AIKIDO

Requirements

INTRODUCTION

TIME REQUIREMENTS

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The rank of Shodan (first degree black belt) may be given at one year if the total hours and technical requirements are met. The recommended hours per week listed here, if followed, will result in the total hours needed at the recommended time in grade and the total time in the art.

No person shall be deprived of a rank when the total hours and technical requirements are met, regardless of how long it takes to meet those hours.

Not everyone can practice 3 to 4.5 hours per week. However, a student may be required to demonstrate all prior rank requirements if it is deemed necessary. This should only be used in the case of a person who has been absent from the art for a considerable length of time.

RANK

BELT

TOTAL HOURS

MINIMUM AGE

TIME IN GRADE

TOTAL TIME

Green

Brown

Brown

Brown/Black

Black

Black

Black

Black

Black

Red & White

40

80

120

160

250

500

850

1,100

1,600

2,600

14

14

14

14

16

18

20

22

25

29

3 months

3 months

3 months

3 months

6 months

1 year

2 years

2 years

2 years

3 years

3 months

6 months

9 months

1 year

1-1.5 years

2 years

4 years

6 years

8 years

11 years

Yonkyu

Sankyu

Nikyu

Ikkyu

Shodan

Nidan

Sandan

Yondan

Godan

Rokudan

Yonkyu — Randori series exercizes

Sankyu — Randori series exercizes

Nikyu — Randori series exercizes

Ikkyu — Randori series exercizes, advanced ukemi including side falls

Shodan — Tegatana no Kata, Ni Ju San Hon Kata, plus the first 5 movements of Owaza Ju Pon

Nidan — Advanced skills in all areas, Owaza Ju Pon complete, 1-16 of San Kata

Sandan — 1-34 of San Kata, the first 14 techniques of Yon Kata, advancement of all skills especially in the areas of teaching the application of the principles of our system  of Aikido

Yondan — This is a PhD level rank. Candidates must demonstrate a deep knowledge of all aikido principles, katas and techniques, and a commitment to the art and to teaching

Godan — Assistant professor, advancement of all skills

Rokudan — Full professor, extraordinary teaching and leadership skill

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