Brown belt, 1st Kyu syllabus - Ninjutsu

By Yossi Sheriff

The contents of this page have been depreciated, updated and moved to fourth level ninjutsu, blue-brown belt

The belt degree requirements previously outlined on these pages served as the foundational framework for AKBAN's Ninjutsu training for many years. These guidelines have not only inspired but have also been directly adopted by various other organizations. While we have since transitioned to the more evolved AKBAN Levels Grading System, we've chosen to preserve these original belt requirements as a resource for those who may find them useful.

Brown belt, 一級, or 1st Kyu, is the final exam before the graduation. The syllabus of this grade lists the techniques that are missing in the Blue and Green belt syllabus and emphasizes advanced Kyokugei skills and dynamic Randori work.

The Brown Belt exam necessitates two examiners, one of them the Academy founder.

Ninjutsu Grade syllabus
First level (Yellow)
Second level (Orange)
Third level (Green)
Fourth level (Blue-Brown)
Fifth level (Black)

Fitness - Brown belt

Kamae 構, combat stances - Brown belt

Daken 打拳体術, striking and punching - Brown belt

All Daken performed using the first 3 timing routines: Before, After, Simultaneous.

Geri, Kicks 蹴, Using the legs to strike - Brown belt

Kansetsu-waza 関節技, joint locks - Brown belt

Sabaki 捌, Movement and evasion - Brown belt

Kaiten 廻転, Ukemi 受身, rolls and breakfalls - Brown belt

Nage waza 投げ技, throws - Brown belt

kata 型, forms - Ninjutsu Brown belt

Osaekomi-waza 押込技, pins or holds - Brown belt

Randori - Brown belt

  • Tsubute sabaki, evading thrown wooden knives
  • Resisting throws

Okugi shetah for brown belts - Outside

  • To be prescribed by instructor.

Seishin teki kyo yo

General requirements

  • Zan shin and Fudo Shin - during randori.


  • Mondo
  • First, second and third timings