Welcome to Mi Yama Ryu Kempo JuJutsu Kai

The MYRKJK commits itself to spreading the art of Mi Yama Ryu Kempo JuJutsu to the best of our abilities in the spirit of self defense effectiveness in the modern world, and most importantly the perfection of one's character. This was Antonio Pearia's vision when he founded Mi Yama Ryu JuJutsu, and we carry this philosophy on and off the tatami. We look forward to providing support, education, and a community of like-minded people to help foster the growth and expansion of Mi Yama Ryu Kempo Jujutsu in the United States.

Our committees, members, and staff all have ample experience working with each other to create the best environment that facilitates people of all ages getting involved and integrating Mi Yama Ryu Kempo Jujutsu and it's principles into their lives. We hope you enjoy your time here and explore the vast amount of services that we offer; from member services and club management options to webinars and clinics with the nation's top competitors and coaches.

MYRKJK Rank 


(1) Candidates must meet certain minimum requirements to become eligible for promotion. They must then pass an exam and be recommended for promotion by their instructor for higher dans (black belts) ranks and provide the proper amount of documented MYRKJK Activity Points.

(2) All recommendations for promotions must be submitted to the MYRKJK National Office on the proper forms for approval.

(3) All candidates for promotion must be Active Annual or Sustaining Life Members of a MYRKJK Chartered Club with the proper time in grade in the previous rank.

(4) A $35.00 non-refundable processing fee must accompany all Dan (black belt) rank recommendations. The remainder of the fees must be remitted upon notification of successfully being promoted or validated.

(5) A current clear background check is required for all Dan (black belt) ranks 

(6) Promotions are done in accordance with MYRKJK National Promotion Board.


JR Ranks

Junior Ranks

00 white

01 yellow

02 yellow

03 orange

04 orange

05 green

06 green

07 Camo

08 Camo 

09 blue

10 blue

11 purple

12 purple

Senior Ranks

0. White

1. Yellow

2. Orange

3. Green

4. Blue

5. Purple

6. Brown


Black Belt ranks

Shodan, 1st Degree

Minimum Age =16 years old

Mininum Time In Grade = 9 Months

Normal Time in Grade = 12-16 Months


Nidan, 2nd Degree

Minimum Age = 18 years old

Minimum Time In Grade = 1 year

Normal Time In Grade = 1 - 2 years


Sandan, 3rd Degree

Minimum Age = 20 years old

Minimum Time In Grade = 2 years

Normal Time In Grade = 2 - 4 years


Yondan, 4th Degree

Minimum Age = 25 years old

Minimum Time In Grade = 3 years

Normal Time In Grade = 3 - 5 years


Godan, 5th Degree

Minimum Age = 30 years old

Minimum Time In Grade = 4 years

Normal Time In Grade = 4 - 6 years


Rokudan, 6th Degree (Regional Leader)

Minimum Age = 35 years old

Minimum Time In Grade = 5 years

Normal Time In Grade = 6 - 8 years


Shichidan, 7th Degree (Regional Leader)

Minimum Age = 40 years old

Minimum Time In Grade = 6 years

Normal Time In Grade = 8 - 10 years


Hachidan, 8th Degree (National Leader)

Minimum Age = 50 years old

Minimum Time In Grade = 7 years

Normal Time In Grade = 9 - 11 years


Kudan, 9th Degree (International Leader)

Minimum Age = 60 years old

Minimum Time In Grade = 8 years

Normal Time In Grade = 12 - 14 years


Judan, 10th Degree (International Leader)

Minimum Age = 70 years old

Minimum Time In Grade = 9 years

Normal Time In Grade = 13 - 16 years

Yadansha Titles 

1st Degree Black Belt through 4th Degree Black Belts  Title (SENSEI)


5th Degree Red & Black Belt Through 7th Degree Black Belts -

Title- (KYOSHI)


8th Degree Red & White Belt through 9th Degree Black Belt- 

Title- (SHIHAN)


10th Degree Red Belt -

 Title - (DAI SHIHAN) 


FOUNDERS TITLES

Senior Great Grand Master Antonio Pereira

 Title - SHINAN


Great Grand Master Kenneth Winthrop  Black & Gold Belt 

 Title- DAI HANSHI 


Grand Master Raven Cain Red & Gold Belt 

 Title -  HANSHI 

Why Join MYRKJK

Dai Hanshi Ken Winthrop is the oldest living black belt directly under Shinan Antonio  Pereira. He is BB#5 and is carrying on his teachers vision through Mi Yama Ryu Kempo JuJutsu Kai.  Mi Yama Ryu JuJutsu has a rich history and is known as one of the worlds most effective and street worthy systems of JuJutsu ever created.  When you join MYRKJK you become apart of the Mi Yama Ryu Kempo JuJutsu family and apart of this rich history.  You will be assisting in keeping the flame of Mi Yama Ryu alive and preserved for generations to come. 


MYRKJK Provides members:


1. National Rank Certification 

2. Quarterly News Letter

3. Access to a privet Facebook Group 

4. Rank advancement opportunity's

5. Affiliation with one of the most respected systems in the world



Membership fees:

Membership Fees: (On-Line Registration)

· Annual Adult Membership: $50.00 per year

· Annual Youth Membership (12 yrs & under): $40.00

· Life Membership: $400.00


National Rank Certification, Validation and Promotion Fees for Black Belt Ranks:

· 1st Dan - $150.00 USD

· 2nd Dan - $175.00 USD

· 3rd Dan - $200.00 USD

· 4th Dan - $225.00 USD

· 5th Dan - $250.00 USD

· 6th Dan - $300.00 USD

· 7th Dan - $350.00 USD

· 8th Dan - $400.00 USD

· 9th Dan - $450.00 USD

· 10th Dan - $500.00 USD

Note: Life Members lock-in a “flat” discounted fee of $150.00 for any Dan Grade Level.


National Rank Certification, Validation and Promotion Fees for all ranks Below Black Belt

$25.00 per rank USD


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