合気道錬身会は養神館の塩田剛三先生の高弟千田務師範の指導する団体

Rank & Certification Syllabuses

Available for download

Current Test Syllabus

Test Syllabus 2016
Kids and 10th-4th kyu 2016

Archived Syllabuses

Test Syllabus 2013
Kids and 10th-4th kyu 2013
Test Syllabus 2012
Kids and 10th-4th kyu 2012
Instructor Certification Test Syllabus
Test Syllabus 2011
Kids and 10th-4th kyu 2011
Instructor Certification Test Syllabus
Test Syllabus 2010
Test Syllabus 2009
Test Syllabus 2008

Test Periods

1st-10th kyu Test March, July, December
All kyu and dan Test July, December

Test Requirements

Rank Requirements
10-9 kyu Ability to correctly perform Kamae, and the 6 Kihon Dosa (Basic Movements).
8-6 kyu Ability to correctly perform Kamae, the 6 Kihon Dosa, and the assigned basic techniques.
5-4 kyu Ability to correctly perform Kamae, the 6 Kihon Dosa Sotai (with partner), and the assigned basic techniques.
3-1 kyu Ability to correctly perform selected basic techniques with some level of technique application.
1st Dan At least 3 months since receiving 1st kyu, ability to demonstrate proficiency in selected basic techniques, and perform them with an appropriate amount of power.
2nd Dan At least 1 year since receiving 1st Dan, ability to demonstrate mastery of the basic technique syllabus with appropriate knowledge of technique application.
3rd Dan At least 2 years since receiving 2nd Dan, mastery of technique, with appropriate knowledge of technique application and instruction.
4th Dan At least 3 years since receiving 3rd Dan, polished mastery of technique, with appropriate knowledge of technique application and instruction.
5th Dan At least 4 years since receiving 4th Dan, complete mastery of technique, with considerable knowledge of technique application and instruction.
6th Dan At least 5 years since receiving 5th Dan, complete mastery of technique, with considerable knowledge of technique application and instruction, and teaching experience (in addition to grading of practical skill, a dissertation on a topic such as views on Aikido, ethics, and philosophy is required).
7th Dan At least 6 years since receiving 6th Dan, complete mastery of technique with considerable knowledge of technique application and instruction, and is actively teaching.
8th Dan

and above

At least 6 years since receiving 6th Dan, complete mastery of technique, with considerable knowledge of technique application and instruction and is actively teaching.

Transferring Rank from Children’s Classes

Individuals who have obtained a rank under the children’s class testing requirements can test to have their rank transferred when graduating to the regular (adult) classes.

Rank equivalents are as follows:

Children’s 5th to 9th kyu → 6th kyu

Children’s 1st to 4th kyu → 5th kyu

Children’s 1st Dan and up → 4th kyu

Regarding Ranks Issued By the Yoshinkan or IYAF

All dan and kyu ranks issued by Aikido Yoshinkai and the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation (IYAF) prior to March 2008 will be recognized by Aikido Renshinkai. Ranks received after this date will be given consideration on a case-by-case basis.

Test Fees

Rank Test Fee Registration Fee (Adult) Registration Fee (Child)
10th-6th kyu 1,000yen 1,500yen 1,000yen
5th kyu 1,000yen 2,000yen 1,500yen
4th kyu 1,000yen 2,500yen 2,000yen
3rd kyu 1,500yen 4,000yen 3,000yen
2nd kyu 1,500yen 5,000yen 4,000yen
1st kyu 1,500yen 6,000yen 5,000yen
1st dan 2,000yen 12,000yen 7,000yen
2nd dan 3,000yen 25,000yen 12,000yen
3rd dan 3,000yen 40,000yen
4th dan 3,000yen 60,000yen
5th dan 3,000yen 90,000yen
6th dan 5,000yen 120,000yen
7th dan 5,000yen 150,000yen
8th dan and up 5,000yen 180,000yen