Guidelines for Shichikyu-J
(Green belt with Blue Stripe, 24 classes, 12 weeks)
Evaluations consist of specific items from the following list. While specific arts and exercises are particular at each level a student may also be asked to demonstrate any (or all) of the requirements from a prior level during their test. In this way Aikido is viewed as a cumulative process, not simply a procedure of studying for a single test.
Students should be aware that these lists are for practice and training purposes only. Since each individual's abilities, personality, and desires from training vary it is only natural that each individual's evaluation may likewise vary. These pages are only intended to provide a listing of what abilities and knowledge are typically mastered at each level. It is between each individual student and Sensei to determine what that student's particular evaluation for any given rank will consist of and how (and when) it will be conducted.
Note: All arts are to be demonstrated (if possible) both Irimi and Tenkan. All Kata are to be demonstrated (if possible) from both left and right sides.
Ushiro Katate Tori Kokyo Nage (pull through)
Ushiro Ryote Tori Ikkyo
Yokomen Uchi Kata Otoshi
Ryote Tori Tenchi Nage
Ryote Tori Ikkyo
Shomen Uchi Kokyo Nage (down)
Two instructor selected arts from prior level
No student selected arts
Forward roll (stretch and go, shikko)
Katate No Bu
Thirteen Count Jo Kata
Two Blunt Object Tori
Ki Tests/Aiki Taisos
Ude Furi Undo
Ude Furi Choyaku Undo
Sayu Choyaku Undo
Ushiro Tekubi Tori Zenshin Undo
Ushiro Tekubi Tori Kotai Undo
No Swari Waza