5th kyu Grading

We have made a demonstration video of the required techniques for the 5th kyu level grading. We use the Aikikai Hombu recommended grading syllabus for kyu level grades. There are of course many different ways to do Aikido techniques. The video shows the way Aikido Katokan teaches these techniques for demonstration at the first grading level, and how we expect them to be presented (more or less). The emphasis is on slow and steady continuous movement that clearly shows your understanding of footwork, movement, points of contact and control, and attention to detail. Speed, power, and dynamic adaptation of techniques can only develop if you have gained a good understanding of the basics. This is what the kyu gradings are examining.

The video can be accessed here

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