Stowarzyszenie Idokan Polska

Idokan Poland Association

Terms for Master’s Degree of jūjutsu and goshinjutsu at Collegium Dan

 

Terms for Master’s Degree of jūjutsu and goshinjutsu at Collegium Dan


Idōkan Poland Association

Technical and honorary degrees in martial arts are awarded or verified by the Technical Director of the IPA after consultation with senior members of the individual sections of Collegium Dan.

The first rule - possessing genuine skills

The black belt in jūjutsu (or goshinjutsu) is awarded only if the candidate has real skills (real effectiveness) in self-defence.

This rule was introduced by meijin Lothar Sieber 10 dan. These skills are obviously checked during the technical examination.

The second rule - to provide documents confirming how the martial arts were studied .

Yūdansha (the holder or candidate for a black belt has to explain by whom and when he/she was taught i.e where and when, with whom he/she practised [Sieber L., Cynarski 2010].

Hypothetically there could be a self-taught candidate but somebody competent must confirm his/her competence. If someone practised kung-fu, he is not able to attain a high degree of proficiency in jūjutsu in a short time.

The third rule - possessing knowledge of authentic jūjutsu

Self -defence (goshinjutsu) is not only a subsystem of jūjutsu. Actually, well-practised jūjutsu is the best self-defence [Sieber L., Sieber H. 1986], but acquiring degrees in traditional, original jūjutsu requires both skills and knowledge of this tradition. It is checked through theoretical examinations or thematic scientific publications. Practitioners studying sports or modern jūjutsu (there are major differences between those two kinds of sports) should also have such knowledge.

The fourth rule - the level of students provides evidence about the sensei (teacher)

Before awarding a higher master’s degree it is necessary to evaluate what the technical level of the candidate's students (technical and moral) is and if a particular sensei has any advanced students. If somebody does not practise or teach systematically or does not have advanced students, he does not fulfil the criterion.

Similarly preliminary requirements can be found in serious organizations cooperating with the IPA such as European Jujutsu & Kobudo Committee (EJKC) and Deutscher Dan-Träger Und Budo-Lehrer Verband e. V. (DDBV).
The requirements for jūjutsu idōkan yoshin-ryū were described in detail in a textbook “Sztuka walki - Idō i Idōkan” (“Martial Art - Idō and Idōkan”). After minor alternations they have been functioning in the Rzeszow Centre of “Dojo Budokan” since 1990.

Requirements for degrees in goshinjutsu

Theoretical section - general knowledge of self-defence (psychological, legal aspects, combat tactics, teaching real skills)

Practical section - a self-defence test, a test of practical use of basic techniques and self-defence combat (futari- or gakari-dori randori).

 

I. Self-defence (the number of well-performed defences against particular attacks)

Kinds of attacks / no. of defences

1 dan

2 dan

3 dan

4 dan

 grips by hands

 8

8

8

8

 by jacket, collar, hair

 8

8

8

8

 grabs from the front

 3

 3

 4

 4

 from behind

 3

 3

 4

 4

 from the side

 3

 3

 4

 4

 grips by the head from the front (guillotine)

 2

 3

 3

 3

 by the head from behind

 3

 3

 3

 3

 from the side

 4

 5

 5

 5

 strangling from the front

 4

 4

 5

 6

 from behind

 4

 4

 4

 4

 from the side

 4

 4

 4

 4

 on the ground

 4

 4

 5

 6

 strangling with a rope

 3

 4

 4

 4

 attack with a fist

 10

 12

 14

 16

 kick

 4

 5

 6

 8

 with a stick from above

 3

 3

 4

 4

 from outside

 3

 3

 4

 4

 from inside

 3

 3

 4

 4

 with a stick held in both hands

 3

 3

 4

 4

 shove with a knife

 3

 3

 4

 4

 knife attack from above

 2

 3

 3

 4

 with a knife from the bottom

 2

 3

 3

 4

 from outside

 2

 3

 3

 4

 from inside

 2

 3

 3

 4

 shove with a dagger

 2

 3

 3

 4

 threat with a gun from the front

 2

 2

 2

 2

 against the third person

 1

 1

 1

 1

     II. Techniques (free, favourite)

 throwing techniques

 4

 5

 6

 7

 strangling techniques

 4

 5

 6

 7

 lever techniques

 4

 5

 6

 7

     III. Combat with two or several opponents (2-3 minutes non-stop) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The elements which are evaluated involve sense of distance, timing, kime, precision and speed of performance of technical activities. Beside technical skills fitness (psychophysical) psychological preparation is also assessed.

 

Technical Director SIP
Shihan Wojciech J. Cynarski, 8 dan
Rzeszów, 11 April 2012.


References

- Cynarski W.J. (2009), Sztuki walki - Ido i Idokan, SIP, Rzeszów.

- Sieber L., Cynarski W.J. (2010), Seminarium budo i staż naukowo-badawczy w Sportschule Sieber / Budo seminarium and scientific-investigative practice in the Sportschule Sieber, "Ido - Ruch dla Kultury / Movement for Culture", t. 10, nr 1, s. 118-120.

- Sieber L, Sieber H. (1986), Jiu-Jitsu, die sicherste Selbstverteidigung, Münchner Video Plate, München (video VHS).

- Słopecki J. (2008), Nauczanie. Zasady i praktyczna wiedza o walce mistrza sztuk walki, "Ido Movement for Culture", vol. 8, pp. 66-71.

- Słopecki J. (2012), Modern pro-European view on matters concerning martial arts teaching qualifications with consideration to European Union recommendations and local solutions provided by the new Sports Act [in:] W.J. Cynarski, Martial Arts Phenomenon - Research and Multidisciplinary Interpretation, The Lykeion Library Edition, vol. 15, UR, Rzeszów.