Our ranking system is the same one that is used in Japan and certified with the United States Aikido Federation. It is based on a series of white belt (kyu) rankings which lead into a series of black belt (dan) rankings. The kyu ranks begin at 6th and progress to 1st. The dan ranks begin at 1st and move up from there.
On the training mat, adult students wear a white belt until they attain the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt). Hakamas (the dark colored, pant-like, divided skirts)and black belts are worn after attaining the rank of 1st Dan.
To view the USAF test requirements click here.