Tomiki Aikido of the Americas has established policies, requirements, and a curriculum for Dan and Kyu rank promotions.

The 3 Principles and 6 Concepts

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.

Policies and Procedures

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.

Event Policy and Procedures

Kyu Rank Curriculum

Listed here are the lists of requirements for advancement to both Kyu and Dan grade ranks in the Tomiki Aikido system.

Youth Curriculum (updated January 24, 2016)

(The youth curriculum utilizes stripes on colored belt as intermediate stages between the colored belts.)

Kyu Exam Requirements (updated May 1, 2017)

TAA Members may view video resources for learning this curriculum.

Kyu Testing Forms

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)

Dan Testing Forms

These Dan Rank Testing forms can be downloaded and printed for use during exams. The forms are in a PDF format.