Time-in-Grade Letters


The Examinations Committee Chair is responsible for checking an applicant’s time-in-grade for promotional examinations.

An Ikkyu must have one continuous year of AJJF membership immediately prior to the promotional examination.

Dan examinees must have been active AJJF members for the entire period of time-in-grade required for their rank examination.

Upon request from the candidate’s sensei to the BOP, the time-in-grade requirement may be modified if the exception is made prior to the exam.