The Wadokai Finland dan committee organises JKF Wadokai 1st-3rd dan grade exams twice a year. The dan grade exams are during the technical seminars in May and November. The dan committee sends the information of successful grades to the JKF Wadokai headquarters where the grades are registered. In due course, the headquarters will send dan certificates for the dan committee to hand out on upcoming seminars.
The JKF Wadokai has set the following fees for registering dan grades:
1st dan – 8 000 JPY (~ 62 €) (+ non-recurring JKF Wadokai membership fee 3 000 JPY ~ 23 €)
2nd dan – 9 000 JPY (~ 70 €)
3rd dan – 10 000 JPY (~ 78 €)
The registering fees are paid to the dan committee in euros along with the examination fee according to the exchange rate effective at the time. The registering fee is returned upon unsuccessful grading.
Kyu and Mon gradings
The clubs in Wadokai Finland plan and organise their kyu and mon examinations by themselves and award the achieved grade to their members.
Wadokai Finland gives its recommendations for the kyu and mon syllabuses to be used in the clubs. These syllabuses are created to support the clubs and groups studying Wadoryu karate in Finland. Their purpose is to help the student to progress step by step in studying Wadoryu karate in such a way where the proper technical development would be possible. The described requirements will help the student to eventually reach the technical proficiency to pass the dan grade exams according to the technical standards set by the JKF Wadokai.