The first level of an official Kudo Australia school is Dokokai. A Dokokai is a training group made up of Kudo Australia members and that group is lead by a kudo green belt or higher. Dokokai members can train, grade and compete at official Kudo events in Australia and around the world. A Dokokai may or may not have stand alone Kudo classes on their timetable however they do have at a minimum a range of training that as a whole covers the diverse nature of Kudo techniques. Dokokai leaders cannot grade their group in Kudo Daido Juku. This is done by visiting qualified Kudo Instructors or at National Kudo competitions.