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Mitsugi Saotome, Shihan - uke G. Bevins
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1996 Harvey Brunner

Revised 5/30/98

3rd Kyu - Sankyu (70 hours/ 4 months)

All previous techniques
Ushiro Ryokata-tori Ikkyo
Ushiro Ryote-tori Shihonage
Ushiro Kubishime Kotegaishi
Ushiro-waza Kokyunage

Samurai Walk (tenkan)
Tekubi-kosa Undo (Hands swing low frontside Testing)
Tekubi-joho-kosa undo (Hands swing high frontside testing)
Happo Undo (8 direction exercise)

2nd Kyu - Nikyu (80 hours/ 6 months)

All previous techniques
Yokomenuchi Nikyo
Yokomenuchi Sankyo
Yokomenuchi Yonkyo
Shomenuchi Koshinage
Yokomenuchi Koshinage
Katate-tori Koshinage
Munetsuki Koshinage

Hanmi handachi waza:

Katate tori Shihonage
Ryote tori Shihonage


Shomenuchi Ikkyo
Kata-tori Ikkyo
Yokomenuchi Ikkyo


Randori (two person)

1st Kyu - Ikkyu (90 hours/ 6 months)

All previous techniques


Hanmi Handachi



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Revised 5/23/98

1998 Cheryl Matrasko

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