Taking a Test
The student starts as white-belt beginner and graduates through the set of Kyu tests, acquiring the ranks from 9th up to 1st Kyu. Then student may test for Shodan (1st degree black belt)... and this is just a whole new beginning!The student that successfully passed the test gets AANA rank certificate and a new belt with the color that matches the new rank.
Applying for some tests requires student to attend certain workshops and clinics to gain the required skills and knowledge.
It is a requirement for any test to have a positive attitude towards training in dojo.
Aikido is a lifetime journey and we are excited to be on this journey with you!