Minimum Promotion Test Requirements

1. These requirements are a minimum standard for the purposes of promotion testing; this is not a comprehensive listing of all the applications of technique with which you must be familiar.

2. Many techniques have omote (front) and ura (rear) variations which you must demonstrate.

3. Many techniques have applications against both static and dynamic attacks, which you must know.

4. In certain cases a particular variation of a technique is required and is noted above; you are encouraged, however, to demonstrate additional variations.

5. All tests are cumulative; you must be prepared to demonstrate exercises and techniques from all ranks prior to the one for which you are actually testing.

6. Requirements of attendance at Aikido Seminar, Camps, and Instructor Seminars are fulfilled only by AAA/AAI events.

7. All test candidates must complete the following prior to testing:

8. Dojo dues must be paid in full

9. AAA or AAI annual dues must be paid up to date

10. Examination application form must be completed legibly and submitted to your instructor

11. Examination fee must be paid   

12. No application for promotion testing will be accepted by the test committee without the knowledge and consent of the candidate?s instructor.