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thomson 03-13-2002 09:50 AM

Testing Requirements
 
Can anyone direct me to a website that lists the different tests and requirements as dictated by the IAF, or Aikikai? I found one once that had the USAF testing, but lost that web address also.

Thanks in advance!:D
Mike

Kathy Park 03-13-2002 11:44 AM

I found a good list of testing requirements at www.northbayaikido.org and I believe they are Aikikai. Good luck

Erik 03-13-2002 12:09 PM

Hate to be an ass but when I went to www.google.com and typed in aikikai testing requirements I hit a bundle of them including most of the major associations.

The problem with the USAF is that their requirements are about 4 times longer, in terms of days, than what I've seen as official aikikai requirements. Their time to test is amongst the longest I've seen.

Here's a thread on time:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showth...?threadid=1316

The official requirements from Hombu are hard to find. I think Jun may have a link to them somewhere.

thomson 03-13-2002 12:46 PM

duh...
 
You're not an ass Erik, I use Google all the time and didn't quite think that far for some reason today. Thanks for waking me up! :freaky:

Mike.

akiy 03-13-2002 01:40 PM

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Originally posted by Erik
The official requirements from Hombu are hard to find. I think Jun may have a link to them somewhere.
Quote:

Originally posted by Erik
The official requirements from Hombu are hard to find. I think Jun may have a link to them somewhere.
Here are the testing requirements from Aikikai Hombu Dojo that I have. I'm guessing the techniques necessary are cumulative:

5th kyu (30 days of training)
Shomenuchi ikkyo
Kakatedori shihonage
Shomenuchi iriminage
Zagi (seated) kokyuho

4th kyu (40 days of training after 5th kyu)
Shomenuchi ikkyo
Katadori nikyo
Yokomenuchi shihonage
Shomenuchi iriminage
Zagi kokyuho


3rd kyu (50 days of training after 4th kyu)
Shomenuchi ikkyo through yonkyo (seated and/or standing)
Ryotedori shihonage
Yokomenuchi shihonage
Shomenuchi iriminage
Tsuki iriminage
Shomenuchi kotegaeshi
Tsuki kotegaeshi
Ryotedori tenchinage
Zagi kokyuho


2nd kyu (50 days of training after 2nd kyu)
Shomenuchi ikkyo through yonkyo (seated and/or standing)
Katadori ikkyo through yonkyo (seated and/or standing)
Katatedori shihonage (hanmi handachi)
Shomenuchi iriminage
Tsuki iriminage
Katatedori iriminage
Shomenuchi kotegaeshi
Tsuki kotegaeshi
Katetedori kotegaeshi
Katatedori kaitennage
Ryotedori tenchinage
Katatedori jiyuwaza
Zagi kokyuho


1st kyu (60 days of training after 2nd kyu)
Shomenuchi ikkyo through yonkyo
Yokomenuchi ikkyo through yonkyo
Katadori ikkyo through yonkyo
Ushiro ryotedori ikkyo through yonkyo
Yokomenuchi gokyo
Katatedori shihonage (seated and/or standing)
Ryotedori shihonage (seated and/or standing)
Shomenuchi iriminage
Tsuki iriminage
Katatedori iriminage
Shomenuchi kotegaeshi
Tsuki kotegaeshi
Katetedori kotegaeshi
Shomenuchi kaitennage
Tsuki kaitennage
Katatedori kaitennage
Ryotedori tenchinage
Katatedori jiyuwaza
Ryotedori jiyuwaza
Morotedori jiyuwaza
Kokyuho (seated and standing)


1st dan (70 days of training after 1st kyu, at least 15 years old)
All techniques, seated, hanmihandachi, and standing from men, kata, mune, hiji, te, and ushiro.

2nd dan (200 days of training after 1st dan)
Above plus tantodori, niningake (two person attack), and an essay regarding aikido

3rd dan (300 days of training after 2nd dan)
Above plus tachidori, jodori, taninzugake (multiple people attack), and an essay regarding aikido (subject will be provided)

4th dan (300 days of training after 1st dan)
Above plus jiyuwaza and a short thesis.

-- Jun

Arianah 03-13-2002 05:56 PM

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Originally posted by akiy
. . . and an essay regarding aikido
Wait . . . what?:confused:

JJF 03-14-2002 03:56 AM

Our dojo uses requirements close to what is listed on Shishiya senseis homepage:
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~bk2i-ssy/
These are what is used in what I think is called the Yoseikai association in the Tokyo/Yokohama area under direction of Shoji Nishio shihan.

Erik 03-14-2002 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by JJF
Our dojo uses requirements close to what is listed on Shishiya senseis homepage:
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~bk2i-ssy/
These are what is used in what I think is called the Yoseikai association in the Tokyo/Yokohama area under direction of Shoji Nishio shihan.
Interesting, the third criteria has a different practice for women and men.

JJF 03-15-2002 05:58 AM

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Originally posted by Erik
Interesting, the third criteria has a different practice for women and men.
Yeah! I've been wondering about that as well, but I havent' worked up the nerve to go ask my sensei yet. Anyway I'm going for 3. kyu this sunday, and I'm just happy that I can do the tsuki techniques instead of morotedori, as they suit me better. :D

I guess the difference is based upon the perception that women are attacked differently than men - go figure..... ;)

guest1234 03-15-2002 01:57 PM

That would be my guess as well, or that it is easier to do those attacks on women, or a combination. I.e., since women are usually few in number, ukes will often be males. I find when working with tall ukes that (a) the tech often needs serious modification and (b) uke has trouble doing tsuki to my solar plexus area comfortably for them. Striking from above as in shomenuchi or grabbing from behind is much easier for a taller uke to manage. And probably is more likely 'on the street' as an attack rather than a punch.


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