KOKUSAI BUTOKUKAI  | International Martial Arts Federation 
|   SHORINJI RYU KARATE DO  |   OKINAWA KOBUDO   |   TAI CHI   |   Founded 1976 by O´Sensei Richard Kim, Hanshi, 10. Dan

The Graduation System Of The KOKUSAI BUTOKUKAI | Shorinji Ryu

Mudansha | Students

5. Kyu | 5-6 months classes

4. Kyu | 5-6 month classes after 5. Kyu
total 10-12 months

3. Kyu | 5-6 month classes after 4. Kyu
total 15-18 months

2. Kyu | 5-6 month classes after 3. Kyu
total 1,5-2 years

1. Kyu | 5-6 month classes after 2. Kyu
total 2-3 years



Yudansha | Master

1. Dan | 1 year after 1. Kyu
total 3-5 years | age more than 18 years

2. Dan | 2-3 years after 1. Dan
total 5-8 years

3. Dan | 2-4 years after 2. Dan
total 7-12 years

4. Dan | 3-5 years after 3. Dan
total 10-17 years

Kodansha - Master

5. Dan | 3-5 years after 4. Dan
Spiritual master, Kokoro
total 13-22 years 

6. Dan | 5-6 years after 5. Dan
Spiritual master, Kokoro
total 18-28 years

7. Dan | 6-7 years after 6. Dan 
Great spiritual master, Iko Kokoro
total 24-35 years

8. Dan | 7-8 years after 7. Dan
Great spiritual master, Iko Kokoro
total 31-43 years | min. age 62 years

9. Dan | honorary rank
Grandmaster
total min. 39 years

10. Dan | honorary rank
Grandmaster
total min. 47 years


Title

Renshi | including examiner license up to 3. Dan
Kyoshi | including examiner license up to 5. Dan
Hanshi | including examiner license up to 7. Dan

For all periods mentioned, intensive study is required.