USAF Test Requirements
Albany Aikido is a member of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) and follows all testing requirements. Tests are conducted several times per year by Faust Sensei. Below is a list of all testing requirements for 6th Kyu through 3rd Dan.

6th Kyu (20 practice days since beginning)
  • Seiza – Bowing/Rei, Rise from Seiza
  • Shikko
  • Hanmi – Migi Hanmi, Hidari Hanmi
  • Ukemi – Ushiro Ukemi, Back Fall, Back Roll, Mae Ukemi
  • Kokyu Undo – Funakogi Undo, Ikkyo Undo, Irimi, Irimi Tenkan
  • Hanmi (with partner) – Ai Hanmi, Gyaku Hanmi
  • Tai Sabaki – Tenkan, Tenshin
  • Atemi (with partner) – Tsuki, Yokomenuchi, Shomenuchi
  • Tai no Henko (with partner) – as both Uke and Nage
  • Kokyudosa – Zagi Kokyuho (sitting w/partner)
5th Kyu  (60 days)
  • Shomenuchi Ikkyo
  • Shomenuchi Iriminage
  • Katatetori Shihonage
  • Ryotetori Tenchinage
  • Tsuki Kotegaeshi
  • Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi
  • Morotetori Kokyuho
4th Kyu  (80 days)
  • Shomenuchi Nikkyo
  • Yokomenuchi Shihonage
  • Tsuki Iriminage
  • Ushiro Tekubitori Sankyo
  • Ushiro Ryokatatori Kotegaeshi
  • Suwari waza Shomenuchi Ikkyo
  • Suwari waza Katatori Nikkyo
  • Suwari waza Katatori Sankyo
3rd Kyu  (100 days)
  • Yokomenuchi Iriminage (2 ways)
  • Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  • Tsuki Kaitennage (uchi & soto)
  • Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo
  • Morotetori Iriminage (2 ways)
  • Shomenuchi Sankyo
  • Suwari waza Shomenuchi Iriminage
  • Suwari waza Shomenuchi Nikkyo
  • Hanmi handachi Katatetori Shihonage
  • Hanmi handachi Katatetori Kaitennage
2nd Kyu  (200 days)
  • Shomenuchi Shihonage
  • Shomenuchi Kaitennage
  • Yokomenuchi Gokyo
  • Ushiro Tekubitori Shihonage
  • Ushiro Tekubitori Jujinage
  • Ushiro Kubishime Koshinage
  • Morotetori Nikkyo
  • Hanmi handanchi Shomenuchi Iriminage
  • Hanmi handanchi Katatetori Nikkyo
  • Hanmi handanchi Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  • Freestyle: 2 attackers
1st Kyu  (300 days)
  • Katatori menuchi – 5 techniques
  • Yokomenuchi – 5 techniques
  • Morotetori – 5 techniques
  • Shomenuchi – 5 techniques
  • Ryotetori – 5 techniques
  • Koshinage – 5 techniques
  • Hanmi handachi Ushiro Waza – 5 techniques
  • Tantotori
  • Freestyle: 3 attackers
Shodan  (400 days)
  • All of 1-st kyu requirements
  • Tachitori
  • Jotori
  • Henka Waza
  • Freestyle: 4 attackers
Nidan  (600 days)
  • All of Shodan requirements
  • Tachitori – 2 attackers
  • Kaeshi Waza
  • Freestyle: 5 attackers
Sandan  (700 days)
  • Subject of exam to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam