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Testing Requirements

These (minimum) requirements are standard within the entire United States Aikido Federation. Here is a downloadable version from the USAF. Here is the actual test application form you need to fill out once you have pre-tested for a KYU test.
Note: Counting the required number of practice days begins from zero after each successful exam.

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6th Kyu (20 practice days)

1. Seiza
2. Shikko
3. Hanmi (solo)
4. Ukemi
5. Kokyu Exercises
6. Tai Sabaki
7. Hanmi (with partner)
8. Atemi
9. Tai no henko
10. Kokyudosa

5th Kyu (40 practice days)

1. Shomenuchi Ikkyo
2. Shomenuchi Iriminage
3. Katatetori Shihonage
4. Ryotetori Tenchinage
5. Tsuki Kotegaeshi
6. Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi
7. Morotetori Kokyuho

4th Kyu (80 practice days)

1. Shomenuchi Nikkyo
2. Yokomenuchi Shihonage
3. Tsuki Iriminage
4. Ushiro Tekubitori Sankyo
5. Ushiro Ryokatatori Kotegaeshi
6. Suwari waza Shomenuchi Ikkyo
7. Suwari waza Katatori Nikkyo
8. Suwari waza Katatori Sankyo

3rd Kyu (100 practice days)

1. Yokomenuchi Iriminage (2 ways)
2. Yokemenuchi Kotegaeshi
3. Tsuki Kaitenage (uchi & soto)
4. Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo
5. Morotetori Iriminage (2 ways)
6. Shomenuchi Sankyo
7. Suwari waza Shomenuchi Iriminage
8. Suwari waza Shomenuchi Nikkyo
9. Hanmi handachi Katatetori Shihonage
10. Hanmi handachi Katatetori Kaitennage


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2nd Kyu (200 practice days)
(brown belt)

1. Shomenuchi Shihonage
2. Shomenuchi Kaitennage
3. Yokomenuchi Gokyo
4. Ushiro Tekubitori Shihonage
5. Ushiro Tekubitori Jujinage
6. Ushiro Kubishime Koshinage
7. Morotetori Nikkyo
8. Hanmi handachi Shomenuchi Iriminage
9. Hanmi handachi Katatetori Nikkyo
10. Hanmi handachi Yokemenuchi Kotegaeshi
11. Freestyle: 2 attackers

1st Kyu (300 practice days)

1. Katatori Menuchi -5 techniques
2. Yokomenuchi -5 techniques
3. Morotetori -5 techniques
4. Shomenuchi -5 techniques
5. Ryotetori -5 techniques
6. Koshinage -5 techniques
7. Hanmi handachi Ushiro Waza - 5 technique
8. Tantotori
9. Freestyle: 3 attackers

Shodan (300 practice days)
(black belt)

1. All of 1st Kyu requirements
2. Tachitori
3. Jotori
4. Henka Waza
5. Freestyle: 4 attackers

Nidan (600 practice days)

1. All of Shodan requirements
2. Tachitori - 2 attackers
3. Kaeshi Waza
4. Freestyle: 5 attackers

Sandan (700 practice days)

Subject of exam to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam.