Shodan (Black Belt)

 

Kihon

All Kihon and Combination Techniques are performed from the Free Style Position

  1. Kizami-Zuki/Mae-Geri/Sanbon-Zuki x 5 Turn
  2. Age-Uki/Mae-Geri/Gyaku-Zuki/Gedan-Barai x 5 Forward & Back
  3. Ude-Uke/Empi/Uraken/Gyaku-Zuki/Gedan-Barai x 5 Forward & Back
  4. Uchi-Uke (Kokutsu Dachi)/Kizami-Zuki/Gyaku-Zuki/Gedan-Barai x 5 Forward & Back
  5. Shuto-Uke/Mawashi-Geri (Front Leg)/Nukite x 5 Forward & Back
  6. Mae-Geri/Mawashi-Geri/Uraken/Gyaku-Zuki/Gedan-Barai x 5 Turn & Back
  7. Mae-Geri/Kekomi/Shuto-Uchi/Gyaku-Zuki/Gedan-Barai x 5 Turn & Back
  8. Step Back Age-Uke/Mawashi-Geri (Back Leg)/Uraken/Oi-Zuki x 5 Turn & Back
  9.  Mawashi-Geri (Front Leg)/Ushiro-Geri/Uraken/Gyaku-Zuki/Gedan-Barai x 5 Turn & Back
  10. Kekomi (Front Leg)/Step Forward: Mae-Geri/Oi-Zuki/Gyaku-Zuki x 5 Turn
  11. Keage/Kekomi (on the same leg stepping over) x 5 Forward & Back
  12. Face the Front: Mae-Geri/Kekomi/Ushiro-Geri x 5 Both Sides

Kumite

  1. Shin Gohon Kumite (outside & inside defences) x 2
  2. Kihon Ippon Kumite: Sets 1 to 5 (5 is free) x 1 Right & Left
  3. Kaeshi Ippon Kumite (sets 1,2 & 3) x 1 Right & Left
  4. Jiyu Ippon Kumite: Sets 1 to 5 (5 is free) x 1 Right & Left
  5. Free Style with three consecutive people

Kata

  1. A choice of one of the following Kata: Kanku-Dai, Empi, Jion, Jitte, Ji’in x 1 High Speed,  x 1 Slow Speed (with interpretation)
  2. One other of the above kata of the Examiner’s Choice x 1
  3. Five Previous Kata of Examiner’s Choice x 1 Each

Kyusho Jitsu

The candidate will be expected to have sufficient knowledge to be able to identify 4 pressure/vital points on the arm, 3 on the leg and 4 on the head/neck and 2 on the torso, providing details of direction/angle of strike.

Oral Examination

Oral Examination in Karate-Do, including Japanese Terminology