Dear Dojocho,
Welcome to the Shin Kaze online registration form for Dan promotions.  In order to ensure that grading requirements are adhered to so that when promotions are done there are no issues with number of days practiced and other problems that can come up when applying for promotions. Before completing this form for a dan promotion, please take some time to ensure that the candidate has fulfilled all the requirements for the rank they are being promoted to.


The overall process is as follows.

  1. As dojo-cho, you fill and then submit this form to process your students’ dan promotions.
  2. After submitting the form, the information it contains is validated and if any issues are found, you are prompted to correct them.
  3. Once all the information has been validated, it is saved in the database as a record.
  4. The process is repeated for all students to be promoted, a dan certificate is sent from Hombu Dojo for each student and is mailed to you along with an invoice.
  5. Once you receive the bill please pay promptly, and your Dan request will be sent to Hombu dojo. Once approved, the certificate will be sent to SK HQ, which then will be sent to the dojo-cho to be distributed to their students.


  1. Complete this form for each student to be promoted, and then click on the “Submit” button.
  2. Not all fields are *required, however wherever possible please complete even non-required fields. Please make sure all fields that are *required are accurate, especially dates. Fields 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31 are required in order for Hombu Dojo to complete the certificate.
  3. If your candidate is 1st Kyu and being promoted to Shodan, you will not have an Aikikai Membership number or Registration Date or Hombu Membership number. In that case, there is a placeholder that you can use those numbers as the default in those fields and in the date field you can use the date of the promotion. Otherwise your will not be able to submit the form as these are required fields.
  4. The Dojo Name and Dojo ID# are really important, as they connect the student’s information to the dojo. Make sure you select the correct Dojo ID# to match the one in theDojo Name field just above it.
  5. The minimum number of days/years of practice required since the previous promotion are built into the validation process, and must be met so the form is not rejected. These are as follows:
Dan RankExamination (minimum days/years practice)Recommendation (minimum days/years practice)
Shodan300 days since 1st Kyu400 days since 1st Kyu
Nidan600 days since Shodan700 days since Shodan
Sandan700 days since Nidan800 days since Nidan
Yondan800 days since Sandan900 days since Sandan

Please let us know if you have any questions or run into any issues you can’t resolve. The Shin Kaze Customer Service email address is: