Aikido Grading Information

The Seattle School of Aikido follows a grading syllabus approved by Jan Nevelius Shihan.

Download the grading syllabus.

Grade Video link
th Kyu
3 months after starting
Technique examples
th Kyu
6 months after 5 th Kyu
Technique examples
rd Kyu
1 year after 4 th Kyu
Technique examples
nd Kyu
1 year after 3 rd Kyu
Technique examples
st Kyu
1 year after 2 nd Kyu
Technique examples

The testing intervals should be viewed as the recommended time between grades. Grading is an extremely personal event, and an individual’s progress will vary according to their ability and effort.

Kyu grading exams are currently administered twice yearly (usually in March and September), and all black belt tests are administered by Jan Nevelius Shihan during his annual October visit to Seattle.