Stanford Aikido Club

Sandan Examination

Aikido Assocation of Northern California (Revised February 1990)
3rd Degree Black Belt: minimum three years and 540 training days since obtaining nidan.

Written recommendation from instructor to include record of summer/winter camps and seminars attended during the past twelve months.

A comprehensive examination of traditional Aikido skills to include empty hand and weapons techniques.

In addition...


  • multiple attack - directed by examiners


  • Submit an essay on an Aikido-related subject.