Degrees

Rules for examinations in Acudo ryu according to WAA 

(Revised 15.01.2017)

PDF examination rules 2017

Diapositiva1

5 kyu – Green belt (Luse Dushu)

green

Time:

  • 2 months of training

Theory: (Group)

 

Acupuncture points to show:

 

Techniques:

  • Acudo standard techniques:
    • TianFu Fa (Lung 3)
    • ChiZe Fa (Lung 5)

 

  • Examiner ask:
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Lung acupuncture points

 

  • Show: (Group)
    • 5 self-defense using Lung acupuncture points
    • 5 Acudo self defense

 

  • Ukemi (受身)/ Falling technique/ Break falls: (Group)
    • Yoko-ukemi (横受け身): Sideways breakfall
      • Falling to the side (right/ left)

 

  • Nage-waza (投げ技)/Throwing: (Group)
    • O soto gari(大外刈): Big outer reap
      • Yang Foot throwing
    • O uchi gari (大内刈): Big inner reap
      •   Yin Foot throwing 
  • Kamae (構え)/ Posture/ Base: (Group)
    • Show Guard and explain
      • Standing on feet
      • Laying on the floor
  • Eri, -geri () Kick: (Group)
  • Uchi Waza (打ち技)/ Striking techniques: (Group)
  • Tsuki ()/ Punch (lit. Thrust) techniques: (Group)
  • Mawashi uke (回し受け)/ Circular block: (Group)
    • Yin Block (Inward)
    • Yang Block (Outward)

 


4 kyu – Red belt (Hong se Dushu)

 red

Time:

  • 4 months of training ALE (after last examination)

Theory: (Group)

Acupuncture points to show:

Techniques:

  • Acudo standard techniques:
    • ShouSanLi Fa (Large intestine 10)
    • TianDing Fa (Large intestine 17)

 

  • Examiner ask:
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Lung acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Large intestine acupuncture points

 

  • Show: (Group)
    • 5 self-defense using Large intestine acupuncture points
    • 10 Acudo self defense

 

  • Ukemi (受身)/ Falling technique/ Break falls): (Group)
    • Ushiro-ukemi (後ろ受身): Backward breakfall
      • Falling backward
    • Mae-ukemi (前受け身): Forward breakfall
      • Falling straight forward/ Hands front
    • Zenpo-Kaiten-ukemi (前方回転受身): Forward roll
      • Rolling forward/ Falling to the front (right/ left) 
  • Nage-waza (投げ技)/Throwing: (Group)
    • Ō goshi (大腰)/ koshi-nage (腰投)/ Major hip throw
      • Yin technique
    • Uki Goshi (浮腰)/ Floating hip
      • Yang technique
  • Kansetsu-waza (関節技)/ Joint locks/ Manipulations: (Group)
    • Jūji-gatame (十字固め)/Cross -/ Straight armbar/ Back-lying perpendicular armbar
    • Ude-garami (腕絡): Arm entanglement or “figure-four” key lock
  • Shime-waza (絞技): chokes or strangles: (Group)
    • Hadaka-jime (裸絞): Naked strangle from behind/ Hand in armpit from behind
    • Okuri-eri-jime (送襟絞): Sliding lapel strangle/ Hold clothes and pull down other side 
  • Shaolin Qinna:
    • Nothing

 

 

 


3 kyu Yellow belt (Huang se Dushu)

Time:yellow

  • 4 months of training ALE (after last examination)

Theory: (Group)

Acupuncture points:

  • Stomach acupuncture points, 45 acupoints
  • Spleen acupuncture points, 21 acupoints

Techniques:

  • Acudo standard techniques:
    • QiShe Fa (Stomach 11)
    • FuTu Fa (Stomach 32)
    • Jimen Fa (Spleen 11)
    • FuAi Fa (Spleen 16) 
  • Examiner ask: (Group)
    • Examiner asks 5 random points from the four meridians. Mark with a pen. Then examiner mark. Maximum 5 mm out is evaluated as correct. 3 points need to be correct to pass.
  • Show:
    • 5 self-defense using Stomach acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Spleen acupuncture points
    • 20 Acudo self defense
  • Nage-waza (投げ技)/Throwing: (Group)
  • Kansetsu-waza (関節技)/ Joint locks/ Manipulations: (Group)
    • Kote gaeshi (小手返)/ Forearm return/ supinating wristlock
    • Nikyo (二教)/ Kote mawashi/ Internal rotation of the wrist/ Second technique
  • Shime-waza (絞技): chokes or strangles: (Group)
  • Physical test: (Group)
    • This part can done at the last exercise before the exam; trainer verify result

 

 

 


2 kyu White belt (Bai se Dushu)

Time:white

  • 6 months of training ALE (after last examination)

Theory: (Group)

  • Explain Acudo ryu
  • Explain Xu li
  • Explain the use of acupuncture points

 

Acupuncture points:

  • Heart acupuncture points, 9 acupoints
  • Small intestine acupuncture points, 19 acupoints
  • Urinary bladder acupuncture points, 67 acupoints
  • Kidney acupuncture points, 27 acupoints

Techniques:

  • Acudo standard techniques:
    • QingLing Fa (Heart 2)
    • ShaoHai Fa (Heart 3)
    • YangGu Fa (Small intestine 5)
    • TianRong Fa (Small intestine 17)
    • TianZu Fa (Urinary bladder 10)
    • FeiYang Fa (Urinary bladder 58)
    • HenGu Fa (Kidney 11)
    • ShuFu Fa (Kidney 27)
  • Examiner ask: (Group)
    • Examiner asks 5 random points from the four meridians. Mark with a pen. Then examiner mark. Maximum 5 mm out is evaluated as correct. 3 points need to be correct to pass.
  • Show: (Group)
    • 5 self-defense using Heart acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Small intestine acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Urinary bladder acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Kidney acupuncture points
    • 20 Acudo self defense
  • Demonstration: (Group)
    • Use 30 acupuncture points without stopping; with Flow
  • Shaolin Qinna: (Group)
    • Kata part 1, with acupuncture points
    • Shaolin Qinna twenty techniques (#1-20)

 

 

1 kyu White with black part (Qiheide bufen Dushu)

 Time:whiteblack

  • When READY; Trainer decides to give this degree when the student is ready for 1. Dan.
  • There is NO examination

Theory:

    • Know everything for 1. Dan Black belt
    • After getting the 1. Kyu the person are supposed to train for the black belt AND help his master in the classes with inferior students.

     

    If in doubt:

    • The 24 standard acudo techniques with 5 variations

 

 

Degree 1st Dan 2nd Dan 3rd Dan 4th Dan 5th Dan 6th Dan 7th Dan 8th Dan 9th Dan 10th Dan
Pronunciation Shodan Nidan Sandan Yodan Godan Rokudan Shichidan Hachidan Kudan Jūdan
Japanese 初段 二段 三段 四段 五段 六段 七段 八段 九段 十段

WAA decided to use Japanese names of the dans from 2014; leaving a 20 year tradition with Chinese names.

 


 Requierments for higher Acudo degrees

1 dan Black belt (初段 Shodan)Diapositiva1

(White outer lines after 18 years of age)

Time:

  • 1 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • More than 6 years actively training Acudo ryu might qualify for direct 1. Dan examination

Theory:

  • Show meditation
  • Locate Zang organs
  • Explain the attack angles
  • Demonstrate Xu li under stress (Voluntary test for adults and adolescents)
  • Locate important anatomical places on the body
  • Make a personality strategy and tactic (Optional)

 

Acupuncture points:

  • Lung acupuncture points, 11 acupoints
  • Large intestine acupuncture points, 20 acupoints
  • Stomach acupuncture points, 45 acupoints
  • Spleen acupuncture points, 21 acupoints
  • Heart acupuncture points, 9 acupoints
  • Small intestine acupuncture points, 19 acupoints
  • Urinary bladder acupuncture points, 67 acupoints
  • Kidney acupuncture points, 27 acupoints
  • Pericardium acupuncture points, 9 acupoints
  • San Jiao acupuncture points, 23 acupoints
  • Gall bladder acupuncture points, 44 acupoints
  • Liver acupuncture points, 14 acupoints

 

Techniques:

  • Acudo standard techniques:
    • TianFu Fa (Lung 3)
    • ChiZe Fa (Lung 5)
    • ShouSanLi Fa (Large intestine 10)
    • TianDing Fa (Large intestine 17)
    • QiShe Fa (Stomach 11)
    • FuTu Fa (Stomach 32)
    • Jimen Fa (Spleen 11)
    • FuAi Fa (Spleen 16)
    • QingLing Fa (Heart 2)
    • ShaoHai Fa (Heart 3)
    • YangGu Fa (Small intestine 5)
    • TianRong Fa (Small intestine 17)
    • TianZu Fa (Urinary bladder 10)
    • FeiYang Fa (Urinary bladder 58)
    • HenGu Fa (Kidney 11)
    • ShuFu Fa (Kidney 27)
    • QuZe Fa (Pericardium 3)
    • NeiGuan Fa (Pericardium 6)
    • HouXi Fa (San jiao 3)
    • TianYou Fa (San jiao 16)
    • FengChi Fa (Gallbladder 20)
    • FengShi Fa (Gallbladder 31)
    • ZhongDu Fa (Liver 6)
    • ZhangMen Fa (Liver 13)

 

  • Examiner ask:
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Lung acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Large intestine acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Stomach acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Spleen acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Heart acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Small intestine acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Urinary bladder acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Kidney acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Pericardium acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the San Jiao acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Gall bladder acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Liver acupuncture points

 

  • Show:
    • 5 self-defense using Lung acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Large intestine acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Stomach acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Spleen acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Heart acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Small intestine acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Urinary bladder acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Kidney acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Pericardium acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using San Jiao acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Gall bladder acupuncture points
    • 5 self-defense using Liver acupuncture points
    • 25 Acudo self defense

 

  • Demonstration
    • Show ONE acudo technique that combines 20 acupuncture points without stopping
    • Breaking
    • Two boards with Chudan-zuki (中段突) Middle Level Punch; minimum 1.5 cm
    • Four boards with Mae geri (前蹴)/ Front Kick; minimum 3 cm

 

  • Shaolin Qinna:
    • Kata part 1 and part 2
    • Shaolin Qinna thirty two techniques (#1-32)

2 dan Black belt (二段 Nidan)Diapositiva2

Time/ Requirements:

  • 1 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • Must give classes alone

Theory:

  • Thesis (30 minutes presentation)
  • Show how to activate acupuncture points
  • Show how acupuncture points should be combined
  • Use Yin/ Yang theory actively in 10 examples
  • Make a fight strategy based on Tendino muscular meridians (TMM)

 Acupuncture points:

  • Lung acupuncture points, 11 acupoints
  • Large intestine acupuncture points, 20 acupoints
  • Stomach acupuncture points, 45 acupoints
  • Spleen acupuncture points, 21 acupoints
  • Heart acupuncture points, 9 acupoints
  • Small intestine acupuncture points, 19 acupoints
  • Urinary bladder acupuncture points, 67 acupoints
  • Kidney acupuncture points, 27 acupoints
  • Pericardium acupuncture points, 9 acupoints
  • San Jiao acupuncture points, 23 acupoints
  • Gall bladder acupuncture points, 44 acupoints
  • Liver acupuncture points, 14 acupoints
  • 20 extraordinary acupuncture points

 

Techniques:

  • Examiner ask:
    • Examiner asks 5 random points from all meridians. Mark with a pen. Then examiner mark. Maximum 5 mm out is evaluated as correct. 3 points need to be correct to pass. 
  • Show:
    • 10 self-defense using Lung acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Large intestine acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Stomach acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Spleen acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Heart acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Small intestine acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Urinary bladder acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Kidney acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Pericardium acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using San Jiao acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Gall bladder acupuncture points
    • 10 self-defense using Liver acupuncture points
    • 25 Acudo self defense

 

  • Small stick/ Needle/
    • 15 acudo techniques using small stick
    • How to use an acupuncture needle (fire needle) as a weapon

 

  • Throws/ Controls/ Hits/ Kicks/ Finger techniques
    • Show 30 Acudo throws
    • Show 25 Acudo controls
    • Show 50 Acudo hits
    • Show 20 Acudo joint locks
    • Show 50 Acudo kicks
    • Show 100 Acudo finger techniques

 

  • Other
    • 50 deadly techniques

 

  • Shaolin Qinna:
    • Kata part 1, part 2 and part 3
      • With points
      • Without points
    • Shaolin Qinna thirty two techniques (#1-32)
      • With points
      • Without points


 3 dan black belt (三段 Sandan)

Time/ Requirements:Diapositiva3

  • 2 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • Must give classes alone; internationally

Theory:

  • Explain treatment aspects with acupuncture points
  • Explain the weaknesses in the body
  • Explain the Yin/ Yang movments
  • Explain the Qi circulation
  • Analyse
    • Arm-foot-arm
    • Foot-arm-foot
    • Left-right
    • Right-left
  • Explain the movements of the Tendino muscular meridians (TMM) (6 yang – 6 yin)

Acupuncture points:

  • Lung acupuncture points, 11 acupoints
  • Large intestine acupuncture points, 20 acupoints
  • Stomach acupuncture points, 45 acupoints
  • Spleen acupuncture points, 21 acupoints
  • Heart acupuncture points, 9 acupoints
  • Small intestine acupuncture points, 19 acupoints
  • Urinary bladder acupuncture points, 67 acupoints
  • Kidney acupuncture points, 27 acupoints
  • Pericardium acupuncture points, 9 acupoints
  • San Jiao acupuncture points, 23 acupoints
  • Gall bladder acupuncture points, 44 acupoints
  • Liver acupuncture points, 14 acupoints
  • 20 extraordinary acupuncture points

 

Techniques:

  • How to activate an acupuncture point
  • Examiner ask:
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Lung acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Large intestine acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Stomach acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Spleen acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Heart acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Small intestine acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Urinary bladder acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Kidney acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Pericardium acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the San Jiao acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Gall bladder acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Liver acupuncture points
  • Show:
    • 50 PERFECT self-defense techniques
    • 50 weak areas on the body
      • How to use them
      • How to protect them
    • Other
      • Six step movement form
        • With explanation
        • Without explanation
    • Shaolin Qinna:
      • Kata part 1, part 2 and part 3
        • With points
        • Without points
        • With explanation
      • Shaolin Qinna thirty two techniques (#1-32)
        • With points
        • Without points
        • With explanation
      • Repeat two aspects from every previous level

 

4 dan Black belt (四段 Yodan)

Time/ Requirements:Diapositiva4

  • 2 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • Must give classes alone; internationally

Theory:

  • Analyze the movements of the acupuncture points
  • Select acupuncture points depending on positions
  • Dominate the Shang and Co cycle in points and positions (TMM)
  • Understand and explain the qi circulation
  • Analyze positions

Acupuncture points:

  • Lung acupuncture points, 11 acupoints
  • Large intestine acupuncture points, 20 acupoints
  • Stomach acupuncture points, 45 acupoints
  • Spleen acupuncture points, 21 acupoints
  • Heart acupuncture points, 9 acupoints
  • Small intestine acupuncture points, 19 acupoints
  • Urinary bladder acupuncture points, 67 acupoints
  • Kidney acupuncture points, 27 acupoints
  • Pericardium acupuncture points, 9 acupoints
  • San Jiao acupuncture points, 23 acupoints
  • Gall bladder acupuncture points, 44 acupoints
  • Liver acupuncture points, 14 acupoints
  • 20 extraordinary acupuncture points

 

Techniques:

  • How to activate an acupuncture point
  • Examiner ask:
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Lung acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Large intestine acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Stomach acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Spleen acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Heart acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Small intestine acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Urinary bladder acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Kidney acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Pericardium acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the San Jiao acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Gall bladder acupuncture points
    • Examiner ask 5 random points from the Liver acupuncture points
  • Show:
    • 50 PERFECT self-defense techniques
  • Shaolin Qinna:
    • Kata part 1, part 2 and part 3
    • Shaolin Qinna thirty two techniques (#1-32)
  • Repeat two aspects from every previous level

 


 5 dan Black belt (五段  Godan)

Time/ Requirements:Diapositiva5

  • 2 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • Must give classes alone; internationally
  • Must have an Acudo ryu club
  • Must have trained students from beginning to 1. Dan
  • Must have been sensor for five 1. Dan examinations or in total summed as 5. dan

Theory:

  • Thesis, 50 pages, Acudo related topic
    • Present 1 hour
    • Defend 1 hour
  • Eight trigrams in positions and correlated trigram
  • 64 hexagrams used to analyze positions and to select active acupuncture point

 

Techniques:

  • Show:
    • 100 PERFECT self-defense techniques
  • Repeat three aspects from every previous level


 

Time degrees

6 dan Black belt or Black/ Red belt (六段 Rokudan)

Time/ Requirements:Diapositiva6blackred

  • 5 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • First time degree, but might be a formal examination
  • WAA responsible for the degree

7.dan White with red parts (七段 Shichidan)

(It is possible to use seven dan stripes)

Time/ Requirements:redwhite

  • 3 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • Second time degree, but might be a formal examination
  • WAA responsible for the degree

 

Honorary degrees

8 dan Red belt with golden edge (八段 Hacnidan)

(It is possible to use eight dan stripes)

Time/ Requirements:soke

  • 5 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • First honorary degree, but might be a formal examination
  • WAA board members might use this degree
  • WAA responsible for the degree

dan Red belt with golden edge (九段 Kudan)Presentación1

 

Time/ Requirements:

  • 5 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • Second honorary degree, but might be a formal examination
  • WAA senior board members might use this degree
  • WAA responsible for the degree

10 dan Red belt with golden edge (十段 Judan)

(A white belt might be used in honorary cases. Then with golden letters)

Time/ Requirements:Presentación11

  • 5 year of training ALE (after last examination)
  • Highest honorary degree; given for life and cannot be withdrawn
  • WAA responsible for the degree

 


 

Other aspects with degrees

 

Stripe:

Everybody who can document a degree in another martial art system might put a stripe on their right side of their belt with the proper color. This until they have a similar or higher degree in Acudo ryu than in the other martial art.

 

Star:

Acudo ryu degrees given honorific is indicated with a star connected on the belt. This is to show that this is an honorary Acudo degree and not an examination degree. Persons with Higher Degrees like 8. dan, 9. dan or 10. dan (if given as a honorary degree) do not to use star since their belt are considered as a normal degree.

 

Brown, 7 kyu:

Everybody who decides not to enter kyudan belt degrees should add a black stripe on the right – and left side of the brown belt for every year they have been training acudo ryu. If he chooses to join the Kyudan system and to take a normal exam he has to start at 5. kyu as everybody else and work himself up. However after six years with 7. kyu he might pass directly to the 1. dan exam. After ten years of active acudo ryu practice he will automatically be given a 1. dan Black belt with a star. As a symbol of dedication and knowledge.  For every five years he will automatically be given one additional dan; making a person NEVER attending an acudo examination after 25 years of ACTIVE training have a 3. dan in Acudo ryu with a star. The trainer is responsible for this mechanism. Note: This is honorary degree and not examination degree!

 

 

Honorary degrees or Additional rise in Dan degrees

It is not common to give honorary degrees in Acudo ryu, but it might be given to persons that have done something special for the development of Acudo ryu locally or globally. 8. -, 9. – and 10. dan is ONLY given in very special cases. Lower degrees (1. to 5. dan) might be given.

 

Honorary degrees might be given when:

  • Something special happens as for example a special event, high age or special abilities.
    • Normally it is given 1. Dan to persons with no Acudo ryu knowledge
    • Persons in the Acudo ryu system normally get 3. Dan or 5. Dan
    • Extraordinary events qualify for 8. Dan, 9. Dan and 10. Dan.

 

Additional rise in dan might be given when:

  • A person found a national federation (one dan extra).
    • If two persons found together both will get the degree.
  • Persons that lift Acudo ryu nationally or internationally in special ways get one additional dan.
  • A person become exceptionally good in acudo ryu
  • Trainers that have trained five persons up to extra dan.
    • Another additional dan after ten, twenty and fourty 1. dans.
  • Persons that have filled some specific other requirements.

This rise is a normal degree and is not an honorary degree. It is WAA and the founder that decides additional dan degrees. Please inform WAA about persons that might qualify for additional dan rise.

Note: It is not a tradition to give additional dans to trainers for students presenting higher degrees than 1. dan, to older practitioners of Acudo ryu or persons that do an honorable job outside Acudo ryu. This does not indicate that it is not possible.

 

Who might conduct Acudo ryu examinations?

Only WAA accredited or Founder pointed persons might conduct examinations. All permissions from WAA have to be in written to be void. All permissions from Founder are given like the founder chooses to give it.

 

Void examinations

All persons conducting examinations without permission will be expulsed from WAA and stripped from all previous official distinctions in Acudo ryu; meaning a 3 Dan in Acudo ryu will lose his 3 dan by conducting an unlawful examination. Persons that knowingly enters a void examination without informing WAA or Founder will be expulsed from WAA and stripped from all official distinctions in Acudo ryu; meaning if a 2. Kyu will lose his 2. Kyu by knowingly undergoing an unlawful examination.

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