Kyu Grading Syllabus Upgrade
The Kyu grading syllabus was recently upgraded with some minor changes to help students better understand the instruction given in the syllabus by the use of certain techniques.
The syllabus is a starting point, a set of building blocks, for new students on which they can establish their own understanding of Aikido techniques and how they are applied.
At a grading these specific techniques are required, although the student may have been taught many similar variations. Those variations may be quite valid, just not what is required on the day.
When we look for this set of techniques we have a 'rule-of-thumb' by which to judge how the students is going compared with other students at the same level.
It provides a very clear view of how well the student is progressing in his or her understanding of Aikido compared with what we saw on previous occasions.
Lastly, it provides excellent feedback to instructors at all levels showing if we are clearly communicating what is required both at technical and spiritual levels.
If you have any questions about the Kyu Grading Syllabus, please ask your instructor!
Please note: The syllabus may not be copied or changed in any manner, nor taken out of this context and inserted in another one.