Rank requirements for instructors
Under the AUSKF and AJKF what is the rank requirement to be a certified instructor?
In kendo, from 6-dan, it is considered to be a high rank holder (kōdansha). So strictly speaking and in my personal opinion, 6-dan and above are considered to be certified instructors.
However, in kendo, especially outside Japan, it is very hard to find a place with kōdansha so those who are keen and eager to study and learn kendo are usually in charge of lessons.
Hope this helps.
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