Iwama Aikido Grading Syllabus

The Kokoro Kai Iwama Aikido club follows a strict and pre-defined grading syllibus (which you can find below), in which the use and understanding of Bokken and Jo forms an integral part.


 

Grade Kyu/Dan Type of Attack Technique Tachiwaza Suwara waza
Omote Ura Omote Ura

5th Kyu

Shomenuchi Ikkyo Video Video Video Video
Katatedori Ikkyo Video Video - -
Katatedori Shiho nage Video Video - -
Bukiwaza Ken suburi 1 to 7
Roku no Jo (Roku no Jo is from the 31 Jo kata).
 
Grade Kyu/Dan Type of Attack Technique Tachiwaza Suwara waza
Omote Ura Omote Ura
4th Kyu Shomenuchi Nikyo Video Video Video Video
Katatedori Nikyo Video Video - -
Bukiwaza 31 jo kata
 
Grade Kyu/Dan Type of Attack Technique Tachiwaza Suwara waza
Omote Ura Omote Ura
3rd Kyu Shomenuchi Sankyo Video Video
Shomenuchi Kotegaeshi Video -
Tsuki Shiho nage - -
Ryotedori Shiho nage Video Video - -
Yokomenuchi Kaiten nage -
Katatedori Irimi nage -
Bukiwaza Go no awase
Shichi no awase

Suwariwaza kokyu ho
Morotedori kokyu ho kihon waza
Tai no henko (+ ki no nagare)

 
Grade Kyu/Dan Type of Attack Technique Omote Ura Tachiwaza Suwara waza
2nd Kyu Shomenuchi Yonkyo
Katatedori Yonkyo  -
Bukiwaza Jo Suburi 1 to 13
 
Grade Kyu/Dan Type of Attack Technique Omote Ura Tachiwaza Suwara waza
1st Kyu Yokomenuchi Ikkyo to Yonkyo -
Yokomenuchi Gokyo - -
2 forms of attack Shiho nage - - -
2 forms of attack Kotegaeshi - - -
2 forms of attack Kokyu nage - - -
2 forms of attack Irimi nage - - -
2 forms of attack Koshi nage - - -
2 forms of attack Ushiro waza - - -
2 forms of attack Tachi dori - - -
2 forms of attack Jo dori - - -
2 forms of attack Tanken dori - - -
Bukiwaza Jo Suburi 1 to 20

Ninin dori (2 attackers)
Jiyuwaza

 
Grade Kyu/Dan Type of Attack Technique Omote Ura Tachiwaza Suwara waza
1st Dan Katatedori - in kihon & ki no nagare

Tai no henko

     
Morotedori - in kihon & ki no nagare Kokyu ho - 3 variations      
Ryotodori Kokyu ho - 3 variations      
Katate, Ryoto, Ryokatadori kokyu ho      
Suwariwaza Yokomenuchi Ikkyo - -
Suwariwaza Yokomenuchi Nikyo - -
Suwariwaza Yokomenuchi Sankyo - -
Suwariwaza Yokomenuchi Yonkyo - -
Suwariwaza Yokomenuchi Gokyo - - -
Tachiwaza 3 different forms of attack Shiho nage - - - -
Tachiwaza 3 different forms of attack Kotegaeshi - - - -
Tachiwaza 3 different forms of attack Irimi nage - - - -
Tachiwaza 3 different forms of attack Koshi nage - - - -
Ushiro waza 3 different forms of attack     

Hanmi handachi waza - 3 different techniques with 3 different forms of attack

Suwariwaza kokyu ho
Ninin dori

Tanken dori
Tachi dori
Jo dori - 3 different techniques with 3 different forms of attack

7 ken suburi
Happo giri
Migi no awase
Hidari no awase
Go no awase
Shichi no awase

20 jo suburi
Roku no jo
San jyu ichi no kata
Jyu san no kata
7 basic controls

 
Grade Kyu/Dan Type of Attack Technique Omote Ura Tachiwaza Suwara waza
2nd Dan The program is substantially similar to the program of Shodan, but the techniques should be performed more precisely, faster and more fluid.     
Katatedori - in kihon & ki no nagare Tai no henko      
Morotedori - in kihon & ki no nagare Kokyu ho - 3 variations      
Ryotodori Kokyu ho - 3 variations      
Katate, Ryoto, Ryokatadori Kokyu ho      
Suwariwaza Yokomenuchi ikkyo - -
Yokomenuchi nikyo - -
Yokomenuchi sankyo - -
Yokomenuchi yonkyo - -
Yokomenuchi gokyo - -
Ushiro Eridori Kokuho, Ikkyo      
Hanmi handachi waza 3 different forms of attack 3 different techniques    
Ryotadori  Kokuho - ki no nagare        
Tachiwaza 3 different forms of attack Shiho nage        
3 different forms of attack Kote gaeshi        

Irimi nage 3 different forms of attack

Koshi nage 3 different forms of attack

Kokyu nage 3 different forms of attack

Ushiro waza 3 different forms of attack

Suwariwaza kokyu ho
Sannin dori 3 different forms of attack

kihon – ki no nagare 3 different forms of attack
kihon – ki no nagare

Tanken dori
Tachi dori
Jo dori 3 different techniques with 3 different forms of attack

Ninin dori 2 partners: 1 ken, 1 jo 

Bukiwaza

AIKIKEN

7 suburi

5 jonage

4 Happo giri (ichi no suburi – ni no suburi – roku no suburi – shichi no suburi)
Go no awase, Shichi no awase
Kumitachi 1-5

AIKIJO

Happotski

20 suburi
Roku no jo

San jyu ichi no kata - kihon + awase

Jyu san no kata - kihon + awase

Kumitachi 1-5