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Shodan

Requirements for Shodan (Black Belt).

1.     Ikyu-no-kata + previous (10)

2.     Ippon Kumite: 1-20 RH, 1-20 LH (40)

3.     Advanced Ippon Kumite: 50 RH, 50 LH (100)

4.     Knife: 1-15 RH, 1-15 LH (30), Spontaneous (15)

5.     Bat Technique (5)

6.     Gun Technique (10)

7.     Kumite: advanced knowledge, 3 matches 1-on-1, 2 matches 2-on-1, 2 matches 3-on-1, 1 match 3-on-1 w/instructors

8.     Self Defense: teaching knowledge

9.     Teaching proficiency concerning Teashikido core principles, terminology, dojo history, style background, and undergirdings of traditional styles

10.     Familiarity concerning Black Belt ranking system and Black Belt Board protocol

11.     Basic knowledge of first-aid, CPR certification

12.  Essay (topic determined by Black Belt Board of Directors