Aikido of Santa Cruz

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Aikido of Santa Cruz
306 Mission Street,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 423-8326
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Guidelines for Kyu
and Shodan Exams

Remember these are guidelines -- use them to aid your practice. On a test, you may be asked to demonstrate techniques which are not on this list. For that, the only preparation is to train regularly.

5th kyu (white belt):
suwari-waza shomen-uchi ikkyo
(standing) shomen-uchi ikkyo
(standing) shomem-uchi irimi-nage
(standing) katate-dori shiho-nage
several variations from basic attacks:
(katate-dori, aidori, ryote-dori, morote-dori, tsuki)
kokyu-ho (kokyu-dosa)
ukemi (forward and backward rolls)

4th kyu (blue belt):
suwari-waza and standing:
• shomen-uchi ikkyo and nikyo
• kata-dori ikkyo and nikyo
standing:
• shomen-uchi irimi-nage
• yokomen-uchi shiho-nage
• tsuki-kotegaeshi
several variations from basic attacks
(add ushiro ryote-dori, shomen-uchi and
yokomen-uchi to 5th kyu attacks)
jiyu-waza (one person)
take ukemi from one partner
kokyu-ho

3rd kyu (blue belt):
suwari-waza and standing:
• shomen-uchi ikkyo thru yonkyo
• kata-dori ikkyo thru yonkyo
standing:
• shomen-uchi irimi-nage
• tsuki irimi-nage
• shomen-uchi kotegaeshi
• tsuki kotegaeshi
• ryote-dori shiho-nage
• yokomen-uchi shiho-nage
variations from all basic attacks
jiyu-waza (one person)
randori (two people)
ukemi (including sutemi)
kokyu-ho

 
2nd kyu (brown belt):
suwari-waza and standing:
• shomen-uchi ikkyo thru yonkyo
• kata-dori ikkyo thru yonkyo
hanmi-handachi:
• katate-dori shiho-nage
• ryote-dori shiho-nage
• shomen-uchi irimi-nage
• tsuki kotegaeshi
standing:
shomen-uchi / tsuki / katate-dori
• irimi-nage
• kotegaeshi
• kaiten-nage
koshi-nage from several attacks
variations from all basic attacks
jiyu-waza (one person)
randori (two or three persons)
ukemi (including sutemi)
kokyu-ho

1st kyu (brown belt):
suwari-waza and standing:
• shomen-uchi ikkyo thru yonkyo
• yokomen-uchi ikkyo thru yonkyo
• kata-dori ikkyo thru yonkyo
hanmi-handachi:
several variations from basic attacks (including ushiro waza)
standing:
shomen-uchi / tsuki / yokomen-uchi
• irimi nage
• kotegaeshi
• kaiten-nage
variations from all basic attacks including ushiro ryote, hiji, kata-dori, and kubishime
koshi-nage from all basic attacks
tanto-dori
jiyu-waza (one person)
randori (three persons)
ukemi
kokyu-ho

1st dan (shodan, black belt):
same requirements as for 1st kyu, but greater skill required
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