Grading Syllabus - Brown & Black Belt

The syllabus for advanced belts is outlined below, which includes the Kihon, Kata and Kumite each student is required to demonstrate in order to pass their grading. The Japanese terms are used throughout the syllabus, as they are in our classes, it would be useful for the student to learn them as early on as possible. 

4th to 3th Kyu (Purple & White to Brown Belt)

 

KIHON

 

Step forward zenkutsu dachi – gedan barai 

 

Stepping 4 times each:

1. Forward sanbon zuki 

2. Back age uke, mae geri

3. Forward soto uke, yoko empi

4. Back shuto uke, nukite

5. Forward uchi uke, gyaku zuki

6. Forwards gedan barai, shift back into neko ashi dachi (cat stance), uchi uke drive forward, gyaku zuki

7. Forward mae geri chudan, mae geri jodan (ren-geri).

8. Forward mawashi geri

9. Forward yoko geri keage (kiba dachi)

10. Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dachi)

11. Forward ushiro geri

12. Forward kaiten shinagara, uraken, gyaku zuki

13. Forward jodan shuto uchi

 

KATA

 

Tekki Shodan  

 

KUMITE

 

Kihon Ippon -jodan, chudan, mae geri, mawashi  

3rd to 2nd Kyu (Brown to Brown & White Belt)

 

KIHON

 

Step forward zenkutsu dachi – gedan barai 

 

Stepping 4 times each:

1. Forward sanbon zuki 

2. Back age uke, mae geri

3. Forward soto uke, yoko empi, uraken

4. Back shuto uke, mae geri, nukite

5. Forward uchi uke, kizami zuki, gyaku zuki

6. Forwards gedan barai, shift back into neko ashi dachi (cat stance), uchi uke drive forward, gyaku zuki

7. Forward mae geri chudan, mae geri jodan (ren-geri).

8. Forward mawashi geri, gyaku zuki

9. Forward yoko geri keage, yoko geri kekomi (same leg in zenkutsu dachi)

10. Forward ushiro geri

11. Forward kaiten shinagara, uraken, gyaku zuki

12. Forward jodan shuto uchi

 

KATA

 

Bassai Dai  

 

KUMITE

 

Jiyu Ippon - jodan, chudan, mae geri, mawashi geri, yoko geri, ushiro geri  

2rd to 1nd Kyu (Brown & White to Brown & 2 White Belt)

 

KIHON

 

Step forward zenkutsu dachi – gedan barai 

 

Stepping 4 times each:

1. Forward sanbon zuki 

2. Back age uke, mae geri

3. Forward soto uke, yoko empi, uraken

4. Back shuto uke, mae geri, nukite

5. Forward uchi uke, kizami zuki, gyaku zuki

6. Forward mae geri, mawashi geri (ren-geri)

7. Forward mawashi geri, gyaku zuki

8. Forward yoko geri keage, yoko geri kekomi (same leg in zenkutsu dachi)

9. Forward ushiro geri, gyaku zuki

10. Forward kaiten shinagara, uraken, gyaku zuki

11. Forward jodan shuto uchi

12. Forward yori ashi gyaku tsuki, step forward gedan barai, yori ashi gyaku zuki, gedan barai

 

KATA

 

Examiner Imposes kata from: Heian 1-5, Tekki Shodan, Tokui kata (kata of choice from: Bassai Dai, Empi, Jion & Kanku Dai) 

 

KUMITE

 

Jiyu Ippon - jodan, chudan, mae geri, mawashi geri, yoko geri, ushiro geri  

Shodan (Black Belt - 1st Dan)

 

KIHON

 

Step forward zenkutsu dachi – gedan barai 

 

Stepping 4 times each:

1. Forward sanbon zuki 

2. Rotate forward 360’ gyaku-zuki chudan

3. Back age-uke, mae-geri, gyaku-zuki

4. Forward soto-uke, enpi, uraken (in kiba-dachi), gyaku-zuki (zenkutsu- dachi)

5. Back shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi), mae-geri (front-leg), nukite (zenkutsu- dachi)

6. Forward uchi-uke, kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki

7. Forward mae-geri chudan, mae-geri jodan, nidan-geri (two-level jumping)

8. Forward mae-geri, yoko-geri kekomi (same leg)

9. From kiba-dachi, yoko-geri keage, change leg yoko-geri kekomi

10. Forward mawashi-geri, gyaku-zuki

11. Forward ushiro-geri, gyaku-zuki

12. Forward double jodan shuto-uchi (from outside then inside).

13. Forward gyaku mawashi-geri

14. Forward ura mawashi-geri 

 

KATA

 

Examiner Imposes kata from: Heian 1-5, Tekki Shodan, Tokui kata (kata of choice from: Bassai Dai, Empi, Jion & Kanku Dai) 

 

KUMITE

 

Jiyu Ippon - jodan, chudan, mae geri, mawashi geri, yoko geri, ushiro geri  

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