10th Kyu to 7th Kyu

Red/ Orange/ Yellow Belt

 

Minimum 3 months training time, training twice weekly

 

KIHON

Techniques must be delivered with proper timing, continuation and kime.

 

  1. Gedanbarai X 3 forward / turn
  2. Ageuke X 3 forward / turn
  3. Sotouke X 3 forward / turn
  4. Oizuki X 3 forward / turn
  5. Gyakuzuki X 3 forward / turn
  6. Maegeri X 3 forward / turn
  7. Yokogeri (with side movements in Kibadachi) X 3

 

KATA

The kata must be preformed without mistake; using good spirit, proper timing and correct kime. Continuation is also important whilst performing Kata.

 

Kihon Kata (for Red Belt 9th Kyu)

Heian Shodan (for Orange Belt 8th Kyu)

Heian Nidan (for Yellow Belt 7th Kyu)

 

KUMITE

Sanbon Kumite (three step sparring)

 

NOTES

Minimum training time between grades is 3 months, provided training twice weekly. Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter attack.

 

 

7th Kyu to 6th Kyu

(Yellow Belt to Green Belt)

 

Minimum 3 months training time, training twice weekly

 

KIHON

  1. Oizuki x 3 Forward Steps
  2. Ageuke / Gyakuzuki x 3 Steps Back
  3. Sotouke / Gyakuzuki x 3 Forward Steps
  4. Gedanbarai / Gyakuzuki x 3 Steps Back
  5. Shutouke in Kokutsudachi x 3 Forward Steps / Turn
  6. Maegeri x 3 Forward Steps / Yame
  7. Yokogeri Kikomi x 3 in Kiba Dachi Both Sides
  8. Yokogeri Keage x 3 in Kiba Dachi Both Sides
  9. Mawashigeri x 3 Forward Steps

 

KATA

Heian Sandan

 

KUMITE

Kihon Ippon - One Attack Sparring:

Jodan attack using right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand /counter Gyakuzuki. Chudan attack using right hand. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Jodan attack using left hand. Defence side block Ageuke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki. Chudan attack using left hand. Defence side block Sotouke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki.

 

NOTES

Minimum training time between grades is 3 months, provided training twice weekly. Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter attack.

 

 

6th Kyu to 5th Kyu

(Green Belt to Purple Belt)

 

Minimum 3 months training time, training twice weekly

 

KIHON

  1. Sanbonzuki x 5 Forward Steps
  2. Ageuke / Gyakuzuki x 5 Steps Back
  3. Sotouke / Gyakuzuki x 5 Forward Steps
  4. Gedanbarai / Gyakuzuki x 5 Steps Back
  5. Shutouke in Kokutsudachi x 5 Forward Steps/ Turn
  6. Maegeri x 5 Forward Steps
  7. Mawashigeri x 5 Forward Steps
  8. Yokogeri Kikomi x 5 in Kiba Dachi Both Sides
  9. Yokogeri Keage x 5 in Kiba Dachi Both Sides


KATA

Heian Yondan


KUMITE

Kihon Ippon - One Attack Sparring:
Jodan attack using right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Chudan attack using right hand. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Maegeri attack using right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
Yokogeri attack using right leg. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

 

NOTES

Minimum training time between grades is 3 months, provided training twice weekly. Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter attack.

 

 

5th Kyu to 4th Kyu

(Purple Belt to Purple & White Belt)

 

Minimum 3 months training time, training twice weekly


KIHON

  1. Sanbonzuki x 5 forward steps
  2. Ageuke / Gyakuzuki x 5 steps back
  3. Uchiuke /Gyakuzuki x 5 forward steps
  4. Sotouke / Gyakuzuki x 5 steps back
  5. Gedanbarai / Gyakuzuki x 5 forward steps
  6. Shutouke in Kokutsudachi / Nukite in Zenkutsudachi x 5 steps back
  7. Maegeri x 5 forward steps / turn
  8. Mawashigeri x 5 Forward Steps / Turn
  9. Maegeri -Mawashigeri x 5 forward steps, both sides
  10. Ushirogeri x 5 Forward steps
  11. Yokogeri Kikomi x 5 in Kiba Dachi or Zenkutsudachi
  12. Yokogeri Keage x 5 in Kiba Dachi or Zenkutsudachi


KATA

Heian Godan


KUMITE

Kihon Ippon - One Attack Sparring:

Jodan attack right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Chudan attack right hand. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Maegeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Yokogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Mawashigeri attack right leg. Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter

Gyakuzuki.
Ushirogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki.

All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

 


4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu

(Purple & White Belt  to Brown Belt)

 

Minimum 3 months training time, training twice weekly


KIHON

  1. Sanbonzuki x 5 forward steps
  2. Ageuke Gyakuzuki, step back each new block, Uchiuke, Kizamizuki, Gyakuzuki / Sotouke Yokohijate Empi, Urakenuchi / Gedanbarai, Urakenuchi, Gyakuzuki / Shotouke, Kizamigeri, Nukite
  3. Maegeri x 5 forward steps / turn
  4. Mawashigeri x 5 forward steps /turn
  5. Yokogeri Keage x 5 forward steps in Kiba Dachi both sides
  6. Maegeri - Yokogeri x 5 changing legs
  7. Mawashigeri - Yokogeri Kikomi x 5 changing legs
  8. Ushirogeri - Gyakuzuki x 5 forward and back


KATA

Tekki Shodan


KUMITE

Jiyu Ippon - One Attack Semi-Free Sparring (From Kamae, 3 Metres Apart):

Jodan attack right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Chudan attack right hand. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Maegeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Yokogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Mawashigeri attack right leg. Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Ushirogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbari right hand / counter Gyakuzuki.

All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

 

NOTES

Minimum training time between grades is 3 months, provided training twice weekly. Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter attack.

 

 

3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu

(Brown Belt to Brown & White Belt)

 

Minimum 3 months training time, training twice weekly

 

KIHON

  1. Sanbonzuki x 5 forward steps
  2. Ageuke Gyakuzuki, step back each new block, Uchiuke, Kizamizuki, Gyakuzuki / Sotouke Yokohijate Empi, Urakenuchi / Gedanbarai, Urakenuchi, Gyakuzuki / Shotouke, Kizamigeri, Nukite
  3. Maegeri x 5 forward steps / turn
  4. Mawashigeri x 5 forward steps /turn
  5. Yokogeri Keage x 5 forward steps in Kiba Dachi both sides.
  6. Maegeri - Yokogeri x 5 changing legs
  7. Mawashigeri - Yokogeri Kikomi x 5 changing legs
  8. Ushirogeri - Gyakuzuki x 5 forward and back


KATA

Bassai Dai


KUMITE
Jiyu Ippon - One Attack Semi-Free Sparring (From Kamae, 3 Metres Apart):

Jodan attack right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Chudan attack right hand. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Maegeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Yokogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Mawashigeri attack right leg. Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Ushirogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbari right hand / counter Gyakuzuki.

All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

 

NOTES

Minimum training time between grades is 3 months, provided training twice weekly. Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter attack.

 

2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu

(Brown & White Belt to 2nd Brown & White Belt)

 

Minimum 3 months training time, training twice weekly

 

KIHON

  1. Sanbonzuki x 5 forward steps
  2. Ageuke Gyakuzuki, step back each new block, Uchiuke, Kizamizuki, Gyakuzuki / Sotouke Yokohijate Empi, Urakenuchi / Gedanbarai, Urakenuchi, Gyakuzuki / Shotouke, Kizamigeri, Nukite
  3. Maegeri x 5 forward steps / turn
  4. Mawashigeri x 5 forward steps /turn
  5. Yokogeri Keage x 5 forward steps in Kiba Dachi both sides
  6. Maegeri - Yokogeri x 5 changing legs
  7. Mawashigeri - Yokogeri Kikomi x 5 changing legs
  8. Ushirogeri - Gyakuzuki x 5 forward and back


KATA

Bassai Dai


KUMITE

Jiyu Ippon - One Attack Semi-Free Sparring (From Kamae, 3 Metres Apart):

Jodan attack right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Chudan attack right hand. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Maegeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Yokogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Mawashigeri attack right leg. Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki. Ushirogeri attack right leg.
Defence side block Gedanbari right hand / counter Gyakuzuki.

All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

 

NOTES

Minimum training time between grades is 3 months, provided training twice weekly. Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter attack.

 

 

1st Kyu to 1st Dan

(2nd Brown & White Belt  to Shodan Black Belt)

 

Minimum 12 months training time, training twice weekly.


KIHON

  1. Sanbonzuki x 5 forward steps
  2. Ageuke Gyakuzuki, step back each new block, Uchiuke, Kizamizuki, Gyakuzuki / Sotouke Yokohijate Empi, Urakenuchi / Gedanbarai, Urakenuchi, Gyakuzuki / Shotouke, Kizaigeri, Nukite
  3. Yokogeri Keage - Kikomi, same leg x 5 Kiba Dachi.
  4. Maegeri -Junzuki - Gyakuzuki, step forward each time Yokogeri Kekomi - Urakenuchi - Gyakuzuki, Mawashigeri - Gyakuzuki - Urakenuchi, Ushirogeri - Urakenuchi - Gyakuzuki / turn. (right and left side)
  5. Maegeri - Yokogeri forward changing legs step back Gedanbarai - Gyakuzuki step forward Mawashigeri - Yokogeri, Urakenuchi - Gyakuzuiki. right and left side)
  6. Maegeri -Yokogeri - Ushirogeri - Gyakuzuki same leg 3 directions x 3 times


KATA

Choose from Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Jion


KUMITE

Jiyu Kumite - Free Sparring

Jiyu Ippon Kumite- One Attack Semi-Free Sparring (From Kamae, 3 Metres Apart)

 

Jodan attack right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Chudan attack right hand. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Maegeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Yokogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Mawashigeri attack right leg. Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Ushirogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbari right hand / counter Gyakuzuki.
Jiyu Kumite - Free Sparring
All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

 

NOTES

Minimum age for juniors 9 years. For Cadet 15 years. For Senior 18 years. Training time is dependent on the instructors and courses attended. Highest rank for juniors is shodan, for cadet nidan. Candidates with junior must progress to cadet before qualifying to senior rank. Cadet Nidans may qualify to Senior Nidan within the one examination which covers Shodan and Nidan and is covered in one fee.

 

 

 

1st Dan to 2nd Dan

(Shodan Black Belt to Nidan Black Belt)


KIHON

  1. Kizamizuki - Oizuki - Tsugiashi - Gyakuzuki x 3 forward steps.
  2. Step back, Ageuki - Sotouke (same arm), Gyakuzuki, step back, Sotouke, Gedanbarai (same arm), Uraken, Gyakuzuki, step back, Gedanbarai- Uchiuke (same arm),.Kizamizuki - Gyakuzuki
  3. Yokogeri Keage - Kikomi same leg x 3
  4. Kizamigeri - Maegeri, Kikamizuki - Gyakuzuki forward, Kizami - Mawashigeri, Mawashigeri - Gyakuzuki - Uraken forward, Kizami - Maegeri, Ushirogeri - Uraken - Gyakuzuki. (using right and left sides, finish side or front.)
  5. Kizmi - Maegeri, Mawashigeri - Gyakuzuki - Uraken, back Gedanbarai - Uraken - Gyakuzuki, Mawashigeri back same position - Uraken - Gyakuzuki, forward, Ushirogeri - Uraken - Gyakazuki, forward Tsugiashi, Maeashi - Mawashigeri - Gyakuzuki - Uraken. (using right and left sides, finish side or front.)
  6. Shiho Uke - Kime (4 directional blocking)

 

KATA

Candidate's choice from Jitte, Enpi, Hangetsu· A kata selected by the commission between those scheduled in the programme up to 1st Dan

 

KUMITE

Jiyu Kumite - Free Sparring

 

NOTES

Minimum Training time between shodan and Nidan 2 years. Cadet to Senior is dependent on the instructor and number of courses attended. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter attack

 

 

2nd Dan to 3rd Dan

(Nidan Black Belt to Sandan Black Belt)


KIHON

  1. Hachiji Dachi, step back Gedanbarai in Kiba Dachi side movement forward Yokogeri Keage, Kibadachi step back Zenkutsudachi Gedanbarai - Gyakuzuki, step Tsugiashi, Maeashi Yokogeri Kekomi - Uraken - Gyakuzuki.
  2. Kizamizuki - Maegeri, Chudan Oizuki, step back Sotouke - Gedanbarai (same arm) Uraken - Gyakuzuki, forward Mawashigeri - Tsugiashi Gyakuzuki.
  3. Forward Tsugiashi Gyakuzuki, Tsugiashi Maeashi Mawashigeri - Gyakuzuki - Uraken, Mawashigeri - Uramawashigeri (same leg) Uraken - Gyakuzuki.
  4. Maegeri -Mawashigeri (same leg) - Gyakuzuki - Uraken, step back Kizamizuki -- Gyakuzuki, forward Ushirogeri - Uraken, step back Kizamizuki - Gyakuzuki, forward Ushirogeri - Uraken - Gyakuzuki, forward Mawashigeri - Gyakuzuki.
  5. Kizami Maegeri -Kizamizuki - Gyakuzuki, Tsugiashi Maeashi Mawashigeri (change leg) Maegeri - Mawashigeri (same leg) - Gyakuzuki, Tsugiashi Maeashi Uramawashigeri, Uraken - Gyakuzuki.
  6. Shiozuki (from Shizentai) 4 directions, finish side of front.
  7. Shihogeri 4 directions.

 

KATA

Candidate's choice from Gankaku, Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho A kata selected by the commission between those scheduled in the programme up to 2ndDan

 

KUMITE

Jiyu Kumite. Tokui-waza - attack/defence/deashibarai technique

 

NOTES

Minimum Training time between grades is 3 years.

 

 

3rd Dan to 4th Dan

(Sandan Black Belt to Yondan Black Belt)

 

KIHON

  1. Shiho Tate Shutouke-Gyakuzuki
  2. Maegeri - Yokogeri - Ushirogeri - Mawashigeri - Uramawashigeri from Shizentai
  3. Gyakuzuki - Kizamizuki, forward Oizuki - Uraken (same arm)
  4. Kizamizuki, Maegeri - Junzuki - Gyakuzuki
  5. Maeashi Yokogeri Kikomi, Oikomi - Gyakuzuki - Uraken, Gyakuzuki, Maeashi Uramawashigeri (or Mawashigeri)
  6. Ushirogeri - Uramawashigeri (same leg), Oikomi - Gyakuzuki or Ushirogeri - Yokogeri (same leg) Oizuki

 

KATA

Candidate's choice from Nijushiho, Sochin, Unsu. A kata selected by the commission between those scheduled in the programme up to 3rd Dan

 

KUMITE

Jiyu Kumite. Tokui-waza - attack/defence/deai technique

 

THESIS

Three-page thesis on Karate required

 

NOTES

Minimum Training time between grades is 4 years. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter attack