Beginner Swordsman Student Grading Book Students Name: ____________________________________ Testing Fee: $100
Student Name: _________________ EquipmentDateInstructor Wearing Hakama Wearing 2 swords Roll and soak wara Own: Hakama Own: Keikogi Notes: 1.You must be able to tie a Hakama in the Japanese traditional way. 2.Shoto / Tanto, between first layer, Katana between second and third 3.5 elastic bands on wara
Student Name: _________________ JapaneseEnglish TsukaHandle Tsuka ItoHandle Wrap TsubaHand Guard SayaScabbard SageoBreaded Cord HaCutting Edge Mono uchiLast 6 inches of the blade MuneBack Edge Bo HiBlood Grove KisakiFull Tip Instructor will administer an oral test and have the student point to the different parts
Student Name: ___________________ MovementDescriptionKata pass / fail Kihon Giri IchiDraw sword, shomen uchi, Yoko chiburi, Kihon Giri NiDraw sword, Yokomen uchi, Yoko chiburi, Kihon Giri SanDraw sword, Kese Giri, Yoko chiburi, Kihon Giri YonDraw sword, chudan no Kamae, Tsuki to throat (shuffle and cross step) Migi / Hadare Kesa Giri 2 cuts right side, 2 cuts left side Performed with shinken
MovementDescriptionKata pass / fail Tsuka mochi ichiTsuka grab Hold- down and back Tsuka mochi niTsuka grab pull - sideway release Tsuka mochi sanTsuka grab push - nikajo Tsuka moroteTsuka grab with both hands pull - step forward ChuburiSmall flick to right, kisaki even with knee NotoRight leg forward
MovementDescriptionKata pass / fail Beginner Bato Jutsu Ichi Draw Sword and cut to Uke’s wrists as they cut shomenuchi Beginner Batto jutsu NiDraw sword and cut under Uke’s left wrist Beginner Batto justu San Draw sword and cut under Uke’s arm, right and left as Uke cuts shomenuchi Beginner Batto jutsu Yon Draw sword and block Uke’s shomen uchi Performed with Bokken
Tameshigiri The swordsman must perform all cuts in a safe manner. If at anytime during the cutting attempts the swordsman is unsafe, the cut no matter successful or not, will not be counted. All attempts must be video recorded or witnessed by a higher ranked Ronin Kenjutsu Swordsman.
1 Student Name:_________________ DateInstructor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Shinken:_________________ 3 4 2 Note: The Wara can not be touched during the 4 cuts.
Beginner Swordsman Test 1.Properly wearing Kenjutsu Uniform and Obi 2.Properly wearing 2 swords 3.Vocabulary oral test of Parts of the Katana 4.Kihon Giri 5.Tai jutsu 6.Kumitachi 7.Tameshigiri 8.Folding Hakama Proper etiquette and respect will be measured throughout the test. Safety of oneself and those around each student must be observed at all times. Classes – 10 class minimum Fee: $100 due before testing