Senior syllabus

Senior Grading Syllabus

The senior grading syllabus was updated in 2005 to improve the description of techniques and include commonly used higher grade AKI techniques.

Aikido Techniques online learning tool

For a description of techniques, please refer to the Aikido Moves website at

The Aikido Moves website is a database of aikido techniques created by AKI ACT Aikidoist Peter Thomas. It provides a 'what technique is that' list and is linked to the AKI gradings. It is designed as a quick reference so you can select moves by grade, by attack, by defence, etc, view the details of each move, and for most moves watch a short video of the technique.

The site has also been designed to operate well on mobiles as well as on larger screen devices. It will even operate when your mobile is not connected to the Internet, although you won't be able to view the videos, as they come direct from YouTube.

Grading Etiquette

If you are considering a grading, please make sure you understanding the grading etiquette. Quite often people concentrate on the techniques and forget that a grading is a complete performance, not just execution of technique.

Before grading:

  • Line up facing Shomen.
  • Bow to Shomen.
  • Bow to the Grading Panel.
  • Bow to your partner(s).

Reverse the procedure after the grading.

For further discussion on etiquette, please refer to the Etiquette page.