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WELCOME TO

KAISHUKAN AIKIDO DOJO

A Member Of

THE BRITISH AIKIDO FEDERATION

Under The Direction Of

Kanestuka Shihan (8th Dan Hombu)

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Introduction

Though in Aikido techniques are not grade restricted there is a degree of expectation of how it is practiced at different grade levels. However the techniques which are likely to be asked for on a grade test are set out by the syllabus. Thus it is possible to stream practitioners into different classes of practice. Three such classes are commonly used, this has been seen at B.A.F. Summer School when classes are split by grade. The Classes are Sho Gakko, Chu Gakko, Koto Gakko.

Download: JUNIOR SYLLABUS

 

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Sho Gakko ( )

 

Sho Gakko means "lower School". This is essentially the beginner grades 0, White, red, yellow belts. These are the least experience grades training. Learning very basic technique and good posture and ukemi is essential to these students.

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Chu Gakko()

 

Chu Gakko means "middle school". These are the developing grades Orange and Green Belts. Having got a good feel for aikido these students should have the rudiments of technique. These are the grades where students start to seriously study there aikido techniques and tai sabaki, getting it to flow.

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Koto Gakko ()

 

Koto Gakko means "upper school" this is Blue and Brown Belts. These grades are high grades in the B.A.F. these people should know all the standard techniques and should be able to perform them at an increasingly higher standard. As students progress they develop there own study. this is where aikido truly begins...

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