Austin Iwama Aikido

Traditional Aikido: As Taught in Iwama, Japan

Nidan Testing Requirements

  1. Katai-waza (x3 each) from four instructor-chosen attacks
  2. Ki-no-Nagare-waza (x3 each) from four instructor-chosen attacks
  3. Kaeshi-waza
    1. Ikkyo ni Ikkyo (ichi dan kai)
    2. Ikkyo ni Ikkyo (ni dan kai)
    3. Ikkyo ni Ikkyo (san dan kai)
    4. Ikkyo ni Nikkyo
    5. Ikkyo ni Kote-gaeshi
    6. Ikkyo ni Shiho-nage
    7. Nikkyo ni Sankyo
    8. Kote-gaeshi ni Ikkyo (hiji)
    9. Irimi-nage ni Koshi-nage
    10. Shiho-nage ni Shiho-nage
  4. Oyo-waza
    1. Tai sabaki deflections
      1. Soto kiri
      2. Suriage
      3. "Pulling silk"
      4. Ukenagashi
      5. General block
      6. Boxing shed
      7. Shoulder roll
    2. Shomen-uchi deflections
      1. Migi Kao-tsuki, naka
      2. Migi Kao-tsuki, soto
      3. Hidari Kao-tsuki, naka
      4. Hidari Kao-tsuki, soto
    3. Carotid choke-out Escape #1 (hip in)
    4. Carotid choke-out Escape #2 (hip out)
    5. Carotid choke-out Escape #3 (seated)
    6. Mounted choke-out Ikkyo
    7. Mounted choke-out Nikkyo
    8. Mounted choke / punch to Choke-out
    9. Gedan takkuru Kaiten-nage
    10. Gedan takkuru Ikkyo (hiji)
    11. Fighting stance awase Irimi-nage osae
    12. Kao-tsuki waza (with deflections)
      1. Kao-tsuki (jab) Kokyu-nage (mae)
      2. Kao-tsuki (jab) Kokyu-nage (ura)
      3. Kao-tsuki (punch) Ikkyo ara-waza
      4. Kao-tsuki (punch) Kokyu-nage (ura)
      5. Kao-tsuki (jab) Choke-out
    13. Yokomen-uchi Hiji henka
    14. Yokomen-uchi Gedan-waza
      1. Yokomen-uchi (no step) Front leg tackle
      2. Yokomen-uchi (no step) Front knee push
      3. Yokomen-uchi (step) Kubi-nage (naka)
      4. Yokomen-uchi (step) Takedown with front leg (soto)
      5. Yokomen-uchi (step) Takedown with rear leg (soto)
      6. Yokomen-uchi Gedan henka
    15. Combination Attacks
      1. Jab/Punch – gyaku hanmi, pull silk with front hand, pull silk back hand, (front elbow) kokyunage
      2. Punch/Jab – ai hanmi, boxing shed to the inside, boxing shed with same hand + counterpunch with the other hand, kaiten-nage
      3. Jab/Hook – ai hanmi, parry with back hand, ear cover front hand with a slide-in, sumi-otoshi with back hand
      4. Jab/Punch/Lead Hook – ai hanmi, pull silk back hand, boxing shed front hand, ear cover with back hand into sumi-otoshi with elbow wrap and choke-out pin
    16. Atemi Combination Response
      1. Tsuki Naka waza (one atemi minimum)
      2. Tsuki Soto waza (one atemi minimum)
      3. Hook Naka waza (two atemi minimum)
      4. Hook Soto waza (two atemi minimum)
  5. Jiyu-waza
    1. Jiyu-waza (san-no-kogeki - rush)
    2. Jiyu-waza (san-no-kogeki - held by two, rushed by third)
    3. Jiyu-waza (roku-no-kogeki - one hit, one life)
  6. Tachi-dori
    1. Kokyu-nage
    2. Kote-gaeshi
    3. Irimi-nage
    4. Rokkyo
    5. Kokyu-nage (mae, hidari)
    6. Shinken Shiraha Dori
    7. Sumi-otoshi
    8. Kokyu-nage (mae, migi)
    9. Sankyo
    10. Yonkyo
  7. Kumi-tachi Henka-waza (Variations as shown in Traditional Aikido Vol #2)
    1. Ichi-no-Tachi Henka #1 (ken method)
    2. Ichi-no-Tachi Henka #2 (ken method)
    3. Ni-no-Tachi Henka #1 (ken method)
    4. Ni-no-Tachi Henka #2 (ken method)
    5. San-no-Tachi Henka #1 (ken method)
    6. San-no-Tachi Henka #2 (ken method)
    7. Yon-no-Tachi Henka #1 (ken method)
    8. Yon-no-Tachi Henka #2 (ken method)
    9. Go-no-Tachi Henka #1 (ken method)
    10. Go-no-Tachi Henka #2 (ken method)
  8. Jo-tori
    1. Gedan-tsuki
    2. Shiho-nage (omote)
    3. Kokyu-nage (mae, migi)
    4. Kokyu-nage (mae, hidari)
    5. Shiho-nage (ura)
    6. Rokkyo
    7. Sumi-otoshi
    8. Nutation
    9. Kokyu-nage
    10. Ikkyo-nage
    11. Hiji-osae
  9. Kumi-jo
    1. Create two non-throwing kumi-jo
    2. Create two throwing kumi-jo