Syllabus

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10th Kyured

Stances:
Fudo Dachi (Informal Stance)

Strikes:
Jodan Tsuki (Upper Punch)
Chudan Tsuki (Middle Punch)
Gedan Tsuki (Lower Punch)

Blocks:
Gedan Barai (Lower Block)
Jodan Uke (Upper Block)

Kicks:
Hiza Geri (Knee Kick)
Kin Geri (Groin Kick)

Dojo Etiquette and procedure

How to wear and fold a Karate Gi (suit)

Self defence techniques against:

  • Hair Grab
  • Throat Grab
9th Kyu blue

Stances:
Zenkutsu Dachi (Forward Leaning Stance)

Strikes:
Jodan Gyaku Tsuki (Upper Reverse Punch)
Chudan Gyaku Tsuki (Middle Reverse Punch)
Gedan Gyaky Tsuki (Lower Reverse Punch)

Blocks:
Chudan Uchi Uke (Middle Inside Block)
Chuda Soto Uke (Middle Outside Block)

Understanding of warm up exercises and stretching routines

Understanding of the Japanese Calligraphy on our Karate Gi (suit)

Self defence techniques against:

  • Pushing against chest and throat
  • Grab of collar or shoulder
8th Kyupurple-white

Stances:
Sanchi Dachi (Diamond Stance)Strikes:
Uraken Shomen Uchi (Backfist to Head)
Uraken Yoko Uchi (Backfist toSide)
Uraken Hizo Uchi (Backfist to Spleen)

Blocks:
Kaiten Uke (Round Block)

Kicks:
Mae Geri (Front Kick)
Hiza Kansetsu Geri (Knee Joint Kick)

Kata:
Taikoyoko-Sono-Ichi (Body control movement 1)
Taikoyoko-Sono-Ni (Body control movement 2)

History of Karate Do

Self defence techniques against:

  • Pull from front
  • Head lock front and rear holds
7th Kyu purple

Stances:
Kokotsu Dachi (Back Leaning Stance)

Strikes:
Morote Tsuki (Double Punch)
Ago Tsuki (Jaw Punch)

Blocks:
Shuto Mawashi Uke (Knifehand Roundhouse Block)

Kicks:
Yoko Geri Sokuto (Side Kick Knife Foot)

Kata:
Taikoyoko-Sono-San (Body control movement 3)

Yohon Kumite (Four One Steps)
6th Kyu yellow

Stances:
Shiko Dachi (Sumo Stance)

Strikes:
Shita Tsuki (Inverted Punch)

Blocks:
Shotei Gedan Uke (Palm Heel Lower Block)
Shotei Jodan Uke (Palm Heel Upper Block)

Kicks:
Mawashi Geri Chudan Haisoku
(Roundhouse Middle Kick with Instep)
Mae Kaketo Geri (Front Heel Kick)

Kata:
Pinan Ichi (Pinan 1)

Go-Yon-Kumite (5 Step Fighting)

Body Tests:

  • 20 push-ups
  • 30 sit-ups
5th Kyu orange

Stances:
Kiba Dachi (Straddle Stance)

Strikes:
Shuto Yoko Ganmen Uchi (Knifehand to Side of Head)
Shuto Sokotsu Uchi (Knifehand to Collar Bone)

Blocks:
Shuto Gedan Barai (Knikehand Lower Block)
Shuto Jodan Uke (Knifehand Upper Block)

Kicks:
Ushiro Geri (Back Kick)

Kata:
Pinan Ni (Pinan 2)

Kumite:
To fight in a contest situation and show an understanding of the contest rules of the world Union of Karate Organisation

Body Tests:

  • 30 push-ups
  • 50 sit-ups
4th Kyu green-white

Stances:
Maroachi Dachi (One Foot Forward Stance)
Kake Geri (Hook Stance)

Strikes:
Hiji Ate Jodan (Elbow Strike, Upper)
Hiji Ate Chudan (Elbow Strike, Middle)
Hiji Ate Age (Elbow Strike, Rising)

Blocks:
Uchi Uke/Gedan Barai (Double Block)

Kicks:
Kake Geri (Hook Kick)

Kata:
Pinan San (Pinan 3)

Kumite:
To fight 4 fights in a pool of 5 and win one fight in order to gain full promotion

Body Tests:
Jump over a pole 10 times whilst holding it in both hands

3rd Kyu green

Strikes:
Tettsui Jodan Uchi (Hammerfist to Head)
Haito Uchi Jodan
(Inner Knifehand Strike Upper)
Haito Uchi Chudan
(Inner Knifehand Strike Middle)
Haito Uchi Gedan
(Inner Knifehand Strike Lower)

Blocks:
Haito Uchi Uke (Inner Knifehand Block)
Jodan Shuto Uchi Uke
(upper Knifehand Inside Block)

Kicks:
Tobi Mae Geri (Jumping Front Kick)
Mawashi Geri Gedan (Low Roundhouse Kick)

Kata:
Pinan Yon (Pinan 4)

Kumite:
To fight 4 fights in a pool of 5 and win one fight in order to gain full promotion

Body Tests:

  • 50 push-ups
  • 100 sit-ups
2nd Kyu brown-white

Strikes:
Ippon Ken Uchi Jodan
(One Knuckle Strike Upper)
Ippon Ken Uchi Chdan
(One Knuckle Strike Middle)
Koken Uchi Jodan (Wrist Strike Upper)
Koken Uchi Chudan (Wrist Strike Middle)

Blocks:
Koken Uke Jodan (Wrist Block Upper)
Koken Uke Chudan (Wrist Block Middle)

Kicks:
Ushiro Mawashi Geri (Rear Roundhouse Kick)
Tobi Mawashi Geri (Jumping Roundhouse Kick)

Kata:
Pinan Go (Pinan 5)

Complete the first five One Steps of the Seiki-Juku Karate Do

Kumite:
Kenka Kumite (Semi-Contact Fighting)

Body Tests:
For those over 18 years of age candidates may be required to break with Shuto or Seiken of no less than 5 concrete roofing tiles

1st Kyu brown

Strikes:
Keiko Uchi (Chicken Geak Strike)
Nukite Nihon (Two Finger Thrust)

Blocks:
Suni Uke (Shin Blocks)

Kicks:
Tobi nidan Geri (Jumping Double Kick)
Tobi Yoko Geri (Jumping Side Kick)
Tobi Ushiro Geri (Jumping Back Kick)

Kata:
Tsuki No Kata (Fortune and Luck)
Geki Sai Dai (Fortress Attack)

Complete the second 5 of the Seiki-Juku One Steps

Kumite:
The candidate will fight 4 fights in a pool of 5 in Kenka Kumite and win 2 fights

Body Tests:
The cadidate may be required to break a 1 inch wooden board with a technique selected from Chudan Tsuki, Mae Keage, Mawashi Geri, Shuto Sekotsu Uchi

1st Dan (Shodan)black

Kata:
Sanchin (Three Phase Attack)
Yantsu (Kata of Purity)
Saifa (Rolling Wave)

Weapons:
Bo Katas Ichi, Ni and San

Complete the 15 Seiki-Juku One Steps

Kumite:
All candidates will be required to fight a minimum of 15 fights with senior grades

Body Tests:
Brick and Stone Breaking

2nd Dan (Nidan)black

Kata:
Sei Yunchin
Tensho (Rolling Hand)

Weapons:
Sai Katas Ichi and Ni

Kumite:
All candidates will be required to fight 20 fights with their equals and senior wherever possible

Body Tests:
Demonstration of unsupported breaks on wood, concrete and tiles

3rd Dan (Sandan)black

Kata:
Seipai
Shisochin
Kanku Dai

Weapons:
Nanchuku

Each candidate may be asked to complete 100 fights

Note:
Candidates at this level will be assessed on their ability to teach and how many Dan grades they have themselves produced from their own teaching

Training requirements between grades

10th to 4th Kyu 20 hours minimum (each belt)
3rd to 1st Kyu – 50 hours minimum (each belt)
1st Kyu to Shodan – 100 hours
Shodan to Nidan – 2 years training
Nidan to Sandan – 3 years training

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