Testing Requirements

Testing requirements are handed down by the United States Aikido Federation, the governing body of Aikido in the United States and the liaison between Hombu Dojo (Japan’s headquarters.) As a dojo under the umbrella of the USAF, we follow their test requirements when passing Adult Kyu and Dan ranks. Ranks and certificates are NOT handled by our dojo–we send out applications after testing for approval. Kyu ranks are handled by the USAF, and Dan ranks are handled directly by Hombu Dojo.

Please download the PDF below for the test techniques and hour requirements.

USAF Test Requirements