Grading Requirements

Grading Requirements

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An examination consist of three parts:

A: Toho Iai katas of ones own choice selected among the final 15 Aikido Toho Iai kata forms (Nishio Sensei 2001~).

B: Ken Tai Ken and Ken Tai Jo representation(s) of one or more of the katas shown in A)

C: Toho Iai kata(s) appointed by the grading jury at the examination

The number of applications to be shown in A, B, and C parts for each grade is shown in the below table:

 Dan GradeA
 B C Years
 Examination Fee
 1   3 1 1  50 Euro
 2 3 2 2 1 year since 1st. dan  60 Euro
 3 3 3 3 2 years since 2nd.dan
 70 Euro
 4 4 4 3 3 years since 3rd. dan 80 Euro
 5 5 5 3 5 years since 4th. dan 90 Euro


Example: A 2nd dan applicant must show 3 Toho Iai katas of own choise selected among the 15 base katas. 2 of these katas must furthermore be shown as Ken Tai Ken and Ken Tai Jo representations. Finally the jury will ask the applicant to show two designated Toho Iai katas from among the 15 base katas. Additionaly the 2nd. dan applicant can earliest take examination 1 year after 1st dan examination.