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Fugakukai International Association

Karl E. Geis, Hanshi
10th Dan Aikido, 9th Dan Judo U.S.J.A., 8th Dan Jyodo




AIKIDO TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

RANK
REQUIREMENTS
Yonkyu Walking, falling, 8 release movements, 1-5 of Ni-Ju-San Kata
Sankyu 6-11 of Ni-Ju-San Kata and basics of knife randori
Nikyu 12-16 of Ni-Ju-San Kata and basics of hand randori, familiarity with release chains 1 & 2
Ikkyu 17-23 of Ni-Ju-San Kata, multiple attack training and rudimentary teaching skills, familiarity with release chains 1 & 2
Shodan Must demonstrate all of the above plus vocabulary knowledge plus the first 5 movements of Owaza Ju Pon
Nidan Advanced skills in all areas, Owaza Ju Pon complete, 1-16 of San Kata
Sandan 1-34 of San Kata, the first 14 techniques of Yon Kata, advancement of all skills especially in the areas of teaching the application of the principles of our system and of Aikido
Yondan This is a PhD. level rank and the candidate must demonstrate extraordinary knowledge of all Aikido principles, Fugakukai katas and techniques, a total commitment to the art of Aikido and the teaching thereof is required
Godan assistant professor, advancement of all skill required
Rokudan Full professor, extra-ordinary teaching and leadership skill required
Shichidan Professor emeritus, must be an outstanding contributor to the art and all of its precepts and techniques whether physical or spiritual
Hachidan Must have demonstrated continuing contributions to Aikido and exerted a continuing positive service to the Fugakukai, its members and ideals
Kudan Red belt awarded by the committee of full professors
Judan Red belt awarded by the committee of full professors