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Kudan


Upon promotion to kudan, a practitioner becomes a kaicho (kai' cho). Kaicho are the 'owners' of the entire Shindoryu Aikijutsu Association. Having been granted kaiden, the final teaching license, they are responsible for the proper administration and representation of all the shihan.

A student can satisfactorily demonstrate all of the required skill of Shindoryu Aikijutsu. Promotion to this rank is based on the candidate’s known mastery and undeniable contribution to the SAA. There should be a long history of the candidate ensuring the future of Shindoryu Aikijutsu. He or she should certainly have promoted at least one of their students to the rank of Godan or above.