Originally posted by Lisa Tomoleoni
These are the time requirements for testing at Aikikai Hombu Dojo:
5th kyu- 30 days of training
4th kyu- 40 days of training after receiveing 5th kyu
3rd kyu- 50 days of training after receiving 4th kyu
2nd kyu- 50 days of training after receiving 3rd kyu
1st kyu- 60 days of training after receiving 2nd kyu
Shodan- 70 days of training after receiving 1st kyu
Nidan- 200 days of training after receiving shodan, minimum of 1 year
San dan- 300 days of training after receiving nidan, minimum of 2 years
Yondan- 300 days of training after receiving sandan, minimum of 2 years
A day of training means any day you train, no matter how many hours. So if you train for one hour or for 5, you get one "credit" towards testing.
Is there a link you could point me to which details the Hombu reqirements? I've never been able to find one. My curiousity stems from the fact that I was under the impression that the AANC requirements stem directly from Aikikai Hombu, yet, they are roughly double what you posted. They are as follows (assuming I have a current set of reqs):
5th kyu = 50 days
4th kyu = 60 days
3rd kyu = 80 days
2nk kyu = 100 days
1st kyu = 150 days
shodan = 200 days
nidan = 2 years and 400 days
sandan = 3 years and 600 days
yondan = I dunno.
Thanks for any help.