Examinations

10kyu to Shodan Examinations are held every 4 months 3 times a year, in March, July, and November.
Nidan and above examinations are held twice a year in March and November.

Practitioners are encouraged to take the examination on a regular basis to assess their progress and to keep improving their skills. 


Grades (updated August 2018)

*SHIHAN (Instructors) 

Yondan Honbu Sei Shihan (Central Dojo Senior Instructor) 

  • Takahiko Maruyama 【Hanaemi Branch Dojo Chief Shihan】
  • Tomoko Yoshida 【Karadaza Branch Dojo Shihan】
  • Daisuke Obara  【Soten Branch Dojo Chief Shihan
  • Hitoshi Sekiguchi  【Engen Branch Dojo Chief Shihan】
  • Wilson Motizuki 【Karadaza Branch Dojo Chief Shihan

 

Sandan Sei Shihan (Sandan Senior Instructor)

  • Joel James Mucci【Kenbu Institut France Branch Dojo Chief Shihan
  • Delphes Gentit  【Kenbu Institut France Branch Dojo Shihan

 

Sandan Shihan (Sandan Instructor)

  • Toshimitsu Ishii【Shunpukan Branch Dojo Chief Shihan】
  • Atsushi SonedaTensei Branch Dojo Chief Shihan

 

Nidan Shihan (Nidan Instructor)

  • Haruo Fukai 【Oniyanma Branch Dojo Chief Shihan
  • Hiroshi Sakashita【Oniyanma Branch Dojo Shihan
  • Jean-Yves Michel【Gekkokan Branch Dojo Chief Shihan】
  • Tetsuo Kobayashi  【Tenku Branch Dojo Chief Shihan
  • Beatrice Boivineau 【Koki Branch Dojo Chief Shihan
  • Keiko Terasaki 【Tenkai Branch Dojo Chief Shihan
  • Philippe Douty 【Akayama Branch Dojo Chief Shihan
  • Georges Millet  【Hakuryu Branch Dojo Chief Shihan
  • Mitsuru Okada 【Kenbu Philippines Chief Shihan】
  • Giuliano Delle Monache【Kenbu Tenshin Ryu Italia Ki No Nagare Branch Dojo Chief Shihan】

 

*NIDAN

Nidan (Japan)

  • Ryuzo Kaneko 
  • Naohiro Kaino 
  • Takashi Kamiura 
  • Akira Watari 
  • Nobuhiro Kiyokawa 
  • Keiji Satake 
  • Takeshi Ohshimo 
  • Haruna Nakatani
  • Azusa Takahira 
  • Keita Uchino 


Nidan (France)

  • Jacky Sanchez 
  • Corinne Perrin 
  • Bertrand Marignac

  • *SHODAN

Shodan (Japan)

  • Hirokazu Masuda 
  • Shinya Mochizuki 
  • Yoko Nakatan
  • Masayuki Ito 
  • Laurent Bringuier 
  • Shogo Ito 
  • Atsushi Matsumoto 
  • Hiroshi Itabashi 
  • Kazutaka Koyama 
  • Kenji Miyamoto 
  • Masaaki Takeshita 
  • Risa Obara 
  • Takako Honda 
  • Shinichiro Kamakura 
  • Taro Fuji 
  • Daiki Ashimori 
  • Keiichi Imaizumi

 

Shodan (France)

  • Delisle Aline
  • Caprice Lionnel 
  • Sebastien Mazeau 
  • Tabouret Stephane
  • Jimmy Babillon 
  • Jocelyne Fourchard 
  • Gerald Pintat 
  • Jean-Paul Madier 
  • Michel Paolilo 
  • Nicolas Moulin 
  • Rasmey Chaing
  • Michel Simart 
  • Bernard Lepinaux 
  • Raphael Weill
  • Antoinette Lepinaux 
  • Sofiann Chehaibou 
  • Elodie Rose 
  • Anne-Claire Barroux 

 

Shodan (Italy)

  • Nicolo Muleo 
  • Samuele Francesco Patti 
  • Remo Andreoli  
  • Kevin Ciolino