The following requirements must be met before Promotion from 1st Kyu to 1st Dan will be authorized.

  1. All promotion requirements for 1st Kyu must be met.
  2. A minimum of one year must have passed since 1st Kyu acquisition.
  3. Candidate must be at least 10 years old at the time of Grading.
  4. Candidate must perform the following Kata: Pinan Yon Ura, Pinan Go Ura, Gekisai-Dai and  Kihono kata Ni.
  5. Candidate must be able to perform 50 consecutive knuckle push ups.
  6. Candidate must be able to perform bo-tobi at least 20 times (Jumping forward and backward over one-meter rod held in both hands).
  7. Candidate must demonstrate excellent skill in Kumite. (10-man Kumite or equivalent must be held at Grading.)
  8. Candidate must have excellent ability to teach and must possess the personality of an assistant instructor.
  9. Candidate must be sure to fulfill other requirements specific to their branch, such as participation in seminars, camps and tournaments