Grading Syllabus

Kyu and Dan Grading Syllabus for Aikido Development Society

This is the basic requirements of the ADS Syllabus, The grading examiner(s) may ask you to perform other techniques which are within your ability. Also, a grading may be conducted on a continual assessment basis without your knowledge and a final examination on the day, This examination may only be considered as part of your requirement to be successful in passing your next grade. 

Grade to  6th Kyu (Red Belt).  
Minimum Training requirements 20 hours and 6 Weeks from starting.

1.    Ukemi,  (Forward, Backward and Side Breakfalls).
2.    Unsoku Undo and Tandoku Undo,  (Knowledge of Foot and Hand Movements).
3.    Shikko  (Knee Walking).
4.    Kuzushi No Kata,  (Number 1, 2, 3 Basic Movements).

Kuzushi No Kata (3 off Basic Six Movements / Beginners Kata)
No Attack Defence
1 Shomen Uchi.        Irimi Nage.
2 Migi Yokomen Uchi.      Ude Gaeshi.
3 Hidari Yokomen Uchi. Ushiro Ate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade to  5th Kyu (Yellow Belt).  
Minimum Training requirements 40 hours and 10 Weeks from red belt.

1.    Ukemi,  (Forward, Backward and Side Breakfalls) Improved.
2.    Unsoku Undo and Tandoku Undo,  (Improved Foot and Hand Movements).
3.    Tagatana,  (Tsugi  Ashi and Shotai).
4.    Shikko  (Knee Walking).
5.    Kuzushi No Kata,  (Basic Six Movements).

Kuzushi No Kata (Whole of Basic Six Movements / Beginners Kata)
No Attack Defence
1 Shomen Uchi.        Irimi Nage.
2 Migi Yokomen Uchi.      Ude Gaeshi.
3 Hidari Yokomen Uchi. Ushiro Ate.
4 Shomen Uchi. Irim Ude Hineri.
5 Shomen Ate. Shiho Nage.
6 Shomen Ate. Kote Gaeshi (Reversed).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade to 4th Kyu (Orange Belt). 
Minimum Training requirements 65 hours and 14 Weeks since 5th Kyu.

You may be ask to perform any of the 5th Kyu syllabus as part of your grading.
1.    Ukemi and Kote Gaeshi Breakfalls, (Pivot)
2.    Unsoku Undo and Tandoku undo,  (Improved Foot and Hand Movements).
3.    Tagatana,  (Tsugi Ashi Ayomi Ashi and Shotai)
4.    Shikko, (Knee Walking).
5.     Kuzushi No Kata,  (Improved Basic Six Movements).
6.    Randori No Kata.
7.    Kagari Geiko.
8.    Attitude Towards Aikido.

 

Randori No Kata.

Atemi Waza, (Body Techniques)
1.    Shomen Ate.
2.    Aigamae Ate.
3.    Gyaku Gamae Ate.
4.    Gedan Ate.
5.    Ushiro Ate.

Hiji Waza, (Elbow Techniques)
6.    Oshi Taoshi.
7.    Ude Gaeshi.
8.    Hiki Taoshi.
9.    Ude Hineri.
10.  Waka Gatame.

Tekubi Waza,  (Wrist Techniques)
11.    Kote Hineri.
12.    Kote Gaeshi.
13.    Tenkai Kote Hineri.
14.    Shiho Nage.

Uki Waza, (Floating Techniques)
15.    Mae Otoshi.
16.    Sumi Otoshi.
17.    Hiki Otoshi.
Grade to 3rd Kyu  (Green Belt).
Minimum Training requirements 65 hours and 4 months since 4th Kyu.

You may be ask to perform any of the 5th & 4th Kyu syllabus as part of your grading.

1.    Ukemi, (All Types)
2.    Unsoku Undo and Tandoku Undo.
3.    Tagatana.
4.    Shikko.
5.    Kuzushi No Kata.
6.    Randori No Kata, (Improved)
7.    Ure Waza, (Randori No Kata 10 Counters).
8.    Renzoku Waza, (Continuouse Movement).
9.    Tanto Tsuki, (Knife Evasion).
10.   Kegari Geiko.
11.   Follow Techniques as Demonstrated.
12.   Attitude Towards Aikido.

Ure Waza (Randori No Kata 10 Counters).
No  Attack Counter Technique
1. Shomen Ate. Waka Gatame.
2. Aigamae Ate Oshi Taoshi.
3. Gyaku Gamae Ate.  Gedan Ate.
4. Gedan Ate. Shomen Ate.
5. Ushiro Ate. Tenkai Kote Hineri.
6. Oshi Taoshi. Oshi Taoshi.
7. Hiki Taoshi. Tenkai Kote Hineri.
8. Kote Gaeshi. Kote Gaeshi.
9. Tenkai Kote Hineri Reverse Waka Gatame.
10. Shiho Nage. Shiho Nage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade to 2nd Kyu  (Blue Belt). 
Minimum Training requirements 100 hours and 6 months since 3rd Kyu.

You may be ask to perform any of the 5th to 3rd Kyu syllabus as part of your grading.

1.    Ukemi, (All Types)
2.    Unsoku Undo and Tandoku Undo.
3.    Tagatana
4.    Shikko.
5.    Kuzushi No Kata.
6.    Randori No Kata.
7.    Ure Waza, (Improved).
8.    Gohon No Kuzushi, (Main Five of Randori No Kata Balance Breaking).
9.    Renzoku Waza, (Continuouse Movement).
10.   Tanto Tsuki, (Knife Evasion).
11.   Happon No Kata, (1 8 of Koryu Dai On).
12.   Tanto Randori No Kata.
13.   Kegari Geiko.
14.   Follow Techniques as Demonstrated.
15.   Attitude Towards Aikido.

Gohon No Kuzushi, (Main Five of Randori No Kata Balance Breaking)

1.    Oshi Taoshi.
2.    Hiki Taoshi.
3.    Waka Gatame.
4.    Shiho Nage.
5.    Sumi Otoshi.

Happon No Kata,  (1 – 8 of Koryu Dai Yon)

1.    Migi Katate Dori.
2.    Hidari Katate Dori.
3.    Migi Katate Dori.
4.    Hidari Katate Dori.
5.    Migi Katate Dori.
6.    Hidari Katate Dori.
7.    Ushiro Ryote Dori.
8.    Mokote Dori.
 

Grade to 1st Kyu  (Brown Belt). 
Minimum Training requirements 160 hours and 9 months since 2nd Kyu.

You may be ask to perform any of the 5th to 2nd Kyu syllabus as part of your grading.
1.    Ukemi (All Types)..
2.    Unsoku Undo and Tandoku undo.
3.    Tagatana
4.    Shikko.
5.    Kuzushi No Kata.
6.    Randori No Kata.
7.    Ure Waza.
8.    Gohon No Kuzushi  (Main Five of Randori No Kata Balance Breaking).
9.    Renzoku Waza  (Continuouse Movement).
10.   Tanto Tsuki  (Knife Evasion).
11.   Happon No Kata  (1 16 of Koryu Dai On).
12.   Koryu Dai San.  (1 16).
13.   Tanto Randori  (Free Style).
14.   Kegari Geiko.
15.   Ninan Dori  (Optional).
16.   Follow Techniques as Demonstrated.
17.   Attitude Towards Aikido.
18.   Pass a ADS/BAB coaching course prior to attending Dan Grading
Happon No Kata,  (1 – 16 of Koryu Dai Yon).

First Set

1.    Migi Katate Dori.
2.    Hidari Katate Dori.
3.    Migi Katate Dori.
4.    Hidari Katate Dori.
5.    Migi Katate Dori.
6.    Hidari Katate Dori.
7.    Ushiro Ryote Dori.
8.    Mokote Dori.

Second Set

9.    Migi Katate Dori with counter technique.
10.    Hidari Katate Dori with counter technique.
11.    Migi Katate Dori with counter technique.
12.    Hidari Katate Dori with counter technique.
13.    Migi Katate Dori with counter technique.
14.    Hitari Katate Dori with counter technique.
15.    Ushiro Ryote Dori with counter technique.
16.    Morote Dori with counter technique.

Koryu Dai San, (1 – 16).

Koryu Dai San, (1 – 8 ). Surawi Waza, (Kneeling Techniques)
No Attack Defence
1. Shomen Ate. Irimi Nage.
2. Yokomen Uchi Gyaku Gamae Ate.
3. Choku Tsuki. Kote Gaeshi.
4. Ryote Dori. Kata Otoshi.
5. Ushiro Ryote Muna Dori. Tenkai Kote Hineri.
6. Katate Dori. Shiho Nage.
7. Kata Dori.  Hiza Ate.
8. Muna Dori. Mae Otoshi.
Koryu Dai San, (9 – 16 ). Tachi Waza, (Standing Techniques)
No Attack Defence
9. Muna Dori. Gyaku Gamae Ate.
10. Katate Dori. Tenkai Ude Hineri  (Kaitan Nage).
11.  Kata Dori. Gyaku Gamae Ate.
12. Katate Dori. Ushiro Otoshi.
13. Ryote Kata Dori. Tenkai Mae Otoshi.
14. Ushiro Ryote Dori. Mae Otoshi.
15. Ushiro Ryote Kata Dori. Tenkai Kote Hineri.
16. Kata Dori.  Hiza Ate kata Gatame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

Grade to 1st Dan (Black Belt). 
Minimum Training requirements 200 hours and 12 months since 1st Kyu.
You may be ask to perform any of the 5th to 1st Kyu syllabus as part of your grading.
1.    Ukemi (All Types)..
2.    Unsoku Undo and Tandoku undo.
3.    Tagatana
4.    Shikko (Four Directions)..
5.    Kuzushi No Kata.
6.    Randori No Kata.
7.    Ure Waza.
8.    Gohon No Kuzushi.
9.    Happon No Kata  (1 27 of Koryu Dai On).
10.    Koryu Dai San.  (1 24).
11.    Renzoku Waza  (Continuouse Movement).
12.    Tanto Randori  (Free Style).
13.    Ninan Dori  (Optional).
14.    Kegari Geiko.
15.    Suburi Waza  (Sword Cuts, Posture Movement).
16.    Follow Techniques as Demonstrated.
17.    Attitude Towards Aikido.

Koryu Dai Yon (1 – 27).

First Set

1.    Migi Katate Dori.
2.    Hidari Katate Dori.
3.    Migi Katate Dori.
4.    Hidari Katate Dori.
5.    Migi Katate Dori.
6.    Hidari Katate Dori.
7.    Ushiro Ryote Dori.
8.    Mokote Dori.

Second Set

9.    Migi Katate Dori with counter technique.
10.   Hidari Katate Dori with counter technique.
11.   Migi Katate Dori with counter technique.
12.   Hidari Katate Dori with counter technique.
13.   Migi Katate Dori with counter technique.
14.   Hitari Katate Dori with counter technique.
15.   Ushiro Ryote Dori with counter technique.
16.   Morote Dori with counter technique.

Third Set

17.   Migi Gyaku Gamae Ate.
18.   Hidari Gyaku Gamae Ate.
19.   Uchinage or Uchi Kaiten Nage.
20.   Sukui Nage.
21.   Ushiro Waza Kote Gaeshi.
22.   Jyuji Garami Nage.
23.   Tentai Oshi Taoshi.
24.   Tentai Hiji Garami.
25.   Tentai Sukui Nage.
26.   Ryote Mochi Uki Otoshi.
27.   Tentai Kote Kugiki.

Koryu Dai San.  (1 – 24).

Koryu Dai San. (1 – 8). Surawi Waza, (Kneeling Techniques)
No. Attack. Defence.
1. Shomen Ate. Irimi Nage.
2. Yokomen Uchi. Gyaku Gamae Ate.
3. Choku Tsuki. Kote Gaeshi.
4. Ryote Dori. Kata Otoshi.
5. Ushiro Ryote Muna Dori. Tenkai Kote Hineri.
6. Katate Dori. Shiho Nage.
7. Kata Dori. Hiza Ate.
8. Muna Dori. Mae Otoshi.

 

Koryu Dai San. (8 – 16).Tachi Waza, (Standing Techniques)
No. Attack. Defence.
9. Muna Dori. Gyaku Gamae Ate
10.  Katate Dori. Tenkai Ude Hineri  (Kaitan Nage).
11. Kata Dori. Gyaku Gamae Ate.
12. Katate Dori. Ushiro Otoshi.
13. Ryote Kata Dori. Tenkai Mae Otoshi.
14.  Ushiro Ryote Dori.  Mae Otoshi.
15. Ushiro Ryote Kata Dori. Tenkai Kote Hineri.
16. Kata Dori.  Hiza Ate kata Gatame.

   

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Koryu Dai San. (17 – 24). Tanto Waza, (Knife Techniques)
No. Attack. Defence.
17. Shomen Uchi. Ushiro Ate.
18. Migi Yokomen Uchi. Gyaku Gamae Ate.
19. Hidari Yokomen Uchi. Tenkan Nage.
20. Tanto Tsuki. Ushiro Ate.
21. Gedan Yokomen Uchi. Kata Gatame.
22. Gyaku Gedan Yokomen Uchi. Kote Gaeshi.
23. Tanto Tsuki Tenkai Kote Hineri.
24. Yokomen. Hiza Ate Kata Gatame

       

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Grade to 2nd Dan (Black Belt).
Minimum Training requirements 300 hours and 18 months since 1st Dan.

You may be ask to perform any of the 5th Kyu to 1st Dan syllabus as part of your grading.

1.    Ukemi (All Types).
2.    Unsoku Undo and Tandoku undo.
3.    Tagatana
4.    Shikko (Four Directions)
5.    Kuzushi No Kata.
6.    Randori No Kata.
7.    Ure Waza.
8.    Gohon No Kuzushi.
9.    Koryu Dai Yon. (All)
10.   Koryu Dai San. (All).
11.   Renzoku Waza  (Continuouse Movement).
12.   Tanto Randori  (Free Style).
13.   Ninan Dori  (Optional).
14.   Kegari Geiko.
15.   Suburi Waza  (Sword Cuts, Posture Movement).
16.   Follow Techniques as Demonstrated.
17.   Attitude Towards Aikido.

 

Grade to 3rd Dan (Black Belt).
Minimum Training requirements 400 hours and 24 months since 2nd Dan.
1.    Perform any of the previous syllabus if requested.
2.    Demonstrate any Koryu Kata not previously demonstrated in a grading.
3.    Develop you own new Kata with a minimum of 15 techniques and demonstrate to a level found
suitable by the grading panel.
4.    Teach at least 3 of the techniques from own kata to class present at grading.
5.    Attitude Towards Aikido.

Two weeks prior to the grading submit the following to the grading panel.
(in a suitable format to allow displaying on the association website)
Written documentation of your own Kata.using a sequence of still photographs or video footage of own Kata.
Grade to 4th Dan (Black Belt).
Minimum Training requirements 36 months since 3rd Dan

1.    Perform any of the previous syllabus if requested.
2.    Demonstrate any Koryu Kata not previously demonstrated in a grading.
3.    Develop you own new Kata with a minimum of 15 techniques and demonstrate to a level found
suitable by the grading panel.
4.    Teach at least 3 of the techniques from own kata to class present at grading.
5.    Attitude Towards Aikido.

  Two weeks prior to the grading submit the following to the grading panel. 
       (in a suitable format to allow displaying on the association website)
       Written documentation of your own Kata.using a sequence of still photographs or video footage of own Kata.
Grade to 5th Dan (Black Belt).
Minimum Training requirements 36 months since 4th Dan.       

1.    Perform any of the previous syllabus if requested.
2.    Demonstrate any Koryu Kata not previously demonstrated in a grading.
3.    Develop you own new Kata with a minimum of 15 techniques and demonstrate to a level found
suitable by the grading panel.
4.    Teach at least 3 of the techniques from own kata to class present at grading.
5.    Attitude Towards Aikido.

     Two weeks prior to the grading submit the following to the grading panel. 
     (in a suitable format to allow displaying on the association website)
     Written documentation of your own Kata.using a sequence of still photographs or video footage of own Kata.