Kyu

9 KYU – Yellow w. White Stripe Belt

KATA: Taikyoku Shodan

KIHON (BASICS):
From front stance, step in punch, stomach level.
Step back, rising block.
Stepping in, outside forearm block.
Stepping back, down block.
Moving forward, front snap kick, stomach level.
Stand up.
Feet together, side snap kick (left side/right side).

KUMITE (BASIC SPARRING):
Offense (start from front stance, down block).
*Step in punch, face level.
Defense (start from open natural stance).
*Stepping back, rising block – counter punch
Offense (start from front stance).
*Step in punch, stomach level.
Defense (start from open natural stance).
*Stepping back, down block – counter
Offense (start from front stance).
*Step in front kick, stomach level.
Defense (start from open natural stance).
*Stepping back (angle), down block – counter punch
Switch roles of offense and defense.

 

8 KYU – Yellow Belt
KATA: Heian Shodan

KIHON (BASICS):
From front stance, step in punch, stomach level.
Stepping back, rising block.
Stepping forward, outside forearm block.
Stepping back, back stance, knife-hand block.
Moving forward, front snap kick, stomach level.
Turn into side stance.
Stepping across, side snap kick – change direction, repeat.

KUMITE (BASIC THREE-STEP SPARRING):
Offense (start from front stance).
*Step in punch, face level.
Defense (start from open natural stance).
*Stepping back, rising block, reverse punch, after third attack
Offense (start from front stance).
*Step in punch, stomach level.
Defense (start from open natural stance).
*Stepping back, down block, reverse punch, after third attack.
Switch roles of offense and defense.

 

7 KYU – Orange Belt

KATA: Heian Nidan

KIHON (BASICS):
From front stance, step in punch, face level.
Stepping back, downward block, reverse punch.
Stepping forward, outside forearm block, reverse punch face level.
Stepping back, back stance, knife-hand block.
Change to front stance.
Moving forward, front snap kick, face level.
Turn into front stance.
Moving forward, round-house kick.
Turn into side stance.
Stepping across, side snap kick – change direction, repeat
Stepping across, side thrust kick – change direction, repeat.

KUMITE (BASIC THREE-STEP SPARRING):
Offense (start from front stance).
*Step in punch, face level, three times.
Defense (start from open natural stance).
*Step back, rising block, counter after third attack.
Offense (start from front stance).
*Step in punch, stomach level, three times.
Defense (start from open natural stance).
*Step back, down block, counter after third attack.
Switch roles of offense and defense.

 

6 KYU – Green Belt
KATA: Heian Sandan
KIHON (BASICS):
From front stance, step in punch, once face, twice stomach.
Stepping back, rising block, reverse punch.
Stepping forward, outside forearm block, shift to side stance, elbow strike.
Stepping back, back stance, knife-hand block.
Change to front stance.
Moving forward, double front snap kick, stomach level.
Turn into front stance.
Moving forward, round-house kick, face level.
Turn into side stance.
Stepping across, side snap kick – change direction, repeat.
Stepping across, side thrust kick – change direction, repeat.
Combination: From front stance, front snap kick stomach level step in punch, face level.
Combination: From front stance, back leg round-house kick, step in reverse punshreverse punch.
KUMITE (Basic one-step Sparring):
Offense (start from front stance):
*Step in punch, face level.
*Step in punch, stomach level.
*Front snap kick, stomach level.
Defense side (start from open natural stance):
*Rising block, counter.
*Outside forearm block, counter.
*Down block, counter.
Switch roles of offense and defense.

 

5 KYU – Blue Belt
KATA: Heian Yondan
KIHON (Basics):
From front stance, step in punch, once face, twice stomach.
Stepping back, rising block, reverse punch.
Stepping forward, outside forearm block, shift to side stance, elbow attack. Stepping back, back stance, knife-hand block, front leg front kick.
Change to front stance.
Moving forward, double front snap kick, stomach level, face level.
Turn to front stance.
Moving forward, double round-house kick, stomach level, face level.
Turn into side stance.
Stepping across, side snap kick – change direction, repeat.
Stepping across, side thrust kick – change direction, repeat.
Stepping across, reverse round-house kick – change direction, repeat.
Combination: From front stance, front snap kick, change legs, round-house kick, reverse punch.

KUMITE (Basic Sparring):
Offense (start from front stance):
*Step in punch, face level.
*Step in punch, stomach level.
*Front snap kick, stomach level.
*Side thrust kick, stomach level.
Defense side (start from open natural stance):
*Rising block, reverse punch.
*Outside forearm block, reverse punch.
*Down block, reverse punch.
*Outside forearm block, reverse punch.
Switch roles of offense and defense.

 

 

4 KYU – Purple Belt

KATA: Heian Godan

KIHON (Basics):
From front stance, step in punch, once face, twice stomach.
Stepping back, rising block, reverse punch.
Stepping forward, outside forearm block, shift to side stance, elbow attack, backfist strike.
Stepping back, back stance, knife-hand block, front leg front kick, spearhand to solar plexus.
Change to front stance.
Moving forward, double front snap kick, stomach level, face level.
Turn into front stance.
Moving forward, double round-house kick, stomach level, face level.
Turn into side stance.
Stepping across, side snap kick – change direction, repeat.
Change direction, stepping across, side thrust kick – change direction, repeat.
Change direction, stepping across, reverse round-house kick – change direction, repeat.
Combination: From front stance, front snap kick, change legs, side thrust kick, reverse punch.

KUMITE (Basic Sparring):
Offense (start from front stance).
*Step in punch, face level.
*Step in punch, stomach level.
*Front snap kick, stomach level.
*Side thrust kick.
Defense side (start from open natural stance):
Any block, any counter.
Switch roles of offense and defense.

 

3 KYU – Brown Belt
KATA: Tekki Shodan
Examiner’s choice of Heian kata
KIHON (Basics): Examiners Count:
From front stance, step in punch, once face, twice stomach.
Stepping back, rising block, reverse punch.
Stepping forward, outside forearm block, shift to side stance, elbow strike, backfist strike.
Stepping back, back stance, knife-hand block, front leg front kick, spearhand to solar plexus.
Moving forward, double front snap kick (start with front leg), stomach level, face level.
Moving forward, double round-house kick (start with from leg), stomach level, face level.
Turn into side stance.
Stepping across, side snap kick – change direction – repeat.
Change direction, stepping across, side thrust kick – change direction – repeat.
Stepping across, reverse round-house kick, face level – change direction – repeat.
Combination: From front stance, round-house kick (Back leg) step in, side thrust kick (change legs), reverse punch.
Combination: From front stance, back leg round-house kick, same leg side thrust kick, step in reverse punch.
From stationary front stance, back leg front kick, same leg side-snap kick, step back into front stance, back kick.

KUMITE (Basic Sparring): Examiners Count
Offense (start from front stance).
*Step in punch, face level.
*Step in punch, stomach level.
*Front snap kick, stomach level.
*Side thrust kick.
Defense (start from open natural stance):
Any block, any counter.
Switch roles of offense and defense.

KUMITE: Free Sparring (by instructor discretion)

 

2 KYU – Brown Belt White Stripe
KATA: Bassai dai / Tekki Shodan

KIHON (Basics): Examiners Count
From front stance, step in punch, once face, twice stomach.
Stepping back, rising block, reverse punch.
Stepping forward, outside forearm block, shift to side stance, elbow strike, backfist strike.
Stepping back, back stance, knife-hand block, front leg front kick, spearhand to solar plexus.
Moving forward, double front snap kick (start with front leg), stomach level, face level.
Turn into front stance.
Moving forward, double-round house kick, stomach level, face level.
Turn into front stance.
Moving forward, reverse round-house kick, face level.
Turn into side stance.
Stepping across, side snap kick – change direction – repeat.
Change direction, stepping across, side thrust kick – change direction – repeat.
Combination: From front stance, round-house kick (Back leg), step in, side thrust kick (change legs), reverse punch.
Combination: From front stance, back leg round-house kick, same leg side thrust kick, reverse punch.
Combination: From front stance, front leg front kick, back leg reverse round-house kick, step in reverse punch.
From stationary front stance, back leg front kick, same leg thrust side kick, back kick.

KUMITE: Basic Sparring – As in 3rd Kyu
KUMITE: Free Sparring (by instructor discretion)

 

1 KYU – Brown Belt Black stripe
KATA: Kanku Dai, Bassai Dai, Jion, or Empi – Select one.
Examiner’s choice of Heian kata

KIHON (Basics): Examiners Count:
From front stance, step in punch – once face, twice stomach.
Stepping back, rising block, reverse punch.
Stepping forward, outside forearm block, shift to side stance, elbow strike, backfist strike.
Stepping back, back stance, knife-hand block, front leg front kick, spearhand to solar plexus.
Moving forward, double front snap kick (start with the front leg), stomach level, face level.
Turn into front stance.
Moving forward, double round-house kick (start with the front leg), stomach level, face level.
Turn into front stance.
Moving forward, reverse round-house kick, face level.
Turn into side stance.
Stepping across, side snap kick – change direction, repeat.
Change direction, stepping across, side thrust kick – change direction, repeat.
Combination: Turn into front stance, front leg round-house kick, back leg side thrust kick, reverse punch.
Combination: Turn into front stance, back leg round-house kick, same leg side thrust kick, step in punch.
Combination: Turn into front stance, front leg front kick, back leg reverse round-house kick, step in punch.
From stationary front stance, kamae, back leg front snap kick, same leg side snap kick, step back into front stance.
From stationary front stance, back leg front snap kick, same leg back thrust kick.

KUMITE: Basic Sparring – As in 3rd Kyu
KUMITE: Free Sparring (by instructor discretion)

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