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These are the four teaching licenses that can be granted in the SAA.

Kirikame (Initial License) - This may be granted to students at the rank of Ikkyu or above. It is a limited license, makeing the student a Kohai.

Mokuroku (Catalog of Techniques) - This may be granted to students at the rank of Shodan or above, and allows the student to teach the techniques they themselves have been taught. It makes the student either a Sempai or a Sensei.

Menkyo (Teacher's License) - This is the full teacher's license that is granted to all students reaching the rank of Godan. This makes a teacher a Shihan, or Master Teacher.

Kaiden (Master Teacher's License) - This is the final license granted by the SAA. It is awarded to students who reach the rank of Kudan. It makes a master teacher a kaicho, or at Judan, the head of the style.