Do you grade students?

In the dojo, we do not. All gradings for iaido and jodo (from ikkyu upwards) are done at national events in front of an impartial panel, ensuring standardised ability levels nationwide. This is done four times a year at venues all over the country (including the Midlands).

There are no grades in kenjutsu as ours is a koryu ryuha that does not place an emphasis on such.

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