The KenBuKai e.V. regularly conducts Aikido Kyu and Dan exams according to the Aikikai Hombu Dojo Examination Regulations. The English version of these examination regulations can be found here.
The examination will be conducted by a board of examiners consisting of the following persons:
Martin Gruber Shihan, 6. Dan Aikikai
Klaus Hagedorn Shihan, 6. Dan Aikikai
Andreas Hendrich Shihan, 6. Dan Aikikai
Michael Ibers Shihan, 6. Dan Aikikai
Thomas Witty Shihan, 6. Dan Aikikai
The appointment of all members of the examination board as Shihan, has been officially given by the Hombu Dojo Tokyo in accordance with the International regulations of the Aikido World Headquarters on April 1, 2022.
The exams are officially recognized by the Hombu Dojo (Hombu official recognition No 2014-017, 01 October 2014).
Persons who want to take a test agree with their Dojo supervisor whether an examination at the respective time is meaningful. Preparation for the examination should always be under the technical direction of the sponsoring member to whom the candidate is a member (dojo, club, training group, etc.). The minimum number of training days prescribed in the examination regulations is a prerequisite for the registration for the exam.
The representatives of the examination board are available to interested parties and members as contact persons for technical and formal questions.