Thread: Akban Ninjutsu [questions]
10/22/2011 3:26am, #31
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shihan is not an official title in the booj. it used to be 10+ dan, but a "true" shihan is 15th dan, or so I read somewhere.
10/22/2011 3:34am, #32
10/22/2011 6:32am, #33
10/22/2011 6:36am, #34
The current most senior person in the Ryu is Yasusada Iizasa a blood descendant of the system's founder. He doesn't even study the system but appointed Otake Risuke Minamoto no Takeyuki as the Ryu's chief instructor.
Within this Koryu there are no dan rankings.
Last edited by Rock Ape; 10/22/2011 6:45am at ."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
10/22/2011 9:49am, #35
10/22/2011 1:05pm, #36
I didn't see any references to any kind of grading system, but I was perusing rather casually. Does it employ a grade/ranking system of any type?
10/22/2011 1:20pm, #37
Generally speaking, the head of the Ryu hand writes a scroll dictating what part of the school's curriculum an individual has mastered, and therefore permitted to teach. That document is given to the individual.
Roughly speaking - and this isn't specific to TSKSR, a student will pass through a number stage in training over a life time's worth of study:
Menkyo Kaiden is the highest level of licence and means an individual has mastered all levels of a Ryu and has authority to teach as 'Complete Transmission'"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".