Dear Dojocho,
Welcome to the Shin Kaze online registration form for Dan promotions by recommendation. 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 request for dan certificates is sent to Hombu and an invoice is sent to you.
  5. Once you receive the invoice please pay it promptly. Hombu prepares the certificates, sends them to Shin Kaze, who in turn sends them 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 the 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, use the available placeholders for those fields and in the date field you can use the date of the promotion.
  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 RankRecommendation (minimum days/years practice)Fees
ShodanMinimum 2 years (300 days) since 1st Kyu$520 USD
NidanMinimum 2 years (600 days) since Shodan$535 USD
SandanMinimum 3 years (700 days) since Nidan$655 USD
YondanMinimum 5 years (900 days) since Sandan$775 USD
GodanMinimum 5 years (900 days) since Yondan$895 USD
RokudanMinimum 6 Years (1080 days) since Godan$1015 USD
NanadanMinimum 12 Years (2160 days) since Rokudan$1260 USD

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: