Grading Syllabus

GLOSSARY (here)

Women Aikido Throw
Adult Kyu grades

8th kyu More than 20 hours practice after starting

  • unsoku
  • koho ukemi (standing)
  • yoko ukemi (standing)
  • aigamae katate dori – shomen ate, oshi taoshi, kote gaeshi

7th kyu More than 20 hours practice after 8th kyu

  • tegatana dosa
  • zenpo kaiten ukemi (on one knee)
  • gyakugamae katate dori – aigamae ate, hiki taoshi, tenkai kote hineri

6th kyu More than 20 hours practice after 7th kyu

  • zenpo kaiten ukemi (standing)
  • koho ryote dori – gyakugamae ate
  • aigamae katate dori – waki gatame
  • hanza handachi gyakugamae katate dori – tenkai kote gaeshi

5th kyu More than 40 hours practice after 6th kyu

  • suwari waza shomen uchi – oshi taoshi osae
  • kihon waza atemi waza (shomen ate, aigamae ate, gyakugamae ate, gedan ate, ushiro ate)
  • kihon no tsukuri atemi waza, hontai no tsukuri (shomen ate, aigamae ate)
  • kansetsu waza tegatana jodan no tsukuri (oshi taoshi, hiki taoshi)

4th kyu More than 40 hours practice after 5th kyu

  • suwari waza shomen uchi – oshi taoshi gyakute dori kote hineri osae
  • kihon waza hiji waza (oshi taoshi, ude gaeshi, waki gatame, hiki taoshi, ude hineri, waki gatame)
  • kihon no tsukuri atemi waza, hontai no tsukuri (gyakugamae ate, gedan ate, ushiro ate)
  • kansetsu waza tegatana gedan no tsukuri (kote gaeshi, tenkai kote gaeshi)

3rd kyu More than 40 hours practice after 4th kyu

  • suwari waza shomen uchi – oshi taoshi junte dori kote hineri osae
  • kihon waza tekubi waza (kote hineri, kote gaeshi, tenkai kote hineri, tenkai kote gaeshi)
  • nage waza nage no kata omote waza
  • kihon no tsukuri atemi waza, hontai no tsukuri
  • kansetsu waza nigiri gaeshi jodan no tsukuri

2nd kyu More than 60 hours practice after 3rd kyu

  • suwari waza shomen uchi – oshi taoshi tekubi osae
  • kihon waza uki waza (mae otoshi, sumi otoshi, hiki otoshi)
  • nage waza nage no kata ura waza
  • kihon no tsukuri atemi waza, shoki no tsukuri (shomen ate, aigamae ate)
  • kansetsu waza nigiri gaeshi gedan no tsukuri

1st kyu More than 60 hours practice after 2nd kyu

  • kihon waza randori kihon waza (uke without tanto)
  • kihon ura waza atemi waza no ura (waki gatame, oshi taoshi, gedan ate, aigamae ate, tenkai kote hineri)
  • kansetsu waza no ura (oshi taoshi, tenkai kote hineri, kote gaeshi, waki gatame, tenkai kote gaeshi)
  • kihon no tsukuri
  • atemi waza, shoki no tsukuri (gyakugamae ate, gedan ate, ushiro ate)
  • kansetsu waza hiji mochi no tsukuri – jodan (junte dori, gyakute dori) gedan (junte dori, gyakute dori)
  • randori ho tai sabaki (against tanto) – without hands- using tegatana

Kihon no tsukuri must be done twice on both left and right sides.

The second time the technique must be completed without stopping.

Dan grades

1st dan more than 100 hours practice after 1st kyu

  • koryu goshin no kata (suwari waza, hanzahandachi waza, tachi waza)
  • randori kihon waza (against a tanto)
  • tanto kaeshi waza (10 techniques)
  • tanto kakarigeiko and tanto hikitategeiko
  • (women and elderly people may be tori only, everyone else to do 2 minutes changing the tanto after 1 minute)

2nd dan more than 200 days practice after 1st dan

  • koryu goshin no kata (as for 1st dan plus tanto dori)
  • randori kihon waza (against a tanto)
  • tanto kaeshi waza (10 techniques)
  • tanto randori (3 x 2 minutes, changing the tanto after 1 minute each time)
  • women and elderly people may do the koryu nage no kata omote and ura (14 techniques)

3rd dan more than 250 days practice after 2nd dan

  • koryu goshin no kata (as for 2nd dan plus tachi dori, yari dori, yari, kumitachi)
  • randori kihon waza (against a tanto)
  • tanto randori (4 x 2 minutes, changing the tanto after 1 minute each time)
  • women and elderly people may do the koryu nage no kata as for 2nd dan plus 11 oyo waza (25 techniques)

4th dan more than 4 years continuous practice after 3rd dan

8 techniques from tegatana no kuzushi

jodan no kuzushi (aigamae – ushiro ate, gyakugamae – ushiro ate)

chudan no kuzushi (aigamae – oshi taoshi, gyakugamae – hiki taoshi)

gedan no kuzushi (aigamae – kote gaeshi, gyakugamae – kote gaeshi)

koho no kuzushi (ryote – oshi taoshi, ryote – ushiro ate)

goshin ho, tekubi dori

aigamae katate dori – shomen ate, gedan ate

gyakugamae katate dori – shomen ate, aigamae ate, gyakugamae ate

goshin ho, datotsushu no waza (against strikes, punches and kicks)

shomen uchi – aigamae ate, oshi taoshi

yokomen uchi – aigamae ate, tenkai kote gaeshi

shomen tsuki – kote gaeshi

mae geri – shomen ate

5th dan more than 5 years continuous practice after 4th dan

goshin ho, tekubi dori

aigamae katate dori – oshi taoshi, hiki taoshi, kote hineri,

kote gaeshi, tenkai kote hineri

gyakugamae katate dori – hiki taoshi, gyakute dori kote hineri osae,

waki gatame, tenkai kote gaeshi, sumi otoshi

katate ryote dori – tentai oshi taoshi, kote gaeshi

zenpo ryote dori – aigamae ate (tenchi nage omote)

aigamae ate (tenchi nage ura)

koho ryote dori – tenkai ude hineri nage, kote gaeshi,

tenkai kote gaeshi, tenkai gyakute dori kote hineri

6th dan more than 7 years continuous practice after 5th dan

goshin ho, dogi dori

mae eri dori – gyakute dori kote hineri osae

aigamae naka sode dori – kote gaeshi

gyakugamae naka sode dori – waki gatame, gyakutedori kote hineri osae

ryosode dori – gedan ate

juji jime – tenkai kote hineri

oku eri dori – gyakute dori kote hineri osae, kote gaeshi

kakae dori – tenkai kote hineri, gyakute dori kote hineri osae

goshin ho, three methods of balance breaking

using datsuryoku

aigamae katate dori – aigamae ate

katate ryote dori – tenkai kote gaeshi

using tegatana

gyakugamae katate dori – ushiro ate,

kote gaeshi (gyakugamae gyakute dori),

tenkai kote gaeshi

zenpo ryote dori – hiji kime taoshi, gyakute dori kote hineri osae,

tenkai kote gaeshi

using kaiten

aigamae katate dori – aigamae ate (using jodan no kuzushi)

ryosode dori – ude hineri ude gaeshi

(using chudan and gedan no kuzushi)

7th dan more than 8 years continuous practice after 6th dan

randori kihon waza (uke without tanto)

kihon ura waza (10 techniques)

koryu goshin no kata (50 techniques)

For children – Shonen Bu Shinza Nayo

10th/ Ku Kyu

At least 10 hours of practice.
• Ushiro ukemi (from sitting position)
• Unsoku
• Shikko
• Hontai no tsukuri (shomenate)

9th / Ku Kyu
At least 10 hours of practice after obtaining Ju Kyu.
• Ushiro ukemi (from kneeling position)
• Yoko ukemi (from laying position)
• Unsoku
• Shikko
• Tegatana awase
• Tegatana dosa (1)
• Kihon Waza 1. Shomen ate

8th / Hachi Kyu
At least 10 hours of practice after obtaining Ku Kyu.
• Ushiro ukemi (from standing position)
• Yoko ukemi (from kneeling position)
• Tegatana dosa (1 – 2)
• Shotei awase
• Hontai no tskuri (gyaku gamae ate)
• Kihon Waza 1. Shomen ate, 2. Oshitaoshi
• Suwari waza (oshitaoshi)

7th / Nana Kyu
At least 10 hours of practice after obtaining Hachi Kyu.
• Yoko ukemi (from standing position)
• Zempo kaiten ukemi (from kneeling position)
• Tegatana dosa (1 – 3)
• Gasho uke
• Kihon Waza 1. Shomen ate 6. Oshitaoshi
12.. Kote gaeshi
• Suwari waza (hikitaoshi)

6th / Rokku Kyu
At least 10 hours of practice after obtaining Nana Kyu.
• Zempo kaiten ukemi (from standing position)
• Tegatana dosa (1 – 4)
• Tegatana awase
• Gasho uke
• Shotei awase
• Hontai no tskuri (shomanate, gyaku gamae ate)
• Kihon Waza 1. Shomen ate 3. Gyakugamae ate
6. Oshitaoshi 12. Kote gaeshi
• Suwari waza (oshitaoshi, hikitaoshi)

5th / Go Kyu
At least 20 hours of practice after obtaining Rokku Kyu.
• Zempo kaiten ukemi (from standing position)
• Tegatana dosa (1 – 5)
• Tegatana awase
• Shotei awase
• Gasho uke
• Kihon Waza
1. Shomen ate
3. Gyakugamae ate
5. Ushiro ate
6. Oshitaoshi
12. Kote gaeshi
13. Tenkai kote hineri
• Nage no kata (jyodan)
• Shomen uchi attack – Taisabaki in 6 directions (no hands)

4th / Yon Kyu
At least 20 hours of practice after obtaining Go Kyu.
• Zempo kaiten ukemi (from standing position)
• Tegatana awase
• Shoote awase
• Gasho uke
• Kihon Waza
1. Shomen ate
3. Gyakugamae ate
5. Ushiro ate
6. Oshitaoshi
10. Waki gatame
12. Kote gaeshi
13. Tenkai kote hineri
• Nage no kata (jyodan, chudan)
• Shomen uchi attack – Taisabaki in 6 directions (with hands)

3rd / San Kyu
At least 20 hours of practice after obtaining Yon Kyu.
• Kote gaeshi breakfall, held by the teacher (over 10 years old only)
• Zempo kaiten ukemi (under 10 years old)
• Kihon Waza
1. Shomen ate
3. Gyakugamae ate
5. Ushiro ate
6. Oshi taoshi
8. Hiki taoshi
10. Waki gatame
12. Kote gaeshi
13. Tenkai kote hineri
14. Tenkai kote gaeshi
• Nage no Kata (gedan)
• Shomen uchi attack – Taisabaki in 6 directions (one hand)

2nd / Ni Kyu
At least 20 hours of practice after obtaining San Kyu.
• Kote gaeshi breakfall, held by the teacher (over 10 years old only)
• Kihon Waza
1. Shomen ate
2. Aigamae ate
3. Gyakugamae ate
5. Ushiro ate
6. Oshi taoshi
8. Hiki taoshi
10. Waki gatame
12. Kote gaeshi
13. Tenkai kote hineri
14. Tenkai kote gaeshi
16. Sumi otoshi
• Nage no Kata (koho ryote dori)
• Shomen ate attack – Kakari geiko (1 minute Tori and Uke)
[include attack from above 1) without hand 2)using tegatana]

1st / I Kyu
At least 20 hours of practice after obtaining Ni Kyu.
• Kihon Waza (tanto tsuki attack)
1. Shomen ate
2. Aigamae ate
3. Gyakugamae ate
5. Ushiro ate
6. Oshi taoshi
8. Hiki taoshi
10. Waki gatame
12. Kote gaeshi
13. Tenkai kote hineri
14. Tenkai kote gaeshi
16. Sumi otoshi
• Nage no Kata: Jodan (2), Chudan (2), Gedan (2) Ushiro ryote (1)
• Kansetsu waza hiji mochi no tsukuri – jodan (junte dori, gyakute dori) gedan (junte dori, gyakute dori)

 

1st / Sho Dan – Black belt
At least 60 hours of practice after obtaining I Kyu.
• Randori kihon waza, Junanahon (17 against a tanto)
• Shomen ate attack, right and left hand – Kakari geiko (1 minute Tori and Uke)
• Kansetsu waza hiji mochi no tsukuri – jodan (junte dori, gyakute dori) gedan (junte dori, gyakute dori)
• Hikitate geiko (Tanto) (1 minute 2 times), Shomen ate attack, right and left hand
Aigamae katate dori – shomen ate, oshi taoshi, kote gaeshi. Gyakugamae katate dori – aigamae ate, hiki taoshi, tenkai kote hineri.

2nd / Ni Dan – Black belt
At least 50 hours of practice after obtaining Sho Dan..
• Randori kihon waza, Junanahon (17 against a tanto)
• Shomen ate attack, right and left hand – Kakari geiko (1 minute Tori and Uke)
• Kansetsu waza hiji mochi no tsukuri – jodan (junte dori, gyakute dori) gedan (junte dori, gyakute dori)
• Hikitate geiko (Tanto) (1 minute 2 times), Shomen ate attack, right and left hand
Aigamae katate dori – shomen ate, oshi taoshi, kote gaeshi. Gyakugamae katate dori – aigamae ate, hiki taoshi, tenkai kote hineri. Oshiro ryote dori – Gyakugamae ate. Aigamae katate dori – Wakigatame. Hanza handachi gyakugamae katate dori – Tenkai kote gaeshi

For those people taking a dan grade:

1. The examinee must have been taught by an official instructor.

2. For 4th dan and above, the examinee will be asked by the examiner to also demonstrate techniques from the koryu goshin no kata.

3. The examinee must verbally answer a question set by the examiner.

4. For 1st dan to 4th dan, within one week after the grading the examinee must submit a written report on a subject chosen by the examiner.

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