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Grading Syllabus

JAPAN KARATE SHOTO FEDERATION

 

10th - 9th Kyu

Kihon:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

  1. Chudan Oi-zuki ( step forward)
  2. Jodan Age-uke (step back)
  3. Chudan Soto-uke (step forward)
  4. Gedan Barai (step back)
  5. From Kakiwake, Mae-geri (step forward)
  6. Kokutsu-dachi, Shutou-uke (step back)

Kumite:

  • Gohon-Kumite (Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi, zuki)

Kata:

  • JO NO KATA

 

8th - 7th Kyu

Kihon:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

  1. Chudan Oi-zuki ( step forward)
  2. Jodan Age-uke (step back)
  3. Chudan Soto-uke (step forward)
  4. Chudan Uchi uke (step back)
  5. Gedan Barai (step forward)
  6. Shutou uke (step back)
  7. From Jiyu-no-kamae, Mae-geri (step forward)
  8. Mawatte Gedan-gamae
    • Mawashi geri
  9. From Kiba-dachi
    • Yoko geri Ke-age
    • Yoko geri Ke-komi

Kumite:

  • Gohon-Kumite (Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki, Mae-geri)

Kata:

  • 8th Kyu: Heian Shodan
  • 7th Kyu: Heian Nidan

 

6th - 5th - 4th Kyu

Kihon: From Zenkutsu- dachi Gedan gamae

  1. Chudan Oi-zuki ( step forward)
  2. Jodan Age-uke Gyaku-zuki (step back)
  3. Chudan Soto-uke - yoko empi/ Uraken (step forward)
  4. Kokutsu-dachi Shutou-uke (step back)
  5. Gedan Barai fwd ,slide back Nekoashi-dachi Chudan Uchi- uke,slide fwd  Zenkutsu-dachi Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
  6. Mawatte Gedan gamae
    • Mae- geri, Oi-zuki (step forward)
  7. Mawatte Gedan gamae
    • Mawashi -geri (step forward)
  8. From Kiba-dachi
    • Yoko geri Ke-age
    • Yoko geri Ke-komi
  9. Mawatte Gedan gamae
    • Turning and stepping forward Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki

Kumite:

  • Kihon Ippon Kumite (Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki, Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri)

Kata:

  • 6th Kyu: Heian Sandan
  • 5th Kyu: Heian Yondan, Junro Shodan

  • 4th Kyu: Heian Godan, Junro Nidan

 

3rd - 2nd - 1st Kyu

Kihon:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

  1. Sanbon-zuki (step forward)
  2. Jodan Age- uke, Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
  3. Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi uraken gyaku tsuki (step forward)
  4. Koukutsu-dachi Shutou- uke, Nukite (step back)
  5. Gedan Barai, Nekoashi- dachi Uchi- uke , Zenkutsu -dachi Ura -zuki, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
  6. Mawatte Gedan gamae)
    • Same leg Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri (step forward)
  7. Mawatte Gedan gamae
    • Ushiro-geri (step forward)
  8. From Kiba-dachi
    • Changing legs Yoko Ke-age, Ke-komi
  9. Mawatte Gedan gamae
    • Jodan Shutou-uchi, Turning & stepping forward Enpi returning& stepping back Uchi Jodan Shutou- uchi
  10. Mawatte Gedan gamae
    • Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki, Step forward Gedan Barai, Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki, Gedan gamae

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Ippon Kumite (Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki, Mae-geri , Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri)

Kata:

  • 3rd Kyu: Tekki Shodan, Junro Sandan
  • 2nd Kyu:
    • Heian Shodan ~ Tekki Shodan, Junro Yondan
    • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)
  • 1st Kyu:
    • Heian Shodan ~ Tekki Shodan, Junro Godan,
    • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)

Shodan

Kihon: From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

  1. Long step forward Sanbon-zuki (step forward)
  2. Jodan Age-uke, Mae-geri , Gyaku-zuki (step back)
  3. Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi, Zenkutsu-dachi Ura-ken Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
  4. Koukutsu-dachi Shuto-uke, Front leg Mae-geri Nukite (step back)
  5. Gedan Barai, Nekoashi-dachi Chudan Uchi-uke, Zenkutsu-dachi Ura-zuki, Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
  6. Mawatte Gedan gamae
    • Same leg Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
  7. Mawatte Gedan gamae
    • Ushiro-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
  8. Mawatte Gedan gamae
    • Turning & stepping forward: Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
  9. Mawatte Gedan gamae From Zenkutsu-dachi
    • Same leg Yoko Ke-age, Ke-komi (step forward)
  10. Mawate Gedan gamae
    • Jodan Soto-uke, Sideway inward Yori-ashi Gedan Barai, Front leg Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Ippon Kumite (Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi- zuki, Mae-geri , Yoko-geri , Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri)

Kata:

  • Heian Shodan ~ Tekki Shodan
  • Junro Shodan ~ Junro Godan
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)

 

Nidan

Kihon:

From Jiyu-no-Kamae

  1. Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Sanbon-zuki
  2. Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki
  3. Step Back Age-uke, forward Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki
  4. Forward Mawashi-geri, step forward Ashi-Barai, Gyaku-zuki
  5. Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Mae-geri, Oi-Zuki
  6. In place: same leg Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri , Ushiro-geri

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Kumite

Kata:

  • Shitei Kata (Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion, Junro Kata)
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)

 

Sandan

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Kumite

Kata:

  • Shitei Kata (Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion, Jitte, Gankaku, Hangetsu, Junro Kata)
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)

 

Yondan

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Kumite
    • If unable to do Jiyu Kumite, a Karate report must be presented instead, but Jiyu Kumite is preferred

Kata:

  • Shitei Kata (All Shotokan Kata and Junro Kata)
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)