Sarpy Aikido Club
Beginner's 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".
12th kyu (8 hours) – White w/black Stripe
  • Wrist Exercises (3)
  • Front Roll
  • Back Roll
  • Back Breakfall
  • Shikko (Samurai Walk)
  • Shomen-uchi Strike
  • Yokomen-uchi Strike
  • Mune-tsuki Strike
  • Shomen-uchi Block
  • Mune-tsuki Block
  • Mune-tsuki Pivoting Block
  • Identify Bokken/Jo/Tanto
11th Kyu (15 hours) - Orange
  • Wrist Exercises (4)
  • Front Roll
  • Back Roll
  • Back Breakfall
  • Kokyuho
  • Shikko (Samurai Walk)
  • Shomen-uchi Strike
  • Yokomen-uchi Strike
  • Mune-tsuki Strike
  • Shomen-uchi Block
  • Mune-tsuki Block
  • Mune-tsuki Pivoting Block
  • Bowing Etiquette
  • Kamiza - Photos - Kanji - AHI
  • 1 - 5 Japanese
  • Belt Tying
10th kyu (20 hours) - Orange w/black Stripe
  • Wrist Exercises (5)
  • Front Roll
  • Back Roll
  • Back Breakfall
  • Kokyuho
  • Shikko (Samurai Walk)
  • Shomen-uchi Block
  • Mune-tsuki Block
  • Mune-tsuki Pivoting Block
  • Grabs (4)
  • 1 - 10 Japanese
  • Katatetori Tae No Henko
  • Katatetori Kokyu-Nage
9th Kyu (30 hours) - Green
  • Grabs (5)
  • Onegai Shimasu
  • Katatetori Tae No Henko
  • Ryote-Tori Tench-nage
  • Katate-tori Shiho-nage
  • Bokken Kata, Tachi
8th kyu (40 hours) - Green w/black Stripe
  • Domo arigato
  • Ryote-Tori Tench-nage (ura)
  • Katate-tori Shiho-nage (Omote / Ura)
  • Mune-tsuki Kote-gaeshi
  • + Pins on all techniques
  • Bokken Kata, Tachi Waza
7th kyu (50 hours) – Purple
  • Domo Arigato Gozaimashita
  • Katate-tori Shiho-nage (Omote / Ura)
  • Mune-tsuki Kote-gaeshi
  • Shomen-uchi Ikkyo Omote
  • Shomen-uchi Irimi-nage
  • + Pins on all techniques
  • Bokken Kata, Tachi Waza
  • Bokken Kata, Swari Waza
6th kyu (55 hours) - Purple w/black Stripe
  • Mune-tsuki Kote-gaeshi
  • Shomen-uchi Ikkyo Omote/Ura
  • Shomen-uchi Irimi-nage
  • Katate-tori Kokyu-nage
  • Yokomen-uchi Shiho-nage
  • + Pins on all techniques
  • Bokken Kata, Tachi Waza
  • Bokken Kata, Swari Waza
  • Jo Kata