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Senior Grading Syllabus

 

1st Dan

Minimum of 1 years practice from successfully achieving 1st Kyu.

 

Unarmed techniques(zagi, hami-handachi waza, tachi waza) for shoumen-uchi, yokomen-uchi (strikes), tsuki (thrusts).

All forms of grasping shoulders, elbows, collar, wrists and hands; all techniques from the rear)

 

Jo
6th to 10th Kumijo

As specified by the examiner

  • Jodori
  • Bokkendori

 

Examiner may specify additional techniques as necessary

 

2nd Dan

Minimum of 2 years practice from successfully achieving 1st Dan.

As previous grade plus:

  • Tanto-dori
  • Futarigake (by two ukes)

Submit an article on some Aikido-related subject

 

Examiner may specify additional techniques as necessary

 

3rd Dan

Minimum of 3 years practice from successfully achieving 2nd Dan.

As previous grade plus:

  • Tachi-dori,
  • Jo-dori
  • Taninzugake (more than three ukes)

Submit an article (Topics will be assigned)

Examiner may specify additional techniques as necessary


4th Dan

Minimum of 5 years practice from successfully achieving 3rd Dan

As previous grade plus:

Jiyuwaza for all of previous grades plus a short essay



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