All official requirements for testing and promotion are documented in the ASU Student handbook. This page provides additional links and resources to help students prepare and apply for testing.
Additional Testing Resources
(09/2016, Microsoft Word). This form is required to be filled out by the yudansha test candidate’s instructor, and submitted to the coordinator of the testing event.
(10/2017, Microsoft Excel). This form must be filled out by all candidates for shodan rank, and submitted to the coordinator of the testing event.
(03/2018, Microsoft Excel). This form must be filled out by all candidates for nidan, sandan, or yondan ranks, and submitted to the coordinator of the testing event.
(09/2016, Microsoft Excel). Existing yudansha may use this form to apply for an official replacement passbook from Hombu. Please fill out this form and send it to the ASU office. Cost is $25 for ASU members.
(Compiled by Guy Hagen, 2011). A guidebook of useful advice from ASU’s top instructors on how to mentally and physically prepare for a strong test.
If you are having difficulty downloading these files, they might be stopped by your browser. Try downloading, and going to your browser’s “Downloads” queue (under “Windows” menu in Chrome), and use the right-click menu to approve each download.
For each of the Application Forms, please follow all instructions on the first worksheet and fill out all required fields. Upon completion, print the second worksheet (which will be auto-filled with the information you provided), and submit the printed forms to the coordinator of the testing event (who may be the presiding examiner). The coordinator / presiding examiner will submit all forms to ASU for processing and review. Candidates who have questions or problems completing the forms may contact email@example.com.