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AAI-POLSKA EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

Kyu Ranks

  • All rank examinations within Busetsukan are conducted according to the standards and requirements of AAI–Polska.

  • Below are the minimum examination requirements: it’s not a list of all Aikido techniques and applications one should know.

  • Many techniques contain an omote and a ura version, both of which should be mastered.

  • In some cases, additional versions of the techniques below need to be demonstrated.

  • All exams are cumulative: a candidate should be ready to demonstrate techniques from lower ranks than he currently possesses.

  • All candidates must settle their dues. The examination fee must be paid before the exam.

  • The candidate’s instructor must approve the candidate’s application for the examination.

  • Giá Thi Kyu:

  • 7 Kyu: 250.000 VND

  • 6 Kyu: 350.000 VND

  • 5 Kyu: 400.000 VND

  • 4 Kyu: 500.000 VND

  • 3 Kyu: 650.000 VND

  • 2 Kyu: 800.000 VND

  • 1 Kyu: 1000.000 VND

  • 1 Dan: 245 USD

  • 2 Dan: 270 USD

  • 3 Dan: 300 USD

  • 4 Dan: 325 USD

 

七級 7 kyu – Minimum 2 months and 20 hours of training

  1. Koho Tento Undo: Rolling backwards and forward from sitting, kneeling and standing positions.

  2. Ushiro Ukemi: Backward roll with a fall from a kneeling and standing position.

  3. Mae Ukemi: Frontal roll with a fall from a kneeling and standing position.

  4. Katate-kosa-tori Kote-gaeshi: Grab of the same wrist/ Throw with a wristlock and immobilization.

  5. Kata-tori Ikkyo: Grab of opponent’s upper sleeve / ikkyo and immobilization.

  6. Katate-kosa-tori Kokyu-nage: Grab of the same wrist / „Throw in momentum” while maintaining the control of the opponent’s head.

  7. Ryo-kata-tori Kokyu-nage: Grab of opponent’s both upper sleeves / „Throw in momentum” also required is a version with a spin.

 

六級 6 kyu – Minimum 3 months and 30 hours of training after graduating 7 kyu

  1. Shomen-uchi, Yokomen-uchi and Mune-tsuki: Basic strikes

  2. Shomen-uchi Kokyu-nage: Frontal, horizontal strike to the head / ‘Throw in momentum” while maintaining control of the opponent’s head.

  3. Katate-tori Shiho-nage: Grab of opponent’s opposite wrist/ ‘Throw in four directions’.

  4. Shomen-uchi Irimi-nage: Frontal, vertical strike to the head / ‘Throw with a frontal entry’.

  5. Kata-tori Nikyo: Grab of opponent’s upper sleeve / nikyo and immobilization.

  6. Kokyu-dosa: Training with a partner in seiza, in order to practice momentum and/or ‘breathing power’.

 

五級 5 kyu – Minimum 3 months and 30 hours of training after graduating 6 kyu

  1. Yoko Ukemi: Fall to the side from a standing position with a forward roll.

  2. Bokken Kamae: Five basic stances while using a bokken.

  3. Bokken and Jo Suburi: Basic strikes using a bokken and jo.

  4. Shomen-uchi Kote-gaeshi: Frontal, vertical strike to the head / Throw with a wristlock and immobilization.

  5. Shomen-uchi Ikkyo: Frontal, vertical strike to the head / ikkyo and immobilization.

  6. Katate-tori Sankyo: Grab of opponent’s opposite wrist / sankyo, aloso required nage waza (throw) and katame waza (immobilization).

  7. Yokomen-uchi Sokumen Irimi-nage: Frontal, diagonal strike to the head / Throw ‘while entering the side of opponent’s face’, technique based on sayu undo.

  8. Mune-tsuki Kote-gaeshi: Frontal punch to the chest / Throw with a wristlock and immobilization.

  9. Katate-tori Kaiten-nage: Grab of opponent’s opposite wrist / Kaiten-nage, also required is version with tenkan.

 

四級 4 kyu – Minimum 3 months and 30 hours of training after graduating 5 kyu

  1. Tai-sabaki Toshu: Body movements to avoid the following strikes: Katate-tori, Shomen-uchi, Yokomen-uchi and Mune-tsuki.

  2. Yokomen-uchi Shiho-nage: Frontal, diagonal strike to the head / ‘Throw in four directions’.

  3. Ushiro-te-kubitori Kokyu-nage: Grab of opponent’s both wrists from the back / ‘Throw in momentum’ based on ushiro-te-kubitori undo.

  4. Ushiro-te-kubitori Kote-gaeshi: Grab of opponent’s both wrists from the back / Throw with a wristlock and immobilization.

  5. Kata-tori Yonkyo: Grab of opponent’s upper sleeve / yonkyo and immobilization.

  6. Ryote-tori Ten-chi-nage: Grab of opponent’s both wrists from the front / ‘Heaven and Earth’ throw.

  7. Ryote-tori Kokyu-nage: Grab of opponent’s both wrists from the front / ‘Throw in momentum’ also required is a version with a spin.

 

三級 3 kyu – Minimum 6 months and 60 hours of training after obtaining 4 kyu

  1. Ushiro-hiji-tori Kote-gaeshi: Grab of opponent’s elbows from the back / Throw with a wristlock and immobilization

  2. Mune-tsuki Kokyu-nage: Frontal punch to the chest / ‘Throw in momentum’, also required is a version with a spin.

  3. Kata-tori Gokyo: Grab of opponent’s upper sleeve / gokyo and immobilization.

  4. Ushiro-tori Kokyu-nage: Grab from behind (bear hug) / ‘Throw in momentum’ based on ushiro-tori undo.

  5. Ryote-tori Kaiten-nage: Grab of opponent’s both wrists from the front / Kaiten-nage.

  6. Katate-ryote-tori Nikyo: Grab of opponent’s forearm with both hands / nikyo and immobilization.


Suwari-waza (techniques performed from a sitting position):

  1. Shomen-uchi Kokyu-nage: Frontal, vertical strike to the head / ‘Throw in momentum’ while maintaining control of opponent’s head.

  2. Shomen-uchi Ikkyo: Frontal, vertical strike to the head / ikkyo and immobilization.

  3. Kata-tori Nikyo: Grab of opponent’s upper sleeve / nikyo and immobilization.

  4. Bokken Kata 13: 13 movements with bokken

  5. Jo Kata 13: 13 movements with jo

  6. Jiyu-Waza: Free techniques: defense against any grab attack.

 

二級 2 kyu – Minimum 6 months and 60 hours of training after graduating 3 kyu

  1. Ushiro-kata-tori Kokyu-nage: Grab of opponent’s shoulders from the back / ‘Throw in momentum’ using a movement bending forward

  2. Katate-ryote-tori Kokyu-nage: Grab of opponent’s forearm with both hands / ‘Throw in momentum’

  3. Ryo-kata-tori Kote-gaeshi: Grab of opponent’s both upper sleeves / Throw with a wristlock and immobilization.

  4. Kata-tori Menuchi Irimi-nage: Grab of opponent’s upper sleeve with a strike to the head/ ‘Throw with a frontal entry’.


Hanmi Handachi Waza (techniques performed from a sitting position, the opponent attacks from a standing position):

  1. Katate-tori Shiho-nage: Grab of opponent’s opposite wrist / ‘Throw in four directions’.

  2. Katate-tori Sankyo: Grab of opponent’s opposite wrist / sankyo, required are nage waza (throw) and katame waza (immobilization).

  3. Ryote-tori Koshi-nage: Grab of opponent’s both wrists from the front / throw over the hip.

  4. Mae-geri Kokyu-nage: Frontal kick to the chest / ‘Throw in momentum’.

  5. Jiyu Waza: Free techniques: defense against any attack.

  6. Jo-no-bu: (1-10).

  7. Jo Kata 22: 22 movements.

 

一級 1 kyu Minimum 9 months and 90 hours of training after graduating 2 kyu

  1. Ushiro-te-kubitori Juji-nage:

Grab of opponent’s both wrists from the back / crossing both hands and throw.

  1. Yokomen-uchi Sudori:

Frontal, diagonal strike to the head / ‘Throw by frontal slide’.

  1. Katate-ryote-tori Kote-gaeshi:

Grab of opponent’s forearm with both hands / Throw with a wristlock and immobilization.

  1. Mune-tsuki Sumi-otoshi: Frontal punch to the chest / ‘corner throw’.

  2. Kata-tori Gam-men-uchi Ikkyo: Grab of opponent’s upper and strike to the face/ ikkyo and immobilization.

  3. Tanto-dori: Defense against knife attacks; at least 3 techniques against shomen-uchi, yokomen-uchi and mune-tsuki.

  4. Jo-no-bu: (1-20).

  5. Jo Kata 31: 31 movements.

  6. Randori: Free attacks and free defensive techniques against at least 3 opponents.