Sakizuke

Everything is Sakizuke.
“The award of rank before actual attainment of skill and understanding.”

The ranks in the Bujinkan are for the heart. Those with the right heart will accept rank from their teacher without question. Students having a feeling of discomfort or inadequacy for their new rank ( which should be everyone ) will then go away and train hard until they become worthy of the grade. This is understanding Sakizuke and the correct feeling to have when dealing with the grades of the Bujinkan Dojo. 


Sakizuke 先附 or 先付け