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USAF Testing Requirements

Posted on March 29th, 2009

USAF Test Requirements


    5th Kyu (60 days)

  1. Shomenuchi Ikkyo
  2. Shomenuchi Iriminage
  3. Katatetori Shihonage
  4. Ryotetori Tenchinage
  5. Tsuki Kotegaeshi
  6. Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi
  7. Morotetori Kokyuho

    4th Kyu (80 days)

  1. Shomenuchi Nikkyo
  2. Yokomenuchi Shihonage
  3. Tsuki Iriminage
  4. Ushiro Tekubitori Sankyo
  5. Ushiro Ryokatatori Kotegaeshi
  6. Suwari waza Shomenuchi Ikkyo
  7. Suwari waza Katatori Nikkyo
  8. Suwari waza Katatori Sankyo

    3rd Kyu (100 days)

  1. Yokomenuchi Iriminage (2 ways)
  2. Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  3. Tsuki Kaitennage (uchi & soto)
  4. Ushiro Ryokatatori Sankyo
  5. Morotetori Iriminage (2 ways)
  6. Shomenuchi Sankyo
  7. Suwari waza Shomenuchi Iriminage
  8. Suwari waza Shomenuchi Nikkyo
  9. Hanmi handachi Katatetori Shihonage
  10. Hanmi handachi Katatetori Kaitennage

    2nd Kyu (200 days)

  1. Shomenuchi Shihonage
  2. Shomenuchi Kaitennage
  3. Yokomenuchi Gokyo
  4. Ushiro Tekubitori Shihonage
  5. Ushiro Tekubitori Jujinage
  6. Ushiro Kubishime Koshinage
  7. Morotetori Nikkyo
  8. Hanmi handanchi Shomenuchi Iriminage
  9. Hanmi handanchi Katatetori Nikkyo
  10. Hanmi handanchi Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi
  11. Freestyle: 2 attackers


    1st Kyu (300 days)

  1. Katatori menuchi – 5 techniques
  2. Yokomenuchi – 5 techniques
  3. Morotetori – 5 techniques
  4. Shomenuchi – 5 techniques
  5. Ryotetori – 5 techniques
  6. Koshinage – 5 techniques
  7. Hanmi handachi Ushiro Waza – 5 techniques
  8. Tantotori
  9. Freestyle: 3 attackers

    Shodan (400 days)

  1. All of 1-st kyu requirements
  2. Tachitori
  3. Jotori
  4. Henka Waza
  5. Freestyle: 4 attackers

    Nidan (600 days)

  1. All of Shodan requirements
  2. Tachitori – 2 attackers
  3. Kaeshi Waza
  4. Freestyle: 5 attackers

    Sandan (700 days)
    Subject of exam to be determined by examiner at the time of the exam


    Glossary of Words of Attack

  1. Hanmi Handachi – Uke standing and Nage sitting
  2. Jotori – Jo techniques
  3. Katatetori – One hand grab to wrist
  4. Katatori – One hand grab to collar
  5. Morotetori – Two hands on one
  6. Ryotetori – Both wrists held from the front
  7. Shomenuchi – Strike to forehead
  8. Suwariwaza – Techniques from sitting
  9. Tachitori – Attack with sword
  10. Tantotori – Attack with knife
  11. Tsuki – Thrust or punch
  12. Ushiro Kubishime – Choke from behind and wrist grab
  13. Ushiro Ryokatatori – Both shoulders held from behind
  14. Ushiro Tekubitori – Both wrists held from behind
  15. Ushiro Waza – Any attack from behind

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