New Grading Syllabus

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We’ve recently revised our grading syllabus:

 

Red Belt (9th Kyu)

Kihons: junzuki, gyakuzuki, jodan uke, gedan barai, harai uke, mawatte (all in zenkutsu dachi), hizageri, kingeri, 1-10 in Japanese.

 

Yellow Belt (8th Kyu)

Kihons: uraken, tettsui otos hi uchi, mawashi empi, teisho, uchi uke, soto uke (all in zenkutsu dachi), maegeri, mawashigeri.

Kata: Kihon

 

Orange Belt (7th Kyu)

Kihons: furizuki, nukite, ago empi uchi, atoshi empi uchi (all in zenkutsu dachi), tobikomizuki & gyakuzuki, ashi barai (all in free fighting stance), surikomi maegeri, sokuto.

Kata: Pinan Nidan.

 

Green Belt (6th Kyu)

Kihons: sasae uke, shitazuki, naga uke jodan (all in zenkutsu dachi, shuto uke in mahamni neko ashi dachi, kote uke in shiko dachi, sokuto fumikomi hiza, ushirogeri.

Renraku Waza & Impact Training: choose 6 from intermediate level.

Ippon Gumite: choose 2 from intermediate level.

Kata: Pinan Sandan & previous.

Kumite: 1 min

 

Blue Belt (5th Kyu)

Kihons: gyaku haito uchi, juji uke jodan & chudan, oba empi uchi (all in zenkutsu dachi), junzuki no tsukomi, gyakuzuki no tsukomi, tobikomizuki in shizentai, gyaku mawashigeri, surikomi sokuto, uchigeri fumikomi hiza, tobi nidan geri.

Renraku Waza & Impact Training: choose 8 from intermediate level.

Ippon Gumite: choose 4 from intermediate level.

Kata: Pinan Shodan & previous katas.

Kumite: 1.5 mins

 

Purple Belt (4th Kyu)

Kihons: ippon ken, hiaken, nihon nukite (all in zenkutsu dachi), nagashizuki in shizentai, ushiro empi uchi, mikazuki geri, ushiro mawashigeri, kakato geri, ura mawashi geri, tobi hiza geri.

Renraku Waza & Impact Training: choose 10 from intermediate level.

Ippon Gumite: choose 6 from intermediate level.

Kata: Pinan Yodan plus previous katas.

Kumite: 1.5 mins

 

Brown Belt (3rd Kyu)

Renraku Waza & Impact Training: choose 2 from advanced level.

Ohyo Gumite: choose 2 from advanced level.

Kata: Pinan Godan plus previous katas.

Bunkai & Flow Drills: choose 1 Pinan kata.

Kumite: 2 x 1 min

 

Brown Belt (2nd Kyu)

Renraku Waza & Impact Training: choose 4 from advanced level.

Ohyo Gumite: choose 4 from advanced level.

Kata: Kushanku plus previous katas.

Bunkai & Flow Drills: choose 3 Pinan katas.

Kumite: 2 x 2 mins

 

Brown Belt (1st Kyu)

Renraku Waza & Impact Training: choose 8 from advanced level.

Ohyo Gumite: choose 6 from advanced level.

Katas: Seishan, Naihanchi plus previous katas.

Bunkai & Flow Drills: choose 5 Pinan katas.

Kumite: 2 x 2 mins plus 2 on 1 for 1 min

 

Black Belt (1st Dan)

Renraku Waza & Impact Training: all 14 from advanced level.

Ohyo Gumite: all 8 from advanced level.

Katas: Bassai, Chinto, Jion plus 2 previous katas.

Bunkai & Flow Drills: choose 5 katas.

Kumite: minimum of 3 shiai

 

 

Renraku Waza & Impact Training

(Intermediate)

  1. Junzuki & gyakuzuki.
  2. Junzuki, gyakuzuki & furizuki.
  3. Junzuki, gyakuzuki, furizuki & mawashi empi.
  4. Junzuki, gyakuzuki & hiza geri.
  5. Junzuki, gyakuzuki & shitazuki.
  6. Junzuki, gyakuzuki, shitazuki & mawashi empi.
  7. Maegeri (rear), junzuki & gyakuzuki.
  8. Maegeri (front), junzuki & gyakuzuki.
  9. Mawashigeri (rear), uraken & gyakuzuki.
  10. Mawashigeri (front), uraken & gyakuzuki.
  • Surikomi maegeri, junzuki, gyakuzuki & furizuki.
  • Sokuto (rear), uraken & gyakuzuki.
  1. Sokuto (front), uraken & gyakuzuki.
  2. Maegeri, mawashigeri, sokuto & gyakuzuki.

 

 

Renraku Waza & Impact Training

(Advanced)

  1. Mawashi empi & hizageri (both x 2).
  2. Junzuki, gyaku mawashi empi, furizuki chudan & jodan (lead).
  3. Ago empi uchi, nukite & shuto uchi.
  4. Harai uke, sasae uke, kakute.
  5. Uchigeri fumikomi hiza, nagashizuki, gyaku atoshi empi uchi.
  6. Tobikomizuki (shizentai) gyaku mawashigeri & gyakuzuki.
  7. Junzuki, gyakuzuki, ashi barai & gyakuzuki.
  8. Shuto uchi, gyaku haito uchi & oba empi uchi.
  9. Nagashizuki, gyakuzuki, slide to side & mawashigeri.
  • Maegeri & mawashigeri (same leg), uraken, gyakuzuki & mawashigeri.
  1. Maegeri (rear), junzuki, step back, junzuki & mawashigeri (rear).
  2. Sokuto (lead), uraken, gyakuzuki & gyaku mawashigeri.
  3. Junzuki, gyakuzuki, gyaku mawashigeri, mawatte, uraken, gyakuzuki, ushiro geri & hiraken.
  4. Hiraken, gyaku haito uchi, mawashi empi (push in on all 3, jodan), ushiro mawashi empi, shitazuki, teisho & gyaku nihon nukite (all jodan).

 

 

Ippon Gumite

(Intermediate, all left stance unless stated)

  1. A) step forward, junzuki. D) step back, soto uke in shomen neko ashi dachi, slide forward & gyakuzuki.
  2. A) step forward, junzuki. D) in right stance, step back, uchi uke & uraken in shiko dachi.
  3. A) step forward, junzuki. D) step back, soto uke in shomen neko ashi dachi, kakute, mawashigeri (front) & gyakuzuki.
  4. A) step forward, junzuki. D) in right stance, step back, uchi uke & uraken in shiko dachi, slide into zenkutsu dachi & gyakuzuki, ashi barai.
  5. A) step forward, junzuki chudan. D) step back, atoshi harai uke with uraken in shomen neko ashi dachi.
  6. A) step forward, junzuki. D) nagashizuki, gyakuzuki chudan (cover) & grab, hizageri (rear), ashi barai (front).
  7. A) maegeri (rear) to chudan. D) slide diagonally to left, gedan barai in shomen neko ashi dachi, back leg slides into zenkutsu dachi with gyakuzuki.
  8. A) mawashigeri (rear). D) in right stance, step back with sweeping gedan barai & ushiro mawashigeri.

 

Ohyo Gumite

(Advanced, all left stance unless stated)

  1. A) push forward, junzuki. D) in right stance, slide back, harai uke. A) mawashi empi jodan, grab & o soto gari.
  2. A) surikomi maegeri. D) step back, sweeping gedan barai. A) gyakuzuki jodan, ashi barai, mawashigeri chudan.
  3. A) step forward junzuki jodan, gyakuzuki chudan. D) slide back, junzuki jodan. A) slide in shiko dachi, lead arm across chest, gyaku hand hook leg & drop.
  4. A) mawashigeri (front). D) right empi uke & hook under leg with left arm, move into kosa dachi & tai otoshi.
  5. A) push in junzuki jodan. D) in right stance, lean to right, juji uke & pull elbows to body, push in mawashi empi, waki gatame.
  6. A) gyakuzuki furizuki. D) push in high guard, shuto uchi to neck & hold in low gatame, hiza geri.
  7. A) step forward, junzuki. D) slide to left, soto uke, step forward, shitazuki chudan, gyaku haito uchi & grab, half turn with tae uke in shiko dachi.
  8. A) in right stance, step forward, junzuki & gyakuzuki jodan. D) step back, naga uke x 2, furizuki chudan, grab & o goshi.