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Ranking Information

The Aikido Center of Atlanta is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) which is chaired under Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei, Shihan and Chief Instructor of New York Aikikai.

mudansha

1st Kyu: 300 Practice Days
1. Katatori Menuchi-5 techniques 
2. Yokomenuchi-5 techniques 
3. Morotetori-5 techniques 
4. Shomenuchi-5 techniques 
5. Ryotetori-5 techniques 
6. Koshinage-5 techniques 
7. Tantortori 
8. Hanmi-Handachi(Ushiro Waza-5 techniques) 
9. Freestyle-3 persons

2nd Kyu: 200 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. Freestyle-2 persons

3rd Kyu: 100 Practice Days
1. Yokomenuchi Iriminage(2 ways) 
2. Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi 
3. Tsuki Kaitennage 
4. Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo(omote & ura) 
5. Morotetori Iriminage(2 ways) 
6. Shomenuchi Sankyo(omote & ura) 
7. Suwari Waza:  Shomenuchi Iriminage 
                              Shomenuchi Nikkyo(omote & ura) 
8. Hanmi-Handachi: Katetetori Shihonage 
                                    Katetori Kaitennage 
                                    (uchi & soto mawari*)

4th Kyu: 80 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

5th Kyu: 60 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

6th Kyu (Rokukyu) 20 practice days since beginning
1. Seiza
(a) Bowing/Rei
(b) Rise from seiza
2. Shikko* Hanmi
(a) Migi hanmi
(b) Hidari hanmi
3. Ukemi
(a) Ushiro ukemi
    (1) back fall
    (2) back roll*
(b) Mae ukemi*
4. Kokyu undo
(a) Funakogi undo
(b) Ikkyo undo
5. Tai sabaki
(a) Tenkan
(b) Irimi
(c) Irimi tenkan
(d) Tenshin
6. Hanmi (w/partner)
(a) Ai hanmi
(b) Gyaku hanmi
7.Atemi (w/partner)
(a) Tsuki
(b) Yokomenuchi
(c) Shomenuchi
8. Tai no henko (w/partner) as both uke and nage
9. Kokyudosa - Zagi Kokyuho (sitting) (w/partner)

yudansha

San-dan: 700 Practice Days
1. Attend 2 seminars per year after Ni-Dan. Subject of exam to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam.

Ni-dan: 600 Practice Days
1. Attend 2 seminars per year after Sho-Dan 
2. All of Sho-Dan requirements 
3. Tachitori-2 
4. Freestyle-5 
5. Kaeshiwaza***

Sho-dan: 400 Practice Days
1. All of 1st Kyu requirements 
2. Tachitori 
3. Jotori 
4. Henkawaza** 
5. Freestyle-4 persons