HKAA follows AIKIKAI’s (Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan) Grading Examination System.
Please refer to http://www.aikikai.or.jp/eng/information/review.html for the syllabus and below tables for the prerequisite and exam / registration fee.
|5th Kyu (Yellow Belt)||50 days of practice|
|4th Kyu (Orange Belt)||40 days of practice after obtaining 5th Kyu|
|3th Kyu (Green Belt)||50 days of practice after obtaining 4th Kyu|
|2nd Kyu (Blue Belt)||60 days of practice after obtaining 3rd Kyu|
|1st Kyu (Brown Belt)||60 days of practice after obtaining 2nd Kyu|
|Shodan to Yondan (Black Belt)||Refer to Hombu Dojo website for minimum requirement and subject to Grading Committee advice|
|#The prerequisites above are minimum requirements, and permission to apply for gradings are subject to the advice of the Grading Committee|
|Grade||Exam / Registration Fee|
|5th Kyu (Yellow Belt)||HK$700.00 with Registration fee (Hombu)|
|4th Kyu (Orange Belt) to 1st Kyu (Brown Belt)||HK$400.00|
|Shodan (Black Belt)||HK$1,500.00 with fee for Yudansha Book and Annual Contribution (Hombu)|
|2nd Dan (Black Belt)||HK$2,000.00|
|3rd Dan (Black Belt)||HK$2,500.00|