Grading Syllabus

10th Kyu to 9th Kyu

Kihon
 
 
Unless stated otherwise all kihon moves are:
5 steps forward turn and 5 steps forward.
All in Zenkutsu-Dachi unless stated.
 
- Oi-Zuki Jodan
- Oi-Zuki Chudan
- Age-Uke
- Soto-Uke
- Uchi-Uke
- Gedan-Barai
- Shuto-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi
- Mae-Geri Chudan from Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Mae-Geri Jodan from Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Keage Chudan from Kiba-Dachi
- Keage Jodan from Kiba-Dachi
 
Gohon Kumite (5 Step Sparring)
 
- Jodan - Age-Uke
- Chudan - Soto-Uke
- Mae-geri - Gedan-Barai
 
Kata
 
- Kata Kihon
 

9th Kyu to 8th Kyu

Kihon
 
 
Unless stated otherwise all kihon moves are:
5 steps forward and 5 steps backwards.
All in Zenkutsu-Dachi unless stated.
 
- Oi-Zuki Jodan
- Oi-Zuki Chudan
- Gyaku-Zuki Jodan
- Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Age-Uke
- Soto-Uke
- Uchi-Uke
- Gedan-Barai
- Shuto-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi
 
 
 
- Mae-Geri Chudan from Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Mae-Geri Jodan from Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Kekomi Chudan from Kiba-Dachi
- Kekomi Jodan from Kiba-Dachi
- Keage Chudan from Kiba-Dachi
- Keage Jodan from Kiba-Dachi
 
 Gohon Kumite (5 Step Sparring)
 
- Jodan - Age-Uke
- Chudan - Soto-Uke
- Mae-Geri - Gedan-Barai
 
 Kata
 
 - Heian Shodan

8th Kyu to 7th Kyu

Kihon
 
Unless stated otherwise all kihon moves are:
5 steps forward and 5 steps backwards.
All in Zenkutsu-Dachi unless stated.
 
- Oi-Zuki Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Soto-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Uchi-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Gedan-Barai, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Gedan-Barai, Gyaku-Zuki Jodan
- Shuto-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi
 

 
- Mae-Geri Chudan from Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Mae-Geri Jodan from Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Kekomi Chudan from Kiba-Dachi
- Kekomi Jodan from Kiba-Dachi
- Keage Chudan from Kiba-Dachi
- Keage Jodan from Kiba-Dachi
 
Kihon Ippon Kumite  (1 step right and left side)
 
Attack Migi (Right) and Hidari (Left) then change
 
- Jodan - Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Chudan - Soto-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri - Zenkutsu-Dachi and reverse
- Gedan-Barai to inside of kick, swivel Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
 
Kata
 
- Heian Nidan

7th Kyu to 6th Kyu

Kihon
 
 
Unless stated otherwise all kihon moves are:
5 steps forward and 5 steps backwards.
All in Zenkutsu-Dachi unless stated.
 
 
- Sanbon-Zuki
- Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki, Gedan-Barai
- Uchi-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki, Gedan-Barai
- Soto-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki, Gedan-Barai
- Gedan-Barai, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan, Choku-Zuki Jodan
- Gedan-Barai, Gyaku-Zuki Jodan, Choku-Zuki Chudan
- Shuto-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi, front leg Mawashi-Geri (or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri), Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi
 
 
 
 
 
- Mae-Geri (Ren-Geri) (Jodan-Chudan)
- Mae-Geri, Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri) (Jodan-Chudan)
- Mae-Geri, Kekomi (Ren-Geri) (Jodan-Chudan)
- Mae-Geri, Ushiro-Mawashi (Ren-Geri) (Jodan-Chudan)
- Keage Chudan in Kiba-Dachi, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi
- Keage Jodan in Kiba-Dachi, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi
 
 
Kihon Ippon Kumite  (1 step right and left side)
 
- (R/S) Jodan-move out to right, Haiwan-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi, Shuto to neck in Zenkutsu-Dachi 
- (L/S) Jodan-move out to right in Zenkutsu-Dachi, left Age-Uke, grab wrist, left Mawashi-Geri
- (R/S) Chudan-left leg back, Soto-Uke, Empi-all in Kiba-Dachi
- (L/S) Chudan-right leg back Zenkutsu-Dachi, reverse Gedan Barai, grab wrist, left leg Mae-Geri Chudan, left Age-Uke to chin 
- (R/S) Mae-Geri, right leg back, left Ude-Barai (sweeping block), Gyaku-Zuki Jodan
- (L/S) Mae-geri, right leg back Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan Juji-Uke, Shuto Juji-Uchi
 
Kata
 
- Heian Sandan

6th Kyu to 5th Kyu

Kihon
 
Unless stated otherwise all kihon moves are:
5 steps forward and 5 steps backward or forwards again.
 
 
- Sanbon-Zuki
- Uchi-Uke, Empi, Uraken, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Soto-Uke, Kizami-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki, Gedan-Barai in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Kizami-Zuki (without moving), step forward Oi-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki
- Step forward Sanbon-Zuki, step back Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki, step forward Mawashi-Geri (or Kekomi or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri), Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Step forward Mae-Geri Chudan - Oi-Zuki Jodan - Gyaku-Zuki Chudan, step back Shuto-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi - Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi, step forward Kekomi (or Mawashi-Geri or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri) from back leg - Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Other combinations may be requested by the Examiner
 
 
 
- Shuto-Uke, Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Kekomi (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dach, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi
 
 
 
- Mae-Geri (Ren-Geri), Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan 
- Mae-Geri, Kekomi (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Keage in Kiba-Dachi, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi
 
 Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 step right and left side)
 
- (R/S) Jodan-move out to right-Haiwan-Uke in Kokutsu Dachi-Shuto to neck in Zenkutsu Dachi 
- (L/S) Jodan-move out to right in Zenkutsu Dachi, left Age-Uke grab wrist-left Mawashi Geri
- (R/S) Chudan-left leg back Soto-Uke, Empi all in Kiba Dachi
- (L/S) Chudan-right leg back Zenkutsu Dachi reverse Gedan-Barai, grab wrist, left leg Mae-Geri Chudan, left Age-Empi to chin 
- (R/S) Mae-Geri, right leg back left Ude-Barai (sweeping block), Gyaku-Zuki Jodan
- (L/S) Mae Geri, right leg back Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan Juji-Uke, Shuto Juji-Uchi
- (R/S) Kekomi-right leg back Zenkutsu Dachi, double palm block - Gyaku Zuki Jodan
- (L/S) Kekomi-left leg back Zenkutsu Dachi, Soto Uke-Kizami Jodan - Gedan Zuki Chudan
 
 Kata
 
 - Heian Yondan

5th Kyu to 4th Kyu

Kihon
 
Unless stated otherwise all kihon moves are:
5 steps forward and 5 steps backward or forwards again.
 
- Sanbon-Zuki
- Uchi-Uke, Empi, Uraken, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Soto-Uke, Kizami-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki, Gedan-Barai in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Kizami-Zuki (without moving), step forward Oi-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki
- Step forward Sanbon-Zuki, step back Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki, step forward Mawashi-Geri (or Kekomi or Ushiro Mawashi-  Geri), Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Step forward Mae-Geri Chudan - Oi-Zuki Jodan - Gyaku-Zuki Chudan, step back Shuto-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi - Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi, step forward Kekomi (or Mawashi-Geri or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri) from back leg - Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Other combinations may be requested by the Examiner
 

 
- Shuto-Uke, Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Kekomi (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dach, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi
 

 
- Mae-Geri (Ren-Geri), Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan 
- Mae-Geri, Kekomi (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Keage in Kiba-Dachi, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi
 
Jiyu Ippon Kumite (semi freestyle right and left side)
 
- Jodan Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki
- Chudan step to inside, downward palm block (Osae-Uke), Gyaku-Zuki
- Mae-Geri step back reverse Osae-Uke, Kizami-Zuki
- Kekomi double palm block - Gyaku Zuki
 

Kata
 
- Heian Godan

4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu

Kihon
 
Unless stated otherwise all kihon moves are:
5 steps forward and 5 steps backward or forwards again.
 
- Sanbon-Zuki
- Uchi-Uke, Empi, Uraken, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Soto-Uke, Kizami-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki, Gedan-Barai in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Kizami-Zuki (without moving), step forward Oi-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki
- Step forward Sanbon-Zuki, step back Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki, step forward Mawashi-Geri (or Kekomi or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri), Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Step forward Mae-Geri Chudan - Oi-Zuki Jodan - Gyaku-Zuki Chudan, step back Shuto-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi - Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi, step forward Kekomi (or Mawashi-Geri or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri) from back leg - Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Other combinations may be requested by the Examiner
 

 
- Shuto-Uke, Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Kekomi (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dach, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi
 
 
- Mae-Geri (Ren-Geri), Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan 
- Mae-Geri, Kekomi (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Keage in Kiba-Dachi, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi
 
Jiyu Ippon Kumite (semi freestyle right and left side)
 

 
- Jodan Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki
- Chudan step to inside, downward palm block (Osae-Uke), Gyaku-Zuki
- Mae-Geri step back reverse Osae-Uke, Kizami Zuki
- Kekomi double palm block - Gyaku Zuki
- Mawashi-Geri, step inside palm block, Gyaku-Zuki
- Ushiro-Geri, step forward Gedan Barai, turn backwards, Gyaku-Zuki Jodan
 
 Jiyu Kumite (Freestyle Sparring)
 
 Kata
 
 - Tekki Shodan
 

3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu

Kihon
 
Unless stated otherwise all kihon moves are:
5 steps forward and 5 steps backward or forwards again.
 
- Sanbon-Zuki
- Uchi-Uke, Empi, Uraken, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Soto-Uke, Kizami-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki, Gedan-Barai in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Kizami-Zuki (without moving), step forward Oi-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki
- Step forward Sanbon-Zuki, step back Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki, step forward Mawashi-Geri (or Kekomi or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri), Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Step forward Mae-Geri Chudan - Oi-Zuki Jodan - Gyaku-Zuki Chudan, step back Shuto-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi - Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi, step forward Kekomi (or Mawashi-Geri or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri) from back leg - Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Step forward Mae-Geri Chudan, Choku-Zuki Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan, step back Gyaku-Zuki (or Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki or Shuto-Uke, Nukite), step forward Mawashi-Geri, Gyaku-Zuki (or Kekomi, Gyaku-Zuki or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri, Gyaku-Zuki) (3x & turn)
- Other combinations may be requested by the Examiner
 
 
 
- Shuto-Uke, Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Kekomi (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dach, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi
 
 
 

- Mae-Geri (Ren-Geri), Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan 
- Mae-Geri, Kekomi (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Keage in Kiba-Dachi, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi
 
Jiyu Ippon Kumite ( semi freestyle right and left side)
 
- Jodan Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki
- Chudan step to inside, downward palm block (Osae-Uke), Gyaku-Zuki
- Mae-Geri step back reverse Osae-Uke, Kizami Zuki
- Kekomi double palm block - Gyaku-Zuki
- Mawashi-Geri, step inside palm block, Gyaku-Zuki
- Ushiro-Geri, step forward Gedan Barai, turn backwards, Gyaku-Zuki Jodan
 
 Jiyu Kumite (Freestyle Sparring)
 
Kata
 
 - Bassai Dai
 

2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu

Kihon
 
Unless stated otherwise all kihon moves are:
5 steps forward and 5 steps backward or forwards again.
 
- Sanbon-Zuki
- Uchi-Uke, Empi, Uraken, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Soto-Uke, Kizami-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki, Gedan-Barai in Zenkutsu-Dachi
- Kizami-Zuki (without moving), step forward Oi-Zuki, Gyaku-Zuki
- Step forward Sanbon-Zuki, step back Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki, step forward Mawashi-Geri (or Kekomi or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri), Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Step forward Mae-Geri Chudan - Oi-Zuki Jodan - Gyaku-Zuki Chudan, step back Shuto-Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi - Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi, step forward Kekomi (or Mawashi-Geri or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri) from back leg - Gyaku-Zuki (or Oi-Zuki) (x 3 & turn)
- Step forward Mae-Geri Chudan, Choku-Zuki Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan, step back Gyaku-Zuki (or Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki or Shuto-Uke, Nukite), step forward Mawashi-Geri, Gyaku-Zuki (or Kekomi, Gyaku-Zuki or Ushiro Mawashi-Geri, Gyaku-Zuki) (3x & turn)
- Other combinations may be requested by the  Examiner
 
3 steps forward turn 3 steps forward or backwards
 
- Shuto-Uke, Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Kekomi (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dach, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi OR
- Shuto-Uke, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (front leg) both in Kokutsu-Dachi, Nukite in Zenkutsu-Dachi
 
3 steps forward turn 3 steps forward
 
- Mae-Geri (Ren-Geri), Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan 
- Mae-Geri, Kekomi (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Mae-Geri, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (Ren-Geri), Uraken Jodan, Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
- Keage in Kiba-Dachi, Gyaku-Zuki in Zenkutsu-Dachi, Gedan-Barai in Kiba-Dachi
- Mae-Geri Chudan, Mawashi-Geri Chudan (same leg), Gyaku-Zuki (or Uraken, Gyaku-Zuki)
- Mae-Geri Chudan, Kekomi (same leg), Gyaku-Zuki (or Uraken, Gyaku-Zuki)
- Mae=Geri, Ushiro Mawashi-Geri (same leg), Gyaku-Zuki (or Uraken, Gyaku-Zuki)
- Without moving from the same leg, Mae-Geri Chudan, Mawashi-Geri Jodan (both sides)
- Without moving from the same leg, Mae-Geri Chudan, Kekomi Jodan (both sides)
- Without moving from the same leg, Mae-Geri to front, Kekomi to side, Ushiro-Geri to rear (Chudan)
 
Jiyu Ippon Kumite
 
Right side and left side attacks
 
- Jodan Age-Uke, Gyaku-Zuki
- Chudan step to inside, downward palm block (Osae-Uke), Gyaku-Zuki
- Mae-Geri step back reverse Osae-Uke, Kizami Zuki
- Kekomi double palm block - Gyaku Zuki
- Mawashi-Geri, step inside palm block, Gyaku-Zuki
- Ushiro-Geri, step forward Gedan Barai, turn backwards, Gyaku-Zuki Jodan
 
Jiyu Kumite (Freestyle Sparring)
 
Kata
 
- Kata Kihon
- All Heian Katas
- Tekki Shodan
- Bassai Dai

1st Kyu to 1st Dan Black Belt

Dan Grade syllabus is not specific, it can consist of any of the basics learnt up to this level, the emphasis is on

Technical Detail, Speed, Focus, Kime and general overall performance.

There is a set procedure for the Kumite which is detailed below, also there is a choice of Main kata plus you will be required to perform any Heian Kata as requested. Details below.

 

Kihon

 

Most as found in 1st Kyu Grading

 

Kumite

 

Kihon Ippon (right side only)

Jodan, Chudan, Mai Geri, Kekomi

 

Jiyu Ippon (Semi Free Sparring, right side only)

Jodan, Chudan, Mai Geri, Kekomi, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Geri)

 

Jiyu Kumite (Freestyle Sparring)

Good control, Distance, Focus and Technique will be required

 

Kata

 

Main Kata is Bassai Dai however you may choose a different Kata from the list below

Jion, Jiin, Jitte, Empi, Chinte, Hangetsu, Kanku Dai, Tekki Nidan

 

plus

 

Any Heian Kata,  including Tekki Shodan (usually 3 or 4 are required)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kihon

 

Most as found in 1st Dan Grading plus variations as requested.

 

Kumite

 

Jiyu Kumite (Freestyle Sparring) ONLY

Line sparring several opponents

Good control, Distance, Focus and Technique will be required

 

THIS IS NOT COMPLETE MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Dan to 2nd Dan Black Belt