Budo Martial Arts Federation India

BMF Promotion Regulations and Schedules

 

Promotion Regulations, Schedules, Dan Grades & Titles

 

1st Dan – Shodan Individuals who have passed an examination, and successfully completed the course requirements as set by each division. Older than 15 years of age when promoted to 1st Kyu.

2nd Dan – Nidan Same as above. More than a year and a half after promotion to shodan (1st Dan).

3rd Dan – Sandan Same as above. More than two years after promotion to nidan (2nd Dan).

4th Dan – Yondan Same as above. More than three years after promotion to sandan (3rd Dan).

5th Dan – Godan Same as above. More than four years after promotion to yondan (4th Dan).

6th Dan – Rokudan Same as above. More than five years after promotion to Renshi.

7th Dan – Shichidan Same as above. More than six years after promotion to rokudan (6th Dan).

8th Dan – Hachidan Same as above. More than ten years after promotion to shichidan (7th Dan).

9th Dan – Kudan By Special Award of the Executive Board of Examiners

10th Dan – Judan By Special Award of the Executive Board of Examiners

 

Title Promotions

 

Renshi
Minimum of two years since promotion to yondan (4th Dan). Written essay or publication required.

Kyoshi
Minimum of two years since promotion to rokudan (6th Dan). Written essay or publication required.

Hanshi
Outstanding service for development of Martial Arts. Minimum age, 50 years of age. Minimum rank, hachidan (8th Dan). A person of outstanding character and proven leadership credentials. Written essay or publication required.

Meijin
Individual that has attained the highest rank of 10th Dan. Conferred by decision of the Executive Board of Examiners

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