Junior Grading Syllabus

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Combat Karate

Counting in Japanese for Karate

1-20 in Japanese for Karate

Junior Grading Syllabus

Under 12s can only grade to 1st Kyu then must be proficient in the adult syllabus

10th Kyu White Belt Red Stripe

Minimum 3 months training

Kihon

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

Kata

Kihon Kata (to the first kiai)

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)

Kumite

  • Jodan oi zuki / age uke
  • Chudan oi zuki / soto uke

8th Kyu Orange 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)
  • Yoko geri kekomi (side thrust kick in kiba dachi, horse stance)

Kata

Heian Shodan

Gohon Kumite

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

7th Kyu Yellow 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)
  • Uchi Uke (inside block)
  • Mae geri (front snap kick)
  • Yoko geri kekomi (side thrust kick in kiba dachi, horse stance)
  • Yoko geri keage (side snap kick in kiba dachi, horse stance)

Kata

Heian Nidan

Gohon Kumite

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

Waza

  • Mae mawari (forward roll)

6th Kyu Green Belt

Minimum 3 months training

Kihon

  • Oi zuki (step in)
  • Age uke (step back)
  • Uchi uke (step in)
  • Soto Uke (step back)
  • Shuto uke (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 / age uke
  • Chudan oi zuki / soto uke
  • Mae geri / gedan barai
  • Yoko geri / gedan uke
  • Mawashi geri / gedan barai

Waza

  • Ashi Barai
  • Osoto Gari
  • Yoko Ukemi – Side Breakfall 

5th Kyu Purple Belt

Minimum 6 months 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 Godan

Ippon Kumite

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

Waza

  • Ashi bari
  • Osoto gari
  • Ogoshi
  • Ushiro Ukemi – Back Breakfall 

4th Kyu Purple belt with white stripe

Minimum 6 months 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

Tekki Shodan

Ippon Freestyle Kumite

Waza

  • Ashi Bari
  • Osoto gari
  • Ogoshi
  • Ouchi gari
  • Yoko shiho gatame
  • Tate shiho gatame

3rd Kyu Brown Belt

Minimum 9 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

Ippon Freestyle Kumite

Waza

  • Ashi Bari
  • Osoto gari
  • Ogoshi – yoko shiho gatame
  • Ouchi gari – Tate shiho gatame
  • Morote gari – yoko shiho gatame

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

Waza

  • Ashi Bari
  • Osoto gari
  • Ogoshi – yoko shiho gatame
  • Ouchi gari – Tate shiho gatame
  • Morote gari – yoko shiho gatame
  • Yoko shiho gatame escape
  • Tate shiho escape
  • Kesa gatame escape

1st Kyu Brown Belt

Minimum 12 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

Kanku Dai or Jion

Ippon Freestyle Kumite

Waza

  • Ashi Bari
  • Osoto gari
  • Ogoshi – yoko shiho gatame
  • Ouchi gari – Tate shiho gatame
  • Morote gari – yoko shiho gatame
  • Yoko shiho gatame escape
  • Tate shiho escape
  • Kesa gatame escape

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