Senior Grading Syllabus 6th, 5th & 4th Kyu

 

6th Kyu

Minimum of 30 Hours practice.


Forwards and Rear Ukemi

Footwork

  • Irimi ashi
  • Tsugiashi

Tai Sabaki

  • Tenkan
  • Irimi Tenkan

Katatedori Gyakuhanmi

  • Tenkan
  • Irimi
  • Kaiten

Katatedori Aihanmi Ikkyo

Weapons
Ken: First two Ken suburi & Jo: First three suburi. Or other weapons at least equivalent agreed with your Club leader.

Examiner may specify additional techniques as necessary

This grade is the Lancashire Aikikai's

 

5th Kyu

Minimum of 30 Hours practice after obtaining 6th Kyu.

As previous grade plus:

Shomen uchi

  • Ikkyo
  • Iriminage

Katatedori

  • Shihonage

Zagi Kokyuho

Weapons
Ken Uchikomi & 8th to 10th Jo suburi. Or other weapons at least equivalent agreed with your Club leader.

The 5th Kyu grade and those above are Hombu grades

 

4th Kyu

Minimum of 60 Hours practice after obtaining 5th Kyu.

As previous grade plus:

Katadori

  • Ikkyo
  • Nikyo

Shomen uchi

  • Nikyo

Yokomen uchi

  • Shihonage

Zagi Kokyuho

Weapons
1st Kumitachi and 1st Jo Kata. Or other weapons at least equivalent agreed with your Club leader.

 


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