1. Movements should not be rushed or hurried. Have control of your situation as nage.
2. Sei and Do: "Sei" is calmness, "Do" is motion. It is ideal to be able to instantaneously switch from one to the other, and to attain what is called "calmness within motion, and motion within calmness.
3. Do not take a stiff, conscious stance toward your partner, just stand naturally.
4. Be aware of suki, an opening or break in timing.
5. It is at this level that the Aikidoka should begin to realize that there are an infinite number of ways to create attack and defense. All kyu requirements before this point are only a training method to understand basic patterns of motion. It is no longer necessary to remember how each technique was done at a different level except as a way of training others. But at the core of every technique are the proper patterns of motion developed in the training of kihon waza.