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Belt progression and requirements for examinations in Chi Ryu Aiki-Jitsu

Below listed you'll find the minimum requirements for examinations in Chi Ryu Aiki-Jitsu as taught in the Federation Geido Tao Chi Kihon. Instructors and dojo leaders are permitted to upgrade those requirements with additional techniques (like Ukemi waza or Tai sabaki etc.).

Rokkyū (六級) - 6th Kyu

10 techniques from 6th Kyu-programme (left position)

Gokyū (五級) - 5th Kyu

10 techniques from 6th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 5th Kyu-programme (left position)

Yonkyū (四級) - 4th Kyu

10 techniques from 6th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 5th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 4th Kyu-programme (left and right position)

Sankyū (三級) - 3rd Kyu

10 techniques from 6th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 5th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 4th Kyu-programme (left and right position)

10 techniques from 3rd Kyu-programme (left position, topic: knife)

Suwari waza Kata (5 techniques from series 1)

Nikyū (二級) - 2nd Kyu

10 techniques from 6th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 5th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 4th Kyu-programme (left and right position)

10 techniques from 3rd Kyu-programme (left position, topic: knife)

10 techniques from 2nd Kyu-programme (left position, topic: stick)

Suwari waza Kata (5 techniques from series 1)

Suwari waza Kata (5 techniques from series 2)

Ikkyū (一級) - 1st Kyu

10 techniques from 6th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 5th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 4th Kyu-programme (left and right position)

10 techniques from 3rd Kyu-programme (left position, topic: knife)

10 techniques from 2nd Kyu-programme (left position, topic: stick)

20 techniques from 1st Kyu-programme (left position)

Suwari waza Kata (5 techniques from series 1)

Suwari waza Kata (5 techniques from series 2)

Suwari waza Kata (5 techniques from series 3)

Shodan (初段) - 1st Dan

10 techniques from 6th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 5th Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from 4th Kyu-programme (left and right position)

10 techniques from 3rd Kyu-programme (left position, topic: knife)

10 techniques from 2nd Kyu-programme (left position, topic: stick)

20 techniques from 1st Kyu-programme (left position)

10 techniques from Shodan-programme

Suwari waza Kata (series 1 to 5)

9 techniques Ken-Jitsu

10 techiques Renraku waza

10 techniques Kaeshi waza

Ne waza programme

Nage No Kata Chi Ryu

5 techniques (defense against Mae geri)

5 techniques (defense against Jodan tsuki or Oi tsuki)

Chi Ryu Kata Dai Ichi (Atemi Kata)

1 Kata with a weapon (to be chosen be the examinee)

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