Student Guide

Guidelines for Kukyu-C

(Yellow belt, 20 days of practice after Jukyu-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:

Kosa Dori Ikkyo

Katate Tori Sumi Otoshi

Katate Tori Kokyu Nage

Morote Tori Kokyoho (Kokyu Dosa)

Shomen Uchi Undo

Tekubi Shindo Undo

Ushiro Tori Undo

Ushiro Tekubi Tori Zenshin Undo

Ushiro Tekubi Tori Kotai Undo

Sayu Undo and Sayu Choyaku Undo

Ude Furi Undo and Sayu Choyaku Undo

Katate Tori Hiji Otoshi

Kata Tori Ikkyo

No Selected Arts

Weapons Forms

Jo Holding and Stiking

Jo Suburi: 1, 2

No Hanmi Handachi

No Suwari Waza