New JKS Grading Syllabus - June 2021

10th to 9th Kyu White to Orange Belt

Kihon - Basics

Stepping 4 times each:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-kamae

① Chudan Oi-zuki(step forward)

② Jodan Age-uke(step back)

③ Chudan Soto-uke(step forward)

④ Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke(step back)

⑤ Gedan Barai(step forward)

Mawatte (turn around), from Kakiwake gedan kamae

⑥ Mae-geri(step forward)

From Kiba-dachi

⑦ Yoko ke-komi (both sides) for 9th Kyu Yoko ke-age (both sides) for 8th Kyu

 

Kata

Kihon Kata – to count

Kumite

Gohon Kumite (Jodan + Chudan) – to count

 


 

9th to 8th kyu Orange to Red Belt

Kihon

Step forward Zentkutsu dachi – Gedan Bari

Stepping 4 times each:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-kamae

① Chudan Oi-zuki(step forward)

② Jodan Age-uke(step back)

③ Chudan Soto-uke(step forward)

④ Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke(step back)

⑤ Gedan Barai(step forward)

Mawatte (turn around), from Kakiwake gedan kamae

⑥ Mae-geri(step forward)

From Kiba-dachi

⑦ Yoko ke-komi (both sides) for 9th Kyu Yoko ke-age (both sides) for 8th Kyu

Kata

Heian Shodan

Kumite

Gohon kumite (jodan, chudan)

 


 

8th to 7th kyu Red Belt to Yellow Belt + 7th kyu to 6th kyu

Kihon

Step forward Zentkutsu dachi – Gedan Bari

Stepping 4 times each:

① Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Gyaku-zuki (frontal hip position for both punches) (step forward)

② Jodan Age-uke(step back)

③ Chudan Soto-uke(step forward)

④ Chudan Uchi-uke(step back)

⑤ Gedan Barai(step forward)

⑥ Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke(step back)

From Jiyu-na-kamae,

⑦ Mae-geri(step forward)

⑧Mawashi-geri(step forward)

From Kiba-dachi

⑨ Yoko ke-age(step forward)

⑩ Yoko ke-komi(step forward)

Kata

8th kyu to 7th kyu Heian Nidan

7th kyu to 6th kyu Heian Sandan

Kumite

Gohon kumite (jodan, chudan, mae geri)

 


 

6th to 5th kyu Green to Purple

5th to 4th kyu Purple to Purple/White

Kihon

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-kamae

① Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Gyaku-zuki (frontal hip position for both punches) (step forward)

② Jodan Age-uke, Gyaku-zuki(step back)

③ Chudan Soto-uke, Gyaku-zuki(step forward)

④ Chudan Uchi-uke, Gyaku-zuki(step back)

⑤ Gedan Barai, Gyaku-zuki(step forward)

⑥ Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke, Nekoashi-dachi Gedan Barai (step backward)

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-kamae

⑦ Mae-geri, Oi-zuki(step forward) Mawatte (turn around), from Gedan-kamae

⑧ Mawashi-geri, Gyaku-zuki(step forward)
*Keep the hand at same position before kicking

From Kiba-dachi

⑨ Yoko ke-age switch legs Yoko ke-komi

Mawatte (turn around), from Gedan-kamae

⑩ Turning & stepping forward Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki

Kata

6th Kyu going for 5th kyu

Heian Yondan + Junro Shodan

5th kyu going for 4th kyu

Heian Godan + Junro Nidan

Kumite

Kihon-Ippon-Kumite(Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki, Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-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

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-kamae

① Sanbon-zuki(step forward)

②Jodan Age-uke, Nekoashi-dachi Gedan Barai, Front leg Mae-geri, Zenkutsu-dachi Gyaku-zuki( step back)
*Keep Nekoashi-dachi after kicking, then shift to Zenkutsu-dachi Gyaku-zuki

③Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi(step forward)

④Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke, Nukite(step back)

⑤Gedan Barai, Nekoashi-dachi Uchi-uke, slide forward to Zenkutsu-dachi Ura-zuki Gyaku-zuki( step forward)

Mawatte (turn around), from Gedan-kamae

⑥From Jiyu-na-kamae, Mae-geri, Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Gyaku-zuki(step forward)
*In Oi-zuki (hanmi, side facing), Gyaku-zuki (shomen, frontal facing)

⑦ From Jiyu-na-kamae Mae-geri,

Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Ura Mawashi-geri(both sides)

Mawatte (turn around), from Gedan-kamae

⑧Yoko Ke-age, same leg Yoko Ke-komi (step forward) Mawatte (turn around), from Gedan-kamae

⑨Turning & stepping forward Ura Shuto-uchi, same place Haito-uchi (step forward)

Kata

4th kyu going for 3rd kyu

Tekki Shodan + Junro Sandan

3rd to 2nd kyu

Bassai dai + Junro Yondan

2nd kyu to 1st kyu

Bassai Dai + Junro Godan

Kumite

Jiyu-Ippon-Kumite(Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki, Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri)

 


 

1st Dan - Shodan - Black Belt

Kihon

Step forward Zentkutsu dachi – Gedan Bari

Stepping 4 times each:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-kamae

① Long step forward Sanbon-zuki(step forward)

② Long step backward Jodan Age-uke, Front leg Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki(step back)

③ Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi, Zenkutsu-dachi Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki(step forward)

④ Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke, Nekoashi-dachi Gedan Barai, Front leg Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki(step back)
*Keep Nekoashi-dachi after kicking, then shift to Zenkutsu-dachi Gyaku-zuki

⑤ Mae-geri Oi-zuki, Mawashi-geri Gyaku-zuki, Ushiro-geri Gyaku-zuki, Ura Mawashi-geri Gyaku-zuki (both sides)

⑥ From Zenkutsu-dachi, Jiyu-na-kamae, same leg Yoko Ke-age, Yoko Ke-komi, Gyaku-zuki(step forward) Mawatte (turn around), from Jiyu-na-kamae (both sides are acceptable, choose either left or right side)

⑦ Yose ashi (move the back leg half step) Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki(step forward)

⑧ Move with front leg forward, Gyaku-zuki, change side Gyaku-zuki(step forward)

⑨ Move with front leg forward, Mae-geri, Oi-zuki, Gyaku-zuki(step forward)

 

Kata

Tokui-Kata, Examinees choice (Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Enpi, Jion)

Shitei-Kata, Examiners choice (Heian Shodan to Heian Godan, Tekki-Shodan, Junro Shodan to Junro Godan)

Kumite

Jiyu-Ippon-Kumite(Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki, Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri)

Jiyu-Kumite

 


 

2nd Dan - Nidan

Kihon: From Jiyu-no-Kamae

From Jiyu-na-kamae

① Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki + Mae-geri, Oi-zuki, Gyaku-zuki + Mawashi-geri, Uraken, Gyaku-zuki (both sides)
*Going out, the three combinations should be performed in three counts. Returning, all the three combinations should be performed in one count.

② Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki, shift back Jodan Nagashi-uke, Gyaku-zuki + Mae-geri, Oi-zuki, Gyakuzuki, shift back to 45 degrees Gedan Barai, Gyaku-zuki + Mawashi-geri, Uraken, Gyaku-zuki, shift back to 45 degrees Jodan Uchi-uke, Gyaku-zuki (both sides)
*Going out, the three combinations should be performed in three counts. Returning, all the three combinations should be performed in one count.

③ From Zenkutsu-dachi, in place, Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri (same leg) (both sides)

Kumite:

Jiyu Kumite

Kata:

Tokui-Kata, Examinees choice (Kata of choice)

Shitei-Kata, Examiners choice (Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion, Hangestsu, Junro Kata)

 


 

3rd Dan - Sandan

Kumite:

Jiyu Kumite

Kata:

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

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)