Student Guide

Guidelines for Shichikyu-J

(Green belt with Blue Stripe, 24 classes, 12 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

Ushiro Katate Tori Kokyo Nage (pull through)

Ushiro Ryote Tori Ikkyo

Yokomen Uchi Kata Otoshi

Ryote Tori Tenchi Nage

Ryote Tori Ikkyo

Shomen Uchi Kokyo Nage (down)

Two instructor selected arts from prior level

No student selected arts

Forward roll (stretch and go, shikko)

Jo Suburi

Katate No Bu

Jo Kata

Thirteen Count Jo Kata

Two Blunt Object Tori

Ki Tests/Aiki Taisos

Ude Furi Undo

Ude Furi Choyaku Undo

Sayu Undo

Sayu Choyaku Undo

Ushiro Tekubi Tori Zenshin Undo

Ushiro Tekubi Tori Kotai Undo

No Swari Waza


Kokyo dosa