10th to 9th Kyu White to Orange Belt

Kihon - Basics

From shizentai - natural stance

Sonoba zuki (choku tsuki) - Punching on the spot

Step forward Zentkutsu dachi – Gedan Bari (Downward Sweeping Block)

Stepping 4 times each:

Forward Chudan oi tsuki (Stomach Lunge Punch, Same Hand and Same Leg)

Back Age uke (Rising Block)

Forward soto uke (Outside Block)

Back Gedan bari (Downwards Block)

From zenkutsu dachi (Front Stance)

Gyaku tsuki x 10 (Reverse Punch)

From Heisokudachi mea geri x 10 (Front Kick)

Kata

Kihon Kata – to count

Kumite

Gohon Kumite (Jodan) – to count

 


 

9th to 8th kyu Orange to Red Belt

Kihon

Step forward Zentkutsu dachi – Gedan Bari

Stepping 4 times each:

Forward chudan oi tsuki

Back age uke,

Forward soto uke

Back Shuto uke (kokutsu dachi)

Forward uchi uke

Back gedan bari

Forward mea geri

Forward yoko geri kiage (kiba dachi)

Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dachi)

Kata

Heian Shodan

Kumite

Gohon kumite (jodan, chudan)

 


 

8th to 7th kyu Red Belt to Yellow Belt

Kihon

Step forward Zentkutsu dachi – Gedan Bari

Stepping 4 times each:

Forward chudan oi tsuki

Back age uke

Forward soto uke

Back Shuto uke (kokutsu dachi)

Forward uchi uke

Back gedan bari

Forward mea geri

Forward mawashi geri

Forward yoko geri kiage (kiba dachi)

Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dachi)

Kata

8th kyu to 7th kyu Heian Nidan

Kumite

Gohon kumite (jodan, chudan)

 


 

7th to 6th kyu Yellow to Green

6th to 5th kyu Green to Purple

5th to 4th kyu Purple to Purple/White

Kihon

Step forward Zentkutsu dachi – Gedan Bari

Stepping 4 times each:

Forward oi tsuki

Back age uke, gyaku tsuki

Forward soto uke, gyaku tsuki

Forward uchi uke, gyaku tsuki

Back shuto uke (kokutsu dachi)

Forward Gedan bari, shift back neko ashi dachi uchi uke forward gyaku tsuki

Forward mea geri, oi tsuki

Forward mawashi geri

Forward yoko geri kiage (kiba dachi)

Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dachi)

Kaiten shinagar (turn stepping forward) uraken, gyaku tsuki

Kata

7th Kyu going for 6th kyu

Heian Sandan

6th Kyu going for 5th kyu

Heian Yondan

5th kyu going for 4th kyu

Heian Godan

Kumite

7th kyu going for 6th kyu

Gohon kumite (jodan, chudan mea geri)

6th kyu going for 5th kyu

Kihon ippon (jodan, chudan, mea geri)

5th Kyu going for 4th kyu

kihon ippon (jodan, chudan, mea geri, yoko geri

 


 

4th to 3rd kyu Purple/White to Brown

3rd to 2nd kyu Brown to Brown/White

2nd to 1st kyu Brown/White to Brown/DoubleWhite

Kihon

Step forward Zentkutsu dachi – Gedan Bari

Stepping 4 times each:

Forward sanbon tsuki

Back age uke, mea geri gyaku tsuki

Forward soto uke (zenkutsu), yoko empi (kiba)

Back shuto uke (kokutsu), nukite (zenkutsu)

Forward gedan bari, shift weight back to neko ashi dachi, uchi uke forward gyaku tsuki

Forward mea geri, mawashi geri (same leg)

Forward ushiro geri

Forward yoko geri kiage, change leg kekomi (kiba dachi)

Forward jodan shuto uchi, turn forward, jodan uchi empi, mawari nagara sagate (turn back) jodan uchi shuto uchi

Forward, yori ashi gyaku tsuki, step forward gedan bari, yori ashi gyaku tsuki, gedan bari

Kata

4th kyu going for 3rd kyu

Tekki Shodan

1st & 2nd kyu

Bassai dai

Kumite

4th kyu going for 3rd kyu

Kihon ippon (jodan to mawashi)

1st & 2nd kyu

Jiyu ippon (jodan to Ushiro geri)

 


 

1st Dan - Shodan - Black Belt

Kihon

Step forward Zentkutsu dachi – Gedan Bari

Stepping 4 times each:

Forward, Tobe Konde zambon tsuki

Back, age uke, mea geri gyaku tsuki

Forward, soto uke, yoko empi, uraken (zenkutsu dachi) gyaku tsuki

Back, shuto uke, front leg mea geri gyaku tsuki

Forward, Gedan bari, shift weight back neko ashi uchi uke, forward ura tsuki, yori ashi gyaku tsuki

Forward, mea geri mawashi geri (same leg) gyaku tsuki

Forward ushiro geri gyaku tsuki

Forward, turning uraken gyaku tsuki

Forward yoko geri keage, kekomi (same leg from zenkutsu dachi)

Forward, jodan soto uke, yori ashi to side, gedan bari, front leg mea geri gyaku tsuki

 

Kata

Hiean 1-5

Tekki Shodan

Junro Shodan

Tokui kata

Kumite

 

Jiyu Ippon kumite (Jodan – Ushiro geri)

 


 

2nd Dan - Nidan

Kihon: From Jiyu-no-Kamae

Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Sanbon-zuki

Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki

Step Back Age-uke, forward Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki

Forward Mawashi-geri, step forward Ashi-Barai, Gyaku-zuki

Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Mae-geri, Oi-Zuki

In place: same leg Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri , Ushiro-geri

 

Kumite:

Jiyu Kumite

Kata:

Shitei Kata (Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion)

Junro Nidan & Sandan

Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)

 


 

3rd Dan - Sandan

Kumite:

Jiyu Kumite

Kata:

Shitei Kata (Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion, Jitte, Gankaku, Hangetsu)

Junro Yondan & Godan

Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)

 


 

4th Dan - Yondan

Kumite:

Jiyu Kumite

If unable to do Jiyu Kumite, a Karate report must be presented instead, but Jiyu Kumite is preferred

Kata:

Shitei Kata (All Shotokan Kata and Junro Kata)

Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)