CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
The Children’s Program at the New York Aikikai was established to help serve the local and greater NYC community. It is partially subsidized by a private fund and by the New York Aikikai. The monthly fee ($50.00) entitles Children’s Program students to all available children and youth classes offered per paid month. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Saturday & Sunday
9:00am – 10:00am (Children age 6 – 11)
10:15am – 11:15am (Youth age 12 – 17)
Thursday
4:15pm – 5:15pm (Mixed children & youth) 

MONTHLY FEE:
$50 Children 6 – 11 years old
$85 Youth 12 – 17 years old
(Second child 1/2 price)

NEW YORK AIKIKAI CHILDREN’S TEST REQUIREMENTS

10TH KYU YELLOW BELT (20 HOURS)
1. Answer these Questions:
• What is Aikido?
• What is Ki?
• Who is O’ Sensei?
• Where do we practice Aikido?
• What is a dojo?
• Who is the head instructor of this dojo?
• What is dojo etiquette?
• What is a gi and why should we keep it clean?
• What is the role of Nage?
• What is the role of Uke?
• What is ukemi?
2. Demonstrate understanding of basic footwork including:
• Left / Right Hanmi
• Irimi
• Ushiro
• Tenkan
• Kaiten
• Irimi-tenkan
3. Demonstrate understanding of basic ukemi, including:
• Front rolls
• Partial back roll / Back fall

9TH KYU GREEN BELT (30 HOURS)
1. Demonstrate basic Aikido exercises:
• Wrist techniques (solo practice)
• Ikkyo
• Nikkyo
• Sankyo
• Kotegaeshi
• Rowing exercise
• Ikkyo exercise
• Tai No Henka (Tenkan exercise with partner)
2. Ai Hanmi Katatetori Ikkyo (Omote & Ura)
3. Kokyudosa
4. Front rolls and full back rolls

8TH KYU BLUE BELT (40 HOURS)
1. Demonstrate control of ukemi:
• Small front rolls
• Large front rolls
• Roll slapping out/break falls
2. Gyaku Hanmi Katatetori Kokyuho
3. Ai Hanmi Katatetori Iriminage
4. Ai Hanmi Katatetori Kotegaeshi
5. Ryotetori Tenchinage

7TH KYU PURPLE BELT (50 HOURS)
1. Gyaku Hanmi Katatetori Shihonage (Omote & Ura)
2. Shomenuchi ikkyo (Omote & Ura)
3. Shomenuchi Iriminage
4. Tsuki Kotegaeshi
5. Morotetori Kokyuho (2 ways)
6. Katatetori Kaitenage (Uchi & Soto)

6TH KYU BROWN BELT (60 HOURS)
1. Yokomenuchi Shihonage (Omote & Ura)
2. Shomenuchi Nikkyo (Omote & Ura)
3. Shomenuchi Sankyo (Omote & Ura)
4. Tsuki Iriminage
5. Ushiro Tekubitori Kotegaeshi
6. Suwari Waza – Shomenuchi Ikkyo (Omote & Ura)
7. Suwari Waza – Shomenuchi Iriminage

GLOSSARY
Katatetori – One hand grab to wrist
Morotetori – Two hands on one
Ryotetori – Both wrists held from the front
Shomenuchi – Strike to forehead
Tsuki – Thrust or punch
Ushiro Tekubitori – Both wrists held from behind