Aikido Grading (October 2014) – part 4

The final part for Aikido October 2014 grading photos.

View part 1 here (Warm up – 4th Kyu).

View part 2 here (3rd Kyu)

View part 3 here (1st Dan)

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Sandan (3rd Dan) Grading

Aikido Grading (October 2014) – part 3

View part 1 here (Warm up – 4th Kyu).

View part 2 here (3rd Kyu)

View part 4 here (3rd Dan)

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Shodan (1st Dan) Grading

Aikido Grading (October 2014) – part 2

The continuation of the Aikido grading post. There are quite a lot of photos for the 3rd Kyu and the Dan gradings, so I will post them as separate posts soon.

View part 1 here (Warm up – 4th Kyu)

View part 3 here (1st Dan)

View part 4 here (3rd Dan)

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Sankyu (3rd Kyu) Grading

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Aikido Grading (October 2014) – part 1

I can’t believe this was the first time I watched the Aikido grading in the Wellington dojo (after being a student here for over a year!). I was pretty excited about it too! I’ve been wanting to bring my camera along to take pictures of Aikido training for awhile, but I can’t exactly take pictures while training, so I thought grading was the perfect time to do it. I couldn’t take the pictures of the training after lunch though, because I joined in instead.

Aside from the bright light that gave me a mean headache for the rest of the day, it was actually a really fun shoot. Of course I missed quite a few things on the Dan grading later on because everything just moved so fast that I almost couldn’t keep up.

Below are photos from the warm-up – 4th Kyu grading.

View part 2 here (3rd Kyu)

View part 3 here (1st Dan)

View part 4 here (3rd Dan)

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The Warm-up

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Nidan (2nd Dan) Presentation

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Rokkyu (6th Kyu) Grading

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Gokkyu (5th Kyu) Grading

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Yonkyu (4th Kyu) Grading

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