Shotokan Karate Academy

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Syllabus

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

Kyu gradings

Grading to Kihon Kumite Kata
9th Kyu 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 As previous plus:
1 Chudan uchi uke
2 Shuto uke
3 Yoko geri keage
4 Yoko geri kekomi
As previous Heian Shodan
7th Kyu As previous plus:
1 Age uke, gyaku tsuki
2 Soto uke, gyaku tsuki
3 Uchi uke, gyaku tsuki
As previous Heian Nidan
6th Kyu 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 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 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 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 Tekki Shodan
2nd Kyu 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 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 or Tekki Shodan
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, Tekki Sandan or 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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