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Grading Syllabus

    

9th Kyu to 3rd Dan

So, You Want To Be a Black Belt... You Better Start Here Then.


9th Kyu (Red)

PUNCHES
1. Seiken Jodan (Straight Face Punch)
2. Urken Jodan (Back-Fist to Head)
3. Tobikomizuki (Snap Punch to Face)
4. Tobikomizuki, Gyakuzuki (Snap Punch, Opposite Punch)

KICKS
1. Maegeri Chudan (Front Kick, Middle)
2. Surikomi Maegeri (One Step, Front Kick)
3. Hiza Geri (Knee Kick)
4. Mawashi Hiza Geri (Roundhouse Knee Kick)

BLOCKS
1. Chudan Soto Uke (Middle Outer Block)
2. Chudan Uchi Uke (Middle Inner Block)
3. Jodan Uke    (Head Block)
4. Gedan Barai (Lower Block)

 

8th Kyu (Yellow)

KIHON, TZUKI & KERI (Basic Techniques)
1. Junzuki Chudan (Lunge Punch, Head Block Turn)
2. Gyakuzuki Chudan (Opposite Punch, Lower Block Turn)
3. Maegeri Chudan (Front Kick, Middle)
4. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan (One Step, Front Kick)
5. Sokuto Fumikomi (Side Stamping Kick to Knee)

RENRAKU WAZA (Combination Technique)
1. Maegeri Chudan, Tobikomizuki Jodan  (Front Kick, Snap Punch)
2. Surikomi Maegeri, Tobikomizuki (One Step Front Kick, Snap Punch)
3. Maegeri Chudan, Gyakuzuki Chudan (Front Kick, Opposite Punch)
4. Surikomi Maegeri, Gyakuzuki (One Step Front Kick, Opposite Punch

UKE, TZUKI (Block & Punch)
1. Chudan Soto Uke Gyakuzuki (Middle Outer Block, Opposite Punch)
2. Chudan Uchi Uke Gyakuzuki (Middle Inner Block, Opposite Punch)

KATA (Form)
Tenn No Kata

At Least Three Months from Last Grading.

 

7th Kyu (Orange)

KIHON, TSUKI & KERI (Basic Techniques)
1. Junzuki      No Tsukkomi
2. Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
3. Mawashigeri Chudan

RENRAKU WAZA (Combination Technique)
1. Maegeri Chudan, Mawashigeri Chudan, Gyakuzuki Chudan
2. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan, Mawashigeri Chudan, Gyakuzuki Chudan

KATA (Form)
Pinan Nidan

SANBON GUMITE (Three Step Blocks)

1. Chudan Uke. Soto & Uchi Uke (Middle Outer & Inner Blocks)
2. Maegeri Uke. Ipponme: Nihonme (Kick Blocks No.1 & 2)

Minimum Three Months Since Last Grading.


6th Kyu (Green)

KIHON, TSUKI & KERI (Basic Techniques)
1. Kette Junzuki
2. Kette Gyakuzuki
3. Tobikomizuki
4. Surikomi Mawashigeri Chudan
5. Surikomi Sokuto Chudan

RENRAKU WAZA (Combination Techniques)
1. Maegeri Chudan, Sokuto Fumikomi, Gyakuzuki Chudan
2. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan, Sokuto Chudan, Gyakuzuki Chudan

KATA (Form)
Pinan  Nidan & Shodan

SANBON GUMITE (Three Step Blocks)
Jodan Uke. Ipponme, Nihonme.         (Head Blocks No. 1 & 2)
Maegeri Uke. Gohonme, Ropponme. (Kick Blocks No. 5 & 6)

OHYO GUMITE (Semi Free Fighting)
Ipponme (No. 1)

JI YU KUMITE (Free Fighting)

Minimum Four Months since Last Grading.


5th Kyu (Blue)

KIHON, TSUKI & KERI (Basic Techniques)
1. Kette Junzuki
2. Kette Gyakuzuki
3. Kette Junzuki      No Tsukkomi
4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
5. Nagashizuki  Jodan
6. Ushirogeri Hiza
7. Sokuto Chudan
8. Nidan Geri Jodan

RENRAKU WAZA (Combination Techniques)
1. Mawashigeri Chudan, Ushirogeri Hiza, Gyakuzuki Chudan
2. Surikomi Sokoto Fumikomi, Ushirogeri Hiza, Gyakuzuki Chudan
3. Nidan Geri Jodan, Mawashigeri Chudan, Gyakuzuki Chudan

KATA
Pinan Shodan & Sandan

SANBON GUMITE (Three Step Blocks)
Chudan Uke. Soto & Uchi Uke (Middle Outer & Inner Blocks)
Jodan    Uke. Sanbonme, Yonhonme. (Head Blocks No. 3 & 4)
Maegeri Uke. Sanbonme, Yonbonme. (Kick Blocks No. 3 & 4)

OHYO GUMITE (Semi Free Sparring)
Ipponme, Nihonme. (No. 1 & 2)

JI YU KUMITE (Free Fighting)

Minimum Four Months since Last Grading.

 

4th Kyu (Purple)

KIHON, TSUKI & KERI (Basic Techniques)
1. Kette Junzuki
2. Kette Gyakuzuki
3. Kette Junzuki      No Tsukkomi
4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
5. Nagashizuki Jodan
6. Mawashigeri Chudan
7. Ushirogeri Hiza
8. Sokuto Chudan

RENRAKU WAZA (Basic Techniques)
1. Maegeri Chudan, Nagashizuki Jodan, Gyakuauki Chudan
2. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan, Nagashizuki Jodan, Mawashigeri Chudan
3. Maegeri Chudan, Sokuto Fumikomi, Ushirogeri Hiza, Gyakuzuki Chudan

KATA
Pinan Yodan & Godan

SANBON GUMITE (Three Step Blocks)
Chudan Uke. Soto & Uchi Uke          (Middle Outer & Inner Block)
Jodan    Uke. Ipponme, Sanbonme     (Head Blocks No 1 & 3)
Maegeri Uke. Yonhonme, Gohonme   (Kick Blocks No 4 & 5)

OHYO GUMITE (Semi Free Fighting)
Nihonme, Sanbonme (Nos. 2, 3)

JI YU KUMITE (Free Fighting)

Minimum Four Months since Last Grading

3rd Kyu (Brown)

KHON, TSUKI & KERI (Basic Techniques)
1. Kette Junzuki
2. Kette Gyakuzuki
3. Kette Junzuki      No Tsukkomi

4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
5. Tobikomizuki

6. Nagashizuki Jodan
7. Mawashigeri Jodan
8. Ushirogeri Chudan
9. Sokuto Chudan

RENRAKU WAZA (Combination Techniques)
1. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan, Mawashigeri Chudan, Ushirogeri Chudan
     Gyakuzuki Chudan
2. Maegeri Chudan, Nagashizuki Jodan, Gyakuzuki Chudan 
     Mawashigeri Chudan
3. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan, Sokuto Fumikomi, Ushirogeri Chudan
    Uraken Jodan, Gyakuzuki Chudan

KATA
Ku Shanku. Plus One Pinan (Examiners Choice)

SANBON GUMITE
Jodan Uke. Nihonme. Yonhonme. (Nos. 2, 4)
Maegeri Uke. Ipponme, Sanbonme, Gohonme. (Nos. 1, 3, 5)

OHYO GUMITE
Ipponme, Nihonme, Yonhonme. (Nos. 1, 2, 4)

KIHON GUMITE
Ipponme, Nihonme. (Nos. 1, 2)

JI YU KUMITE (Free Fighting)

Minimum Six Months since Last Grading


2nd Kyu (Brown)

KIHON, TSUKI & KERI (Basic Techniques)
1. Kette Junzuki
2. Kette Gyakuzuki
3. Kette Junzuki      No Tsukkomi
4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
5. Nagashizuki Jodan
6. Surikomi Sokuto Jodan
7. Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan
8. Ushirogeri Chudan
9. Nidan Geri Jodan

RENRAKU WAZA (Combination Techniques)
1. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan, Nagashizuki Jodan, Mawashigeri Jodan
2. Maegeri Chudan, Sokuto Chudan, Ushirogeri Chudan, Gyakuzuki Chudan
3. Zenshinshite Jodan, Renzuki Chudan, Surikomi Maegeri Chudan,
    Mawashigeri Chudan, Gyakuzuki Chudan

KATA
Ku Shanku, Nai Hanchi plus One Pinan (Examiners Choice)

SANBON GUMITE
Chudan Uke. Soto & Uchi Uke.
Jodan    Uke. Ipponme, Yonhonme. (Nos. 1, 4)
Maegeri Uke. Nihonme, Yonhonme, Ropponme. (Nos. 2, 4, 6)

OHYO GUMITE
Sanbonme, Yonhonme, Gohonme. (Nos. 3, 4, 5)

KIHON GUMITE
Sanbonme, Yonhonme. (Nos. 3, 4)

JI YU KUMITE (Free Fighting)

Minimum Six Months since Last Grading.
Attended Two Referee/Judges course.

 

ZENSHINSHITE - Step Forward with the Back Foot.
SURIKOMI - Step with the Back Foot Followed by Step or Kick 
                       with Front Foot.

 

1st Kyu (Brown)

KIHON TSUKI & KERI (Basic Techuiques)
1. Kette Junzuki
2. Kette Gyakuzuki
3. Kette Junzuki     No Tsukkomi
4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
5. Nagashizuki Jodan
6. Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan
7. Mawashigeri Jodan
8. Ushirogeri Chudan
9. Sumikomi Sokuto Jodan

RENRAKU WAZA (Combinatiou Techniques)
1. Zenshinshite Jodan, Renzuki Chudan, Maegeri Chudan,
    Mawashigeri Chudan
2. Surikomi Jodan, Renzuki Chudan, Surikomi Maegeri Chudan
    Mawashigeri Chudan, Ushirogeri Chudan, Uraken Jodan,
    Gyakuzuki Chudan
3. Zenshinshite Jodan, Renzuki Chudan, Maegeri Chudan,
    Nagashizuki Jodan, Gyakuzuki Chudan, Mawashigeri Chudan

KATA
Ku Shanku, Chinto, Plus One Pinan (Examiners Choice)

SANBON GUMITE
Chudan Uke. Soto & Uchi Uke
Jodan    Uke. Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme.   (Nos. 1, 2, 3)
Maegeri Uke. Ipponme, Yonhonme, Gohonme. (Nos. 1, 4, 5)

OHYO GUMITE
Gohonme, Ropponme, Nanahonme (Nos. 5, 6, 7)

KIHON GUMITE
Ropponme, Nanahonme (Nos. 6, 7)

JI YU KUMITE (Free Fighting)

Minimum Six Months Since Last Grading
Attended Two Referee/Judges Course
 

 

BLACK BELT 1st DAN (Basic Techniques)

1. Kette Junzuki
2. Kette Gyakuzuki
3. Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi
4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
5. Nagashizuki Jodan
6. Mawashigeri Jodan
7. Ushirogeri Chudan
8. Surikomi Sokuto Jodan
9. Nidan Geri Jodan

Combination Techniques
1. Zenshinshite Jodan, Renzuki Chudan, Maegeri Chudan,
    Nagashizuki Jodan, Gyakuzuki Chudan, Mawashigeri Chudan
2. Surikomi Jodan, Renzuki Chudan, Surikomi Maegeri Chudan,
    Mawashigeri Jodan, Ushirogeri Chudan, Uraken Jodan, Gyakuzuki Chudan
3. One Combination of Five Kicks Ending with Gyakuzuki

KATA
Two Advanced Plus One Pinan

CHUDAN UKE  Soto & Uchi Uke

JODAN UKE. 1, 2, 3, 4.

MAEGER UKE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

OHYO GUMITE. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

KIHON GUMITE. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

JI YU KUMITE (Free Fighting)

To Attempt Grading to 1st Dan a student will be checked over a minimum period of Two Years before the actual grading to see if the following criteria has been fulfilled.

1. Attended a minimum Six out of the Last Eight WKA Courses
2. Attended a minimum Four out of the Last Six Referee Courses.
3. Must hold a Judge/Arbiter Certificate (Practical)
4. Must hold Assistant Instructor Certificate
5. Minimum of 12 months between lst Kyu and 1st Dan Grading.
6. Private Lessons (optional, but advised)

BLACK BELT 2nd DAN (Basic Techniques)

1. Kette Junzuki
2. Kette Gyakuzuki
3. Kette Junzuki      No Tsukkami
4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
5. Tobikomizuki Jodan
6. Nagashizuki Jodan
7. Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan
8. Ushirogeri Chudan
9. Surikomi Sokuto Jodan

Combination Techniques
1. Zenshinshite Jodan, Renzuki Chudan, Maegeri Chudan, Mawashigeri Chudan
    Ushirogeri Chudan, Gyakuzuki Chudan
2. Surikomi Jodan, Renzuki Chudan, Maegeri Chudan, Mawashigeri Chudan
    Ushirogeri Chudan, Uraken Jodan, Gyakuzuki Chudan
3. One Combination of Five Kicks Ending with Gyakuzuki

KATA
Two Advanced,  Plus One Pinan

CHUDAN UKE.  Soto & Uchi Uke

JODAN UKE. 1, 2, 3, 4.

MAEGERI UKE. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

OHYO GUMITE  4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

KIHON GUMITE. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

JI YU KUMITE (Free Fighting)

Students going for 2nd Dan the criteria is based on a Three Year period.

1. Must be Running their Own club (at least Two years)
2. Minimum age 21
3. 3 years between 1st and 2nd Dan
4. Attended a minimum Ten out of the Last Twelve W KA Course
5. Attended a minimum Six Referee Courses out of the Last Eight
6. Be a Qualified Referee
7. Private Lessons (Optional, but advised)

 

BLACK BELT 3rd Dan

JODAN UKE  1, 2, 3, 4.

MAEGERI UKE   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

OHYO GUMITE  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

KIHON GUMITE  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

KATA   Wanshu, Ne Sae Shie,  Ku Shanku, plus One Pinan

There Is No Basic Techniques To Do For Third Dan.
(If You Don't Know How To Punch or Kick By Now Perhaps You Should Give Up)

Must hold WKF or British Referee Certificate

 

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