Tesshinkan Rank Requirements

Kihon and Katas Required by Rank


 Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan

The kihon and kata listed below are in keeping with the requirements and standards as set out by Sensei Hidemi Tamayose, 9th Dan, President of the Ryu Kyu Kobudo Tesshinkan. These requirements are subject to change at anytime. All persons testing for any of the following ranks must be a Tesshinkan member in good standing.

All students should familiarize themselves with the various requirements for each rank prior to turning in their grading application. If you are unfamiliar with any of the requirements for your desired rank you should not attempt to grade, but instead continue to train until you feel comfortable with all of the techniques that are required. If in doubt always speak with your Sensei.

Remember: "Kobudo is for a lifetime, it is not a race, and your personal progress should never be treated as such".

Tesshinkan Kata Requirements:


Tekko Kata - Maezato no Tekko - MAEZATO-NO-TEKKÔ 

Bo Kata - Shushi no Kun (Sho) - SHÛSHI-NO-KUN (SHÔ) 

Nunchaku Kata - Maezato no Nunchaku - MAEZATO-NO-NUNCHAKU


Bo Kata - Sakugawa no Kun (Sho) - SAKUGAWA-NO-KUN  (SHÔ)  

Sai Kata - Chikin Shitahaku no Sai - CHIKIN (TSUKEN)-SHITAHAKU-NO-SAI  

Nunchaku Kata - Akamine no Nunchaku - AKAMINE-NO-NUNCHAKU 

15 yrs. of age


Bo Kata - Shushi no Kun (Dai) - SHÛSHI-NO-KUN  (DAI) 

Sai Kata - Chatan Yara no Sai - CHATAN-YARA-NO-SAI 

Kumite - Bo tai Sai Yakusoku Kumite

18 yrs. of age


Bo Kata - Sakugawa no Kun (Dai) - SAKUGAWA-NO-KUN  (DAI) 

Sai Kata - Hama Higa no Sai - HAMA-HIGA-NO-SAI

Tunfa Kata - Hama Higa no Tunfa - HAMA-HIGA-NO-TUNF 

22 yrs. of age


Bo Kata - Shirotaro no Kun - SHIRATARU-NO-KUN 

Sai Kata - Tawata no Sai - TAWATA-NO-SAI 

Tinbe Rochin - Kanegawa no Tinbe/Rochin - KANEGAWA-NO-TINBÊ 

25 yrs. of age


Bo Kata - Yonegawa (Yuniga) no Kun - YONEGAWA (YUNIGA)-NO-KUN 

Sai Kata - Kojo (Kugusuku) no Sai - KUGUSHIKU (KOJÔ)-NO-SAI 

Kama Kata - Kanegawa Ni Cho no Kama - KANEGAWA-NO-NICHÔ-GAMA 

30 yrs. of age


Bo Kata - Choun no Kun

Eku Kata - Tsuken Sunakaki no Eku

15 years practice and 32 yrs. of age


Bo Kata - Urasoe (Urashi) no Kun

22 years practice 42 yrs. of age


Bo Kata - Chinen Shikiyanaka no Kun

35 years practice and 50 yrs. of age


35 years practice and Min. 55 yrs. of age


40 years practice and 60 yrs. of age

Remember: "So much to learn, so little time, use it wisely".

“The objective of kobudo is to contribute to the evolution

of the human spirit through physical and mental training.”

Peter Lindsay, Sho Dan, (Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan)