Thank goodness I don't have to worry about 2nd kyu for a few years (just did 5th kyu yesterday). Here's ours:
2 Kyu Exam Content
Suwariwaza: shomen-uchi ikkyo—yonkyo (omote & ura)
Hanmi handachi: katate-dori shihonage, ryote-dori shihonage
Shomen-uchi: ikkyo—yonkyo, kotegaeshi, iriminage, kokyunage or kokyuho, kaeten nage
Munetsuki: kotegaeshi, iriminage, kokyunage or kokyuho, kaeten nage
Gyakute-dori: kotegaeshi, iriminage, kokyunage or kokyuho
Katate-dori: iriminage, kotegaeshi, kaetennage
Hiji-dori: 3 variations
Morote-dori: 3 variations
Ryote-dori: 3 variations
Ushiroryote-dori: shihonage, kotegaeshi, kokyunage or kokyuho
Jiyuwaza: 1 then 2 attackers
Ukemi: receiving jiyuwaza
Bokken: right/left awase, happo-giri
Jo: 31 jo kata
I'm not sure how long the test is. I think somewhere on the order of 30 minutes? There was a 3rd kyu test yesterday, and it seemed to go on forever.
I got exhausted just watching it.
You can see all our other test requirements on the Exams page for Aikido of San Diego
. We are part of the California Aikido Association, and Aikikai-affiliated group.
At 2nd kyu students begin working on their Black Belt Project
which could be a variety of things, including a thesis sort of project. I've been told there is a collection of them in our dojo library. I should read them!