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Our dojo is affiliated with the Aikikai Hombu Dojo and we adhere to the standard kyu requirements set forth by the Aikikai.

For dan grading, candidates should be prepared to adequately demonstrate any technique listed in the kyu syllabus. Additionally, the grading shihan may request additional testing content, based on their preference.

katatedori aihanmi
Rank
Pre-requisite
Contents
 
Ikkyo
Nikyo
Sankyo
Yonkyo
Gokyo
Shiho-nage
Irimi-nage
Kote-gaeshi
Kaiten-nage
Tenchi-nage
Jiyuwaza
Kokyu-ho
5th Kyu
30 days of practice
Shomen-uchi
       
Katatedori
Shomen-uchi
       
Sitting
4th Kyu
40 days of practice after obtaining 5th Kyu
Shomen-uchi
Katadori
     
Yokomen-uchi

Shomen-uchi

       
Sitting
3rd Kyu
50 days of practice after obtaining 4th Kyu
Shomen-uchi (Sitting and Standing)
 

Ryotedori
Yokomen-uchi

Shomen-uchi
Tsuki

 
Ryotedori
 
Sitting
2nd Kyu
50 days of practice after obtaining 3rd Kyu

Shomen-uchi (Sitting and Standing)
Katadori(Sitting and Standing)

 

Katatedori (Hanmi-handachi)

Shomen-uchi
Tsuki (Standing)
Katatedori

Katatedori
Ryotedori
Katatedori
Sitting
1st Kyu
60 days of practice after obtaining 2nd Kyu

Shomen-uchi (Sitting and Standing)
Yokomen-uchi(Sitting and Standing)
Katadori(Sitting and Standing)
Ushiro Ryotedori

Yokomen-uchi

Katatedori
Ryotedori (Hanmi-handachi & Standing)

Shomen-uchi
Tsuki
Katatedori

Ryotedori
Katatedori Ryotedori Morotedori
Sitting / Standing
1st Dan
 

70 days of practice after obtaining 1st Kyu

Testing must be administered by an Aikikai Shihan
Unarmed techniques(sitting, sitting vs. standing, standing techniques for strikes, thrusts, all forms of grasping shoulders, elbows, collar, wristsand hands; all techniques from the rear)

2nd Dan

Minimum 1 year since 1st dan, with 200 days of practice

Testing must be administered by an Aikikai Shihan
Same as above plus Tantodori and Futarigake.
Submit an article on some Aikido-relatedsubject.

3rd Dan

Minimum 2 years since 2nd dan, with 300 days of practice

Testing must be administered by an Aikikai Shihan
Same as above plus Tachidori, Jodoriand Taninzugake.
Same as above (Topics will be assigned)

4th Dan

Minimum 3 years since 3rd dan, with 400 days of practice

Testing must be administered by an Aikikai Shihan
Jiyuwaza for all of the above plus a short essay.

NOTES

  • • Be sure you have the required number of practice days before applying for an examination. Application forms and fees should be filed 3 days before the examination.
  • • Essays and articles should be filed 3 days before the examination.
  • • Successful completion of summer and winter training will be taken into consideration.
  • • Minimum age for Shodan is 15 years, 4th Dan 22 years.
  • • An examination shall be taken at the dojo where you normally practice. If you wish to take an examination at a dojo other than where you normally practice, approval of both dojos is required.
  • • Morotedori(two hands holding one)
  • • As a rule partners (uke) in an examination should be of the same rank.
  • • Continue doing the same technique, left and right, ura and omote, until the examiner says "Stop".

Aikido students visiting the Orlando area and new students are always welcome.

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Kimusubi Aikido Orlando at The Aikido Orlando Dojo

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