Instruction in: Karate, Kobudo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense! 

World Karate Kobudo Jiu-Jitsu Organization : WKKJO

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Udansha/Black Belt Requirements

Karate - Kobudo 

1st Dan

Recommended Minimum 5 years of training

(minimum 16 yrs of Age)  

A Junior Black Belt may be awarded to a candidate under 16 years of age.

2nd Dan

Recommended Minimum of 1 year of training at the previous rank (and minimum 18 years of age).

3rd Dan

Recommended Minimum of 2 years of training at the previous rank.

4th Dan - Samurai Title of Renshi

Minimum age of 30; Recommended Minimum of 3 years of training at the previous rank.

5th Dan - Samurai Title of Renshi 

Recommended Minimum of 4 years of training at the previous rank.

6th Dan - Samurai Title of Renshi 

Recommended Minimum of 5 years of training at the previous rank.

7th Dan - Samurai Title of Kyoshi

Minimum age of 50;  - Recommended Minimum of 6 years of training at the previous rank.

8th Dan - Samurai Title of Kyoshi  

Recommended Minimum of 7 years of training at the previous rank.

9th Dan - Samurai Title of Hanshi

Minimum age of 60; - Recommended Minimum of 8 years of training at the previous rank.

10th Dan - Samurai Title of Hanshi  Recommended Minimum of 9 years of training at the previous rank.

March 2002 at the Agena Dojo, Okinawa Japan

2011 - Royce Gracie and Simon Sherbourne

March 2002 - Hanshi Seiki Toma and Shihan Simon Sherbourne

Jiu Jitsu - Self Defense

1st Dan

Recommended Minimum 10 years of training

(19 yrs of Age)

A Junior Black Belt may be awarded to a candidate under 19 years of age.

2nd Dan - Professor


Recommended Minimum of 1 year of training at the previous rank.

3rd Dan - Professor

Same as Karate/Kobudo

4th Dan - Professor

Same as Karate/Kobudo


5th Dan - Professor

Same as Karate/Kobudo

6th Dan - Professor

Same as Karate/Kobudo

7th Dan - Master

Minimum age of 50

Same as Karate/Kobudo

8th Dan - Master

Same as Karate/Kobudo

9th Dan - Grandmaster

Minimum age of 60

Same as Karate/Kobudo

10th Dan - Grandmaster

Same as Karate/Kobudo

The purpose of the World Karate Kobudo Jiu-Jitsu Organization (WKKJO) is to honor and propagate high-quality martial arts training through best teaching practices exemplified by the highest calibre teachers from a variety of martial arts devotions.


The programs and teaching methodologies offered through the WKKJO are continually refined each year to include input from the valuable experiences of all members of the organization (not simply a select few). Together we draw from our collective experiences and perceptions to collectively build the best programs available in order to advance martial arts for the 21st century.  With this mindset, the WKKJO is not a hierarchy of egos simply looking for rank; rather, the WKKJO represents a team and a family of like-minded martial artists, who come together to develop our martial arts devotions and teaching applications to their fullest potential. Strength comes through our unity and the collective input derived from our many years of individual experiences.


Anyone who has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to martial arts teaching and training, including one or all of the arts of the WKKJO (Karate, Kobudo, Jiu Jitsu, and Self-Defense) and meets the criteria outlined for the rank and title of Kyoshi/ Master (7th and 8th Dan), or Hanshi/ Grand Master (9th and 10th Dan) will be considered as a candidate by the Executive Members of the WKKJO for these Honorary Ranks & Titles, and serve as a member and consultant of the Executive Council of the WKKJO.


Minimum Time requirements for Rank and Title for Udansha of the WKKJO (note, this does not necessarily represent a precise time-frame for expectation of advancement, but provides the minimum expected time-commitment for advancement through the Udansha rankings).


Kyoshi David Hassin at: wkkjo.budo@gmail.com

Please include all of your past and current martial arts training with a list of your instructors and reference materials. Current reviews of Candidates wishing to be certified by the WKKJO will be conducted by:


Simon Sherbourne M.Ed. - President

David Hassin - Vice-President


Voting Executive Members:
Renshi Andy Finley
Renshi Ken Louttet
Renshi Mchael Pol