Austin Iwama Aikido

Traditional Aikido: As Taught in Iwama, Japan

Sandan Testing Requirements

  1. Levels of Training (katai, yuwarakai, ki-no-nagare)
    1. Tai-no-henko
    2. Katate-dori Kokyu-nage
    3. Katate-dori Ikkyo (omote waza)
    4. Kata-dori Ikkyo (omote / 2x ki-no-nagare)
    5. Yokomen-uchi Nikkyo (ura / katai & ki-no-nagare only)
    6. Yokomen-uchi Sankyo (ura / katai & ki-no-nagare only)
    7. Yokomen-uchi Gokyo (tanken-dori / katai & ki-no-nagare only)
    8. Katate-dori Shiho-nage (omote waza)
    9. Ushiro-mune-dori Koshi-nage (katai & ki-no-nagare only)
  2. Riai
    1. Kokyu-nage
      1. Morote-dori
      2. Tachi-dori
      3. Jo-tori
    2. Kokyu-nage (mae)
      1. Morote-dori
      2. Tachi-dori
      3. Jo-tori
    3. 2x student-chosen demonstrations of Riai (taijutsu, ken, jo)
  3. Kaeshi-waza
    1. Ikkyo ni Nikkyo (hantai)
    2. Ikkyo ni Irimi-nage
    3. Ikkyo ni Koshi-nage
    4. Ikkyo ni Ushiro Nagare
    5. Ikkyo ni Ikkyo (ushiro nagare)
    6. Ikkyo ni Kokyu-nage
    7. Nikkyo ni Irimi-nage
    8. Kote-gaeshi ni Sankyo
    9. Irimi-nage ni Sumi-otoshi
    10. Kaiten-nage ni Kokyu-nage
  4. Ni-nin dori
    1. Nikkyo
    2. Sankyo
    3. Kokyu-nage
    4. Kokyu-nage (pulled)
  5. Henka-waza
    1. Shomen-uchi Ikkyo (pushed) to Kokyu-nage (mae) or Irimi-nage
    2. Shomen-uchi Ikkyo (back turned) to Irimi-nage
    3. Shomen-uchi Ikkyo (stand on breakdown) to Ikkyo (foot step) or Sankyo or Irimi-nage
    4. Kata-dori Ikkyo (elbow held down) to Kokyu-nage
    5. Morote-dori Sankyo (back turned) to Irimi-nage (arm or collar)
    6. Shomen-uchi Irmim-nage (hand pushed down) to collar-only Irimi-nage or Shiho-nage
    7. Katate-dori Shiho-nage (arm won’t budge) to Old-style shiho-nage
    8. Katate-dori Shiho-nage (rolled out) to Shiho-nage or Irimi-nage or Koshi-nage or Hiji-osae (2x)
    9. Ushiro-ryote-dori Koshi-nage (failure to load on hips) to Sankyo
    10. Henka-waza from four instructor-chosen attacks & techniques
  6. Oyo-waza
    1. Bobby Bang
    2. Sankyo Very Much
    3. Smash and Trash
    4. Fast Hands Sumi-Otoshi
  7. Jiyu-waza
    1. Jiyu-waza (suwari-waza)
    2. Jiyu-waza (yon-no-kogeki - surrounded)
    3. Jiyu-waza (yon-no-kogeki - rush)
    4. Jiyu-waza (roku-no-kogeki - one hit, one life)
  8. 2x student-chosen kumitachi (basic, intermediate, advanced)
  9. Kumitachi Henka-waza (Variations as shown in Traditional Aikido Vol #2)
    1. Ichi-no-Tachi, Henka #1 (body method)
    2. Ichi-no-Tachi, Henka #2 (body method)
    3. Ni-no-Tachi, Henka #1 (body method)
    4. Ni-no-Tachi, Henka #2 (body method)
    5. San-no-Tachi, Henka #1 (body method)
    6. San-no-Tachi, Henka #2 (body method)
    7. Yon-no-Tachi, Henka #1 (body method)
    8. Yon-no-Tachi, Henka #2 (body method)
    9. Go-no-Tachi, Henka #1 (body method)
    10. Go-no-Tachi, Henka #2 (body method)
  10. Jo-nage (1 – 7 from Traditional Aikido Vol #2)
    1. Shiho-nage (omote)
    2. Ikkyo
    3. Gedan-tsuki
    4. Gedan-harai
    5. Nikkyo
    6. Kokyu-nage (ushiro-dori)
    7. Kokyu-nage (mae, ushiro-dori)
  11. 31-count jo kata
  12. 2x student-chosen kumijo (basic, intermediate, advanced)
  13. Classic ken-tai-jo paired exercises (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, & 10 from Traditional Aikido Vol #2)