Achievement Levels

Canada Roshukai Achievement

The info below was devised to mirror the older Japan Den levels of Shoden, Chuden and Okuden.

Upon entrance to the dojo/club and commencement of study , the student is considered a Beginner .

Junior Certificate of Achievement
After one full year of study , depending on the student and at the discretion of the Kaicho.
(1.)  The student must preform all the waza of the OMORI RYU ,

(2.) take an oral examination which covers the parts of the Japanese sword and general iaido knowledge

(3.) submit a written essay ( not less than 3 typed pages) on a subject of the student’s choice . The written essay must be on a topic related to the Japanese sword.   Upon successful completion of all three sections of the grading process  , the student will be issued an Junior Certificate of Achievement  .

Intermediate Certificate of Achievement .
After 3 full years of continued study , depending on the student and at the discretion of the Kaicho.
The student will be required to

(1.) demonstrate all waza of the Omori Ryu , and the Eshin Ryu ,

(2.) , take an oral examination which covers  intermediate level iaido knowledge  (method and theory)

(3.) submit a written essay on a topic assigned by the Kaicho . The written essay for this level  , will be not less than 4 typed pages .  Upon satisfactory completion of all three sections of the grading process  , the student will be issued a Intermediate Certificate of Achievement  .

Senior Certificate of Achievement .
After 5 years of continued study  , depending on the student and at the discretion of the Kaicho , The student will be required to

(1.) demonstrate all waza of the MJER ,

(2.) take an oral examination which covers advanced iaido knowledge  (method and theory)

(3.) submit a written essay on a topic assigned by the Kaicho . The written essay for the advanced level , will be not less than 5 typed pages . Upon satisfactory completion of all three sections of the grading process  , the student will be issued a Senior Certificate of c.

Club  Instructor .
At the discretion of the Kaicho , Senior students may be appointed to  the position of  Club  Instructor .  The successful student , will have demonstrated a strong dedication to the art and have the ability to teach and coach others . In addition to the required teaching duties , he or she will be required to assist the Kaicho in the operation and running of the Dojo/Club.