Grading Matters

Gradings at ASK are conducted by an authorized grading panel led by Chief Examiner Shihan Philip Lee (7th Dan). All grades are registered with ASK, while all Yudanshas (Black belt dan grades) are registered with Aikido World Headquarters (Aikikai Foundation – Tokyo, Japan) and the International Aikido Federation (IAF).

Grading Panel

Chief Examiner:
Shihan Philip Lee

Examiners:
Chew Eng Lam (5th Dan), James Moy (5th Dan), Allan Lai (5th Dan), Bob Tan (5th Dan), Lim Choon Yeow (5th Dan), Quah Yong Lok (4th Dan), Ronald Tan (4th Dan), Annie Goh (4th Dan), Tan Kok Hiang (4th Dan), Aloyseus Lee JC (4th Dan), Alexander Lee JH (4th Dan), Steven Goh (4th Dan)

Grading Dates 2018

ADULT GRADING
Grading Dates (Sunday) Application Opening Dates (Sunday) Closing Date for Submission Release of reporting time
11-Mar-18 11-Feb-18 25-Feb-18 4-Mar-18
24-Jun-18 27-May-2018 10-Jun-18 17-Jun-18
16-Sep-18 19-Aug-18 2-Sep-18 9-Sep-18
16-Dec-18 18-Nov-18 2-Dec-18 9-Dec-18
CHILDREN GRADING
Grading Dates (Sunday) Application opening dates (Sunday) Closing Date for Submission Release of reporting time
25-Mar-18 28-Jan-18 11-Mar-18 16-Mar-18
5-Aug-18 8-Jul-18 22-Jul-18 29-Jul-18
9-Dec-18 11-Nov-18 25-Nov-18 2-Dec-18
Kindly note that there will be no classes at all Shinju-kai dojos on these Public Holidays.
01-Jan-18 (Monday) New Years Day 15 Jun 2018 (Fri) Hari Raya Puasa
16-17 Feb (Fri-Sat) Chinese New Year 09 Aug 2018 (Thu) National Day
30 Mar 2018 (Fri) Good Friday 22 Aug 2018 (Wed) Hari Raya Haji
01-May-18 (Tues) Labour Day 06 Nov 2018 ((Tue) Deepavali
29 May 2018 (Tue) Vesak Day 25 Dec 2018 (Tue) Christmas Day

Children’s Grading Reporting Time

  • Date: 25 Mar 2018
  • Venue: ASK Headquarters Dojo

Current Grade Grading For Reporting Time Est. Grading Time
5th Kyu (Blue-Gold) 4th Kyu (Brown) 8:00AM 8:30AM – 9:30AM
6th Kyu (Blue-Silver) 5th Kyu (Blue-Gold) 8:00AM 8:30AM – 9:30AM
6th Kyu (Blue) 6th Kyu Silver (Blue-Silver) 9:00AM 9:35AM – 11:25AM
7th Kyu (Purple) 6th Kyu (Blue) 9:00AM 9:35AM – 11:25AM
8th Kyu (Green) 7th Kyu (Purple) 11:00AM 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Grading Panel – Lunch Break: 12:30PM – 1:30PM
9th Kyu (Orange) 8th Kyu (Green) 12:45PM 1:35PM – 2:35PM
10th Kyu (Yellow) 9th Kyu (Orange) 1:45PM 2:40PM – 3:25PM
11th Kyu (Red-Gold) 10th Kyu (Yellow) 2:45PM 3:30PM – 4:15PM
12th Kyu (Red) 11th Kyu (Red-Gold) 3:45PM 4:20PM – 5:20PM
White 12th Kyu (Red) 4:45PM 5:25PM – 7:00PM

Adults Grading Reporting Time

  • Date: 11 Mar 2018
  • Venue: ASK Headquarters Dojo (HTNS JOM)

Current Grade Grading For Reporting Time Est. Grading Time
White【白】 6th Kyu (Blue)【蓝】 8:00AM 8:30AM – 9:25AM
6th Kyu (Blue)【蓝】 5th Kyu (Blue-Gold)【蓝金】 9:00AM 9:30AM – 10:30AM
5th Kyu (Blue-Gold)【蓝金】 4th Kyu (Brown)【咖啡】 10:00AM 10:35AM – 11:50AM
4th Kyu (Brown)【咖啡】 3rd Kyu (Brown-Gold)【咖啡金】 11:00AM 11:55AM – 12:55PM
Grading Panel – Lunch Break : 1:30PM – 2:30PM
3rd Kyu (Brown-Gold)【咖啡金】 2nd Kyu (Black)【黑】 2:00PM 2:10PM – 3:55PM
1st Kyu & above 3:30PM 4:00PM – 6:45PM

Grading Pre-requisites

Applicants must ensure that all pre-requisites have been fulfilled at time of Grading submission, and must be accompanied with the following:

  • Proof of training session and time period
  • Membership book (current membership must be paid)
  • Grading fees
  • Grading form (Parent’s signature required for all minors)

An additional administrative fee of $20 will be charged for any late submission after the deadline.
Please refer to our grading dates section for dates and reporting time.

Grading Syllabus