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Technical Seminar & Examination for Instructors
and Dan-grading Examinations for Overseas Members


1-1. Dates & Hours:

Sat., February 4th, 2017, 13:00~17:00 (Reception desk available from 12:30)
Sun., February 5th, 2017, 9:30~12:00noon (Admittance at 9:00 am, Registration at 9:15)

Sat., February 4th, 2017, 18:00~20:00 Dan: Examinations only for overseas members (3rd Dan~6th Dan-grading)

Sun., February 5th, 13:00~17:00 Instructor Examinations for 1st class~3rd class
N.B. Opening times for examinations are subjected to change according to the number of examinations.

♦Place for Seminar/Examinations:
Toshima-Ku Martial Arts Hall(Health plaza Toshima 8th floor)
2-5-1Kami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-Ku Tokyo
(6-minutes walk from JR/Metro Ikebukuro station)

1-2. Special Seminar for Overseas Members

♦Special Seminar:
Thu., February 2nd, 2017, 12:30~16:30 (Admittance at 12:00 Registration at 12:15)
Fri., February 3rd, 2017, 16:00~19:00

♦Place for Special Seminar:
Thu., February 2nd, 2017, Nippon Budo-kan Sho budo-jyo 2-3 Kitanomaru koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Fri., February 3rd, 2017, (Yet to be fixed) maybe below address;
Toshima-Ku Martial Arts Hall (Health plaza Toshima 8th floor) 2-5-1 Kami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-Ku, Tokyo.
(change the venue)

2. Instructors:

Mr. Hideho Takagi(Technical Director) Thu, Feb 2 - Sun, Feb 5, 2017
And others.


♦Seminar: Kihon(basics) Kihon-Kumite and Kata.

♦Dan Examination: Available only for overseas members

  1. Kihon: From Jun-Zuki to Tobikomi-Nagashi-Zuki, Keri(kick)to be included.
  2. Kata: 2 Kata in total. On the day of examination, Seishan or Chinto will be
    designated as a required Kata to perform. The other one is optional; free-choice from Wadokai Katas.
  3. Kihon-Kumite: On the day of examination, 2 kihon-Kumite moves, out of all the 10 Kihon-Kumite moves, are to be required for examinees to compulsorily perform.
  4. Jiyu-Kumite: Free sparring

♦Instructor Examination:

  1. Kihon: From Jun-zuki to Tobikomi-Nagashi-Zuki, Keri(kick) to be included.
  2. Kihon-Kumite: Ippon-me(the 1st move)is essential for all the examinees.
    On the examination day, either 5 odd numbered Moves or 5 even numbered Moves are to be required for examinees to compulsorily perform.
  3. Kata: 3 Katas in total. Chinto and Seishan are compulsory to perform.
    The other one is for free-choice from the under named Katas:
    Kushanku, Naihanchi, Bassai, Niseishi, Wanshu, Jitte, Jion, Rohai,
  4. Jiyu- Kumite
4. Fees to be paid:

The following fees are to be paid at the reception desk on the day of seminar/examination:

  1. Technical Seminar fees
    *For 2days(February 2nd and 3rd)6,000Jpy(Special Seminar)
    *For 1day(February 2nd or 3rd) 3,000Jpy(Special Seminar)
    *For 2days(February 4th and 5th) 10,000Jpy
    *For 1day(February 4th or 5th) 5,000Jpy
  2. Dan examination Fees (for overseas members only for this time)
    *3rd~5th Dan Examination 5,000Jpy
    *6th Dan Examination 10,000Jpy
  3. Instructor Examination: Fees
    *1st~3rd Class 5,000Jpy
  4. Registration Fees
    After announcement of the examination results, successful candidates for Dan-grading examination will be required to pay at the reception desk for the proper Registration fees specified on Table1.
    After receipt of the examination results sent by post later on, successful candidates for Instructor Examination: will be required to pay the proper registration fees as designated by the letter.
Table 1. Dan-grade Examination/Registration
to register
Examinee’s Qualification
(Practical Dan-grade)
Fees to register
3rd Dan 2nd Dan holder 10,000Jpy
4th Dan 3rd Dan holder 15,000Jpy
5th Dan 4th Dan holder 25,000Jpy
6th Dan 5th Dan holder
(for 3years or more)
Table 2. Instructor Examination/Registration
Class to register Examinee's Qualification
(Practical Dan-grade)
Fees to Register
3rd class 3rd Dan or higher(Aged 25or Elder) 10,000Jpy
2nd class 4th Dan or higher(Aged30 or Elder) 10,000Jpy
1st class 6th Dan or higher(Aged45 or Elder) 20,000Jpy

*From 2011, candidates for 1st class Instructors are required to hold 2nd class Instructor license before taking the desired higher-class examination.
*From 2014, candidates for 2nd class Instructors will be required to hold 3rd class Instructor license before taking the desired higher-class examination.


Applicants are required to fill up the attached application form, and to send the completed one to the JKF Wado-Kai Headquarters in Tokyo.

*Application should be sent to:
JKF Wado-Kai Headquarters Uematsu Bldg. 7F,
1-9-2, Nishishimbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0003, Japan

*Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017 completed application forms must arrive at the Wado-Kai Headquarters not later than the above specified date.

Application form: Special Technical seminar (MS Word file)
Application form: Dan Grade/ Instructor Examination (MS Word file)

N.B. Regardless of qualifications or Dan-grade held in possession, any Wado-Kai members who are interested in the Technical Seminar for Instructors, or who aspire to become instructors, are welcome to join the Seminar.

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