Kyu & Dan Examinations

Kyu Examinations

The CJKF uses the same Kyu Examination process that was established by the late Master Masatoshi Nakayama.  The evaluation guide can be found by clicking here.

The minimum time requirement between Kyu levels is three (3) months based on training at least three (3) times per week.  These expectations are particularly important from 4th Kyu and above.  

Dan Examinations

All CJKF black belt Dan Examinations are awarded by the Japan Karate Association (JKA).  Information on time requirements and criteria can all be found by clicking here.

The Exams & Qualifications Administrator can be emailed by clicking here. Individual registrations will not be accepted if they are not submitted by a CJKF Instructor. Candidates must register with approval of their instructor and provide them with the necessary documents to prove their eligibility. 

Please refer to the JKA's Technical Manual for the Instructor to understand the expectations and evaluation criteria.