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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.

Grading syllabus

 

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

 

Note

 

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.

 

 

Tachi waza

 

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

 

 

Suwari waza

 

Kokyu ho            Ryote dori

Shikko                (Knee walking)

Grading syllabus