Re: Aikikai Aikido Academy
I am no expert but the page does say that:
"Graduates of each course will be given CERTIFICATES, and upon successful execution of grading examinations, Aikido kyu or dan ranks will be conferred. Promotions are possible as follows: Beginners Course - up to 3rd kyu; Intermediate Course - SHO DAN; Advanced Course - up to 2nd DAN."
Specifically the statements "upon successful execution" and "up to ...".