Exam program
 
HOMBU DOJO GRADING SYSTEM
Exam. for Grade of: Prerequisite for Exam: CONTENTS
Ikkyo Nikyo Sankyo Yonkyo Gokyo Shiho nage Irimi nage Kote gaeshi Kaiten nage Tenchi nage Jiyu waza Kokyu ho
5th Kyu 30 days of practice Shomen-uchi Katatedori Shomen-uchi Sitting
4th Kyu 40 days of practice after obtaining 5th Kyu Shomen-uchi Katadori Yokomen-uchi Shomen-uchi Sitting
3rd Kyu 50 days of practice after obtaining 4th Kyu Shomen-uchi(Sitting and Standing) Ryotedori
Yokomen-uchi
Shomen-uchi
Tsuki
Ryotedori Sitting
2nd Kyu 50 days of practice after obtaining 3rd Kyu Shomen-uchi (Sitting and Standing)
Katadori (Sitting and Standing)
Katatedor
(Hanmi-handachi)
Shomen-uchi
Tsuki(Standing)
Katatedor
Katatedor Ryotedori Katatedor Sitting
1st Kyu 60 days of practice after obtaining 2nd Kyu Shomen-uchi(Sitting and Standing)
Yokomen-uchi(Sitting and Standing)
Katadori(Sitting and Standing)
Ushiro Ryotedori
Yokomen-uchi Katatedor
Ryotedori
(Hanmi-handachi & Standing)
Shomen-uchi
Tsuki
Katatedori
Ryotedori Katatedor
Ryotedori
Morotedori
Sitting
Standing
 
HOMBU DOJO GRADING SYSTEM
Exam. for Grade of: Prerequisite for Exam: CONTENTS
Ikkyo Nikyo Sankyo Yonkyo Gokyo Shiho nage Irimi nage Kote gaeshi Kaiten nage Tenchi nage Jiyu waza Kokyu ho
1st Dan 70 days of practice after obtaining 1st Kyu Unarmed techniques(sitting,sitting vs. standing,standing techniques for strikes, thrusts, all forms of grasping shoulders, elbows, collar, wrists and hands; all techniques from the rear)
2nd Dan Minimum 1 year since 1st dan, with 200 days of practice Same as above plus Tantodori and Futarigake
Submit an article on some Aikido-related subject.
3rd Dan Minimum 2 years since 2nd dan, with 300 days of practice Same as above plus Tachidori , Jodori and Taninzugake
Same as above (Topics will be assigned)
4th Dan Minimum 3 years since 3rd dan, with 400 days of practice Jiyu-waza for all of the above plus a short essay
NOTES
·   Be sure you have the required number of practice days before applying for an examination. Application forms and fees should be filed 3 days before the examination.

·   Essays and articles should be filed 3 days before the examination.

·   Successful completion of summer and winter training will be taken into consideration.

·   Minimum age for Shodan is 15 years, 4th Dan 22 years.

·   An examination shall be taken at the dojo where you normally practice. If you wish to taken an examination at a dojo other than where you normally practice, approval of both dojos is required.

·   Morotedori(two hands holding one)

·   As a rule partners (uke) in an examination should be of the same rank.

·   Continue doing the same technique, left and right, ura and omote, until the examiner says “Stop”.