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Kiyo Mizu Kai

Aikido Delaware Aikikai
667 Dawson Drive, Ste A
Newark, DE 19713
302.369.2454 (AIKI)
www.aikidoda.org
2ada@aikidoda.org




Dan Promotion Test Requirements
(days)* = Number of training days required after attaining previous rank


SHODAN - 1st Degree Black Belt (400 days)*

Katatori Menuchi 4 Techniques
ShomenUchi 4 Techniques
YokomenUchi 4 Techniques
MuneTsuki 4 Techniques
KatateTori 4 Techniques
RyoteTori 4 Techniques
MoroteTori 4 Techniques
UshiroRyoteTori 4 Techniques
H) KatateTori 3 Techniques
H) UshiroTori 3 Techniques
S) ShomenUchi Ikkyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo
TantoTori 3 Techniques
TachiTori 3 Techniques
JoTori 3 Techniques
Henka Waza 3 Techniques
Jyu Waza (Ryokatatori) 3 Ukes


Essay related to your thoughts on Aikido.
Other Requirements to be determined by the examiner at the time of the exam.


NIDAN - 2nd Degree Black Belt (600 days)*
Attend 2 Aikikai seminars per year after SHODAN promotion.

To the following attack forms: KatateTori, ShomenUchi, YokomenUchi, MuneTsuki, MoroteTori, & UshiroRyoteTori

Apply one of each technique: Iriminage, Kotegaeshi, Shihonage, Kaitennage, Jujinage, Koshinage & Ikkyo

H) ShomenUchi 3 Techniques
S) ShomenUchi 3 Techniques
TantoTori 3 Techniques
TachiTori 3 Techniques
JoTori 3 Techniques
Kaeshi Waza 3 Techniques
Jyu Waza (RyokataTori) 4 Ukes

Essay related to your thoughts on Aikido.
Other Requirements to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam.

SANDAN - 3rd Degree Black Belt (700 days)*

Attend 3 Aikikai seminars per year after NIDAN promotion.
ALL of NIDAN test requirements plus :
Jyu Waza (RyokataTori) - 5 Ukes
Essay related to your thoughts on Aikido.
Other Requirements to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam.

Yudansha Book and Essay shall be submitted before Dan exam.
H = Hanmi Handachi S = Suwari Waza


AIKIDO DELAWARE AIKIKAI
DAN Examination Procedures

Promotion testing at the Aikido Delaware Aikikai dojo is conducted by the Chief Instructor of the World Aikido Aikikai Incorporated or by the Chief's designees.

When processing your application, you shall have accumulated the required class hours for the specific rank grade to be tested since your previous test (or from the date of enrollment). Your annual fees and monthly dues shall be current before submitting your application.

Dan rank grade test application forms shall be completed and submitted with the appropriate test certificate fee to the dojo, and received no later than three weeks prior to the test date.

The test certificate fee is paid directly to the ADA dojo, and cannot be returned if the student fails the test or does not attend on the day of the examination.

The test applicant shall demonstrate to the best of your ability with proper Aikido spirit, your knowledge and the physical proficiency of your required techniques.

When the Chief Instructor or Examiner calls your name, promptly reply then follow the protocol to begin your test. Follow the given directions appropriately and demonstrate by performing the techniques continuously on both sides until called to stop. Demonstrate your ability to adapt your required technique movements with your partner(s). Demonstrate your required techniques with enthusiasm, concentration, and awareness at all times during your test. Your conduct of cooperation with the Chief Instructor, judging staff, partner(s), and all other participants shall be demonstrated with high respect.

The test applicant shall be responsible, upon notice of promotion, to attend the promotion certificate presentation ceremony. The promoted applicant shall be responsible to the duties vested at the bestowed rank grade.