Tomiki Aikido of the Americas has established policies, requirements, and a curriculum for Dan and Kyu rank promotions.
These documents provide the list of requirements for Dan rank promotions and promotion/registration of new clubs and events by Tomiki Aikido of the Americas.
Foundational to Tomiki Sensei’s teaching method and our development of aikido are The Three Principles and Six Concepts. These are core knowledge that every practitioner must learn.
Listed here are the lists of requirements for advancement to both Kyu and Dan grade ranks in the Tomiki Aikido system.
(The youth curriculum utilizes stripes on colored belt as intermediate stages between the colored belts.)
TAA Members may view video resources for learning this curriculum.
The Kyu Rank Testing forms (PDF format) can be downloaded and printed for use during exams.
5th Kyu (yellow belt)
4th Kyu (orange belt)
3rd Kyu (green belt)
2nd Kyu (blue belt)
1st Kyu (brown belt)