Testing

With the exception of the first beginners’ test for 6th kyu, all testing is under the authority of the Canadian Aikido Federation and all ranks are processed through them.

Please note that all days of practice requirements are absolute minimums.

A test fee is payable for each successful test.

If you have any questions about testing, contact Jim or Yumi.

6th kyu
(The 6th-kyu test is an in-dojo test, not a standard CAF test.)
Days of practice required: 30 (The 30 hours required for this test also count toward the 60 hours required for 5th kyu.)

  1. Katate-dori ai-hanmi ikkyo, omote and ura waza
  2. Katate-dori shiho-nage, omote and ura waza
  3. Katate-dori irimi-nage, omote and ura waza
  4. Suwari-waza ryote-dori kokyu-ho (also called Kokyu-dosa).

5th kyu
Objective: To Know the Basic Forms with Accuracy
(Besides the standard CAF test material, the dojo requires the additional techniques indicated in green type.)
Days of practice required: 60 (The 30 hours required for 6th kyu also count toward 5th kyu).

  1. Shomen-uchi Ikkyo
  2. Katate-dori (gyaku-hanmi) Shiho-nage
  3. Shomen-uchi Irimi-nage
  4. Ryotetori Tenchinage
  5. Morotetori Kokyuho (omote)
  6. Suwari-waza Kokyu-dosa

4th kyu
Objective: To Have Proper Balance and Timing
(Besides the standard CAF test material, the dojo requires the additional techniques indicated in green type.)
Days of practice required: 80 days training required since 5th kyu

  1. Shomen-uchi Ikkyo and Nikyo
  2. Kata-dori Nikyo and Sankyo
  3. Yokomen-uchi Shiho-nage
  4. Shomen-uchi Irimi-nage
  5. Tsuki Kotegaeshi
  6. Suwari-waza Kokyu-dosa

3d kyu and higher
The dojo’s requirements are identical to the standard CAF requirements.