Student Guide

Guidelines for Gokyu-C

(Blue belt, 40 days of practice after Rokyu-C)

Evaluations consist of specific items from the following list. While specific arts and exercises are particular at each level a student may also be asked to demonstrate any (or all) of the requirements from a prior level during their test. In this way Aikido is viewed as a cumulative process, not simply a procedure of studying for a single test.


Students should be aware that these lists are for practice and training purposes only. Since each individual's abilities, personality, and desires from training vary it is only natural that each individual's evaluation may likewise vary. These pages are only intended to provide a listing of what abilities and knowledge are typically mastered at each level. It is between each individual student and Sensei to determine what that student's particular evaluation for any given rank will consist of and how (and when) it will be conducted.


Note: All arts are to be demonstrated (if possible) both Irimi and Tenkan. All Kata are to be demonstrated (if possible) from both left and right sides.


Specific Arts

All previous techniques plus:

Katate Tori Kote Gaeshi

Shomen Uchi Yonkyo

Tsuki Kote Gaeshi

Morote Tori Shiho Nage

Zagi: Shomen Uchi Ikkyo

Yokomen Uchi Sumi Otoshi

Katate Tori Irimi Nage

Katate Tori Sankyo

Ushiro Katate Tori Sayu Nage

No Selected Arts

Weapons Forms

Jo Kata: 13 count

Tanbo Tori: 2 arts

No Hanmi Handachi

Suwari Waza

Shomen Uchi Ikkyo