Advanced Grading Syllabus

4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu Brown Belt

KIHON
Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)
Forward sanbon zuki
Back age uke mae geri
Forward soto uke yoko empi
Back shuto uke nukite
Forward uchi uke gyaku zuki
Forward gedan barai, shift back uchi uke, drive forward gyaku zuki
Forward mae geri chudan oi zuki chudan
Forward mawashi geri
Forward yoko geri keage (kiba dachi)
Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dach)
Forward ushiro geri
Forward kaiten shinagara uraken gyaku zuki
Forward jodan shuto uchi

KUMITE
Kihon ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mea geri, mawashi geri)

KATA
Tekki Shodan

 

3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu Brown Belt

KIHON
Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)
Forward sanbon zuki
Back age uke mae geri
Forward soto uke yoko empi, uraken
Back shuto uke mae geri nukite
Forward uchi uke kizami zuki gyaku zuki
Forward gedan barai, shift back uchi uke, drive forward gyaku zuki
Forward mae geri chudan oi zuki chudan
Forward mawashi geri gyaku zuki
Forward yoko geri keage yoko geri kekomi (same leg in zenkutsu dachi)
Forward ushiro geri
Forward kaiten shinagara uraken gyaku zuki
Forward jodan shuto uchi

KUMITE
Jiyu ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mae, mawashi, yoko, ushiro)

KATA
Bassai Dai

 

2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu Brown Belt

KIHON
Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)
Forward sanbon zuki
Back age uke mae geri
Forward soto uke yoko empi, uraken
Back shuto uke mae geri nukite
Forward uchi uke kizami zuki gyaku zuki
Forward mae geri mawashi geri (same leg)
Forward mawashi geri gyaku Zuki
Forward yoko geri keage yoko geri kekomi (same leg in zenkutsu dachi)
Forward ushiro geri gyaku Zuki
Forward kaiten shinagara uraken gyaku Zuki
Forward jodan shuto uchi
Forward yori ashi gyaku Zuki step forward gedan barai yori ashi gyaku Zuki gedan barai

KUMITE
Jiyu ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mae, mawashi, yoko, ushiro)

KATA
Tokui gata. Choose from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi.

Examiner imposes kata from: Heian Shodan – Godan, Tekki Shodan

 

 

Shodan

Minimum of 6 months since 1st Kyu
KIHON
Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)
Tobe konde sanbon zuki
Rotate forward 360’ gyaku zuki chudan
Back age uke mae geri gyaku zuki
Forward soto uke empi uraken (in kiba dachi) gyaku zuki (zenkutsu dachi)
Back shuto uke (kokutsu dachi) mae geri (front leg) nukite (zenkutsu dachi)
Forward uchi uke kizami zuki gyaku zuki
Forward yoko geri keage, yoko geri kekomi (same leg)
Forward mea geri, mawashi geri gyaku zuki
Forward ushiro geri gyaku zuki
Forward double jodan shuto uchi (from outside then inside)

KUMITE
Jiyu ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mae, mawashi, yoko, ushiro)

KATA
Tokui gata. Choose from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi.

Examiner imposes kata from: Heian Shodan – Godan, Tekki Shodan

 

 

The Kata Bassai Dai

The Kata Kanku Dai

The Kata Jion

The Kata Empi

 

Nidan

Minimum of 2 years since Shodan

KIHON
All from jiyu kamae
(Everything x 4)
Forward kizami zuki sanbon zuki
Forward kizami zuki mae geri oi zuki
Back age uke forward mawashi geri uraken oi zuki
Forward ushiro geri uraken gyaku zuki
Forward mawashi geri, forward ashi barai, gyaku zuki
Forward ura mawashi geri gyaku zuki
Facing examiner: mae geri, yoko geri keage, ushiro geri
Gyaku zuki distance control

KUMITE
Jiyu kumite

KATA
Tokui kata
Examiner chooses from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi

 

Sandan

Minimum of 3 years since Nidan

KIHON
From jiyu kamae
Forward kizami zuki gyaku zuki choku zuki oi zuki gyaku zuki (gohon renzoku oi komi – 5 punches one step plus yori ashi)
Forward age empi (kokutsu dachi), mawashi empi (zenkutsu dachi), yoko empi (kiba dachi)
Forward gyaku zuki, shift into kiba dachi yoko empi, shift back shuto uke, drive forward gyaku zuki
Forward mae geri oi zuki, mawashi geri uraken, ushiro geri gyaku zuki
Facing examiner: mae geri, yoko geri, ushiro geri, mawashi geri

KUMITE
Jiyu kumite.

KATA
Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from: Bassai-dai, Bassai-Sho, Kanku-dai, Kanku-Sho, Jion, Enpi.
Questions will be asked about tokui kata.

Yondan

Minimum of 4 years since Sandan

Examinee must have mastered all karate techniques, can understand their principles, apply them fully and be able to give general instruction. Questions will be asked in reference to a basic technique.

KUMITE
Jiyu kumite or (by prior arrangement with examining board) either self-defense or detailed explanation of tokui waza with a partner.

KATA
Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from: Tekki Nidan, Tekki Sandan, Bassai-dai, Jion, Enpi, Kanku-dai, Hangetsu, Jitte.

Godan

Minimum of 5 years since Yondan

Examinee must have attained an exceptionally high level of karate technique and displayed originality in their karate. Questions will be asked in reference to a basic technique, tokui kata and bunkai.

KUMITE
Jiyu kumite or (by prior arrangement with examining board) either self-defense or detailed explanation of tokui waza with a partner.

KATA
Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from: Bassai-sho, Kanku-sho, Jiin, Wankan, Chinte, Unsu, Sochin and ask questions about the examinee’s tokui kata.