5th Kyu Test Requirements

The following videos demonstrate the required techniques for the 5th Kyu test.

The first three videos are parts 1-3 of an instructional video by Yamada Sensei. These are the United States Aikido Federation requirements. Embedding is not allowed on these videos, so please click through to Youtube to see them.

A list of the required techniques can be found on the 19th and 20th pages of the Plano Aikido Center Handbook. 

For your convenience, here are the techniques:


  • Shomenuchi ikkyo (omote & ura)
  • Shomenuchi iriminage
  • Katatetori shihonage (omote & ura)
  • Ryotetori tenchinage
  • Tsuki kotegaeshi
  • Ushiro tekubitori kotegaeshi
  • Morotetori kokyuho

Additional Plano Aikido techniques:

  • Katatetori Ikkyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Ai-Hanmi Katatetori Ikkyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Katatetori kokyunage (Omote & Ura)
  • Ushiro Tekubitori Ikkyo (Omote & Ura)
  • Kokyu Ho

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Plano Aikido Center has additional 5th Kyu requirements, which we have recorded in the video below.

5th Kyu – Plano Aikido Center additional test requirements from Bob Loftin on Vimeo.


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