Below are the grading questions for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo

Grading questions for Kendo
Answer both questions for your grade. Minimum 50 words maximum 200 words

IKKYU
Why is it important to warm up before doing Kendo?
What checks would you make to maintain your shinai?

SHODAN
Explain ki-ken-tai-ichi.
What were your reasons for doing Kendo instead of another Martial Art?

NIDAN
How would you explain Kendo to a person who was interested in starting kendo?
Discuss the elements of Yuko-datotsu

SANDAN
What do you consider makes a good sempai?
In Kakarigeiko what is the role of Motodachi?

YONDAN
Discuss Mitsu No Sen?
Explain how you would you teach Ichi-gan-Ni-soku-Sani- tan Shi-riki to a class of intermediate Kendoka?

GODAN
You have practiced now for ten years or more, please explain what you feel will motivate you for the next ten years of practice?
Explain your main aims and goals when you are teaching Kendo no kata to a mixed ability class?

Grading Questions Iaido

Iaido Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2019 (PDF)
Iaido Grading Questions – Spring Seminar, Scottish Seminar, Midlands Seminar 2019 (PDF)


Please check the Iaido and Jodo grading policy if you are intending to grade:

Iaido and Jodo Grading Policy

Previous Grading Questions:

Iaido Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2018 (PDF)
Iaido Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2018 (PDF)
Iaido Grading Questions – Spring Seminar 2018 (PDF)

Iaido Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2017 (PDF)
Iaido Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2017 (PDF)
Iaido Grading Questions – Spring Seminar, Edinburgh Seminar, Midlands Seminar 2017 (PDF)

Iaido Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2016 (PDF)
Iaido Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2016 (PDF)
Iaido Grading Questions – Spring Seminar, Midlands Seminar and Glasgow seminar 2016 (PDF)

Iaido Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2015 (PDF)

Iaido Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2015 (DOCX)
Iaido Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2015 (PDF)

Grading Questions Jodo

Jodo Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2019 (PDF)
Jodo Grading Questions – West Midlands Seminar 2019 (PDF)


Please check the Iaido and Jodo grading policy if you are intending to grade:
Iaido and Jodo Grading Policy

Previous Grading Questions

Jodo Grading Questions – Spring Seminar 2019 (PDF)

Jodo Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2018 (PDF)
Jodo Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2018 (PDF)
Jodo Grading Questions – Jinmukan/Kenmukan Anniversary Seminar 2018 (PDF)
Jodo Grading Questions – Spring Seminar 2018 (PDF)

Jodo Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2017 (PDF)
Jodo Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2017 (PDF)
Jodo Grading Questions – West Midlands Seminar 2017 (PDF)
Jodo Grading Questions – Spring Seminar 2017 (PDF)
Jodo Grading Questions – Spring Seminar 2017 (DOC)

Jodo Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2016 (PDF)
Jodo Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2016 (DOC)
Jodo Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2016 (DOC)
Jodo Grading Questions – West Midlands 2016 (DOC)
Jodo Grading Questions – Spring Seminar 2016 (DOC)

Jodo Grading Questions – Northern Seminar 2015 (DOC)
Jodo Grading Questions – Spring Seminar 2015 (DOC)

Jodo Grading Questions – Summer Seminar 2014 (PDF)