Aikikai Grading system



5th Kyu

30 days of practice

4th Kyu

40 days of practice after obtaining 5th Kyu

3rd Kyu

50 days of practice after obtaining 4th Kyu

2nd Kyu

50 days of practice after obtaining 3rd Kyu

1st Kyu

60 days of practice after obtaining 2nd Kyu

Aikikai’s Grading system is regulated by the Hombu Dojo.
Gradings at Aikikai Bali are twice per year, at the Headquarters, Samurai Dojo; all Bali Aikikai Aikido students attend the gradings together. The amount of practice necessary between gradings is set to make one grading every six months easily possible for any student; the content of the gradings is a selection of basic techniques, starting from the most basic and simple, and adding to them each grading, up to the most difficult to master at the highest levels. First  gradings (5th Kyu) take about 15 - 20 minutes only; the most advanced (1st Kyu) can take up to 1 hour

“Failure is the key to success. Each mistake teaches us something”


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