CAA Examination Requirements — Sandan

California Aikido Association (CAA)
Examination Requirements (revised July 2017)
(Prerequisite**: 540 training days and 3 years since obtaining Nidan)

A comprehensive demonstration of traditional Aikido skills to include empty hand and weapon techniques

Multiple attack as directed by the examiners

Optional per Division Head
Submission of an essay on an Aikido-related subject

NOTE: The essay should be submitted to the Division Head prior to the examination

**Written recommendation from the instructor, to include a record of camps and seminars attended. Please note that the Dan application form requires the training days to be listed, not the number of years of training. Eligibility is counted from the date of registration of the Nidan rank. The date of registration is found in the student’s Yudansha book. The relevant Division Head must be present to officiate the exam unless a Grading Committee member has been approved by the Division Head.