It would figure that many of the ki society groups wouldn't go through hombu.
I'm interested in finding the shodan criteria for the different major Aikido groups. I'm looking for consistencies in their syllabus.
Thanks for the help.
By criteria, are you referring to testing requirements? As in what is on the test?
Kokikai - Shodan test:
Techniques Any previous ki test or technique -- with and without momentum
Different techniques Against Shomen Uchi
Against Yokomen Uchi
Against Ryo Kata Tori
Against Ushiro Tori
(any grab from behind)
Katate Tori (how to treat beginners and
smaller people -- show ability to be
gentle as well as strong)
Any technique Against Keri
Weapons Tanto tori (various knife attacks)
Bokken Kata #1
2 times counting consecutively
Freestyle 5 uke