Adult Grading Syllabus

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Combat Karate

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Adult Grading Syllabus

9th Kyu Red Belt

Minimum 3 months training

Kihon

  • Oi zuki (stepping punch, jodan and chudan)
  • Gedan barai uke (downward block)
  • Age uke (upward block)
  • Soto uke (outside block)
  • Mae geri (front snap kick)

Kata

Kihon Kata (taikyoku shodan)

Gohon Kumite

  • Jodan oi zuki / age uke
  • Chudan oi zuki / soto uke
  • Mae geri / gedan barai

8th Kyu Orange Belt

Minimum 3 months training

Kihon

  • Oi zuki (stepping punch, jodan and chudan)
  • Gyaku zuki (reverse punch)
  • Gedan barai uke (downward block)
  • Age uke (upward block)
  • Soto uke (outside block)
  • Mae geri (front snap kick)
  • Yoko geri kekomi (side thrust kick in kiba dachi, horse stance)

Kata

Heian Shodan

Ippon Kumite

  • Jodan oi zuki / defend counter
  • Chudan oi zuki / defend counter
  • Mae geri / defend counter
  • Yoko geri / defend counter

Waza (demonstrated on uke and/or pads)

  • Kizama Zuki, Gyaku zuki
  • Tettsui-Uchi
  • Ashi Barai
  • Yoko Ukemi – Side Breakfall 

7th Kyu Yellow Belt

Minimum 3 months regular training

Kihon

  • Oi zuki (stepping punch, jodan and chudan)
  • Gyaku zuki (reverse punch)
  • Gedan barai uke (downward block)
  • Age uke (upward block)
  • Soto uke (outside block)
  • Uchi Uke (inside block)
  • Mae geri (front snap kick)
  • Yoko geri kekomi (front stance)
  • Yoko geri keage (front stance)

Kata

Heian Nidan

Ippon Kumite

  • Jodan oi zuki / defend counter
  • Mawashi zuki / defend counter
  • Mae geri / defend counter
  • Yoko geri / defend counter
  • Mawashi geri / defend counter

Waza demonstrated on uke and/or pads

  • Mawashi zuki
  • Kage zuki
  • Kansetsu-waza (kata waza)
  • Ashi Barai
  • Yoko Ukemi – Side Breakfall 

6th Kyu Green Belt

Minimum 3 months regular training

Kihon

  • Oi zuki (step in)
  • Age uke, Gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Uchi uke, Gyaku zuki (step in)
  • Soto Uke, Nukite (step back)
  • Shuto uke, Gyaku zuki (step in)
  • Mae geri (step in)
  • Yoko geri kekomi (step in)
  • Yoko geri keage (step in)
  • Mawashi geri (step in)

Kata

  • Heian Sandan

Ippon Kumite

  • Jodan oi zuki / defend counter
  • Chudan oi zuki / defend counter
  • Mae geri / defend counter
  • Yoko geri / defend counter
  • Mawashi geri / defend counter

Waza demonstrated on uke and/or pads

  • Kumite Kata 1 on the pads
  • Ura zuki
  • Ashi bari
  • Ogoshi, Koshi guruma & Yagura Nage (Kata throws)
  • Ushiro Ukemi – Back Breakfall 
  • Effective Bunkai

5th Kyu Purple Belt

Minimum 6 months regular training

Kihon

  • Oi zuki (step in)
  • Age uke, Gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Uchi uke, Gyaku zuki (step in)
  • Soto Uke, Nukite (step back)
  • Shuto uke, Gyaku zuki (step in)
  • Mae geri (step in)
  • Yoko geri kekomi (step in)
  • Yoko geri keage (step in)
  • Mawashi geri (step in)

Kata

  • Heian Yodan

Kumite WKF or Freestyle

  • x`1 round of

Waza

  • x2 pads combos
  • Basic footwork (yori ashi)
  • Hiza Geri and Clinch techniques
  • Ogoshi – yoko shiho gatame
  • Ouchi gari – Tate shiho gatame
  • Morote gari – yoko shiho gatame

4th Kyu Purple belt with white stripe

Minimum 6 months regular training

Kihon

  • Oi zuki (step in)
  • Age uke, Gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Uchi uke, Gyaku zuki (step in)
  • Soto Uke, Nukite (step back)
  • Shuto uke, Gyaku zuki (step in)
  • Ren geri (step in)
  • Yoko geri kekomi (step in)
  • Yoko geri keage (step in)
  • Mawashi geri (step in)

Kata

  • Heian Godan

Kumite WKF or Freestyle

Waza

  • Kumite kata 2 on pads
  • Shime Waza (kata technique)
  • Knowlegde of footwork (yori ashi, tsugi ashi)
  • Ippon seoi nage (Kata throw 1)
  • Kuchiki taoshi, Komatasukui and Kozumatori (manji uke) (Kata throw 2)
  • x2 escapes from ground
  • x1 escape from standing
  • Effective Bunkai

3rd Kyu Brown Belt

Minimum 9 regular months training

Kihon

  • Oi zuki (step in)
  • Age uke, Gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Soto uke, Gyaku zuki (step in)
  • Uchi Uke, Gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Shuto uke, Nukite (step in)
  • Ren geri (step in)
  • Yoko geri kekomi (step in)
  • Yoko geri keage (step in)
  • Mawashi geri (step in)

Kata

  • Tekki Shodan

Kumite x2

One bout must be freestyle

Waza

  • Effective combos
  • Kosoto Gake (Kata throw)
  • Kumite kata 2 on the pads
  • Knowlegde of footwork (yori ashi, tsugi ashi)
  • x2 escapes from ground
  • x1 escape from standing
  • Strike to takedown
  • Effective Bunkai

2nd Kyu Brown Belt

Minimum 9 months training

Kihon

  • Sanbon Zuki (step in)
  • Age uke, Gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Soto uke, yoko empi, ura ken (step in)
  • Uchi uke, Mawashi zuki (step back)
  • Shuto uke, nukite (step in)
  • Ren geri (step in)
  • Yoko geri kekomi (step in)
  • Yoko geri keage (step in)
  • Mawashi geri (step in)
  • Ushiro geri (step in)

Kata

  • Bassai Dai

Ippon Freestyle Kumite x3

One bout must be freestyle

Waza

  • Kumite kata 2 on the pads
  • Morote gari & shuto uke nage waza (kata throws)
  • Student selection of locks and holds x2
  • Student selection of takedowns x2
  • Student selection of escapes x1
  • Kumite kata 2 on the pads
  • Effective Bunkai

1st Kyu Brown Belt

Minimum 12 months regular training

Kihon free kamae

  • Sanbon Zuki (step in)
  • Age uke, mae geri, gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Soto uke, yoko empi, ura ken (step in)
  • Uchi uke, Mawashi zuki (step back)
  • Kizami zuki, gyaku zuki, mawashi geri
  • Kizami zuki, mawashi geri, gyaku
  • Shuto uke, kizami maegeri, nukite (step back)
  • Kizami Mae geri kekomi, keage (step in)
  • Kizami Yoko geri keage, kekomi (step in)
  • Kizami Mawashi geri gedan – jodan (step in)
  • Mawashi geri, Ushiro geri (step in)

Kata

  • Kanku Dai or Jion

Ippon Freestyle Kumite x3

One bout must be freestyle

Waza

  • Kumite kata 3 on the pads
  • Student selection of locks and holds x2
  • Student selection of takedowns x3
  • Student selection of escapes x2
  • Effective combo work
  • Knowledge of footwork
  • Ura Mawashi geri
  • Nidan Geri
  • Effective Bunkai

1st Dan Black Belt

Minimum 12 months regular training

Kihon free kamae

Blocks in fudo dachi

  • Sanbon Zuki (step in)
  • Age uke, mae geri, gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Soto uke, yoko empi, ura ken (step in)
  • Uchi uke, kizami zuki, mawashi empi (step back)
  • Kizami zuki, gyaku zuki, mawashi geri
  • Kizami zuki, mawashi geri, gyaku
  • Shuto uke, kizami maegeri, nukite (step back)
  • Kizami Mae geri kekomi, keage (step in)
  • Kizami Yoko geri keage, kekomi (step in)
  • Kizami Mawashi geri, gedan – jodan (step in)
  • Mawashi geri, Ushiro geri (step in)

Kata

  • Student selection of Bassai Dai, Jion, Jitte Kanku Dai or Enpi.
  • Examiners choice of Heian kata

Ippon Freestyle Kumite x3

One bout must be freestyle

Waza

  • All Kumite Kata on the pads
  • Student selection of locks and holds x2
  • Student selection of takedowns x3
  • Student selection of escapes x2
  • Effective combo work
  • Knowledge of footwork
  • Ura Mawashi geri
  • Nidan Geri
  • Effective Bunkai

Extra Requirements

Effective teaching using correct principles

2nd Dan Black Belt

Minimum 24 months regular training

Kihon free kamae

Blocks in fudo dachi

  • Kizami zuki, Sanbon Zuki (step in)
  • Age uke, soto uke (same arm), gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Soto uke, yoko empi, ura ken (step in)
  • Uchi uke, kizami zuki, gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Kizami zuki, gyaku zuki, mawashi geri (step in)
  • Kizami zuki, mawashi geri, gyaku (step in)
  • Ren mae geri (step in)
  • Yoko geri keage, kekomi (Kiba Dachi)
  • Kizami Mawashi geri, gedan – jodan (step in)
  • Mawashi geri, Ushiro geri (step in)

Kata

  • Student favorite kata plus Tekki Nidan

Ippon Freestyle Kumite x2 plus randori

One bout must be freestyle

Waza

  • Student selection Kumite Kata on the pads
  • Student selection of locks and holds x2
  • Student selection of takedowns x3
  • Student selection of escapes x2
  • Effective combo work
  • Knowledge of footwork
  • Ura Mawashi geri
  • Nidan Geri
  • Effective Bunkai

Extra Requirements

Effective teaching using correct principles

3rd Dan Black Belt

Minimum 36 months regular training

Kihon free kamae

Blocks in fudo dachi

  • Kizami zuki (yori ashi), Gyaku zuki (tsugi ashi)( (step in)
  • Age uke, soto uke (same arm), gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Shuto uke, kizami maegeri, nukite (step back)
  • Uchi uke, kizami zuki, gyaku zuki (step back)
  • Soto uki(step back), mawashi geri, gyaku (step in)
  • Mae Geri – gyaku zuki, Yoko geri – gyaku zuki, Mawashi geri – gyaku zuki (step in)
  • Yoko geri keage, kekomi (Kiba Dachi)
  • Mawashi geri, Ushiro geri (step in)

Kata

  • Student favorite kata plus examiners choice of Kyu kata

Kumite plus Randori

Waza

Examiners choice

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