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USAF Test Requirements The same apply to our Dojo

Children 10th to 6th kyu test requirements: we apply the same then New York Aikikai

 
Ukemi undo by Shihan Donovan Waite 7th Dan Aikikai

Aikido Ukemi: meeting the mat by Donovan Waite Shihan

Aikido Ukemi: Aiki ostoshi by Donovan Waite Shihan

USAF Dan testing workshop with the Technical Committee


6th Kyu (20 days)

    Seiza (a) Bowing/Rei (b) Rise from seiza
    Shikko 
    Hanmi (a) Migi hanmi (b) Hidari Hanmi
    Ukemi (a) Ushiro ukemi (1) back fall (2) back roll
               (b) Mae ukemi 
    Kokyu undo (a) Funakoki undo (b) Ikkyo undo
    Tai sabaki (a) Tenkan (b) Irimi (c) Irimi tankan (d) Tenshin
    Hanmi (w/partner) (a) Aihanmi (b) Gyaku Hanmi
    Atemi (w/partner) (a) Tsuki (b) Yokomenuchi (c) Shomenuchi
    Tai no henka (w/partner) as both uke and nage
    Kokyudosa - Zagi Kokyuho (sitting) (w/partner)

Video by Peter Bernath Shihan

5th Kyu
(40 days)

  1. Shomenuchi Ikkyo (omote & ura)
  2. Shomenuchi Iriminage
  3. Katatetori Shihonage (omote & ura)
  4. Ryotetori Tenchinage
  5. Tsuki Kotegaeshi
  6. Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi
  7. Morotetori Kokyuho
Video by Yamada Sensei with Donovan Waite as uke
5th Kyu Test Requirements (USAF) Part 1

5th Kyu Test Requirements (USAF) Part 2
5th Kyu Test Requirements (USAF) Part 3
4th Kyu (80 days)
  1. Shomenuchi Nikkyo (omote & ura)
  2. Yokomenuchi Shihonage (omote & ura)
  3. Tsuki Iriminage
  4. Ushiro Tekubitori Sankyo (omote & ura)
  5. Ushiro Ryokatatori Kotegaeshi
  6. Suwari Waza:
    1. Shomenuchi Ikkyo
    2. Katatori Nikkyo (omote & ura)
    3. Katatori Sankyo

Video by Yamada Sensei with Donovan Waite as uke

4th Kyu Techniques & Test Requirements Part 1
4th Kyu Techniques & Test Requirements Part 2
3rd Kyu (100 days)
  1. Yokomenuchi Iriminage (2 ways)
  2. Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  3. Tsuki Kaitennage
  4. Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo (omote & ura)
  5. Morotetori Iriminage (2 ways)
  6. Shomenuchi sankyo (omote & ura)
  7. Suwari Waza:
    1. Shomenuchi Iriminage
    2. Shomenuchi Nikkyo (omote & ura)
  8. Hanmi Handachi:
    1. Katatetori Shihonage
    2. Katatetori Kaitennage
    3. (uchi & soto mawari)
Video by Yamada Sensei with Donovan Waite as uke

3rd Kyu Techniques & Test Requirements Part 1
3rd Kyu Techniques & Test Requirements Part 2
3rd Kyu Techniques & Test Requirements Part 3
3rd Kyu Techniques & Test Requirements Part 4

2nd Kyu (200 days)
  1. Shomenuchi Shihonage
  2. Shomenuchi Kaitennage
  3. Yokomenuchi Gokyo
  4. Ushiro Tekubitori Shihonage
  5. Ushiro Tekubitori Jujinage
  6. Ushiro Kubishime Koshinage
  7. Morotetori Nikkyo
  8. Hanmi Handachi:
    1. Shomenuchi Iriminage
    2. Katatetori Nikkyo
    3. Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  9. Freestyle: 2 persons


1st Kyu (300 days)
  1. Katatori Menuchi - 5 techniques
  2. Yokomenuchi - 5 techniques.
  3. Morotetori - 5 techniques
  4. Shomenuchi - 5 techniques
  5. Ryotetori - 5 techniques
  6. Koshinage - 5 techniques
  7. Tantotori
  8. Hanmi Handachi Ushiro Waza - 5 techniques
  9. Freestyle: 3 persons
Sho Dan (400 days)
  1. All 1st Kyu requirements
  2. Tachitori
  3. Jotori
  4. Henkawaza
  5. Freestyle: 4 persons

test part 1
test part 2
test part 3 (beginning)

Ni Dan (500 days)
  1. Attend two seminars per year
  2. All Sho Dan requirements
  3. Tachitori: 2 persons
  4. Freestyle: 5 persons
  5. Kaeshiwaza

San Dan
(600 days)

test part 1 (end)
test part 2
test part 3
test part 4
test part 5
  1. Attend 2 seminars per year
  2. Subject of exam to be determined by examiner.

The number of days is reset to zero after the last exam taken. One day is counted for being on the mat for at least one practice session (note that if one practices 3 or 4 hours a day, that will also count as one day).

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Last modifed on: (February 9th 2014)