acquirement of kata, contest result and the length of training years are to be included, along with the examination given according Article 4.

    Training Status in Kata

    Dan aimed at 6th dan 5th dan 4th dan 3rd dan 2nd dan 1st dan
    Kata to be evaluated Kime-no-kata
    or
    Goshinjutsu

    Ju-no-kata Kime-no-kata
    or
    Goshinjutsu Nage-no-kata

    Katame-no-kata
    Nage-no-kata


    Katame-no-kata Nage-no-kata
    Some of Nage-no-kata, namely Te-waza, Koshi-waza, & Ashi-waza

    Candidates are made to play the demonstration of kata at Kodokan or at any of the organizations authorized to make recommendation, and judged whether they are acceptable or not.

    Dan aimed at 6th dan 5th dan 4th dan 3rd dan 2nd dan 1st dan
    Evaluation Points & Years as a 5th dan Points & Years as a 4th dan Points & Years as a 3rd dan Points & Years as a 2nd dan Points & Years as a 1st dan Points & Years as a 1st kyu
    Contest result & training years Excellent
    Points successively obtained


    Years of training More than 6
    or excellent
    5 years or more More than 6


    1.5 years or more More than 6


    1 year or more More than 6


    1 year or more More than 6


    0.5 year or more More than 6
    Good

    Years of training More than 10

    7 years or more More than 10

    2 years or more More than 10

    2 years or more More than 10

    1.5 years or more More than 10

    1 year or more More than 10
    Fair


    Years of training More than 6

    9 years or more More than 6

    4 years or more More than 6

    3 years or more More than 6

    2 years or more More than 6

    1.5 years or more More than 6

    1 year or more
    Passable

    Years of training More than 3

    12 years or more More than 3

    6 years or more More than 3

    5 years or more More than 3

    4 years or more More than 3

    3 years or more More than 3

    1.5 years or more

    This table of contest result and training years shows the relation between the appraisement computed out of efficiency and skill and minimum training period required for the dan promotion.

    The marks mentioned here are limited to those that have been officially recognized by Kodokan at the tournament organized or sponsored by Kodokan, All Japan Judo Federation, local judo federation or judo structure (body) authorized to make dan recommendation.

    In case of promotion to the 5th dan or above, the marks are limited to those that have been officially recognized at the tournament organized or sponsored by Kodokan or judo federations which are ranked the same or higher than prefectural judo federation.

    These marks are reckoned in the following way.


    Successively obtained marks mention in Column Excellent means those obtained on end at a time.
    Points mentioned in Columns, Excellent, Good, Fair and Passable, are based on the following table.

    A win over the opponent who is 2 or more ranks higher------------------ 2.0pts.
    A win over the opponent who is 1 rank higher--------------------------- 1.5pts.
    A win over the opponent of the same kyu or dan------------------------- 1.0pts.
    A win over the opponent who is 1 rank lower--------------------------- 0.5pts.
    A win over the opponent who is 2 ranks lower-------------------------- 0.3pts.
    Kiken-kachi-------------------------------------------------------- 0.3pts.

    A draw may be considered in awarding marks depending on the turn of the competition. The standard is as follows:

    Draw with the opponent 2 ranks higher--------------- 1.0pts at the maximum
    Draw with the opponent 1 rank higher---------------- 0.75pts at the maximum
    Draw with the opponent of the same kyu or dan-------- 0.5pts at the maximum

    The number of attendance at the competition may be considered in awarding marks. Even a defeat, if something notable is found in it, may be taken into consideration.

    Holders of up to the 4th dan may be promoted regardless of their contest record or training years in case they obtain remarkably excellent result in a major competition of national or world level such as the All Japan Judo Championships or the World Judo Championships.

    The holders of the 4th dan and down who are outstandingly excellent and awarded 6 points or more by getting successive wins at a stretch in the Red VS White Contest held in spring and autumn at the Kodokan will be promoted on the very day, provided that there are undermentioned number of ippon-gachi among their wins.
    Against the opponent 2 ranks higher ------------------------- 3 ippons or more
    Against the opponent 1 rank higher -------------------------- 4 ippons or more
    Against the opponent of the same kyu or dan ------------------ 5 ippons or more
    Against the opponent 1 rank lower ------------------------- 10 ippons or more
    Against the opponent 2 ranks lower ------------------------ 17 ippons or more

    Candidates for the 7th and 8th dan are judged by the contest record before and after the promotion to the present dan, existing state of training, kata, refereeing, experience in instruction, contribution to the diffusion and development of judo and anything worthy of special mention. The evaluation is made according to the following table synthetic score and the length of training period.


    Standard for judging result of training in each field

    Excellent Good Fair Passable
    a) Contest result after promotion to be present dan
    Must have participated in national or inter-national tournaments and repeatedly achieved excellent result.





    1. Participation by nomination in national tournaments.

    Must have been ranked 3rd or above in All Japan Judo Championships.

    Open contest in National Athletic Meet.

    2. Participation in open tournament of national level.




    The above are collec-tively considered to form a judgement.

    Must have participated in national or international tournaments and repeated-ly achieved considerable result.





    1. Participation by nomination in national tournaments.

    Must have reached 3rd round in All Japan Judo Championships.

    Open contest in National Athletic Meet.
    3) Others


    2. Must have obtained 7 points or more in prefectural tournaments.


    3. Participation in open tournaments

    Must have obtained 10 points or more in Higher Dan-Holders’ National Tournaments.

    Must have obtained 10 points or more in Higher Dan-Holders’ Local (includeing pre-ectural) Tournaments.




    The above are collec-tively considered to form a judgement.

    Must have participated in national or international tournaments and obtained good result. Or must have participated in tour-naments of prefectural level or above and obtained excellent result.


    1. Participation by nomination in national tournaments.

    Must have reached 2nd round in All Japan Judo Championships.
    Open contest in National Athletic Meet.
    3) Others


    2. Must have obtained 4 points or more in prefectural tournaments


    3.Participation in open tournaments.

    Must have obtained more than 6 points in Higher Dan-Holders’ National Tournaments.

    Must have obtained 6 points or more in Higher Dan-Holders’ Local (including pre-fectural) Tournaments.

    Must have obtained 6 points or more in tournaments organized by primary substructure of prefectural fede-ration. (points 25% cut off)



    The above are collec-tively considered to form a judgement.

    Must have obtained passable result in national or international tourna-ments. Must have obtained fairly good result in tournaments higher in grade than prefectural or excellent result in prefectural tournament.


    1. Participation by nomination in national tournaments.

    Must have participated in 1st round in All Japan Judo Champion-ships.

    Open contest in National Athletic Meet.
    3)Others

    2. Must have obtained 2 points or more in prefectural tournaments.


    3. Must have obtained 3 points or more in open tournaments.

    Prefectural Tourna-ments

    Tournaments organ-ized by primary sub-structure of Hokkaido or Tokyo to.





    The above are collec-tively considered to form a judgement.

    b) contest result before promotion to present dan
    Same as the above.

    Same as the above.

    Same as the above.

    Same as the above.

    Excellent Good Fair Passable
    c) present status of train-ing
    Engaged in training and giving instruction every day.

    Engaged in training and giving instruction al-most every day.

    (5 days a week)

    Engaged in training and giving instruction more than 20 days a month.

    (4 days a week)

    Engaged in training and giving instruction more than 15 days a month.

    (3 days a week)

    d) kata
    To be found excellent in demonstration of Kata in tournaments of prefectural or higher level.

    In case of 7th dan, must be well-versed in Itsutsu-no Kata and Ju-no-kata.

    In case of 8th dan, must be well-versed in Koshiki-no-kata.

    Must be found excellent in tourna-ments of national level.
    7th dan : Itsutsu-no-kata, Ju-no-kata
    8th dan: Koshiki-no-kata
    To be found good in demonstration of Kata in tournaments of prefectural or higher level.

    In case of 7th dan, must be well-versed in Itsutsu-no-kata and Ju-no-kata.

    In case of 8th dan, must be well-versed in Koshiki-no-kata.

    Must be found good in local tournaments.
    Same as mentioned in the left column.
    To be found fairly good in demonstration of Kata in tournaments of prefectural or higher level.

    In case of 7th dan, must be well-versed in Itsutsu-no-kata and Ju-no-kata.

    In case of 8th dan, must be well-versed in Koshiki-no-kata.

    Must be found fairly good in tournaments of prefectural level.
    Same as mentioned in the left column.
    To be found passable in demonstration of Kata in tournaments organ-ized by a prefectural branch.

    In case of 7 th dan, must have knowledge of Itsutsu-no-kata and Ju-no-kata.

    In case of 8 th dan, must have knowledge of Koshiki-no-kata.

    Must be found passble in tournaments or-ganized by a pre-fectural branch.
    Same as mentioned in the left column.
    e) Refereeing
    Must have through knowledge of rules, and got excellent result as a referee in tournaments higher than prefectural level.

    Must have thorough knowledge of rules.
    Must be found excellent as a referee in tournaments of national level.
    Must be well-versed in rules, and got good result as a referee in tournaments higher than prefectural level.


    Must be well-versed in rules.
    Must be found good as a referee in prefectural and local tournaments.
    Must be well-versed in rules, and attain good result as a referee in a tournament organized by a prefectural branch or above.

    Must be well-versed in rules.
    Must be found fairly good as a referee in a tournament organ-ized by a prefectural branch or above.
    Must be well-versed in rules, and have passable result as a referee in a tournament organized by a prefectural branch or above.

    Must be well-versed in rules.
    Must be found passable as a referee in a tournament or-ganized by a pre-fectural branch or above.
    f) Record in coaching
    Must have excellent result when judged collectively.

    Must have good result when judged collective-ly.

    Must have fairly good result when judged collectively.

    Must have passable result when judged collectively.

    g) Contribution to diffusion & development of judo
    Evaluation will be made taking all accounts into consideration.


    Excellent Good Fair Passable
    h) Anything worthy of special mention
    What is not included in above headings, for example, actual condition in which judo spirit is applied to every day life or research work of judo, may be evaluated.

    Give concrete and detailed information under every heading.


    Synthetic evaluation and training years

    Dan to be promoted 8th dan 7th dan

    Evaluation
    &
    Training years
    Achievement got during a 7th dan holder.

    Training years as a 7th dan holder.

    Achievement got during a 6th dan holder.

    Training years as a 6th dan holder.

    Excellent
    Good
    Fair
    Passable 9 years or more
    12 years or more
    15 years or more
    18 years or more

    Excellent
    Good
    Fair
    Passable 6 years or more
    9 years or more
    12 years or more
    15 years or more

    Synthetic evaluation is based on the average of 6 items covering (a) through (f) and that of (g) and (h). For promotion it is necessary to have excellent rate in (g) . If there is any achievement in (h), it can make up for the want in (g).

    Average evaluation of 6 items covering (a) through (f) is shown by excellent, good, fair, or passable, which are based on the following.

    Excellent----- Must be excellent in 4 or more items ( item(b) must be inevitably included) and good in other 2 or fewer items.
    Good--------- Must be good in 4 or more items (item (b) must be inevitably included) and fair in other 2 or fewer items.
    Fair---------- Must be fair in 4 or more items and passable in other 2 or fewer items.
    Passable------ All 6 items must be evaluated higher than passable.
    Even if there is some deficiency in contest result after the promotion to the present dan, it can be made up by good result obtained in other subjects. In this case, it is necessary to give concrete mention of the subjects and their contests which are to make up.


    Promotion by dint of contribution to judo is, as a rule, limited to only one chance and one rank per person, and requires the passage of the following period of time:
    Dan to be promoted 8th dan 7th dan 6th dan 5th dan 4th dan 3rd dan 2nd dan 1st dan
    Years
    21 years or more after promotion to 7th dan.

    18 years or more after promotion to 6th dan.

    15 years or more after promotion to 5th dan.

    10 years or more after promotion to 4th dan.

    9 years or more after promotion to 3rd dam.

    8 years or more after promotion to 2nd dan.

    7 years or more after promotion to 1st dan.



    Holders of 1st dan through 5th dan who are not found passable in contest result, however, may be one year shortened the years mentioned on the table in case they continue training and considered to have done specially great contribution to judo.


    It is a rule that dan is promoted one by one. For some who are under special circumstances, however, an exception may be made allowing to skip over a dan. In this case, the years necessary for skipping promotion are generally the table of years fixed for both dan though there may be some variation according to their contest result.

    SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION
    Contest result of candidates for 1st dan, 2nd dan, 3rd dan, 4th dan, 5th dan and 6th dan obtained before August 1957 includes that obtained in tournaments stated in Article 6 and those equivalent to those tournaments.


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