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Old 05-12-2004, 07:53 AM   #1
Dojo: Sei Shin Kai (Compiègne)
Location: France
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 32
Question Ikkyu test soon

Hi everyone,
Soon I'm gonna have an Ikkyu test. I already tried it some months ago but I was not ready so I didn't pass it. The sensei told me that to pass an Ikkyu test I had to know exactly the same number of thechniques as for Shodan (except, of course, that I don't need to master them as well). How many techniques does that make? I feel kinda anxious!
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Old 05-12-2004, 08:33 AM   #2
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: Ikkyu test soon

Lots of techniques I would imagine, depends on your organisation. Ask your sensei and good luck!
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Old 05-12-2004, 09:57 AM   #3
Dojo: Shuurin Dojo - Omaha, Nebarska
Location: Omaha
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 158
Re: Ikkyu test soon

I can only speak from our organization, for 1st Kyu and Shodan you need to know 5 techniques, which actually means 7, for 7 different attacks. So is that 5 techniques or 49 techniques? Dunno. Our Shodan test is our 1st Kyu test + more. Ask your instructor or a senior student what kind of things sensei is going to be looking for. Good Luck!

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-- Eric Draven
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:30 AM   #4
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 522
Re: Ikkyu test soon

You'll have to find out the specific throws for your own organization.

I'm helping someone who is preparing for his shodan, and the drill we've found useful is for uke to pick one attack and keep doing it continuously while nage cycles through as many different defenses as he can find. Nage starts out just trying to remember all those different throws, but should be working toward being able to choose fluidly among them depending on the energy of the attack.

You can also reverse this and have uke cycle through different attacks while nage does the same general defense--I trained for a little while at a dojo which really favored that approach, but I found it harder.

Good luck with your test.

Mary Kaye
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