Kyu Grades

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  1. Rei Waza: Bowing. How, when and why
  2. Dojo Kun: Six Moral Principals. Perseverance, Effort, Etiquette, Character, Sincerity, Self-control
  3. 1st Kata, Taikyokyu:YouTube Video, YouTube Video (Slow Version)
    • Demonstration of basic techniques in formal pattern consisting of stances MUSUBI DACHI and ZENKUTSU DACHI.

    • Blocks  JODAN AGE′ UKE′, CHUDAN SOTO UKE′ and GEDAN BARAI UKE′.

  4. Three-step/level exercise, with partner, practicing all techniques of 1st Kata:
  5. Geri Waza. Kicks: Mae Geri (Front Kick), Kin Geri (Groin Kick) and Kansetsu Geri (Kick to the Knee).
  1. 1st Kata Taikyokyu; 2nd Kata Gekusai Dai Ichi, YouTube Video, YouTube Video Slow Version. Techniques additional to 1stKata are:
    • SANCHIN DACHI – Three Battle Stance
    • HEKO DACHI – Ready Stance
    • SHIKO DACHI – Straddle Leg Stance
    • UDE′ UKE′ – Fore arm Block
    • GYAKU TSUKI – Reverse Punch
    • MAE EMPI UCHI – Forward Elbow Strike
    • MAE URAKEN UCHI – Forward Back-knuckle Strike
    • YOKO SHUTO UCHI – Side Knife–hand Strike
    • AWATTE′ TSUKI – Mountain Punch
    • KANSETSU GERI – Kick to Knee joint
    • MAE GERI – Front Kick
    • ASHI BARAI – Foot Sweep.
  2. Three-step/level exercise, with partner, practicing all techniques of 2nd Kata:
  3. Yoko Geri – side kick, Ushiro Geri – back kick
  4. Ude Gatame – Straight Arm–lock, Ude Garame – Bent Arm–lock
  5. Kame Shiho Gatame – Upper Body Hold–down, Yoko Shiho Gatame – Side Body Hold–down
  6. Soto Garuma – Outer Wheel Throw
  7. Kata Kumite – Soft, slow sparing using techniques from Kata. Not in competition, no winner or loser
  1. 1st Kata – Taikyokyu,
    2nd Kata – Gekusai Dai Ichi
    3rd Kata – Gekusai Dai Ni – Youtube Video
  2. Gekusai Dai Ichi Bunkai – 2nd Kata with partner.
  3. Mawashi Geri – Circular Kick, Hiza Geri – Knee Kick
  4. Kote Gatame – Wrist Lock, Kote Geishi – Wrist Twist
  5. Kesa Gatame – Scarf Hold, Kata Gatame – Shoulder Lock
  6. Ogoshi – Hip Throw, Ashi Hishigi – Leg Grab
  7. Seniors Stamina = Knuckle Press–ups 50 reps, Sanchin Sit-ups 50 reps, Squat Thrusts 50 reps & Junior Stamina = Press-ups 20 reps, Sanchin Sit-ups 20 reps Squats 20 reps.
  8. Kata Kumite

All of the fighting techniques above to be performed with full spirit and full Ki-ai

  1. 1st Kata Taikyokyu
    2nd Kata Gekusai Dai Ichi
    3rd Kata Gekusai Dai Ni
    4th Kata Kanshiwa – Youtube Video
  2. Gekusai Dai Ichi Bunkai, Gekusai Dai Ni Bunkai.
  3. Gyaku Mawashi Geri – Reverse Circular Kick, Mawette Ushiro Geri – Turning Back Kick.
  4. Eri Jime – Sliding Collar Strangle, Jiuji Jime – Cross Strangle.
  5. Ippon Seotoshi – Shoulder Drop, Men Otoshi – Head Push-down.
  6. Kata Kumite, Ne Kumite – Ground Sparing.
  1. Taikyokyu, Gekusai Dai Ichi, Gekusai Dai Ni, Kanshiwa, Dai Ni Sanchin.
  2. Gekusai Dai Ichi Bunkai, Gekusai Dai Ni Bunkai, Kanshiwa Bunkai.
  3. Hadaka Jime – Naked Strangle, Kata Ha Jime′ – Shoulder Lock Strangle.
  4. Ippon Seonage – Shoulder Throw, Men Nage′ – Head Throw.
  5. Kata Kumite, Ne Kumite
  1. Taikyokyu, Gekusai Dai Ichi, Gekusai Dai Ni, Kanshiwa, Dai Ni Sanchin, Saifa.
  2. Gekusai Dai Ichi Bunkai, Gekusai Dai Ni Bunkai, Kanshiwa Bunkai.
  3. San Dan Gi Sho Dan, San Dan Gi Ni Dan, San Dan Gi San Dan, San Dan Gi Yon Dan. San Dan Gi Go Dan, San Dan Gi Rokyu Dan, San Dan Gi Sitti Dan.
  4. Ude Nage – Arm Throw, Ude Otoshi – Arm Drop, Tai Otoshi – Body Drop.
  5. Sho Men Uchi – Head Butt.
  6. Tobi Mae Geri – Jumping Front Kick, Tobi Yoko Geri – Jumping Side Kick.
  7. Ne Kumite Randori No Kumite – Self defence sparing against armed attacker.
  1. Taikyokyu, Gekusai Dai Ichi, Gekusai Dai Ni, Kanshiwa, Dai Ni Sanchin, Saifa, Sanchin.
  2. Gekusai Dai Ichi Bunkai, Gekusai Dai Ni Bunkai, Kanshiwa Bunkai, Saifa Bunkai
  3. Ne´ Kumite´, Randori No Kumite´
  1. Taikyokyu, Gekusai Dai Ichi, Gekusai Dai Ni, Kanshiwa, Dai Ni Sanchin, Saifa, Sanchin, Dai Ni Seisan.
  2. Gekusai Dai Ichi Bunkai, Gekusai Dai Ni Bunkai, Kanshiwa Bunkai, Saifa Bunkai.
  3. Ne Kumite, Randori No Kumite.