Quick Syllabus

At a Glance Grading Syllabus

The Aikido Development Society follows the following grading syllabus to 1st Dan*. Download the accompanying document for detailed information regarding the activities required for each grading. For your convenience, the document is provided in both Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF formats and the web based version can be seen here.

*Coloured cells denote new activity specific to the grade.

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Activity &
Description
5th Kyu
Yellow
4th Kyu
Orange
3rd Kyu
Green
2nd Kyu
Blue
1st Kyu
Brown
1st Dan
Black

Ukemi

Basic Breakfalls
Kote Gaeshi Breakfall
n/a
Pivot Breakfalls
n/a
n/a
Advanced Breakfalls
n/a
n/a
Unsoku
undo
 

 

 

Foot movements

Tandoku
undo

Hand & foot movements
Tegatana  

 

 

 

Tsugi-ashi
Shotai

Shikko

Knee walking
Advanced – turns
n/a
n/a
Attitude towards Aikido
n/a
Gohon No Kuzushi
5 balance breaks
n/a
n/a
n/a
Kuzushi No Kata
Basic 6 techniques
Randori No Kata
Basic 17 techniques
n/a
Ura Waza
10 Counters
n/a
n/a
Koryu Dai Yon
1-8 techniques
n/a
n/a
n/a
8-16 techniques
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Koryu Dai San
1-16 techniques
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Koryu Dai San
1-24 techniques
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Koryu Dai Yon
1-27 techniques
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Follow Techniques As Demonstrated
n/a
n/a
Kagari Geiko No Weapon
free practise
n/a
Renzoku Continuous Movement
n/a
n/a
Tanto Tsuki Knife Evasion
n/a
n/a
Tanto Randori No Kata Randori
Knife defense
n/a
n/a
n/a

Ninan Dori

n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Soburi Waza Sword Cuts,
basic posture
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Advanced
movements
Jo Basic
movements
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Advanced
movements

ADS/BAB approved coaching Course
Class Teaching

n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a