RANKING STANDARDS      
At this position, the individual has acquired the understanding of the underlying principles in all basic body movements and techniques. 
Moreover, this understanding can be demonstrated in the application of techniques under varied circumstances and conditions.
TRAINING TERM STANDARDS AND AGE REQUIREMENTS    
RANK REGULAR RANK RECOMMENDED RANK AGE REQUIREMENTS REMARKS
SAN-DAN               (3rd Dan)   Black None none No recommended kyu ranking
KATA        
   1.  Select one of the basic katas EXCEPT for Heian Shodan through Heian Godan and Tekki Shodan. 
         
   2. Demonstrate kata randomly selected by examiner from basic katas.   
  (Heian Shodan through Heian Godan, Tekki Shodan through Tekki-Sandan, Bassai Dai, Jion, Enpi, and Kanku Dai, Hangetsu, Jutte, and Gankaku)
KUMITE AND SELF-DEFENSE   target Action
Examinee selects either Kumite or Self-Defense
KUMITE
A Jiyu Kumite (Free Sparing among examinees)
B Free sparring on an individual basis with 3 or more partners selected by examiner who are Shodan or lower level
SELF-DEFENSE
Examinee defends against partner and attack that has been exlusively selected by examiner.