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Test Curricula

These are the testing requirements for advancing in rank and belt color in (some) Yoshinkan Aikido dojos. 

Yellow Belt

    

8th Kyu

  1. Kamae - Basic Stance
  2. Seiza ho - Formal way of sitting
  3. Rei ho - Etiquette and formal way of bowing
  4. Shikko ho - Knee-walking
  5. Tai no henko ichi - Cross step in body change (solo), Step-in movement when pulled
  6. Tai no henko ni - 95° pivot (solo), Turning movement when pushed
  7. Hiriki no yosei ichi - Elbow power #1 (solo), Forward movement when pulled
  8. Hiriki no yosei ni - Elbow power #2 (solo), Shifting weight movement
  9. Shumatsu dosa ichi - After class exercise #1 (solo)
  10. Shumatsu-dosa ni - After class exercise #2 (solo)

Orange Belt

    

7th Kyu

  1. Kamae - Basic Stance
  2. Shikko ho - Knee walking
  3. Koho Ukemi ichi, ni - Back breakfalls without hitting #1, #2
  4. Zenpo kaiten Ukemi ichi, ni - Forward breakfall #1 (without hitting), #2 (with hitting)
  5. Hyaku hachi judo kaiten - 180° pivot body change (solo)
  6. Tai no henko ichi - Cross step in body change (solo)
  7. Tai no henko ni - 95° pivot (solo)
  8. Shumatsu dosa ichi, ni - After class exercise #1 & #2 (solo)
  9. Katate mochi Shihonage osae ichi -  One wrist grasp all direction pin #1
  10. Katate mochi Shihonage osae ni - One wrist grasp all direction pin #2
  11. Shomenuchi Ikkajo osae ichi - Front strike first control pin #1
  12. Shomenuchi Ikkajo osae ni - Front strike first control pin #2

6th Kyu

  1. Kamae - Basic Stance
  2. Shikko ho - Knee-walking
  3. Koho Ukemi ichi & ni - Back breakfalls #1 & #2
  4. Zenpo kaiten Ukemi ichi, ni, san      Forward breakfalls #1, #2, #3
  5. Hyaku hachi judo kaiten - 180° pivot (solo)
  6. Fumikomi hyaku hachi judo kaiten - Cross-step 180° pivot (solo)
  7. Hiriki no yosei ichi, ni - Elbow power #1 & #2 (solo)
  8. Tai no henko ichi, ni - Cross-step in body change & 95° pivot (solo)
  9. Katate mochi nikajo osae ichi - One wrist grasp second control pin #1
  10. Katate mochi nikajo osae ni - One wrist grasp second control pin #2
  11. Ryote mochi Tenchinage ichi - Both wrists grasp heaven and earth throw #1
  12. Shomenuchi shomen iriminage ichi - Front strike front step in throw #1
  13. Shomenuchi shomen iriminage ni - Front strike front step in throw #2
  14. Shite waza (ippon) - One previous technique

Green Belt

    

5th Kyu

  1. Kamae - Basic Stance
  2. Zenpo kaiten Ukemi: ichi, ni, san - Forward breakfalls #1, #2, #3
  3. Hiriki no yosei ichi, ni - Elbow power #1 & #2 (solo)
  4. Shumatsu dosa ichi, ni - After class exercise #1 & #2 (solo)
  5. Shomenuchi sankajo osae ichi - Front strike third control pin #1
  6. Shomenuchi sankajo osae ni - Front strike third control pin #2
  7. Katate mochi sokumen iriminage ichi - One wrist grasp side step in throw #1
  8. Katate mochi sokumen iriminage ni - One wrist grasp side step in throw #2
  9. Yokomenuchi shihonage osae ichi - Side strike all direction pin #1
  10. Yokomenuchi shihonage osae ni - Side strike all direction pin #2
  11. Suwari waza kokyu-ho ichi - Both sitting both wrist grasp breath method #1 (Uke is pulling)
  12. Shite waza (Ippon) - One previous technique

4th Kyu

  1. Kamae - Basic Stance
  2. Zenpo hiyaku Ukemi - Jumping Front Breakfall
  3. Tai no henko ichi - Cross step in body change (solo)
  4. Tai no henko ni - 95° pivot (solo)
  5. Shumatsu dosa ichi - After class exercise #2 (with partner)
  6. Shumatsu dosa ni - After class exercise #2 (with partner)
  7. Yokomen uchi sokumen iriminage ichi - Side strike Side Step-in throw #1
  8. Yokomen uchi sokumen iriminage ni - Side strike Side Step-in throw #2
  9. Mune mochi hiji shime ichi - Chest grasp elbow lock #1
  10. Shomen tsuki kotegaeshi ichi - Body punch reverse hand throw #1
  11. Shomen tsuki kotegaeshi ni - Body punch reverse hand throw #2
  12. Ushirowaza ryotemochi ikkajo osae ichi - Behind both wrist grasp first control #1
  13. Ushirowaza ryotemochi ikkajo osae ni - Behind both wrist grasp first control #2
  14. Shite waza (ippon) - One previous technique

Brown Belt

    

3rd Kyu

  1. Kamae      Basic stance
  2. Buki waza - Hiriki no yosei ichi & ni      Basic movement with bokken - Elbow power # 1 & #2
  3. Zenpo ukemi - ichi, ni, san      Forward breakfalls #1, #2, #3
  4. Hiyaku ukemi      Jumping front breakfalls (solo)
  5. Kihon dosa - Hyaku hachi judo kaiten     Basic movement with partner - 180° pivot body change
  6. Shomen uchi yonkajo osae ni      Front strike fourth control pin #2
  7. Yokomen uchi kotegaeshi ichi      Side strike reverse hand throw #1
  8. Ushiro ryotemochi ikkajo osae ichi      Behind both wrists grasp first control pin #1
  9. Shite waza sanbon      Three techniques selected by examiner
  10. Jiyu waza - Katate mochi      Continuation - one wrist grasp techniques

2nd Kyu

  1. Kamae      Basic stance
  2. Buki waza - Tai no henko ichi & ni       Basic movement with bokken - Cross step in body change & 95° pivot
  3. Zenpo ukemi - ichi, ni, san      Forward breakfalls #1, #2, #3
  4. Hiyaku ukemi      Jumping front breakfalls (solo)
  5. Kihon dosa - Hiriki no yosei ichi & ni        Basic movement with partner - Elbow power #1 & #2
  6. Shomen uchi yonkajo osae ni      Front strike fourth control pin #2
  7. Yokomen uchi kotegaeshi ichi      Side strike reverse hand throw #1
  8. Ushiro ryotemochi ikkajo osae ichi      Behind both wrists grasp first control pin #1
  9. Shite waza sanbon      Three techniques selected by examiner
  10. Jiyu waza - Shomen Uchi        Continuation - Front strike techniques

1st Kyu

  1. Kamae      Basic stance
  2. Buki waza - Shumatsu dosa ichi & ni       Basic movement with bokken - After class exercise #1 & #2
  3. Zenpo ukemi - ichi, ni, san       Forward breakfalls #1, #2, #3
  4. Hiyaku ukemi       Jumping front breakfalls (solo)
  5. Kihon dosa - Tai no henko ichi & ni       Basic movement with partner - Cross step in body change & 95° pivot
  6. Shomen uchi yonkajo osae ni       Front strike fourth control pin #2
  7. Yokomen uchi kotegaeshi ichi       Side strike reverse hand throw #1
  8. Ushiro ryotemochi ikkajo osae ichi       Behind both wrists grasp first control pin #1
  9. Shite waza sanbon       Three techniques selected by examiner
  10. Jiyu waza - Shomen tsuki       Continuation - Body punch techniques

1st - 3rd Kyu - Brown Belt Shite Waza

  • Shihonage waza - All direction pin techniques
    • Katate mochi shihonage ichi & ni       One wrist grasp all direction pin #1 & #2    
    • Ryote mochi shihonage ichi & ni       Both wrist grasp all direction pin #1 & #2    
    • Yokomen uchi shihonage ichi & ni       Side strike all direction pin #1 & #2
  • Ikkajo waza - First control techniques    
    • Shomen uchi ikkajo osae* ichi & ni       Front strike first control pin #1 & #2    
    • Yokomen uchi ikkajo osae * ichi & ni       Side strike first control pin #1 & #2    
    • Kata mochi ikkajo osae* ichi & ni       Shoulder grasp first control pin #1 & #2    
    • Ushiro ryotemochi ikkajo osae * ichi & ni       Behind both wrist grasp first control pin #1 & #2
  • Nikajo waza - Second control techniques    
    • Katate mochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni       One wrist grasp second control pin #1 & #2    
    • Kata mochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni       Shoulder grasp second control pin #1 & #2    
    • Shomen uchi nikajo osae* ichi & ni       Front strike second control pin #1 & #2
  • Sankajo waza - Third control techniques    
    • Shomen uchi sankajo osae* ni       Front strike third control pin #2    
    • Yokomen uchi sankajo osae ichi & ni       Side strike third control pin #1 & #2    
    • Ushiro ryotemochi sankajo osae* ichi & ni       Behind both wrist grasp third control pin #1 & #2
  • Yonkajo waza - Fourth control techniques    
    • Shomen uchi yonkajo osae* ichi       Front strike fourth control pin #1    
    • Yokomen uchi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni       Side strike fourth control pin #1 & #2
  • Iriminage waza - Step in throw techniques    
    • Katatemochi sokumen iriminage* ichi & ni       One wrist grasp side step in throw #1 & #2    
    • Kata mochi sokumen iriminage* ichi & ni       Shoulder grasp side step in throw #1 & #2    
    • Shomen uchi shomen iriminage* ichi & ni       Front strike front step in throw #1 & #2    
    • Yokomen uchi shomen iriminage* ichi & ni       Side strike front step in throw #1 & #2
  • Hiji shime waza - Elbow lock techniques    
    • Shomen uchi hiji shime* ichi & ni       Front strike elbow lock #1 & #2    
    • Yokomen uchi hiji shime* ichi & ni       Side strike elbow lock #1 & #2    
    • Kata mochi hiji shime* ichi & ni       Shoulder grasp elbow lock #1 & #2
  • Kotegaeshi waza - Reverse hand techniques    
    • Shomen uchi kotegaeshi* ichi & ni       Front strike reverse hand throw #1 & #2    
    • Yokomen uchi kotegaeshi* ni       Side strike reverse hand throw #2
  • Tenchi nage waza - Heaven and earth technique    
    • Ryote mochi tenchi nage* ichi       Both wrist grasp heaven & earth throw #1
  • Kokyu ho waza - Breath method techniques    
    • Suwariwaza ryote mochi kokyu ho ichi & ni       Both kneeling both wrist grasp breath method #1 & #2

* suwari and tachi waza

Shodan - Black Belt

    

  1. Kamae
  2. Hiriki no yose ichi & ni (with partner)
  3. Hanmi handachi ryotemochi shihonage osae ichi
  4. Yokomen uchi yonkajo osae ni
  5. Shomen tsuki kotegaeshi ni
  6. Bukiwaza       Bokken - Kihon dosa renzoku
  7. Kihon dosa to kanren waza
  8. Shite waza (Yonhon)
  9. Shumatsu dosa ichi & ni (with partner)
  10. Shite jiyu waza (Nihon - Katate mochi; Ryote mochi; Shomen uchi; Shomen tsuki; Yokomen uchi

Shodan Shite waza

  • Katate mochi shihonage ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi shihonage ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi shihonage ichi & ni
  • Hanmi handachi katate mochi shihonage ichi & ni
  • Hanmi handachi ryote mochi shihonage ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi ikkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi ikkajo osae * ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi ikkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi ikkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryotemochi ikkajo osae ichi & ni
  • Ushiro katate mochi ikkajo osae ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi sankajo osae* ni
  • Yokomen uchi sankajo osae ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryotemochi sankajo osae ichi & ni
  • Ushiro katate eri mochi sankajo osae ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi sankajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi sokumen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi sokumen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi shomen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Yokumen uchi shomen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi hijishime* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi hijishime* ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi hijishime* ichi & ni
  • Mune mochi hijishime* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi hijiate kokyunage* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi hijiate kokyunage* ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi hijiate kokyunage* ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi hijiate kokyunage* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi kotegaeshi* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi kotegaeshi* ichi & ni
  • Shomen Tsuki kotegaeshi* ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi tenchi nage* ichi & ni
  • Suwari waza ryote mochi kokyuho ichi, ni, & san

* suwari waza and tachi waza

Yudan - Senior Black Belt

  1. Tai no henko ichi
  2. Suwari waza ryote mochi kokyuho yon
  3. Ryote mochi sokumen iriminage ni
  4. Shite waza (Yonhon)
  5. Shumatsu dosa ichi & ni
  6. Shite jiyu waza (Nihon) - shomen uchi; kata mochi; yokomen uchi; ushiro ryokata mochi; shomen tsuki; ushiro ryote mochi; ryote mochi ushiro ryohiji mochi; katate mochi; shomen, yokomen uchi; tanto dori; bokken dori
  7. 7. 3:1 Jiyu waza - (incl. 1 bokken, 1 tanto)      (2nd Dan - 2:1, 1 tanto)

Yudan Shite waza

  • Katate mochi shihonage ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi shihonage ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi shihonage ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi shihonage
  • Hanmi handachi katate mochi shihonage ichi & ni
  • Hanmi handachi ryote mochi shihonage
  • Shomen uchi ikkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi ikkajo osae * ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi ikkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi ikkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Hiji mochi ikkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryote mochi ikkajo osae ichi & ni
  • Ushiro katate mochi ikkajo osae ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryohiji mochi ikkajo osae ichi & ni
  • Ushiro eri mochi ikkajo osae ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Katate ayamochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Hiji mochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Mune mochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi nikajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi sankajo osae* ni
  • Yokomen uchi sankajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryote mochi sankajo osae ichi & ni
  • Ushiro katate eri mochi sankajo osae ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryohiji mochi sankajo osae ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryokata mochi sankajo osae ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi sankajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi sankajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi sankajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Hiji mochi sankajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Hiji mochi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi yonkajo osae* ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi sokumen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi sokumen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi sokumen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Yokumen uchi sokumen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryote mochi sokumen iriminage ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryohiji mochi sokumen iriminage ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryokata mochi sokumen iriminage ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi shomen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi shomen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi shomen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi shomen iriminage* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi hijishime* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi hijishime* ichi & ni
  • Kata mochi hijishime* ichi & ni
  • Mune mochi hijishime* ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi hijishime* ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryote mochi hijishime ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi hijiate kokyunage* ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi hijiate kokyunage* ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi hijiate kokyunage* ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi hijiate kokyunage* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi kotegaeshi ichi & ni
  • Yokomen uchi kotegaeshi ichi & ni
  • Shomen Tsuki kotegaeshi ichi & ni
  • Katate mochi kotegaeshi ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi kotegaeshi ichi & ni
  • Ushiro ryote mochi kotegaeshi ichi & ni
  • Ryote mochi tenchi nage* ichi & ni
  • Shomen uchi kokyonage
  • Yokomen uchi kokyunage
  • Katate mochi mochi kokyunage
  • Ryote mochi kokyunage
  • Shomen tsuki kokyunage
  • Suwari waza ryote mochi kokyuho ichi, ni, & san

 * Suwari waza and Tachi waza

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