Aikido Test Requirements

Toronto Aikikai follows the testing requirements established by the United States Aikido Federation. The table below lists the minimum set of techniques upon which qualification for the next rank is evaluated.

6th kyu  (Details)

  1. Seiza
  2. Shikko
  3. Hanmi (solo)
  4. Ukemi
  5. Kokyu exercises
  6. Tai sabaki
  7. Hanmi (with partner)
  8. Atemi
  9. Tai no henko
  10. Kokyuho

5th kyu

  1. Shomenuchi Ikkyo
  2. Shomenuchi Iriminage
  3. Katatetori Shihonage
  4. Ryotetori Tenchinage
  5. Tsuki Kotegaeshi
  6. Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi
  7. Morotetori Kokyuho

4th kyu

  1. Shomenuchi Nikkyo
  2. Yokomenuchi Shihonage
  3. Tsuki Iriminage
  4. Ushiro Tekubitori Sankyo
  5. Ushiro Ryokatatori Kotegaeshi
  6. Suwari waza Shomenuchi Ikkyo
  7. Suwari waza Katatori Nikkyo
  8. Suwari waza Katatori Sankyo

3rd kyu

  1. Yokomenuchi Iriminage (2 ways)
  2. Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  3. Tsuki Kaitennage (uchi & soto)
  4. Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo
  5. Morotetori Iriminage (2 ways)
  6. Shomenuchi Sankyo
  7. Suwari waza Shomenuchi Iriminage
  8. Suwari waza Shomenuchi Nikkyo
  9. Hanmi handachi Katatetori Shihonage
  10. Hanmi handachi Katatetori Kaitennage

2nd kyu

  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 handanchi Shomenuchi Iriminage
  9. Hanmi handanchi Katatetori Nikkyo
  10. Hanmi handanchi Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  11. Freestyle: 2 attackers

1st kyu

  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. Hanmi handachi Ushiro Waza - 5 techniques
  8. Tantotori
  9. Freestyle: 3 attackers

Shodan

  1. All of 1st kyu requirements
  2. Tachitori
  3. Jotori
  4. Henka Waza
  5. Freestyle: 4 attackers

Nidan

  1. All of Shodan requirements
  2. Tachitori - 2 attackers
  3. Kaeshi Waza
  4. Freestyle: 5 attackers

Sandan

  1. Subject of exam to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam








Glossary of Words of Attack

  1. Hanmi Handachi - Uke standing and Nage sitting
  2. Jotori - Jo techniques
  3. Katatetori - One hand grab to wrist
  4. Katatori - One hand grab to collar
  5. Morotetori - Two hands on one
  6. Ryotetori - Both wrists held from the front
  7. Shomenuchi - Strike to forehead
  8. Suwariwaza - Techniques from sitting
  9. Tachitori - Attack with sword
  10. Tantotori - Attack with knife
  11. Tsuki - Thrust or punch
  12. Ushiro Kubishime - Choke from behind and wrist grab
  13. Ushiro Ryokatatori - Both shoulders held from behind
  14. Ushiro Tekubitori - Both wrists held from behind
  15. Ushiro Waza - Any attack from behind

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