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Old 06-06-2004, 06:47 AM   #5
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
Re: Godan + Yudansha Requirements

Zoli Elo wrote:
I thought that yondan was the last technical promotion level for the aikikai. A friend of mine swore that it was hachidan, as it is in other arts... I will take your word on this Chris.
The Aikikai Hombu Dojo exam sheet lists an exam for 4th Dan but none after that. The largest American group, the United States Aikido Federation only tests up to 3rd Dan. Different Aikikai Aikido groups may having varing standards but none too far from these.

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