Didactic System

Sanshinkai Aikido, 三心会合気道, is the didactic system developed by Masatomi Ikeda shihan to learn Aikikai Aikido. This system is explained in a number of overviews:

  • sheet A
  • sheet B
  • sheet hojo kata

See also these books, letters and glossary on Sanshinkai Aikido.

Exam Requirements

The following examination program works step by step through the entire didactic system. The exam requirements, minimum completion time and minimum training frequency for each exam are listed below:

The examination program can be found in Dutch on the Dutch version of this website. If an exam is not yet translated to English, this page links to the Dutch version.


     Picture of Masatomi Ikeda with katana