Aikido

The examimation system in Aikido is not structured on competition. You will be graded on the following points.
  • Your understading of basic technique appropriate to your level.
  • Your spontaneous movement and response appropriate for the attack.
  • Your ability to adapt your movement to the force of the attack.
  • The concentration and awareness you maintain throughout the examination.
  • Continuity of movement is importand, not speed.
  • Confidence and courage are important, not ego.
  • Be prepared to uke for someone else of your same level during the examination period. You will be graded on your ukemi.
A technique should be demonstrated continuously both right and left until there is a signal to stop. Both irimi (omote) and tenkan (ura) movement should be used whenever applicable. You will be expected to know and respond to the Japanese terms.
Rokyu (6th kyu) - 30 hours/3 months
Tenkan
Shomenuchi ikkyo and iriminage
Munnetsuki kotegaeshi
Katate dori shihonage
Yokomenuchi shihonage
Sankyu (3rd kyu) - 70 hours/4 months
All previous techniques plus:
Ushiro ryokata dori ikkyo
Ushiro ryote dori shihonage
Ushiro kubi shime kotegaeshi
Ushiro waza kokyunage
Gokyu (5th kyu) - 60 hours/4 months
All previous techniques plus:
Shomenuchi nikyo
Kata tori ikkyo and nikyo
Munetsuki kaitennage
Nikyu (2nd kyu) - 80 hours/6 months
All previous techniques plus:
Yokomenuchi nikyo, sankyo, and yonkyo
Koshinage from shomenuchi, yokomenuchi, katate dori and munetsuki
Hanmi handachi:
Katate dori shihonage
Ryote dori shihonage
Suwariwaza:
Shomenuchi ikkyo
Kata dori ikkyo
Yokomenuchi ikkyo
Yonkyu (4th kyu) - 60 hours/4 months
All previous techniques plus:
Shomenuchi sankyo and yonkyo
Yokomenuchi ikkyo, kotegaeshi and iriminage
Ryote dori tenchinage and shihonage
Katate dori ryote mochi kokyu tanden ho
Ikkyu (1st kyu) - 90 hours/6 months
All previous techniques plus:
Jiyu waza:
Standing
Hanmi handachi
Suwariwaza
Tanto dori:
Munetsuki
Shomenuchi
Yokomenuchi


Iaido

Muso Shinden Ryu consists of three parts or levels.

Shoden, the basic, starting level. Starting mostly from seiza (ordinary sitting).

ShohatTo
SaTo (Left)
UTo (Right)
AtariTo (Back)
InYoShinTai
RyuTo
JunTo
GyakuTo
SeichuTo
KoranTo
Kaete InYoShinTai
BatTo
Chuden, middle level, starting from Tatehiza, a modified way of sitting, a little more aggressive position.

Yokogumo
ToraIssoku
Inaduma
Ukigumo
Yamaorosi
Iwanami
Urokogaesi
Namigaesi
Takiotosi
Nukiuti
Okuden, high level, starting from both Tatehiza and standing.

Waza
Kasumi
Sunegakoi
Shihogiri
Tozume
Towaki
Tanashita
Ryozume
Torabashiri
Ittomagoi 1
Ittomagoi 2
Ittomagoi 3
Tachi Waza
Yukizure
Tsuredachi
Somakuri
Sodome
Shinobu
Yukichigai
Sodesurigaeshi
Moniri
Kabezoe
Ukenagashi