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  • Prep: Yellow Belt
  • Prep: Orange Belt
  • Prep: Green Belt
  • Prep: Blue Belt
  • Prep: Purple Belt
  • Prep: Red belt
  • Prep: Brown belt
  • Prep: Black belt

TERMS:

Karate = Empty Hand; Sensei = Instructor (3rd Dan & above) Sempai = One’s Senior (2nd Dan & below); Kohai = One’s junior; Dohai = One’s equal; Rei = Bow; Dojo = Training Studio; Yoi = Get Ready; Yame = Stop; Hajime = Start; Dogi = Karate suit; Kiai = Shout; IJKA = International Japan Karate-Do Association; Shomen = Front; Hanmi = 45 angle; Mawate = Turn around. Migi = Right side; Hidari = left side

STANCES:

Heisoku dachi (HSD) = Feet together

Musubi dachi (MSD) = Heels together, toes out (bow position)

Heiko dachi (HED) = Parallel stance, hip width

Hachiji dachi (HCD) = Figure eight stance (yoi position)

Zenkutsu dachi (ZKD) = Forward stance

Kiba dachi (KBD) = Horse riding stance

Kokutsu dachi (KKD) = Back stance

KIHON:

Step forward gedan-barai kamae (ZKD)

Step forward oi-zuki (body in shomen position) in ZKD. Yame & back to start

Step forward age-uke (body in hanmi postion) in ZKD. Yame & back to start

Step forward soto-ude-uke (body in hanmi position) in ZKD. Yame & back to start

Step forward uchi-uke (body in hanmi postion) in ZKD. Yame & back to start

Step forward shuto-uke in KKD. Yame & back to start

Step forward mae-geri, hands to sides in ZKD. Yame & back to start

KATA:

Required Kata = Heian Shodan

Yellow 1 = kata (moves 1-9)

Yellow 2 = kata (moves 1-21)

8th Kyu = kata (moves 1-21 & application)

KUMITE:

Kihon Sanbon Kumite (basic 3 step sparring)

Jodan oi-zuki attack (ZKD) – defender to block with age-uke & counter with gyaku-zuki

Chudan oi-zuki attack (ZKD) – defender to block with soto-ude-uke & counter

SUPPORTIVE TECHNIQUES:

Self Defense / Grappling / Bag work as per the discretion of the grading panel

TERMS:

Gyaku-hanmi = Reverse hip position

Uraken-uchi = Back fist strike

Osae-uke = Pressing block

STANCES:

Kosa dachi (KSD) = Cross legged stance

Tsuru/ashi dachi (TAD) = One legged stance

KIHON:

Step forward gedan-barai kamae (ZKD)

Step forward oi-zuki (body in shomen position) in ZKD

Step backward age-uke (body in hanmi postion) in ZKD

Step forward soto-ude-uke (body in hanmi position) in ZKD

Step backward uchi-uke (body in hanmi postion) in ZKD

Step forward shuto-uke in KKD. Yame & back to start

Step forward mae-geri, hands to sides in ZKD. Yame & back to start

Side forward & stepping yoko-geri-keage in KBD

Side forward & stepping yoko-geri-kekomi in KBD

KATA:

Required Kata = Heian Nidan

Orange 1 = kata (moves 1-11)

Orange 2 = kata (moves 1-26)

7th Kyu = kata (moves 1-26 & application)

KUMITE:

Kihon Sanbon Kumite (basic 3 step sparring)

Jodan oi-zuki attack (ZKD) – defender to block with age-uke & counter with gyaku-zuki

Chudan oi-zuki attack (ZKD) – defender to block with soto-ude-uke & counter

SUPPORTIVE TECHNIQUES:

Self Defense / Grappling / Bag work as per the discretion of the grading panel

TERMS:

Tate shuto-uke = Vertical hand block

Yori-ashi = Shifting forward & backwards or side to side

Tai sabaki = Pivoting to the side

STANCES:

Neko ashi dachi (NAD) = Cat stance

Sanchin dachi (SD) = Hourglass stance

Shiko dachi (SKD) = Square stance

KIHON:

Step forward sanbon-zuki (ZKD)

Step backwards age-uke x gyaku-zuki x gedan-barai (ZKD)

Step forward soto-ude-uke x gyaku-zuki x gedan barai (ZKD)

Step backwards uchi-uke x gyaku-zuki x gedan-barai (ZKD)

Step forward shuto-uke in (KKD) x nukite in (ZKD) x gedan-barai (ZKD)

Step forward mae-geri, hands to sides in ZKD

Step forward nidan-geri = back leg chudan x back leg jodan (ZKD)

Side stepping yoko-geri-keage in KBD

Side stepping yoko-geri-kekomi in KBD

KATA:

Required Kata = Heian Sandan

Green 1 = kata (moves 1-10)

Green 2 = kata (moves 1-20)

6th Kyu = kata (moves 1-20 & application)

KUMITE:

Kihon Ippon Kumite (Basic one step sparring)

Jodan oi-zuki attack – defender steps back & blocks with age-uke – counter with gyaku-zuki. Yame and both step up back into yoi (alternating)

Chudan oi-zuki attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki.

Yame and both step up back into yoi (alternating)

Chudan mae-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai – counter with gyaku- zuki.

Yame and both step up back into yoi (alternating)

SUPPORTIVE TECHNIQUES:

Self Defense / Grappling / Bag work as per the discretion of the grading panel

TERMS:

Kakiwake-uke = Wedge block

Juji-uke = X block

Hiza-geri = Knee kick

STANCES:

Hangetsu dachi (HGD) = Half moon stance

Fudo/Sochin dachi (FD) = Immovable stance

KIHON:

Step forward sanbon-zuki (ZKD)

Step backwards age-uke x gyaku-zuki x gedan-barai (ZKD)

Step forward soto-ude-uke x gyaku-zuki x gedan barai (ZKD)

Step backwards uchi-uke x gyaku-zuki x gedan-barai (ZKD)

Step forward shuto-uke in (KKD) x nukite in (ZKD) x gedan-barai (ZKD)

Step forward mae-geri, hands to sides in ZKD

Step forward nidan-geri = back leg chudan x back leg jodan (ZKD)

Side stepping yoko-geri-keage in KBD

Side stepping yoko-geri-kekomi in KBD

KATA:

Required Kata = Heian Yondan

Blue 1 = kata (moves 1-13)

Blue 2 = kata (moves 1-27)

5th Kyu = kata (moves 1-27 & application)

KUMITE:

Kihon Ippon Kumite (Basic one step sparring)

Jodan oi-zuki attack – defender steps back & blocks with age-uke – counter with gyaku-zuki. Yame and both step up back into yoi (alternating)

Chudan oi-zuki attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki.

Yame and both step up back into yoi (alternating)

Chudan mae-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai – counter with gyaku- zuki.

Yame and both step up back into yoi (alternating)

SUPPORTIVE TECHNIQUES:

Self Defense / Grappling / Bag work as per the discretion of the grading panel

Terms

Kagi zuki = Hook punch

Mikazuki Geri = Crescent kick

STANCES:

Tei no ji dachi (TND) = T-stance

Re no ji dachi (RND) = L-stance

KIHON:

Step forward sanbon-zuki (ZKD)

Step backwards age-uke x gyaku-zuki x gedan-barai (ZKD)

Step forward soto-ude-uke x gyaku-zuki x gedan barai (ZKD)

Step backwards uchi-uke x gyaku-zuki x gedan-barai (ZKD)

Step forward shuto-uke in (KKD) x nukite in (ZKD) x gedan-barai (ZKD)

Step forward mae-geri, hands to sides in ZKD

Step forward nidan-geri = back leg chudan x back leg jodan (ZKD)

Step forward mawashi-geri, hands in fighting kamae (FD)

Side stepping yoko-geri-keage in KBD

Side stepping yoko-geri-kekomi in KBD

KATA:

Required Kata = Heian Godan

Purple 1 = kata (moves 1-12)

Purple 2 = kata (moves 1-23)

4th Kyu = kata (moves 1-23 & application)

KUMITE:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite (semi-free sparring in fighting stance)

Jodan oi-zuki attack – defender steps back & blocks with age-uke – counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan oi-zuki attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan mae-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

Chudan/Jodan mawashi-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai or jodan uchi-uke – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

SUPPORTIVE TECHNIQUES:

Self Defense / Grappling / Bag work as per the discretion of the grading panel

TERMS:

Nagashi-uke = Sweeping block

Kake-uke = Hooking block

STANCES:

Uchi hachiji dachi (UHD) = Inverted figure eight stance

KIHON:

Step forward sanbon-zuki  (ZKD)

Step backwards age-uke x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step forward soto-ude-uke x empi-uchi (KBD) x uraken-uchi (KBD) x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step backwards uchi-uke (KKD) x kizami-zuki x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step forward shuto-uke (KKD) x nukite (ZKD)

Step backwards shuto-uke (KKD) x kizami-geri x nukite (ZKD)

Step forward mae-geri, hands to sides (ZKD)

Step forward nidan-geri (back leg first) - chudan x jodan

Step forward nidan-geri (front leg first) - chudan x jodan

Step forward mae-geri x mawashi-geri (opposite leg)

Step forward mae-geri x mawashi-geri (same leg)

Step forward mae-geri x kekomi-geri (opposite leg)

Step forward mae-geri x kekomi-geri (same leg)

Step forward ushiro-geri

Step sideways (KBD) yoko-geri keage x opposite leg yoko-geri-kekomi

KATA:

Required Kata = Tekki Shodan

Red 1 = kata (moves 1-15)

Red 2 = kata (moves 1-29)

KUMITE:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite (semi-free sparring in fighting stance)

Jodan oi-zuki attack – defender steps back & blocks with age-uke – counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan oi-zuki attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan mae-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

Chudan/Jodan mawashi-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai or jodan uchi-uke – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

SUPPORTIVE TECHNIQUES:

Self Defense / Grappling / Bag work as per the discretion of the grading panel

TERMS:

Ashi-barai = Leg sweep

Ushiro-geri = Back kick

Haito-uchi = Sword-ridge strike

Ura Mawashi-geri = Reverse roundhouse kick

Ushiro Mawashi-geri = Backward roundhouse kick

WAYS OF MOVEMENT:

Fumidashi = Step forward

Yori-ashi = Shifting forward/backwards

Suri-ashi = Slip step

Tai sabaki = Moving to the side

Kirikae = Switching

Kaiten = Rotation

KIHON:

Step forward sanbon-zuki  (ZKD)

Step backwards age-uke x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step forward soto-ude-uke x empi-uchi (KBD) x uraken-uchi (KBD) x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step backwards uchi-uke (KKD) x kizami-zuki x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step forward shuto-uke (KKD) x nukite (ZKD)

Step backwards shuto-uke (KKD) x kizami-geri x nukite (ZKD)

Step forward mae-geri, hands to sides (ZKD)

Step forward nidan-geri (back leg first) - chudan x jodan

Step forward nidan-geri (front leg first) - chudan x jodan

Step forward mae-geri x mawashi-geri (opposite leg)

Step forward mae-geri x mawashi-geri (same leg)

Step forward mae-geri x kekomi-geri (opposite leg)

Step forward mae-geri x kekomi-geri (same leg)

Step forward ushiro-geri

Step sideways (KBD) yoko-geri keage x opposite leg yoko-geri-kekomi

KATA:

Required Kata = Bassai Dai

Junior Brown 1 = kata (moves 1-42)

Junior Brown 2 = kata (moves 1-42 & application)

3rd Kyu = kata (moves 1-42 & application)

KUMITE:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite (semi-free sparring in fighting stance)

Jodan oi-zuki attack – defender steps back & blocks with age-uke – counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan oi-zuki attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan mae-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

Chudan/Jodan mawashi-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai or jodan uchi-uke – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

Chudan kekomi-geri attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan ushiro-geri attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

SUPPORTIVE TECHNIQUES:

Self Defence / Grappling / Bag work as per the discretion of the grading panel

TERMS:

Bassai Dai = Yama zuki (mountain punch) & Tsukami-uke (grasping block)

Jion = Teisho uke (palm heel block) & Otoshi uke (dropping block)

Kanku Dai = Haiwan uke (back arm block) & Shuto uchi (sword hand strike)

Empi = Age zuki (rising punch) & Otoshi zuki (dropping punch)

KIHON:

Step forward sanbon-zuki  (ZKD)

Step backwards age-uke x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step forward soto-ude-uke x empi-uchi (KBD) x uraken-uchi (KBD) x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step backwards uchi-uke (KKD) x kizami-zuki x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step forward shuto-uke (KKD) x nukite (ZKD)

Step backwards shuto-uke (KKD) x kizami-geri x nukite (ZKD)

Step forward mae-geri, hands to sides (ZKD)

Step forward nidan-geri (back leg first) - chudan x jodan

Step forward nidan-geri (front leg first) - chudan x jodan

Step forward mae-geri x mawashi-geri (opposite leg)

Step forward mae-geri x mawashi-geri (same leg)

Step forward mae-geri x kekomi-geri (opposite leg)

Step forward mae-geri x kekomi-geri (same leg)

Step forward ushiro-geri

Step sideways (KBD) yoko-geri keage x opposite leg yoko-geri-kekomi

KATA:

Required Kata = Bassai Dai, Jion, Kanku Dai, Empi

2nd Kyu/Junior Black 1 = Bassai Dai (moves 1-42 & application) + Jion (moves 1-47 & application)

1st Kyu/Junior Black 2 = Kanku Dai (moves 1-65 & application) + Empi (moves 1-37 & application

KUMITE:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite (semi-free sparring in fighting stance)

 

Jodan oi-zuki attack – defender steps back & blocks with age-uke – counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan oi-zuki attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan mae-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

Chudan/Jodan mawashi-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai or jodan uchi-uke – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

Chudan kekomi-geri attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan ushiro-geri attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

SUPPORTIVE TECHNIQUES:

Self Defence / Grappling / Bag work as per the discretion of the grading panel

  • Preparation for 1st Dan (Shodan)
  • Preparation for 2nd Dan (Nidan)
  • Preparation for 3rd Dan (Sandan)

TERMS:

Maai = Distance

Kime = Finish/Focus

Hikite = Withdrawing hand

Jiko ashi = Pivot leg

Kenchusei = Training Instructor

KIHON:

Step forward sanbon-zuki  (ZKD)

Step backwards age-uke x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step forward soto-ude-uke x empi-uchi (KBD) x uraken-uchi (KBD) x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step backwards uchi-uke (KKD) x kizami-zuki x gyaku-zuki (ZKD)

Step forward shuto-uke (KKD) x nukite (ZKD)

Step backwards shuto-uke (KKD) x kizami-geri x nukite (ZKD)

Step forward mae-geri, hands to sides (ZKD)

Step forward nidan-geri (back leg first) - chudan x jodan

Step forward nidan-geri (front leg first) - chudan x jodan

Step forward mae-geri x mawashi-geri (opposite leg)

Step forward mae-geri x mawashi-geri (same leg)

Step forward mae-geri x kekomi-geri (opposite leg)

Step forward mae-geri x kekomi-geri (same leg)

Step forward ushiro-geri

Step sideways (KBD) yoko-geri keage x opposite leg yoko-geri-kekomi

KATA:

Required Kata = Heian 1-5, Tekki 1, Bassai Dai, Jion, Kanku Dai & Empi

Favorite Kata = Bassai Dai or Jion or Kanku Dai or Empi

KUMITE:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite (semi-free sparring in fighting stance)

Jodan oi-zuki attack – defender steps back & blocks with age-uke – counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan oi-zuki attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan mae-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

Chudan/Jodan mawashi-geri attack – defender tai sabaki right with gedan-barai or jodan uchi-uke – counter with gyaku- zuki (alternating)

Chudan kekomi-geri attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Chudan ushiro-geri attack – defender tai sabaki left with soto-ude-uke - counter with gyaku-zuki (alternating)

Jiyu Kumite (free sparring)

Minimum of 2 fights (approximately 1min each)

SUPPORTIVE TECHNIQUES:

Self Defense / Grappling / Bag work as per the discretion of the grading panel

TERMS:

Mawashi zuki = Roundhouse punch

Kake shuto uke = Hooking sword hand block

Ura zuki = Close punch

KIHON:

Step forward oi-zuki x gyaku-zuki (ZKD). Cover distance

Yori-ashi kizami-zuki x mae-geri x oi-zuki. Hikite (pulling hand)

Step backwards age-uke (FD) x mawashi-geri (forward) x uraken-uchi x oi-zuki (yori-ashi)

Step forward mawashi-geri x kekomi geri (same leg) x gyaku-zuki

Mae-geri x yoko-geri kekomi x ushiro geri (ZKD) without putting foot down until end of movement

KATA:

Required Kata = Heian 1-5, Tekki 1, Bassai Dai, Jion, Kanku Dai, Empi, Hangetsu & Tekki 2

Application = Heian 1-5, Tekki 1, Bassai Dai, Jion, Kanku Dai or Empi

Favorite Kata = Any advanced Kata

KUMITE:

Jiyu Kumite (free sparring)

  • Minimum of 4 fights (approximately 1min each)
  • Display wide range of techniques
  • Positive energy with good control
  • Not tournament style
  • Balance between defense and attack

QUALIFICATION:

International Qualification Examination: Instructor D, Examiner D & Judge D

TERMS:

Keito-uke = Chicken head wrist block

Seiryuto-uke = Ox-jaw hand block

Heiko-zuki = Parallel punch

Hasami-uchi = Scissors strike

KIHON:

Selected combinations by Grading Panel

Tokui waza (favourite technique) demonstration and thesis presentation

Question/answer session

KATA:

Required Kata = Heian 1-5, Tekki 1, Bassai Dai, Jion, Kanku Dai, Empi, Hangetsu, Tekki 2, Tekki 3, Jitte & Gankaku

Application = Heian 1-5, Tekki 1, Bassai Dai, Jion, Kanku Dai, Empi, Tekki 1, Tekki 2, Tekki 3, Jitte or Gankaku

Favorite Kata = Any advanced Kata & application

KUMITE:

Jiyu Kumite (free sparring)

  • Minimum of 6 fights (approximately 1min each)
  • Display wide range of techniques
  • Positive energy with good control
  • Not tournament style
  • Balance between defense and attack

QUALIFICATION:

International Qualification Examination: Instructor C, Examiner D & Judge C