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Grading Exam Criteria

Black Belt

1st Degree to 2nd Degree

Shodan to Nidan

KATA

  • Examinee's choice - Group A,B or C

  • Examiner's choice - Heian 2 - 5, tekki 1 - 2 or Group A

  • Heian Shodan

KIHON

 

  • 3 times forward - Kamae position - Kizame tsuki Jodan, step oitsuki Jodan, step oitsuki Jodan again. Both sides

  • 3 times forward - Kamae position - Kizame tsuki Jodan, Maegeri back leg, step oitsuki Jodan.

  • 3 times sideways - Kibadachi - step across Yoko geri Keage Jodan, Back leg Yoko geri Kekome (turning frontways as you kick, finish in Kibadachi facing other way) 

  • 3 times forward - Kamae position - step back Jodan age uke, forward Mawashigeri off back leg, Uraken (same side) Jodan, step oitsuki Jodan.

 

JIYU KUMITE 

  • Opponents 1. Lower level  2. Same level  3. Above level