Aikido is a Japanese martial art created by an enlightened Master, Morihei Ueshiba, who had come to realise that a healthy development of mind, body and spirit needs loving and disciplined training.
Aikido is a very effective self-defence system.
You can download the full grading syllabus as a PDF, or use the table below to see a break-down of the individual grades.
Minimum practice time between grades
· Gokyu: 2 months
· Yonkyu: 3 months
· Sankyu: 6 months
· Nikyu: 7 months
· Ikkyu: 8 months
· Shodan: 1 year
· Nidan: 2 years
· Sandan: 3 years
· Yondan: 4 years
These periods should be regarded as the absolute minimum time between grades and could only be achieved by a normal student training daily and intensively. For the majority of people, a period of 2-3 times longer should be envisaged.
Ikkyo Ai Hanmi katate dori, Shomen uchi
Irimi nage Ai Hanmi katate dori, Shomen uchi
Shiho nage Ai Hanmi katate dori, Katate dori
Tenchi nage Katate dori
Kokyu ho Ryote dori
Shikko (Knee walking)