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Aragorn
05-06-2005, 06:21 PM
(srry about spelling)

My yellow belt requirments (for test) were:


The 5 basic hand streches
Shico(knee walking)
Rolls (front and back) from standing
Shomunuchi eacheo irimi
Two step
Partner 2 step

Curious about other testing requirments for yellow belt
Regards,
:ai: :ki: :do:

AikiSean!
05-06-2005, 09:01 PM
Mine were:
katatori ikkyo (irimi, tenkan, mae nage)
katate kosatori kotegeishi ( irimi, tenkan)
katate kosatori kokyunage
demonstration of 3 basic strikes empty handed and with bokken.
And some basic aiki taiso.

All organizations are little different.

Aragorn
05-07-2005, 09:11 AM
seriously man!

samurai_kenshin
05-07-2005, 03:15 PM
I think my favorite one was the high fall (j/k). here's the full list.
Tae no henko (also in ki no nagare)
suwariwaza kokyu ho
shomen uchi ikkyo omote and ura
munet tsuki kotegaishi (basic)
morote dori kokyu ho
single uke rondori

Kevin Kelly
05-07-2005, 05:01 PM
Which Kyu is yellow? Everyone's tests are different. Just like some of the names are different. I have no idea what a "ho" is? hehe.

samurai_kenshin
05-07-2005, 05:15 PM
I think yellow in most dojos is 6th kyu. My dojo doesn't use colored belts for the adult classes (the ones I'm in) but for the kids classes, since they start a nanakyu, and yellow is the first COLORED belt they get, I'm assuming it's rokkyu

Aragorn
05-08-2005, 09:46 AM
Quote: I think my favorite one was the high fall (j/k). :End Quote

Hah??? what??? favorite what???
Excuse my ignorance ;)
Regards,
:ai: :ki: :do:

giriasis
05-08-2005, 12:32 PM
In my dojo, we don't have colored belts for the adults classes. But our first test is 5th kyu and our test requirements are:

Shomenuchi ikyyo omote and ura
Shomenuchi iriminage omote and ura
Gyakyu Hanmi Katatetori Shihonage omote and ura
Tsuki Kotegaeshi omote and ura
Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi omote and ura
Morotetori Kokyunage (irimi, tenkan and tenshin openings)

We have a yellow belt and that for our kids class. A yellow belt is 10th kyu, and its requirements are:

Bow
right and left hanmi
forward and backwards shikko
kneeling and standing forward and backwards rolls
ikkyo exercise
irimi, tenkan and tenshin opening movements
irimi, tenkan and tenshin kokyunage throws
And approaching the test they have to demonstrate following instructions and paying attention in class.

ESimmons
05-08-2005, 12:35 PM
My sensei also teaches Chong Shin Kwan, a TKD/Karate hybrid, at the dojo. I suppose he just uses the colored belts of TKD in the aikido classes out of convenience. White is 8th kyu and yellow is 7th.

Our yellow belt requirements look similar to this...

Mine were:
katatori ikkyo (irimi, tenkan, mae nage)
katate kosatori kotegeishi ( irimi, tenkan)
katate kosatori kokyunage
demonstration of 3 basic strikes empty handed and with bokken.
And some basic aiki taiso.

...although we were only actually tested on ikkyo, kotegaeshi, and kokyunage.

samurai_kenshin
05-08-2005, 01:05 PM
Quote: I think my favorite one was the high fall (j/k). :End Quote

Hah??? what??? favorite what???
Excuse my ignorance ;)
Regards,
:ai: :ki: :do:
Favorite technique for the first test.

Aragorn
05-08-2005, 09:45 PM
Ohh!
Lol.....
:)
:p
Regards,
:ai: :ki: :do:

samurai_kenshin
05-08-2005, 10:41 PM
yes ;)

Sonja2012
05-09-2005, 03:22 AM
Our test for yellow (the first test to be taken, yellow being gokyu) contains:

at least 6 months of training
ushiro ukemi
basic footwork (tenkan ashi, irimi ashi, tai sabaki)
ikkyo and shiho nage (both irirmi and tenkan) against ai hanmi, gyaku hanmi, ryote tori, katate ryote tori and mune tori attacks.

Michael Meister
05-09-2005, 03:36 AM
yellow's our 2nd grading.

shiho nage (ai hamni, katate tori, irimi&tenkan)
Irimi nage (yokomen uchi)
Ikkyo (katate tori, kata tori, irimi&tenkan)
Nikyo (katate tori, kata tori).

And of cours you should have improved the techniques for with belt:
Ikkyo (ai hamni, shomen unchi, irimi&tenkan)
Irimi nage (ai hamni, shomen uchi)
mae ukemi
ushiro ukemi
tai sabaki

btw. Hi Sonja, I met Sven and Zoran this weekend during seminar.

Nick Simpson
05-09-2005, 06:08 AM
5th kyu is representitave of yellow in our org.

It comprises of: Mae ukemi, Ushiro Ukemi, Shikko, Tai-sabaki and Tai-No-Henko.

Then Against Ai hanmi katate tori, tori has to perform ikkyo, nikkyo, sankyo, yonkyo, shihonage, kotegaeshi, iriminage, kaitennage and tenchinage (both irimi and tenkan versions).

Any defences against shomen-uchi also.

The first 3 bokken suburi.

And depending on the instructor they may throw some random stuff in, generally some suwari-waza and handmi han dachi.

samurai_kenshin
05-09-2005, 10:53 AM
At my dojo you don't need any weapons work until you go for 5th kyu. You'll need 1-5 jo suburi and 1-7 bokken suburi.

AikiSean!
05-09-2005, 03:55 PM
We are both Chudokai, Eric :D Did you attend the most recent seminar with Shihan Blok?

MaryKaye
05-09-2005, 04:04 PM
Not sure which one would be yellow belt for us, but if it's the second test that would be fourth kyu. A bunch of hitori waza, kokyu dosa, shomenuchi kokyunage, yokomenuchi shihonage tenkan/irimi and tenkan/tenkan, munetsuki koteoroshi, kata tori ikkyo irimi and tenkan.

Lately it's been made clear to us that when the head instructor says "And every technique on every test below yours, in order, by memory" she is NOT KIDDING. Lots of scrambling to review old criteria....

Mary Kaye

Kevin Temple
05-09-2005, 10:22 PM
quick question... what exactly are the 5 basic hand stretches, i've never done any formal hand stretching

AikiSean!
05-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Wrist stretches is probably what was ment. You know just going through the different wrist teachings on yourself to stretch before class.

Sonja2012
05-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Michael, if yellow is your second grading, then what is your first?

I am sure you had fun at your seminar, I am looking forward to practicing with the two dudes tonight ;-)

Nick Simpson
05-10-2005, 03:17 AM
I would imagine 'white belt' is the first grading in that dojo?

Michael Meister
05-10-2005, 03:38 AM
Michael, if yellow is your second grading, then what is your first?

I am sure you had fun at your seminar, I am looking forward to practicing with the two dudes tonight ;-)

The first grading ist 6th kyu, white belt

Sonja2012
05-10-2005, 03:55 AM
The first grading ist 6th kyu, white belt

Thought so, but as we donīt have any grading for white (our first testing is done for yellow, apart from kids and teenagers, who can test for white-yellow) I wasnīt sure.

Michael Meister
05-10-2005, 03:58 AM
It's been quite funny when we had the training session with the TKD group. In our dojo people start with a red belt, which ist the the equivalent to our brown/1st kyu in TKD.

Sonja2012
05-11-2005, 01:25 AM
I can see how that might cause confusion :-)

We donīt have any red belts at all, apart from the red and white one for sixth dan and above, which is optional (and I believe no other organisation has that, or am I wrong?).

deepsoup
05-11-2005, 03:27 AM
(and I believe no other organisation has that, or am I wrong?).
I've never heard of that in aikido before, but it is the norm in judo. The red/white belt is usually kept for special occasions (sort of like a Yoshinkan instructor's hakama), generally people just wear a black one.

Sean
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Nick Simpson
05-11-2005, 05:29 AM
Ive heard of it before, there was an 8th dan in england who wore a red and white belt, he died a few years back. I also think Vince Thompson sensei may have been wearing one when he taught once? Although it could have been either Shihan Bayliss, Shihan Smith or Terry Ezra Sensei, my memory is a little fuzzy on this :)

Pauliina Lievonen
05-11-2005, 07:07 AM
I haven't ever seen Ezra sensei in a red and white belt, I think it must have been someone else... :)

kvaak
Pauliina

Nick Simpson
05-11-2005, 07:13 AM
It must have been one of the others then :)

samurai_kenshin
05-11-2005, 11:19 AM
it doesn't matter to most people in our dojo. The yodansha just wear hakama with a white or black belt. MOst choose black, but that's because it blends with the black hakama better

Aragorn
05-21-2005, 09:47 AM
Which Kyu is yellow?

For me, it's 9th Kyu

Regards,
:ai: :ki: :do:

Kevin Kelly
05-24-2005, 01:16 PM
For me, it's 9th Kyu

Regards,
:ai: :ki: :do:

oh, we start at 7th kyu.

the slayer
05-27-2005, 01:51 PM
sensei ezra wears black belt. As i said in other posts are grading is all white belt until dan this is with sensei ezra if are gradings where in colours are yellow belt would be 5th kyu this is the 2nd grading as we start at 6th kyu for adults.juniors get coloured belts.