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Fri 10 Dec

Winter Grading

Adults (16+)

aikido dublin grading event

Friday: 10th December :  19:30 – 21:00

*All adult members not grading are expected to attend to lend support to those grading at the end of normal class.


What is examined at a Tomiki/Shodokan Aikido kyu grading?

Students are asked to demonstrate skills, in front of a grading panel, in three key areas:  Kihon (basics),  Kata (form) and KakariGeiko (FreePlay)

1. Kihon: The very basics include:  Unsoku Undo (Foot Movements), Tandoku Undo (Hand movements), Atemi (basic strikes and attacks), Tai Sabaki (basic Avoidance) and Sichi-hon-no-kazushi (7 basic balance breaking methods) 

2. Kata: There are various Kata to be performed with a partner and examined depending upon the grade being examined and can include: Ju-nan-Hon (the basic 17 techniques for randori), ura-waza (counter techniques), suwari-waza (Kneeling techniques), nage-no-kata,  and more depending on grade.

3. Kakarigeiko: There are generally three "bouts' of 60 seconds each where the student is to demonstrate application of technique against an attacking opponent(s) offering varying levels of resistance.

Afterward, all students line up and their achievement is read out publically by a member of the examining panel. In the event that a student is unable to perform on the day or fails to demonstrate required syllabus to an adequate standard, detailed feedback is provided privately by all members of the examination panel so that there is no misunderstanding in respect to where work is needed to ensure that they are successful  at their next examination attempt.

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