Sarpy Aikido Club
Adult Class

The six pillars of Aikido: Established by the founder, Morihei Ueshiba
  • Shiho-nage (four direction throw) - This technique represents the gratitude Aikido students feel toward life in all "four directions".
  • Irimi-nage (entering throw). Irimi means "to enter", physically and spiritually, into an attack while simultaneously sidestepping it.
  • Kaiten (open-and-turn movements) - Also described as Kaika (turn and transform), an instantaneous adjustment to any attack.
  • Kokyu-ho (breath-power techniques) - "Breath is the thread that ties creation together. when the.... variations of breath....can be sensed, individual techniques of Aikido are born".
  • Osae-waza (pinning techniques) - "Pins represent perfect control, the proper resolution of a technique."
  • Ushiro-waza (rear techniques). - "Through the practice of rear techniques, one learns how to train one's mind and body against attacks from all directions. Rear techniques open the window of one's mind and foster one's sixth sense".
5th Kyu (60 hours) - Yellow
  • Shomenuchi Ikkyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Shomenuchi Iriminage
  • Katatetori Shihonage (Omote & Ura)
  • Ryotetori Tenchinage
  • Tsuki Kotegaeshi
  • Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi
  • Morotetori Kokyuho
4th Kyu (80 hours) - Yellow w/black Stripe
  • Shomenuchi Nikyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Yokomenuchi Shihonage (Omote & Ura)
  • Tsuki Iriminage
  • Ushiro-Tekubi Sankyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Ushiro Ryokatatori Kotegaeshi
  • Suwari Waza: Shomenuchi Ikkyo
  • Suwari Waza: Katatori Nikyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Suwari Waza: Katatori Sankyo
3rd Kyu (100 hours) - Blue
  • Yokomenuchi Iriminage (2 ways)
  • Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  • Tsuki Kaitenage
  • Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Morotetori Iriminage (2 ways)
  • Shomenuchi Sankyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Suwari Waza: Shomenuchi Iriminage
  • Suwari Waza: Shomenuchi Nikyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Hanmi-Handachi: Katatetori Shihonage
  • Hanmi-Handachi: Katatetori Kaitenage (uchi & soto mawari)*
  • * Uchi & Soto mawari-both inside (uchi) and outside (soto)
2nd Kyu (150 hours) - Brown
  • Shomenuchi Shihonage
  • Shomenuchi Kaitenage
  • Yokomenuchi Gokyo
  • Ushiro Tekubitori Shihonage
  • Ushiro Tekubitori Jujinage
  • Ushiro Kubishime Koshinage
  • Morotetori Nikyo
  • Hanmi-Handachi: Shomenuchi Iriminage
  • Hanmi-Handachi: Katatetori Nikyo
  • Hanmi-Handachi: Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  • Jyuwaza-2 persons
1st Kyu (200 hours) - Brown w/black Stripe
  • Katatori Menuchi-5 techniques
  • Yokomenuchi-5 techniques
  • Morotetori-5 techniques
  • Shomenuchi-5 techniques
  • Ryotetori-5 techniques
  • Koshinage-5 techniques
  • Tantotori
  • Hanmi-Handachi (Ushiro Waza-5 techniques)
  • Jyuwaza-3 persons
Shodan (300 hours) - Black
  • All of 1st Kyu requirements
  • Tachitori
  • Henkawaza**
  • ** Henkawaza-examiner will call first technique