Gradings

The syllabus below is based on that used at the World Aikido Headquarters and list the “minimum” requirements.

In all cases each grade includes the techniques from the lower grades as well.

Technique 6 kyu 5 kyu 4 kyu 3 kyu 2 kyu 1 kyu Shodan
Minimum training since previous grading 20 days 30 days 45 days 55 days 55 days 70 days 90 days – invitation required
Ikkyo Shomen uchi Shomen uchi – suwari waza and tachi waza Kata dori – suwari waza and tachi waza Yokomen uchi and ushiro ryote dori – suwari waza and tachi waza Katate dori
Nikkyo Kata dori
Sankyo
Yonkyo Morote tori
Gokyo Yokomen uchi
Shiho nage Katate dori Yokomen uchi Ryote dori Katate dori – hanmi handachi and tachi wasa Ryote dori – hanmi handachi and tachi wasa Tsuki
Irimi nage Shomen uchi Tsuki Katate dori Shomen uchi, tsuki, and katate dori Morote dori
Kote gaeshi
Kaiten nage Katate dori
Tenchi nage Ryote dori
Jiyu waza Katate dori Ryote dori Morote dori Any
Tanto tori Three techniques
Bokken tori One technique
Jo tori One technique
Kokyo ho Suwari waza

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