Dan Demonstration

Thu, Oct 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The hierarchical structure of Aikido follows substantially the ranking system adopted by all the other major Japanese martial arts. Aikido students of the art are divided into two categories: one including students of kyu rank, and the other students of dan rank. The category of dan rank includes those students of Aikido who have been awarded their black belts. Collectively they are known as "yudansha" (black belt holders). Dan tests are scheduled according to a candidate's readiness.

Testing is not a requirement in this dojo. It is rather an opportunity to advance one's training by focusing on a series of techniques and principals appropriate to one's level. The testing process invites students to challenge themselves, improve their technical ability and deepen their understanding of their aikido practice.