Austin Iwama Aikido

Traditional Aikido: As Taught in Iwama, Japan

Shodan Testing Requirements

  1. Shomen-uchi Ikkyo (omote and ura)
  2. Ushiro Eri-tori Ikkyo (omote and ura)
  3. Ushiro Ryote-dori Ikkyo (two waza)
  4. Kata-dori Nikkyo (ura waza)
  5. Kata-dori Nikkyo (henka waza, arm straight)
  6. Kata-dori Nikkyo (henka waza, elbow up)
  7. Gyakute-dori Nikkyo
  8. Ushiro Muna-dori Nikkyo
  9. Shomen-uchi Sankyo (haya waza)
  10. Mune-dori Sankyo (omote and ura)
  11. Yokomen-uchi Sankyo (omote and ura)
  12. Gyakute-dori Yonkyo (omote and ura)
  13. Ushiro Ryokata-dori Yonkyo (omote and ura)
  14. Gyaku dori, Mune-tsuki Gokkyo (tanken dori)
  15. Shomen-uchi Rokkyo
  16. Katate-dori Rokkyo
  17. Katate-dori Nanakyo
  18. Katate-dori Shiho-nage (four directions)
  19. Kata-dori Shiho-nage
  20. Gyakute-dori Kote-gaeshi
  21. Ushiro Ryote-dori Kote-gaeshi
  22. Ushiro Ryote-dori Kote-gaeshi (hands held together)
  23. Gyakute-dori Irimi-nage
  24. Yokomen-uchi Irimi-nage (ki-no-nagare)
  25. Ushiro Eri-tori Irimi-nage
  26. Mune-tsuki Kaiten-nage
  27. Gedan takkuru Kaiten-nage
  28. Morote-dori Kokyu-nage (twisted)
  29. Morote-dori Kokyu-nage (pushed up)
  30. Morote-dori Kokyu-nage (held down)
  31. Sode-dori Kokyu-nage
  32. Sodeguchi-dori Kokyu-nage
  33. Katate-dori Kokyu-nage (oyo waza, two waza)
  34. Mae-geri Kokyu-nage
  35. Mune-dori Koshi-nage
  36. Gyakute-dori Koshi-nage (shiho-nage method)
  37. Yokomen-uchi Koshi-nage (shiho-nage method)
  38. Mune-dori Juji-nage
  39. Jiyu-waza (hitori-no-kogeki)
  40. Jiyu-waza (futari-no-kogeki, armed)
  41. Jiyu-waza (san-nin-no-kogeki)
  42. Ken-no-Riai
    1. Shiho-nage (omote)
    2. Shiho-nage (ura)
    3. Kote-gaeshi
  43. Ken-Tai-Jo Tai-sabaki
    1. Choku-barai
    2. Kaeshi-barai
    3. Kaiten-barai
  44. Ken-tai-jo (1-6, naganai and nageru)

 

Please note that the instructor may ask for any of the taijutsu techniques on this exam to be executed as suwari-waza.