1st Kyu

Requirements for Promotion to 1st Kyu

(This exam will emphasize the following forms, but may include any techniques from previous exams)

Basic Requirements: Same as 2nd Kyu

Additional Requirements:

  • WEAPONS
    • Sword taking (3 techniques)
    • Knife Defense (5 variations)
    • Paired Sword (Shochikubai no ken, upper wrist, float parry)
    • 2 Aikibojitsu Katas
  • JIYU WAZA
  • RANDORI (3 Persons)