Student Guide

Guidelines for Yonkyu-C

(Purple belt, 50 days of practice after Gokyu-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:

Zagi: Kata Tori Nikyo

Shomen Uchi Kote Gaeshi

Ushiro Ryote Tori Kokyu Nage

Katate Tori Kaiten Nage

Yokomen Uchi Ikkyo

Ryote Tori Irimi Nage

Katate Tori Nikyo

Mune Tsuki Kokyu Nage

Yokomen Uchi Kata Otoshi

Mune Tsuki Sayu Nage

Selected Arts

Two student selected arts

Weapons Forms

Jo Suburi: Katate no Bu

Jo Kata: 18 count

Tanbo Tori: 2 arts

No Hanmi Handachi

Suwari Waza

Katate Tori Nikyo