Grading Syllabus

 

 

It will take around of 4 to 5 years to reach Black Belt - but it shouldn't be seen as a race - just a milestone in your training, each new grade brings new things to learn but will add to existing knowledge in layers so that they will eventually become second nature.

 

All combinations are a guide only, the syllabus will constantly evolve and may change on the day (higher grades only).

  

10th Kyu White belt to Orange

 

Kihon

Oi-zuki jodan (stepping punch to the head)

Oi-zuki chudan (stepping punch to the chest)

Age-uke (upper rising block)

Soto-uke (outer block)

Uchi-uke (inner block)

Gedan-Barai (lower block)

Shuto-uke in Kokutsu-Dachi (knife hand block in back stance)

Mae-Geri chudan (front kick to chest)

Mae-Geri jodan (front kick to head - or as high as possible)

Keage chudan from Kiba-Dachi (side snap kick to chest from "horse riding" stance)
Keage jodan from Kiba-Dachi (side snap kick to head from "horse riding" stance)

 

Kata

Kihon - training Kata

 

Kumite
Gohon Kumite: Jodan - Age-uke, Chudan - Soto-uke, Mae-Geri - Gedan-Barai (5 step)

Face partner and check distance, attacker steps back with right leg and performs a lower block with left arm, attacker then goes forward punching to head, partner steps back with right leg and blocks with left arm - upper rising block, after 5 steps the partner counter punches with opposite punch to chest. The same is then performed with the partner now attacking.

The whole process is repeated with punching to the chest and outer to inner blocks, then front kick and lower block - an open hand is used in training when performing a lower block.

 

This video details the first 2 parts but doesn't include the front kick/Gedan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3M6tdpoEUw&list=PLC92A9A5ADA39B4A3&index=16&feature=plpp_video

 

 

9th Kyu Orange belt to Red

 

Kihon

As 10th Kyu plus...

Gyaku-zuki jodan

Gyaku-zuki chudan

Kekomi chudan from Kiba-Dachi

Kekomi jodan from Kiba-Dachi

 

Kata

Kihon
Heian Shodan

 

Kumite
Gohon Kumite: Jodan Oi Zuki - Age-uke, Chudan Oi Zuki - Soto-uke, Mae-Geri - Gedan-Barai (5 step)

 

  

8th Kyu Red belt to Yellow

 

Kihon

Oi-zuki jodan, gyaku-zuki chudan

Oi-zuki chudan, gyaku-zuki jodan

Age-uke, gyaku-zuki chudan

Soto-uke, gyaku-zuki chudan

Uchi-uke, gyaku-zuki chudan

Gedan-Barai, gyaku-zuki chudan or Jodan

Shuto-uke in Kokutsu-Dachi, Teisho in Zenkutsu-Dachi

Ren Geri - Mae-Geri chudan, Mae-Geri jodan

Keage chudan from Kiba-Dachi

Keage jodan from Kiba-Dachi

Kekomi chudan from Kiba-Dachi

Kekomi jodan from Kiba-Dachi

 

Kata
Heian Nidan

Plus one other previous Kata

 

Kumite
Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 step)
Attack Migi (Right) & Hidari (Left) then change
Jodan Oi Zuki - Age-uke, gyaku-zuki chudan
Chudan Oi Zuki - Soto-uke, gyaku-zuki chudan
Mae-Geri - Gedan-Barai to inside of kick, Gyaku-Zuki chudan (whilst stepping out to the sides)

 

7th Kyu Yellow belt to Green

 

Kihon

Sanbon-zuki

Oi-zuki jodan, gyaku-zuki chudan, Gedan-Barai

Age-uke, gyaku-zuki, Gedan-Barai

Soto-uke, gyaku-zuki, Gedan-Barai

Uchi-uke, gyaku-zuki, Gedan-Barai

Gedan-Barai, gyaku-zuki chudan, Choku-zuki jodan

Gedan-Barai, gyaku-zuki jodan, Choku-zuki chudan

Shuto-uke in Kokutsu-Dachi, front leg Mae-Geri, Teisho in Zenkutsu-Dachi

Mawashi-Geri, Uraken

Kekomi, Uraken

Ushiro-mawashi, Uraken

Keage chudan in Kiba-Dachi, gyaku-zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi

Mae geri, Kekomi geri

Mae Geri, Mawashi geri

 

Kata
Heian Sandan

Plus any other Kata

 

Kumite
Sanbon Kumite (3 Step)

Similar to 5 Step, attacker checks distance and steps back right leg into left Gedan Barai

Attacker steps forward 3 times - Oi Zuki Jodan, Oi Zuki Chudan, Mae Geri Chudan

Defender steps back 3 times - Age Uke, Soto Uke, Gedan Barai, then counters with Gyaku Zuki Chudan

The Defender then attacks; the whole process is then repeated but attacker steps back with left leg first.

 

 

6th Kyu Green to Purple

 

Kihon

Sanbon-zuki

Kizami - (step) oi-zuki, gyaku zuki

Age-uke, gyaku zuki, gedan Barai

Soto-uke, Uraken, gyaku-zuki

Uchi-uke, kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki

Mae-geri chudan - oi-zuki jodan - gyaku-zuki chudan, step back Gedan Barai, (fwd) Mawashi geri, Uraken

Shuto-uke, Mawashi-Geri (front leg) in kokutsu-Dachi, Teisho in Zenkutsu-Dachi

Mawashi-Geri, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan

Kekomi, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan

Ushiro-mawashi-geri, uraken jodan, gyaku-zuki chudan

Keage in Kiba-Dachi, gyaku-zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi

Mae geri, Mawashi geri, Kekomi Geri

 

Kata
Heian Yondan

Plus any other Kata

 

Kumite
Sanbon Kumite (3 Step) Set 2

Attacker checks distance and steps back right leg into left Gedan Barai

Attacker steps forward 3 times - Oi Zuki Jodan, Oi Zuki Chudan, Mae-Geri Chudan

Defender steps back 3 times - Shuto Uke and Shuto attack to neck, Uchi Uke and Kizami-zuki, left Ude-Barai (fore arm block), then counters with Gyaku Zuki Chudan/Jodan

 

 

5th Kyu Purple to Purple + 1

 

Kihon

Sanbon-zuki

Kizami - (step) oi-zuki, gyaku zuki

Age-uke, gyaku zuki, gedan Barai

Soto-uke, Uraken, gyaku-zuki

Uchi-uke, kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki

Uraken, gyaku zuki, gedan Barai
Mae-geri chudan - oi-zuki jodan - gyaku-zuki chudan, step back Gedan Barai, (fwd) Mawashi geri, Uraken

Shuto-uke, Mawashi-Geri (front leg) in kokutsu-Dachi, Teisho in Zenkutsu-Dachi

Mawashi-Geri, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan

Kekomi, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan

Ushiro-mawashi-geri, uraken jodan, gyaku-zuki chudan

Keage in Kiba-Dachi, gyaku-zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi

Mae geri, Mawashi geri, Kekomi Geri

 

Kata
Heian Godan (5)

Plus any other Kata

 

Kumite
Sanbon Kumite (3 Step) Set 3

Attacker checks distance and steps back right leg into left Gedan Barai

Attacker steps forward 3 times - Oi Zuki Jodan, Oi Zuki Chudan, Kekomi Chudan

Defender steps back 3 times - Stepsback with left leg, right Age Uke, grab wrist and right leg Mawashi Geri - steps back right leg and grabs right wrist, left Mae Geri from front leg and left Empi strike to face - step back with double palm block, then counters with Gyaku Zuki Chudan/Jodan

 

4th Kyu Purple +1 to Brown

 

Kihon

Sanbon-zuki

Kizami - (step) oi-zuki, gyaku zuki

Age-uke, gyaku zuki, gedan Barai

Soto-uke, Uraken, gyaku-zuki

Uchi-uke, kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki

Uraken, gyaku zuki, gedan Barai
Mae-geri chudan - oi-zuki jodan - gyaku-zuki chudan, step back Gedan Barai, (fwd) Mawashi geri, Uraken

Shuto-uke, Mawashi-Geri (front leg) in kokutsu-Dachi, Teisho in Zenkutsu-Dachi

Mawashi-Geri, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan

Kekomi, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan

Ushiro-mawashi-geri, uraken jodan, gyaku-zuki chudan

Keage in Kiba-Dachi, gyaku-zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi

Mae geri, Mawashi geri, Kekomi Geri

 

Kata
Tekki Shodan

Plus any other Kata

 

Kumite
Jiyu Ippon Kumite: (semi freestyle)

Right side and left side attacks:
1. Jodan-Age-Uke, Gyaku Zuki
2. Chudan-Step to inside downward palm block, (Osae-uke), Gyaku Zuki
3. Mae Geri - step back reverse Osae-Uke, Kizarmi Zuki
4. Kekomi - double palm block - Gyaku Zuki

Jiyu Kumite

 

 

3rd Kyu Brown to Brown +1

 

Kihon

Sanbon-zuki

Kizami - ren zuki (leave Kizami arm out)

Age uke – (contract) Soto with same arm, (expand) with Uraken, Gyaku-zuki

Soto-uke, Empi in Kiba Dachi, Uraken, gyaku-zuki in Zenkutsu Dachi

Uchi-uke, kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki, Gedan-Barai

(Spinning) Uraken – gyaku zuki

Kizami (leave out) - Mae-geri chudan – Ren zuki, step back Gedan – gyaku zuki, step forward (any kick) from back leg – uraken - gyaku-zuki

Shuto-uke, Mawashi – Kekomi – Ushiro-Mawashi-Geri, Teisho in Zenkutsu-Dachi

Ashi Barai, Mawashi-Geri, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan, Gedan-Barai

Mae-Geri, Kekomi, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan, Gedan-Barai

Mae-Geri, ushiro-mawashi-geri, uraken jodan, gyaku-zuki chudan, Gedan-Barai

Keage / Kekomi in Kiba-Dachi, gyaku-zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi

Mawashi-Geri, Kekomi, ushiro-mawashi-geri, Ushiro-Geri

Same leg kicks x3

 

Kata
Bassai Dai

Plus any other Kata

 

Kumite
Jiyu Ippon Kumite

Right side and left side attacks:
1. Jodan-Age-Uke, Gyaku Zuki
2. Chudan-Step to inside downward palm block, (Osae-uke), Gyaku Zuki
3. Mae Geri - step back reverse Osae-Uke, Kizarmi Zuki
4. Kekomi - double palm block - Gyaku Zuki

5. Mawashi Geri - step inside palm block, Gyaku Zuki
6. Ushiro Geri - step forwards Gedan Barai, turn backwards Gyaku Zuki Jodan

Jiyu Kumite

 

 

2nd Kyu Brown +1 to Brown +2

 

Kihon

Sanbon-zuki

Kizami - ren zuki (leave Kizami arm out)

Age uke – (contract) Soto with same arm, (expand) with Uraken, Gyaku-zuki

Soto-uke, Empi in Kiba Dachi, Uraken, gyaku-zuki in Zenkutsu Dachi

Uchi-uke, kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki, Gedan-Barai

(Spinning) Uraken – gyaku zuki

Kizami (leave out) - Mae-geri chudan – Ren zuki, step back Gedan – gyaku zuki, step forward (any kick) from back leg – uraken - gyaku-zuki

Shuto-uke, Mawashi – Kekomi – Ushiro-Mawashi-Geri, Teisho in Zenkutsu-Dachi

Ashi Barai, Mawashi-Geri, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan, Gedan-Barai

Mae-Geri, Kekomi, uraken jodan, Gyaku-zuki chudan, Gedan-Barai

Mae-Geri, ushiro-mawashi-geri, uraken jodan, gyaku-zuki chudan, Gedan-Barai

Keage / Kekomi in Kiba-Dachi, gyaku-zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi

Mawashi-Geri, Kekomi, ushiro-mawashi-geri, Ushiro-Geri

Same leg kicks x3

 

Kata
Hangetsu and Jion (Junior Black belt only require Jion)

Plus any other Kata

 

Kumite
Jiyu Ippon Kumite

Right side and left side attacks:
1. Jodan-Age-Uke, Gyaku Zuki
2. Chudan-Step to inside downward palm block, (Osae-uke), Gyaku Zuki
3. Mae Geri - step back reverse Osae-Uke, Kizarmi Zuki
4. Kekomi - double palm block - Gyaku Zuki

5. Mawashi Geri - step inside palm block, Gyaku Zuki
6. Ushiro Geri - step forwards Gedan Barai, turn backwards Gyaku Zuki Jodan

Jiyu Kumite

 

 

1st Kyu (Brown +2) to Shodan (Black Belt)

Any combination from above but should also be able to cope with slight variations including half steps, kicking twice off the same leg etc.

 

Kata

Enpi and Kanku Dai (Junior Black belt only require Empi)