Traditional Aikido Senior Syllabus

This is a summary of the BAA Traditional Aikido Senior Syllabus.

6th Kyu – White Belt (no specified training time requirements)
Core SkillsTechniqueWeaponsApplication
Ukemi – Front and rear rolling, left and right
Tai-sabaki – Irimi and tsugi ashi
Attacks

  • Ai katate dori

Techniques

  • Ikkyo
  • Nikkyo
  • Irimi-nage shomen
  • Kote-gaeshi
  • Ushiro-ate
Kokyu-dozo
5th Kyu – Yellow Belt (minimum 30 hours training time since 6 Kyu)
Core SkillsTechniqueWeaponsApplication
Ukemi – side break falls and rolling no arms
Tai-sabaki – irimi tenkan ayumi ashi
Shikko – forward and back
Basic balance breaks
Attacks

  • Ai katate dori
  • Gyaku katate dori

Techniques

  • Ikkyo
  • Nikkyo
  • Sankyo
  • Irimi-nage shomen
  • Kote-gaeshi
  • Ushiro-ate
  • Kote-gaeshi
Bokken – Suburi 1-4 and Shiho Geri
Jo – Suburi 1-5
Kokyu-dozo
4th Kyu – Orange Belt (minimum 60 hours training time since 5 Kyu)
Core SkillsTechniqueWeaponsApplication
Ukemi – over top breakfalls
Tai-sabaki
Shikko – irimi tenkan and with partner
Basic balance breaks
Attacks

  • From Chudan tsuki
  • Shomenuchi
  • Yokomenuchi

Techniques

  • Ikkyo
  • Nikkyo
  • Sankyo
  • Irimi-nage sukomen
  • Tenchi-nage
  • Shiho-nage
  • Kote-gaeshi
  • Mai-otoshi
  • Sumi-otishi
  • Kaiten-nage
Bokken – Suburi 5-7
Jo – Suburi 6-10
Ninindori as Kokyu-nage
3rd Kyu – Green Belt (minimum 60 hours training time since 4 Kyu)
Core SkillsTechniqueWeaponsApplication
Ukemi – over top breakfalls
Tai-sabaki
Shikko – irimi tenkan and with partner
Basic balance breaks
Attacks

  • Chudan tsuki
  • Shomenuchi
  • Yokomenuchi
  • Kata dori
  • Kata dori shomenuchi
  • Ryote dori
  • Ushiro ryote dori
  • Ushiro ryo kata dori

Techniques

  • Ikkyo
  • Nikkyo
  • Sankyo
  • Irimi-nage sukomen
  • Tenchi-nage
  • Shiho-nage
  • Kote-gaeshi
  • Mai-otoshi
  • Sumi-otishi
  • Kaiten-nage
  • Yonkyo
Bokken – Pairs practice 1-4
Jo – Suburi 11-13
Ninindori from tsuki
2nd Kyu – Blue Belt (minimum 70hours training time since 3Kyu)
Core SkillsTechniqueWeaponsApplication
Ukemi – over top breakfalls
Tai-sabaki
Shikko – irimi tenkan and with partner
Basic balance breaks
Attacks

  • Chudan tsuki
  • Shomenuchi
  • Yokomenuchi
  • Kata dori
  • Kata dori shomenuchi
  • Ryote dori
  • Ushiro ryote dori
  • Ushiro ryo kata dori
  • Ushiro ryote hiji dori
  • Jodan tsuki
  • Morote dori

Techniques

  • Ikkyo
  • Nikkyo
  • Sankyo
  • Irimi-nage sukomen
  • Tenchi-nage
  • Shiho-nage
  • Kote-gaeshi
  • Mai-otoshi
  • Sumi-otishi
  • Kaiten-nage
  • Yonkyo
  • Kokyu-nage
  • Suwari-waza – Kansetsu (gripping attacks)
    Hanmi handachi – Atemi (striking attacks)

Bokken – Pairs practice 5-7, Tachi dori
Jo – Suburi 14-18, Jodori
Ninindori
1st Kyu – Brown Belt (minimum 100 hours training time since 2 Kyu)
Core SkillsTechniqueWeaponsApplication
Ukemi – over top breakfalls
Tai-sabaki
Shikko – irimi tenkan and with partner
Basic balance breaks
All from 2nd Kyu, plus the following demonstrated from –tachi, suwari and hanmi handachi postures

  • Koshinage
    • Ikkyo koshinage
    • Sankyo koshinage
    • Yonkyo koshinage
    • Shihonage koshinage
  • Mune dori
  • Ryo mune dori
  • Hijishime
  • Juji-garami
  • Sumi-otoshi
  • Ushiro eri dori
  • Ushiro katate dori kubishime
  • Mune dori shomenuchi
  • Mune dori jodan tsuki
  • Gokyo (from shomenuchi and yokomenuchi as tanto attacks)
  • Ryo kata dori
  • Mai-otoshiVAiki-otoshi
  • Uchi-kaiten-nage
  • Soto-kaiten-nage

Suwari-waza – Kansetsu (gripping attacks)
Hanmi handachi – Atemi (striking attacks)

Bokken – Awase (5 off)
Jo – Suburi 19-20, throwing with Jo
Knife – Tanto dori
Ninindori