Grading syllabus

 Grading syllabus for the Aikido in Kent Association

At every grade, the previous syllabus may be required to be seen, at the discretion of the examiner. Timings are solely at the discretion of the sensei.

5th Kyu 
Yellow Belt 

Timescale:
Minimum of 3 months as white belt Core Skills Unsoku
Ukemi Complete
Forwards, Backwards & Sidewards

Tecnique Randori - no – kata (1-5)
1. Shomen-ate 
2. Ai-gamae-ate 
3. Gyaku-gamae-ate 
4. Gedan-ate 
5. Ushiro-ate 

Performed on left or right. Examiners choice
 Application Kakarigeiko Single Attacker with or without tanto

4th Kyu 
Orange Belt 

Timescale:
Minimum of 3 months as 5th Kyu 
Core Skills Unsoku
Tandoku-undo
Ukemi
Shikko Complete
1 - 3
Kote-gaeshi - supported
Forward - Turning
Technique Randori - no – kata (1-10)
Previous 5 plus
6. Oshi-taoshi
7. Ude-gaeshi
8. Hiki-taoshi
9. Ude-garame
10. Waki-gatame

Suwari-waza 

Performed on left or right. Examiners choice

2 tecniques of students choice
 Application Kakarigeiko Single Attacker
With or without Tanto

3rd Kyu 
Green Belt 

Timescale:
Minimum of 3 months as 4nd Kyu 
Core Skills Tandoku-undo
Ukemi Complete
Flip (sumi-otoshi) – supported
Technique Randori - no – kata (1-14)
Previous 10 plus
11. Kote-hineri
12. Kote-gaeshi
13. Tenkai-kote-hineri
14. Shiho-nage

Suwari-waza

Performed on left or right. Examiners choice

4 techniques of students choice

Complete, Left and right

4 techniques of students choice
 Application Ninindori Multiple Attackers
With or without Tanto

2nd Kyu 
Blue Belt 

Timescale:
Minimum of 6 months as 3rd Kyu 
Core Skills Unsoku
Tandoku-undo
Ukemi Complete
Complete
Floating Leaf

Technique Randori - no - kata (1-17)
Previous 14 plus
15. Mae-otoshi
16. Sumi-otoshi
17. Hiki-otoshi

Shichi-hon-no-kuzushi 1-7
1. Jodan-ai-gamae 
2. Jodan-gyaku-gamae 
3. Chudan-ai-gamae 
4. Chudan-gyaku-gamae 
5. Gedan-ai-gamae 
6. Gedan-gyaku-gamae 
7. Ushiro-ryote-mochi 

Randori-no-kata-no-ura-waza 1-10
1. Shomen-ate - Waki-gatame
2. Ai-gamae-ate - Kote-mawashi
3. Gyaku-gamae-ate - Gedan-ate
4. Gedan-ate - Ai-gamae-ate
5. Ushiro-ate - Tenkai-kote-hineri
6. Oshi-taoshi - Kote-mawashi
7. Hiki-taoshi - Tenkai-kote-hineri
8. Kote-gaeshi - Kote-gaeshi
9. Tenkai-kote-hineri - Waki-gatame
10. Shiho-nage - Shiho-nage

Suwari-waza 

Performed on left or right. Examiners choice

Shichihon-no-nage-no-kata
Right hand only

5 techniques of students choice
 Application Hikitategeiko
 Single Attacker - Slight resistance
With or without Tanto

1st Kyu 
Brown Belt 

Timescale:
Minimum of 6 months as 2nd Kyu Core Skills All Previous Core Skills Left and right
Technique Shichi-hon-no-kuzushi 1-14
Previous 7 plus
8. Jodan-ai-gamae 
9. Jodan-gyaku-gamae 
10. Chudan-ai-gamae 
11. Chudan-gyaku-gamae 
12. Gedan-ai-gamae 
13. Gedan-gyaku-gamae 
14. Ushiro-ryote-mochi 

Koryu-Dai-San
1. Oshi-taoshi
2. Gyaku-gamae-ate
3. Kote-gaeshi
4. Ryote-mochi-sukui-nage
5. Tenkai-kote-hineri
6. Shiho-nage
7. Gedan-ate
8. Hiji-kime

Combination techniques Right hand only
Shichihon-no-nage-no-kata plus
Shichihon-no-nage-no-kata Ura-waza


Suwari-waza Section A 
(8 Techniques)

Minimum of 5 sequences
 Application Kakarigeiko, Hikitategeiko or Ninindori Tanto as required

1st Dan
Black Belt 

Timescale:
Minimum of 12 months as 1st Kyu

Permission required from senior instrutor 

Technique Koryu-Dai-San
Section A - Suwari-waza 
Section B - Tachi-waza
1. Kote-mawashi
2. Uchi-Tenkai-nage
3. Gyaku-gamae-ate
4. Hiji-kime
5. Mae-otoshi
6. Ushiro-waza-mae-otoshi
7. Ushiro-waza-tentai-kote-hineri
8. Mune-waza-kata-gatame
Section C - Tanto Dori
1. Ushiro-ate
2. Gyaku-gamae-ate
3. Tentai-oshi-taoshi
4. Ushiro-ate
5. Ude-gatame
6. Kote-gaeshi
7. Tentai-kote-hineri
8. Shomen-giri-gedan-ate

Koryu-Dai-Yon
Shichihon-no-nage-no-kata
Shichihon-no-nage-no-kata Ura-waza
Tachi-waza
1. Migi-gyaku-gamae-ate 
2. Hidari-gyaku-gamae-ate 
3. Uchi-kaiten-nage
4. Sukui-nage 
5. Ushiro-waza-kote-gaeshi 
6. Jyuji-garami-nage 
7. Tentai-oshi-taoshi 
8. Tentai-hiji-garami 
9. Tentai-sukui-nage 
10. Ryote-mochi-uki-otoshi 
11. Tenkai-kote-kugiki

Open Kata 
(8 Techniques - Kneeling)
(8 Techniques - Standing
(8 Techniques – against Tanto)

Complete
(7 Techniques)
(7 Techniques)
(11 Techniques)

Minimum of 10 techniques demonstrating the principles of Aikido – weapons acceptable
 Application Randori as required Kyoghi

2nd Dan
Black Belt 

Timescale:
Minimum of 2 years as 1st Dan

Permission required from senior instructor 

Technique Koryu-Dai-San
Section A - Suwari-waza 
Section B - Tachi-waza
Section C - Tanto Dori
Section D - Tachi Dori
1. Mae-otoshi
2. Shiho-nage
3. Ai-gamae-ate
4. Oshi-taoshi
5.Hiji-Kujiki
Section E - Jo-no-bu Jo Dori 
1. Gyaku-gamae-ate
2. Shomen-ate
3. Hisigi
4. Renraku-wasa-hiji-hishigi
5. Irimi-mae-otoshi
Section E - Jo-no-bu Jo-no-tskai-kata
1. Migi-sumi-otoshi
2. Migi-sumi-gori-hidari-sumi-otoshi
3. Tekube-kime-(gori)-shomen-tsuki
4. Mae-otoshi
5. Shiho-nage
6. Shiho-nage-gyaku-kaiten-nage
7. Ude-Kujiki
8. Kokyu-nage

 Open Kata 
(8 Techniques - Kneeling)
(8 Techniques - Standing)
(8 Techniques - against Tanto)
(5 Techniques - against sword)

(5 Techniques - against Jo)

(8 Techniques – using Jo)

Minimum of 10 techniques MUST include wepons
 Application Randori as required Kyoghi

3rd Dan
Black Belt 

Timescale:
Minimum of 3 years as 2nd Dan

Permission required from senior instructor 

Technique Koryu-Dai-San
Section A - Suwari-waza 
Section B - Tachi-waza
Section C - Tanto Dori
Section D - Tachi Dori
Section E - Jo-no-bu Jo Dori 
Section E - Jo-no-bu Jo-no-tskai-kata
Section F – Tachi-tai-tachi
1. Ai-uchi-men
2. Hidari-men
3. Migi-men
4. Tsuki
5. Do
6. Kote-nuki-kote
7. Kaeshi-men
Hasso-waki-gamae

Presentation of Open Kata Complete - as below
(8 Techniques - Kneeling)
(8 Techniques - Standing)
(8 Techniques - against Tanto)
(5 Techniques - against sword)
(5 Techniques - against Jo)
(8 Techniques – using Jo)
(8 Techniques sword Vs sword

Minimum of 15 techniques. MUST include wepons and grips
 Application Randori as required Kyoghi


Promotion to 3rd Dan and above may be obtained via a special technical grading or can be approved for services to Aikido





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