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Dan-Kyu Accrediting System

Japan Sport Fukiya Association has established the following Dan-Kyu Accrediting System in order to certify and accredit the abilities of those who practice Sport Fuikya as a means of self discipline. With this system, the Association judges the levels that members have attained.

The aims of this system are as follows.
1.Encouraging the improvement of Sport Fukiya skills
  The Association shall encourage the further improvement of Sport Fukiya skills through aiming for higher Kyu or Dan by official recognition of the levels of members who practice Sport Fukiya.
2.Training of instructors
  The Association shall train instructors with expert Sport Fukiya skills and high integrity through the Dan-Kyu Accrediting system.
3.Promoting nationwide diffusion and understanding of Sport Fukiya
  By the sound development of the Dan-Kyu Accrediting System, the Association aims to promote the nationwide diffusion of Sport Fukiya, so that more and more people may understand that Sport Fukiya is a safe and delightful sport highly effective to maintain and improve the health of both the body and mind.
 

- Qualifications of Candidacy for a Test

All members of the Sport Fukiya Association shall be qualified to take a test, regardless of age, sex, and nationality.
 
- Qualifications for Taking Dan or Kyu Tests
1. Kyu Grades
  From 5th Kyu to 2nd Kyu, any one is able to take a test for any Kyu with the affirmation of the instructor. An interval of one month is required between each acquisition.
2. Dan Grades
  A 1st Kyu holder shall be able to take a test for the 1st Dan after a one month interval.
In order to take a test for the grades from 2nd Dan to 5th, an interval of at least 6 months is needed between each acquisition.
3.The 6th Dan
  A 5th Dan holder who has maintained the rank for more than 2 years is qualified to take a test for the 6th Dan.
 
- Test Schedule and Location
1.Test Schedule
  Kyu-grades: any time all year round, as needed.
1st Dan and 2nd Dan: every month.
3rd 〜 5th Dan: January, April, July, and October, in principle.
6th Dan: In principle, June and November when an administrative board is held.
2. Test Location and Examinants
  Kyu Grades:
Testing is done at the head office, service training institute "Hott", and any local branch office of the Association. An authorized instructor shall witness the test.
Dan Grades:
Testing is done at the head office, service training institute "Hott", and any local branch office of the Association. An executive board member or an education-diffusion committee member, and an accrediting test committee member shall witness the test.
3. Announcement of Test Dates
  The test dates of Kyu Grades are announced at the head office and local branch offices.
The test dates of Dan Grades are announced directly to the candidates.
 

- Contents of Accrediting Tests

Authorized Equipment shall be used. Candidates shall bring their own pipe and darts.
In skill tests, each candidate shall blow the number prescribed in the Dan-Kyu accrediting reference. In each round he or she shall blow 5 darts within 3 minutes. If the candidate has gained the score prescribed in the above reference, a Kyu or Dan shall be accredited to him or her.
In skill tests, the basic motions shall be observed.
Below is the Dan-Kyu accrediting Reference.
Distance
Rounds
Required Score
Standard Score
5th Kyu 5 m
2
more than 42
21x2
4th Kyu 5 m
2
more than 46
23x2
3rd Kyu 5 m
2
more than 50
25x2
2nd Kyu 6 m
3
more than 75
25x3
1st Kyu 7 m
4
more than 100
25x4
1st Dan 8 m
4
more than 100
25x4
2nd Dan 9 m
6
more than 150
25x6
3rd Dan 10 m
6
more than 150
25x6
4th Dan 10 m
6
more than 162
27x6
5th Dan 10 m
6
more than 174
29x6
6th Dan 10 m
6
more than 186
31x6
 

- Certificates

Based on the application submitted by the authorized instructors (including education-diffusion committee members, or accrediting test committee members) and local office leaders, the Association shall confirm the application and issue Certificates to the candidates.