Student Guide

Guidelines for Sankyu-J

(Blue belt with Red Stripe, 40 classes, 20 weeks)

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

Shomen Uchi Ikkyo

Mune Tsuki Kote Gaeshi

Shomen Uchi Nikyo

Kata Tori Ikkyo

Men Tsuki Kaiten Nage

Ryote Tori Nikyo

Ryote Tori Katate Otoshi

Three instructor selected arts from prior level

Three student selected arts

Bokken Kata

Thirteen Count Bokken Kata

Kumi Jo

One and Two

Five Ryokata Tori Exercises

Two Blunt Object Tori
Two Tanto Tori

Two Jo Tori

Instructor Selected Ki Tests

Two arts from Swari Waza

Yokomen Uchi Hiji Otoshi

Mune Tsuki Kokyo Nage