Student Guide

Guidelines for Jukyu-C

(Yellow belt, 20 days of practice)

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

Mae Ukemi

Ushiro Ukemi


Wrist Stretching exercises

Rowing Exercise

Kosa Dori Irimi

Katate Tori Irimi Tenkan

Zagi Kokyuho (Kokyu Dosa)

Tenkan and Irimi

Tekubi Kosa Undo

Tekubi Kosa Joho Undo

Shomen Uchi Undo

Sitting Seiza

Bowing (Rei), to partner, on/off mat

Wearing Dogi and Belt Properly

No Selected Arts

No Weapons Forms

No Hanmi Handachi

No Suwari Waza