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Written Examination Questions for Local & Regional Shinsa

Written Examination Questions for Local & Regional Shinsa (2017 Version)

Dan Shinsa

  • 1)  For Shodan to Rokudan, passing or failing will be determined by the total result of a shooting and a written exam.
  • 2)  For Nanadan and Hachidan, passing or failing will be determined by the total result of a shooting exam and an essay.
    • (1) Shooting exam: Successful applicants of the first round examination (dai-ichiji shinsa) will go through a second round examination (dai-niji shinsa).
    • (2) Potential candidates will have to write an essay by themselves in their own handwriting about the subject given.
      (The essay should contain 1000 words at least and be submitted within 15 days.)

Kyōshi Shinsa

Passing or failing will be determined by the total result of a shooting exam, a teaching skills exam, and an essay.

  • 1)  Shooting exam: Successful applicants of the dai-ichiji shinsa will go through to the dai-niji shinsa.
  • 2)  Teaching skills: Applicants who are successful in the dai-ichiji shinsa will be assessed on their sense of judgement necessary for teaching and on their culture and ability.
  • 3)  Essay: Potential candidates, selected according to the results of the shooting and the teaching skills exams, will have to write an essay by themselves and in their own handwriting about the designated subject.
    (The essay should contain 1000 words at least and be submitted within 15 days.)

Renshi Shinsa

Passing or failing will be determined by the total result of a shooting, an oral and a written exam.

  • 1)  Shooting exam: Successful applicants of the dai-ichiji shinsa will go through to the dai-niji shinsa.
  • 2)  Oral exam: Successful applicants of the dai-ichiji shinsa will be assessed on their character, their sense of judgment and their teaching skills.
  • 3)  Written exam: All applicants will take a written exam.

Shinsa Fee

Shodan¥2,050Registration Fee  ¥3,100
Nidan¥3,100Registration Fee  ¥4,100
Sandan¥4,100Registration Fee  ¥5,100
Yondan¥5,100Registration Fee  ¥6,200
Godan¥6,200Registration Fee  ¥10,300
Rokudan¥7,200Registration Fee  ¥30,900
Nanadan¥8,200Registration Fee  ¥51,000
Hachidan¥10,300Registration Fee  ¥72,000
Renshi¥6,200Registration Fee  ¥41,000
Kyōshi¥9,300Registration Fee  ¥62,000

Application

  • 1)  Procedure:Applicants should submit the original of their application form, written in own handwriting, together with the Shinsa fee to their affiliated federation.
    The federation should check the eligibility of the applicants and send the application forms to the address below before the deadline.
    The shinsa fee should be transfered to the ANKF designated account before the deadline.
  • 2)  Applying for rissha: Requests for taking the exam in rissha should be written in red ink on the applicant's remarks column, in the bottom right corner of the application form, and receive the agreement of the applicant's affiliated federation President.
    If, for any reason, applicants wish to take the exam in rissha after submitting their application form, they should receive the agreement of the President of their affiliated federation and notify this at registration, on the day of the exam.
    If an applicant has received the agreement of the President of his affiliated federation, no medical cerficate or copy of invalidity card are required.
  • 3)  Address: Kishi Memorial Hall, 1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050, Japan
    To: All Nippon Kyudo Federation, the person in charge of Chuo Shinsa
    E-Mail:ikyf@kyudo.jp

N.B.

  • 1)  Applicants should pay attention to the deadline given by their affiliated federation.
    Application form should not be sent individualy to the ANKF, but should be collected by your affiliated federation.
  • 2)  Application forms should be filled out with the necessary information written clearly in block letters with a black ball-point pen or a black fountain pen.
    The use of pencil or felt-tip pen is forbidden.
  • 3)  If false information is provided on the application form, the result of the exam may be invalidated.
  • 4)  As a general rule, applicants should wear wafuku. An ANKF membership pin is obligatory.
  • 5)  As a general rule, all applicants should attend the opening ceremony.
  • 6)  Every applicant who is late for the exam or who does not respond to calls will be deemed to have withdrawn.
  • 7)  Applicants are requested to use public transportation to come to the examination hall.

Other

Regarding the use of personal information provided in the application form:
By submitting the application form, the applicant agrees to the following uses of the information provided.

  • 1)  The individual’s name, affiliation, age, Shogo and the date acquired, Dan and the date acquired, and other relevant information may be used in shinsa related documents.
  • 2)  The publication of the individual’s name, affiliation, Shogo or Dan obtained in the Shinsa report may be sent to the president of each federation and published in the monthly Kyudo magazine and website.

However, with regards to publishing information in the monthly Kyudo magazine and website as mentioned in 2), an individual may make a special request that such information will not be published.

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