Syllabus

The following table provides a guide for students in the requirements for obtaining each belt.

IKKIK Kyu Gradings

 

Grading to

Kihon

Kumite

Kata

9th Kyu

Yellow

1 Oi tsuki
2 Jodan age uke
3 Chudan soto uke
4 Mae geri

Sanbon or Gohon Kumite attacking with jodan oi tsuki and chudan oi tsuki

Kihon kata

8th Kyu

Orange

As previous plus:
1 Chudan uchi uke
2 Shuto uke
3 Yoko geri keage
4 Yoko geri kekomi

As previous

Heian Shodan

7th Kyu

Green II

As previous plus:
1 Age uke, gyaku tsuki
2 Soto uke, gyaku tsuki
3 Uchi uke, gyaku tsuki

As previous

Heian Nidan

6th Kyu

Green I

As previous plus:
1 Sanbon tzuki
2 Soto uke, empi uchi

Kihon Ippon Kumite attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki from right and left sides

Heian Sandan

5th Kyu

Blue

As previous plus:
1 Age uke, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai
2 Soto uke, empi uchi, uraken
3 Uchi uke, kizami tsuki, gyaku tsuki
4 Shuto uke, nukite

As previous plus chudan mae geri attack

Heian Yondan

4th Kyu

Brown I

As previous plus:
1 Soto uke, empi uchi, uraken, gedan barai
2 Shuto uke, mae geri, nukite
3 Yoko geri kekomi (from zenkutsu dachi)
4 Mawashi geri

As previous plus chudan yoko geri kekomi attack

Heian Godan

3rd Kyu

Brown II

As previous plus
1 Soto uke, empi uchi, uraken, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai
2 Uchi uke, kizami tsuki, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai
3 Ushiro geri

As previous plus jodan mawashi geri attack

Juroku

2nd Kyu

Brown III

As previous plus:
1 Mae geri, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki
2 Yoko geri kekomi, uraken, gyaku tsuki
3 Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
4 Ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki

Jiyu Ippon Kumite attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki, chudan mae geri and yoko geri kekomi, jodan mawashi geri and chudan ushiro geri. All attacks are with the right side only.

Bassai Dai

1st Kyu

Brown IV

As previous plus:
1 Kizami tsuki, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki
2 Mae geri, yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki

As previous

Bassai Dai

 

Dan Gradings

 

Grading to

Kihon

Kumite

Kata

 

All begin from free-style kamae

 

List (a) Candidates choose from
List (b) Examiner chooses from

1st Dan

1 Kizami tsuki, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki
2 Mae geri, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki
3 Yoko geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
4 Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
5 Ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
6 Mae geri, yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
7 Mae geri, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki, step back gedan barai, gyaku tsuki, yoko geri kekomi, uraken oi tsuki
8 Same leg mae geri, yoko geri, ushiro geri

Jiyu Ippon Kumite attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki, chudan mae geri and yoko geri kekomi, jodan mawashi geri and chudan ushiro geri.
Jiyu Kumite

(a) Bassai Dai
(b) Any Heian kata

2nd Dan

1 Mae geri, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki
2 Yoko geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
3 Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
4 Ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
5 Mae geri, same leg yoko geri kekomi, uraken, gyaku tsuki
6 Mae geri, same leg mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
7 Mawashi geri, same leg yoko geri kekomi, uraken, gyaku tsuki
8 Mae geri, yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
9 Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki, step back gedan nagashi uke, gyaku tsuki, ushiro geri, uraken, oi tsuki
10 Same leg mae geri, yoko geri kekomi, ushiro geri, mawashu geri

Jiyu Ippon Kumite - attacking with any 5 single, unannounced techniques.
Jiyu Kumite

(a) Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Niju Shiho, Jitte or Tekki Nidan
(b) Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Jion or Hangetsu

3rd Dan

Any 1st or 2nd Dan combination plus:
1 Kizami tsuki, gyaku tsuki, mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki, step back gedan barai, gyaku tsuki, rear leg mae geri and step back ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki

Kaishi Ippon Kumite - the same pre-arranged attacks as for 1st Dan grading.
Jiyu Kumite

(a) Sochin, Unsu, Gankaku, Chinte or Goju Shiho Sho
(b) Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Niju Shiho, Jitte or Tekki Nidan

4th Dan

Any 1st, 2nd or 3rd Dan combination plus:
Kizami tsuki, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki, nihon tsuki, step back and with same arm block age uke, soto uke, gedan barai, uchi uke, kizami tsuki, gyaku tsuki, four turning gyaku tsuki attacks, turn behind with haito uchi, mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki, back leg mae geri and step back, yoko geri keage to side and step back, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki

Kaishi Ippon Kumite - attacking with any 5 single, unannounced techniques.
Demonstration of 3 favourite Kumite tactics.
Jiyu Kumite

(a) Meikyo, Jiin, Wankan, Goju Shiho Dai
(b) Sochin, Unsu, Gankaku, Chinte or Goju Shiho Sho

5th Dan

As previous plus:
A 1500 to 2000 word thesis on any aspect of Karate-do.

As previous grading

(a) Any kata from Shodan syllabus and above
(b) One or more kata from Shodan syllabus and above
Demonstration of applications will be requested from performed katas

6th Dan

As previous plus:
A written karate CV and 1500/2000 word thesis on any aspect of Karate-Do (different to above)

As previous grading

As previous grading

 

Note: the grading examiner can request any kihon, kumite and kata from lower gradings.

 

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