Rank Structure of Omoto Ryu Black Dragon Ninjitsu:
White Belt (5
Focus is on the body mechanics of stance work & ukemi, kuji-inmeditation, visualization exercises & breath control.* Kamae* Ukemi & Kaiten* Kuji-In/Kuji-Kiri
Yellow Belt (4
Focus is on vital points, striking techniques, blocking & trapping into joint-locks, breaks & sweeps.
Orange Belt (3
Focus is turning trapping in throws, takedowns, chokes and neck breaks as well as groundfighting...* Nage-waza* Shime-Waza*Na-waza
Green Belt (2
Focus takes a new shift away from jujitsu/taijutsu skills and moretoward Intonjitsu; escape &evasion skills; bear in mind the skills of intonjutsu to escape canalso be used to infiltrate.* Inpo: The principles of Stealth/Concealment* Tonpo: The principles of Escape & Evasion* Yogen-no-Jitsu: Art of Prediction; namely the making & use of poisons, pyrotechnic devices & herbalmedicines...
Brown Belt (1
Kyu): Now with a basic understanding of Stealth, Evasion & Jujitsu thefocus returns to more combative designs with training the four fundamental weapons witha focus stealth based ambush and open combat useage...* Tanto-Jutsu:
Knife art is address as both a ambush skill & open combat (dueling system)
Use of the Chain as a whip type weapon and a garrote are addressed.
The use of stick & staff weapons is basic skill...
The use of throwing stars, knives, spikes & even rocks as weapons is covered here...
Black Belt (1
This rank is reserve for those who are about to test for their Shodan to wear during the test, it serves as motivation as well as sign of seniority.
Black Belt (1
Dan): At 1
degree black belt and having survived/passed the “field test”training once again focuses on combative principles...* Battlefield Strategy:
The Senior student now begins to focus heavily on the study of maneuver warfare, small teams warfare, guerrilla warfare & signaling & cryptography...
Art of the Katana...
Spear Fighting & use...
Archery, modernized to include compound bows & crossbows...
Black Belt (2
Dan): At 2
Degree Black Belt the focus on weaponry is complete & thefinal move into espionage agent is began...* Kusarigama-jutsu:
The Kusari-gama (chain & cycle) is trained...
The use of the Shoge is trained...
Choho no jutsu:
The beginning principles of espionage are taught here beginning with memorytraining & deductive reasoning...