ADA Dojo


ADA Staff Instructors

Class Schedule and Fees

Upcoming Events


Introductory Classes

Aikido Kid's Class

Shihan's Schedule



Kiyo Mizu Kai

Aikido Delaware Aikikai
667 Dawson Drive, Ste A
Newark, DE 19713
302.369.2454 (AIKI)

Kyu Promotion Test Requirements
(days)* = Number of training days required after attaining previous rank

5th Kyu (80days)*

T Katatetori Shihonage
T Katatetori Kaitennage
T Ryotetori Tenchinage
T Munetsuki Kotegaeshi
T Shomenuchi Iriminage
TS Shomenuchi Ikkyo
S Ryotetori Kokyuho

4th Kyu (100 days)*
TS Shomenuchi Ikkyo
TS Shomenuchi Nikkyo
TS Katatori Ikkyo
TS Katatori Nikyo
T Munetsuki Kotegaeshi
T Shomenuchi Kotegaeshi
T Munetsuki Iriminage
T Shomenuchi Iriminage
T Shomenuchi Shihonage
T Yokomenuchi Shihonage
S Ryotetori Kokyuho

3rd Kyu (125 days)*
T Ushiro Ryotetori Ikkyo
T Ushiro Ryotetori Nikyo
TS Shomenuchi Sankyo
TS Katatori Nikyo
TS Shomenuchi Yonkyo
TS Katatori Sankyo
TS Katatori Yonkyo
T Morotetori Iriminage
T Yokomenuchi Iriminage
T Shomenuchi Iriminage
T Shomenuchi Kaitennage
T Munetsuki Kaitennage
T Ushiro Ryotetori Shihonage
H Katatetori Shihonage
J Katatetori 3 Techniques
S Ryotetori Kokyuho

2nd Kyu (150 days)*
H Ushiro Katatori Sankyo
T Ushiro Ryotetori Sankyo
T Ushiro Ryotetori Yonkyo
T Shomenuchi Gokyo
T Yokomenuchi Gokyo
T Katatetori Kotegaeshi
TH Yokomenushi Kotegaeshi
TH Shomenuchi Iriminage
T Katatetori Iriminage
T Ushiro Ryotetori Iriminage
T Ryokatatori Jujinage
T Ushiro Ryotetori Jujinage
T Shomenuchi Koshinage
T Ushiro Ryotetori Koshinage
T Shomenuchi Shihonage
T Ushiro Ryotetori Shihonage
J Shomenuchi 3 Techniques
J Ryotetori 3 Techniques
T Morotetori Kokyuho
S Ryotetori Kokyuho

1st Kyu (200 days)*
TS Shomenuchi Ikkyo
TS Shomenuchi Nikyo
TS Shomenuchi Sankyo
T Shomenuchi Yonkyo
T Yokomenuchi Gokyo
T Katatetori 3 Nage
T Ryotetori 3 Nage
T Morotetori 3 Nage
T Munetsuki 3 Nage
T Yokomenuchi 3 Nage
T Shomenuchi 3 Nage
T Ushiro Ryotetori 3 Nage
H Katatetori Shihonage
H Tsuki Kaitennage
T Tantotori 3 Techniques
J Yokomenuchi 3 Techniques
J Tsuki 3 techniques
J Ushiro 3 Techniques
T Morotetori Kokyuho
S Ryotetori Kokyuho

T = Tachi Waza S = Suwari Wazi H = Hanmi Handachi J = Jyu Waza

Omote and Ura shall be applied as called for

KYU Examination Procedures

Promotion testing at the Aikido Delaware Aikikai dojo is conducted by the Chief Instructor of the World Aikido Aikikai Incorporated or by the Chief's designees.

When processing your application, you shall have accumulated the required class hours for the specific rank grade to be tested since your previous test (or from the date of enrollment). Your annual fees and monthly dues shall be current before submitting your application.

Kyu rank grade test application forms shall be completed and submitted with the appropriate test certificate fee to the dojo, and received no later than one week prior to the test date.

The test certificate fee is paid directly to the ADA dojo, and cannot be returned if the student fails the test or does not attend on the day of the examination.

The test applicant shall demonstrate to the best of your ability with proper Aikido spirit, your knowledge and the physical proficiency of your required techniques.

When the Chief Instructor or Examiner calls your name, promptly reply then follow the protocol to begin your test. Follow the given directions appropriately and demonstrate by performing the techniques continuously on both sides until called to stop. Demonstrate your ability to adapt your required technique movements with your partner(s). Demonstrate your required techniques with enthusiasm, concentration, and awareness at all times during your test. Your conduct of cooperation with the Chief Instructor, judging staff, partner(s), and all other participants shall be demonstrated with high respect.

The test applicant shall be responsible, upon notice of promotion, to attend the promotion certificate presentation ceremony. The promoted applicant shall be responsible to the duties vested at the bestowed rank grade.