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Those wishing to test at Capital must first ask their sensei for permission. After having received permission, you may obtain a Capital Aikido Federation application for rank from your dojo or this web page. This form must be filled out and turned in (together with the appropriate fees) prior to the date of the test. Please be sure to bring both your completed paperwork and your payment with you on the day of your test.

Downloadable CAF Application for Rank.
This downloadable file requires Adobe Reader or compatable to open. You may save and E-mail the form back to us, or turn in a paper copy prior to your test.
CAF Testing Fees:
Kyu ranks: $30
Shodan: $200
Nidan: $200
Sandan: $300
Yondan: $400
Godan+: please contact us for current Hombu fee.
randori
randori (freestyle) portion of a dan test.
PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS


5th Kyu (50 practice days)

  1. Shomenuchi Ikkyo (omote/ura)
  2. Shomenuchi Iriminage
  3. Katatetori Shihonage (omote/ura)
  4. Ryotetori Tenchinage
  5. Tsuki Kotegaeshi
  6. Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi
  7. Morotetori Kokyuho
  4th Kyu (60 practice days)

  1. Shomenuchi Nikkyo (omote/ura)
  2. Yokomenuchi Shihonage (omote/ura)
  3. Tsuki Iriminage
  4. Ushiro Tekubi Sankyo (omote/ura)
  5. Ushiro Ryokatatori Kotegaeshi
  6. Suwari Waza:
      • Shomenuchi Ikkyo
      • Katatori Nikkyo (omote/ura)
      • Katatori Sankyo


3rd Kyu (70 practice days)

  1. Yokomenuchi Iriminage (two ways)
  2. Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  3. Tsuki Kaitennage
  4. Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo (omote/ura)
  5. Morotetori Iriminage (two ways)
  6. Shomenuchi Sankyo (omote/ura)
  7. Suwari Waza:
      • Shomenuchi Iriminage
      • Shomenuchi Nikkyo (omote/ura)
  8. Hanmi-Handachi:
      • Katatetori Shihonage
      • Katatetori Kaitennage
        (uchi and soto mawari*)
  9. Tachitori & Jotori: Shomenuchi/Tsuki
  2nd Kyu (80 practice days)

  1. Shomenuchi Shihonage
  2. Shomenuchi Kaitennage
  3. Yokomenuchi Gokyo
  4. Ushiro Tekubitori Shihonage
  5. Ushiro Tekubitori Jujinage
  6. Ushiro Kubishime Koshinage
  7. Morotetori Nikkyo
  8. Hanmi-Handachi:
      • Shomenuchi Iriminage
      • Katatetori Nikkyo
      • Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  9. Tachitori & Jotori: Shomenuchi/Tsuki
  10. Freestyle - two people


1st Kyu (100 practice days)

  1. Katatori Menuchi - five techniques
  2. Yokomenuchi - five techniques
  3. Morotetori - five techniques
  4. Shomenuchi - five techniques
  5. Ryotetori - five techniques
  6. Koshinage - five techniques
  7. Tantotori
  8. Hanmi-Handachi (Ushiro Waza - five techniques)
  9. Tachitori & Jotori
  10. Freestyle - three people
  Shodan (150 practice days)

  1. All of 1st Kyu requirements
  2. Tachitori
  3. Jotori
  4. Henkawaza**
  5. Freestyle - four people


Nidan (300 practice days)

  1. Attend two seminars per year after Sho-Dan
  2. All of Sho-Dan requirements
  3. Tachitori - two people
  4. Freestyle - five people
  5. Kaeshiwaza***
  Sandan (450 practice days)

  1. Attend two seminars per year after Ni-Dan. Subject of exam to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam.

Yondan (600 practice days)

  1. Subject of exam to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam.
Note: Time requirements are counted from the last test

* Uchi and Soto Mawari - both inside (uchi) and cut-side (soto) movements.

** Hankawaza - switching from one technique to another. Examiner will call the first technique.

*** Kaeshiwaza - counter techniques. Uke applies the technique to nage. Original technique will be called by examiner (e.g., to apply sankyo against nikkyo).


Glossary of Terms

  1. Hanmi Handachi - uke standing, nage sitting
  2. Hanmi-Handachi - uke standing, nage sitting
  3. Henkawaza - switching from one technique to another.
  4. Jotori - staff techniques
  5. Kaeshiwaza - counter techniques
  6. Katatetori - one hand grab to wrist
  7. Katatori - one hand grab to collar
  8. Morotetori - two hands on one
  9. Ryotetori - both wrists grabbed from the front
  10. Shomenuchi - strike to forehead
  11. Soto Mawari - outside movements
  12. Suwari Waza - techniques from sitting
  13. Tachitori - attack with sword
  14. Tantotori - attack with knife
  15. Tsuki - thrust or punch
  16. Uchi Mawari - inside movements
  17. Ushiro Kubishime - choke from behind with free hand grabbing wrist
  18. Ushiro Ryokatatori - both shoulders grabbed from behind
  19. Ushiro Tekubitori - both wrists grabbed from behind
  20. Ushiro Waza - any attack from behind


Capital Aikikai and the Capital Aikido Federation
are directly affiliated with Hombu Dojo and the Aikikai Foundation.
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Capital Aikikai | 923 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-242-5179 | www.capitalaikikai.org