Protocol for Testing

When Sensei calls your name, bow, get up and walk along briskly (in front of the students) to the end of the mats (towards the inside windows). Then proceed along the edge of the mat towards the front of the dojo for a few steps. Then turn back across the mat walking towards the examining sensei(s). If there is a group of students who are called up at the same time, please walk in unison, single file. Form a line along the front of the dojo in the order that your names were called facing the picture of O’Sensei. Sit in seiza (sitting position with the legs folded under the body.)

At the same time, all people sitting in seiza should:
a) bow first to O’Sensei,
b) next turn to the examiners and bow,
c) and then lastly turn to your partner and bow.

Stand up together, face your partner (Sensei will designate who your partner is, which one of you will be Shite/Nage (defender with your back to the picture of O’Sensei) and which one will be Uke (attacker with your back to the students).

The examiner will call out the requirements to you. Do them repeatedly until he tells you to stop. He will say “yame [ya-me] meaning “stop” in Japanese. Please remember this word.
Unless the examiner tells you differently, please do Omote first then Ura movement.

When you are finished you test, sit down in with your Uke and do exactly what you did at the start of the test but in REVERSE order (bow to your Uke, the examiners, O’Sensei) get up and go back the same way to you came. Please remember to move together.

 

Upcoming Events

Sep
15
Sat
all-day Waka-sensei’s Seminar in Montreal @ Centre Sportif UQAM
Waka-sensei’s Seminar in Montreal @ Centre Sportif UQAM
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day
Waka-sensei’s Seminar in Montreal @ Centre Sportif UQAM | Montréal | Québec | Canada
Save the date – Please find see below for the link to a seminar to be held in Montreal, with Waka sensei, Honbu dojo Tokyo, [...]
Oct
14
Sun
1:00 pm Celebration Party for Obata-sensei at JCCC @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centr
Celebration Party for Obata-sens… @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centr
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebration Party for Obata-sensei at JCCC @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centr | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Celebration Party for Obata-sensei at JCCC  ( consult with Marina, organizer)
Oct
19
Fri
all-day Osawa-sensei’s Seminar at York Univ. @ York Univ., Keele  Campus, Tait McKenzie Centre
Osawa-sensei’s Seminar at York U… @ York Univ., Keele  Campus, Tait McKenzie Centre
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
Osawa-sensei’s Seminar at York Univ. @ York Univ., Keele  Campus, Tait McKenzie Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Fri. Oct. 19 to Sun. Oct. 21.  Hosted by J.C.C.C. Aikikai, Aikido Hokuryukai and Aikido Tendokai.  This seminar will be held at the York Univ., Keele  Campus, [...]

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