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 (3rd Dan)

Children’s Grading Reporting Time

  • Date: 13 Aug 2017
  • Venue: ASK Headquarters Dojo

Current Grade Grading For Reporting Time Est. Grading Time
4th Kyu (Brown) 3rd Kyu (Brown-Gold) 8:00AM 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Blue-Gold 4th Kyu (Brown) 8:00AM 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Blue-Silver 5th Kyu (Blue-Gold) 8:00AM 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Blue 6th Kyu S (Blue-Silver) 9:00AM 9:35AM – 11:25AM
Purple 6th Kyu (Blue) 9:00AM 9:35AM – 11:25AM
Green 7th Kyu (Purple) 11:00AM 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Grading Panel – Lunch Break: 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Orange 8th Kyu (Green) 12:45PM 1:35PM – 2:35PM
Yellow 9th Kyu (Orange) 1:45PM 2:40PM – 3:25PM
Red-Gold 10th Kyu (Yellow) 2:45PM 3:30PM – 4:15PM
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:17 Sep 2017
  • 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 – 1:30PM
3rd Kyu (Brown-Gold)【咖啡金】 2nd Kyu (Black)【黑】 11:00AM 11:55AM – 1:30PM
Grading Panel – Lunch Break : 1:30PM – 2:30PM
2nd Kyu (Black)【黑】 1st Kyu (Black-Gold)【黑金】 2:00PM 2:35PM – 4:15PM
Shodan & above 3:30PM 4:20PM – 6:45PM

Grading Dates

Grading Date (Sun) Application Opens (Sun) Application Closes Release of Reporting Time
9 Apr 2017 5 Mar 2017 26 Mar 2017 2 Apr 2017
13 Aug 2017 16 Jul 2017 30 Jul 2017 6 Aug 2017
3 Dec 2017 5 Nov 2017 19 Nov 2017 26 Nov 2017
Grading Dates (Sun) Application Opens (Sun) Submission Closes Release of Reporting Time
12 Mar 2017 12 Feb 2017 26 Feb 2017 5 Mar 2017
18 Jun 2017 21 May 2017 4 Jun 2017 11 Jun 2017
17 Sep 2017 20 Aug 2017 3 Sep 2017 10 Sep 2017
10 Dec 2017 12 Nov 2017 26 Nov 2017 10 Dec 2017

Kindly note that there will be no classes at all Shinju-kai dojos on these Public Holidays.

We are closed on the following public holidays:

New Year’s Day 1 Jan 2017* Sunday
Chinese New Year 28 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017*
Saturday
Sunday
Good Friday 14 Apr 2017 Friday
Labour Day 1 May 2017 Monday
Vesak Day 10 May 2017 Wednesday
Hari Raya Puasa 25 Jun 2017* Sunday
National Day 9 Aug 2017 Wednesday
Hari Raya Haji 1 Sep 2017 Friday
Deepavali 18 Oct 2017 Wednesday
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2017 Monday

Should you have any query, please do not hesitate to contact us at 6256 0111 or 91116287 or send an email to hq@aikidoshinjukai.com. Thank you for your continuous support!

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

For those in Children classes, age 5-12 years old*:

Kyu Grade Time Frame Requirement
12th Kyu Red Min. 3 months of regular practice. At least 5 years old (by year)
11th Kyu Red Gold Min. 4 months regular practice after obtaining 12th Kyu
10th Kyu Yellow Min. 4 months of regular practice after obtaining 11th Kyu
9th Kyu Orange Min. 4 months of regular practice after obtaining 10th Kyu
8th Kyu Green Min. 4-6 months of regular practice after obtaining 9th Kyu
7th Kyu Purple Min. 6 months of regular practice after obtaining 8th Kyu
6th Kyu Blue Min. 6 months of regular practice after obtaining 7th Kyu
6th Kyu Blue Silver Min. 6 months of regular practice after obtaining 6th Kyu (Blue)
5th Kyu Blue Gold Min. 6 months of regular practice after obtaining 6th Kyu (Blue-Silver)
4th Kyu Brown Min. 10 months of regular practice after obtaining 5th Kyu (Blue-Gold)
4th Kyu Brown Silver Min. 10 months of regular practice after obtaining 4th Kyu (Brown)
3rd Kyu Brown Gold Min. 8-10 months of regular practice after obtaining 4th Kyu (Brown-Silver)
2nd Kyu Black^ Min. 10 months of regular practice after obtaining 3th Kyu (Brown-Gold). At least 12 years old (by year)
2nd Kyu Black Silver Min. 10 months of regular practice after obtaining 2th Kyu (Black)

Children will have to transfer to an Adult class once they reach 13 years old (by year), and they will go for Adult Grading.
Minimum age is 12 years old to be eligible for 2nd Kyu (Black) Grading.

Grading Syllabus:

For those in Adult classes, age 13 & above:

Kyu Grade Time Frame Requirement Training Session Requirement
8th Kyu Green Min. 3 months and at least 20 regular training sessions. 20 regular training sessions Applicats who obtained 7th or 8th Kyu (Purple or Green) in last Adult Grading + regular training in between.
7th Kyu Purple Min. 3 months and at least 20 regular training sessions. 20 regular training sessions Applicats who obtained 7th or 8th Kyu (Purple or Green) in last Adult Grading + regular training in between.
6th Kyu Blue* Min. 3 months and at least 20 regular training sessions. 20 regular training sessions Applicats who obtained 7th or 8th Kyu (Purple or Green) in last Adult Grading + regular training in between.
6th Kyu Blue Silver Min. 24 regular training sessions after obtaining 6th Kyu (Blue) Applicants who obtained 6th Kyu (blue-Silver) in last Adult Grading + regular training in between
5th Kyu Blue Gold Min. 24 regular training sessions after obtaining 6th Kyu (Blue) Applicants who obtained 6th Kyu (blue-Silver) in last Adult Grading + regular training in between
4th Kyu Brown Min. 32 regular training sessions after obtaining 5th Kyu (Blue-Gold)
4th Kyu Brown Silver Min. 6 months and at least 36 regular training sessions after obtaining 4th Kyu (Brown) Applicants who obtained 4th Kyu (Brown-Silver) in last Adult Grading + regular training in between
3rd Kyu Brown Gold Min. 6 months and at least 36 regular training sessions after obtaining 4th Kyu (Brown) Applicants who obtained 4th Kyu (Brown-Silver) in last Adult Grading + regular training in between
2nd Kyu Black Min. 6 months and at least 56 regular training sessions after obtaining 3rd Kyu (Brown-Gold)
2nd Kyu Black Silver Min. 6 months and at least 56 regular training sessions after obtaining 3rd Kyu (Brown-Gold)
1st Kyu Black Gold Min. 9 months and at least 62 regular training sessions after obtaining 2nd Kyu (Black) Applicants who obtained 2nd Kyu (Black-Silver) in last Adult Grading + regular training in between
Junior Dan Blue Hakama^ Min. 9 months and at least 62 regular training sessions after obtaining 1st Kyu For 14 years old (by year) and below with local certifaction

Intermediate grades that may be awarded by the Grading Panel upon their assessment. Adults who obtained Intermediate grades may grade again at the next available grading.
Ladies may wear a blue Hakama after obtaining 6th Kyu & black Hakama after 2nd Kyu.
Junior Dan is open for teenagers age 14 and below only. Junior dan holders can wear a blue Hakama.

Adult Green (8th Kyu) to Blue Hakama (Junior Dan) [Rev. October 2014]

With international certification from Aikido World Headquarters, Japan:

Grade Time Frame Requirement Training Session Requirement
1st Dan (Shodan) Min. 9 months and at least 70 regular training sessions after obtaining 1st Kyu At least 15 years old (by year) with Aikido World Headquarters certification
2nd Dan (Nidan) Min. 18 months and at least 150 regular training sessions after obtaining 1st Dan With Aikido World Headquarters certification
3rd Dan (Sandan) Min. 30 months and at least 240 regular training sessions after obtaining 2nd Dan With Aikido World Headquarters certification
4th Dan (Yodan) Min. 42 months and at least 400 regular training sessions after obtaining 3rd Dan At least 26 years old (by year) with Aikido World Headquarters certification

Minimum age is 15 years old to be eligible for 1st Dan Grading. Men can wear a black Hakama upon obtaining 1st Dan.
Minimum age is 26 years old to be eligible for 4th Dan Grading.

All Dan grades are strictly by recommendation from the Chief Instructor and/or Principal Dojo Instructor only & subject to SGADC approval.

Grading Syllabus[Rev. October 2014]