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.