Student Guide

Guidelines for Nikyu-C

(Brown belt, 50 days of practice after Sankyu-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:

Ushiro Ryote Tori Ikkyo through Yonkyo

Tsuki Kaiten Nage

Ushiro Ryote Tori Irimi Nage

Katate Tori Jiyuwaza

Yokomen Uchi Gokyo

Bokken: Basic Attacks

Jo: Basic Attacks

Ryote Tori Katate Otoshi

Kata Tori Ikkyo

Selected Arts

Two student selected arts

Weapons Forms

Jo Suburi: Nagare no Bu

Jo Partner Kata: 8 count

Tanbo Tori: 2 arts

Tanto Tori: 2 arts

Jo Tori: 1 art

Bokken Suburi: 4, 5, 6, 7

Bokken Kata: 8 count

Hanmi Handachi

Katate Tori Nikyo

No Suwari Waza