AIKIDO TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS 

 

 

Rank

 

Yonkyu

 

Sankyu

 

Nikyu

 

Ikkyu

 

Shodan

 

Nidan

 

Sandan

 

 

Yondan

 

 

Godan

 

Rokudan

 

Shichidan

 

 

Hachidan

 

 

Kudan

 

 

Judan

Requirements

 

Walking, falling, 8 release movements, 1-5 of Ni-Ju-San Kata

 

6-11 of Ni-Ju-San Kata and basics of knife randori

 

12-16 of Ni-Ju-San Kata and basics of hand randori, familiarity with release chains 1 & 2

 

17-23 of Ni-Ju-San Kata, multiple attack training and rudimentary teaching skills, familiarity with release chains 1 & 2

 

Must demonstrate all of the above plus vocabulary knowledge plus the first 5 movements of Owaza Ju Pon

 

Advanced skills in all areas, Owaza Ju Pon complete, 1-16 of San Kata

 

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

 

This is a PhD. level rank and the candidate must demonstrate extraordinary knowledge of all Aikido principles, Karl Geis RYU katas and techniques, a total commitment to the art of Aikido and the teaching thereof is required

 

Assistant professor, advancement of all skill required

 

Full professor, extra-ordinary teaching and leadership skill required

 

Professor emeritus, must be an outstanding contributor to the art and all of its precepts and techniques whether physical or spiritual

 

Must have demonstrated continuing contributions to Aikido and exerted a continuing positive service to Karl Geis RYU, its members and ideals

 

Must have demonstrated significant continuing contributions to Aikido and exerted a continuing positive service to Karl Geis RYU, its members and ideals

 

Mr. Karl Geis

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