Student Guide

Guidelines for Yonkyu-C

(Yellow belt with Black Stripe, 32 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

Yokomen Uchi Irimi Nage

Ryote Tori Tenchi Nage

Ryote Tori Ikkyo

Shomen Uchi Kokyo Nage (down)

Arts from prior level


Jo Suburi

Renzoku Uchikomi

Men-uchi Gedan Gaeshi

Jo Kata

Eight Count Jo Kata

One Blunt Object Tori

Instructor Selected Ki Tests