Some students enjoy general aikido training, but not that interested in gradings. That's fine, you don't have to grade with us. Others like to have feedback on how they are progressing through the different levels of skill development.
For gradings, we expect very high standards from our students. Many clubs lower their standards in order to keep students... we are not among them!
Most Aikido dojo's stop general training, to offer 8-12 weeks of focused practice before a grading seminar. If you are prepared in that time you will be asked to grade. If not, unfortunately you are not quite ready yet.
It is your responsibility to be ready!
The best way to prepare yourself for grading is by being disciplined in the dojo. Watch your instructors, listen to what they say, and work hard on techniques.
If you approach your training in a casual way your progress will be slower.
Aikido is a very complex art that takes a lot of thought, effort, and time to progress. We recommend you read your grading syllabus, think about it, and...
practice something on a daily basis.
We have techniques in video format to help our students prepare themselves. We hope the following videos will help YOU and add more videos soon.
Because of the high standard required, the Arun Aikido Club only offer
one or two grading seminars per year. You'll find the complete grading
KIHON DOSA (Basic Movements)
MIGI HANMI KAMAE HIDARI HANMI KAMAE TAI NO HENKO ICHI/NI HIRIKI NO YOSEI ICHI/NI SHUMATSU DOSA ICHI/NI SEIZA HO SHIKKO TAI SABAKI NIBAN RENSOKU DOSA TAI NO HENKO RENSOKU DOSA