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Grading Exam Criteria

Black Belt

1st Grade to 1st Degree

Ie Kyu to Shodan

(Includes Provisional and Junior = Shodan-Ho)

Otis Sensei working with Jackson - preparation for Shodan grading (Kihon)

Otis Sensei working with Jackson - preparation for Shodan grading (Kihon Combinations)

Otis Sensei working with Jackson - preparation for Shodan grading (Kata Bassai Dai)

KIHON

  • Zenkutsu Dachi, Gedan Barai

  • 3 steps forward - Sanbon tsuki (Jodan - Chudan twice)  

  • 3 steps backward - Age uke, Kizame geri, Gyaku tsuki 

  • 3 steps forward - Soto uke, Kiba dachi, Yoko empi, Uraken, Gyaku tsuki

  • 3 steps backward - Kokutsu dachi, Shuto uke, Kizame geri, Nukite - return to Kokutsu dachi Shuto uke

  • 3 steps forward - Gedan kakewake uke, Nidan geri (Chudan, Jodan)

  • Mawate, Kamae

  • 3 steps forward (towards back of dojo) - Nidan Mawashi geri (Chudan, Jodan)

  • Mawate, Kamae

  • 3 cross steps in each direction - Kibadachi, Yoko geri keage

  • 3 cross steps in each direction - Kibadachi, Yoko geri kekome

Combinations

  • 3 steps forward - Kizame Yoko geri kekome, Mawashi geri, Gyaku tsuki

  • Reset

  • 3 steps forward - Kizame Mawashi geri kekome - step forward Jodan tsuki

  • 3 steps forward - Uchi uke, Kizame geri & Kizame tsuki (same time) Gyaku tsuki

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  • 3 x Stationary - Mae geri keage (return), Mae Yoko geri kekome (return)

JIYU IPPON KUMITE

  • Attacker = Zenkutsudachi Gedan barai

  • Defender = Haikudachi.  

 

  • Attack - 1) Nidan geri (Jodan, Chudan)   2) Kizame Yoko geri kekome  3) Ushiro geri 

  • Defend - Any block and Any counter attack

SHODAN JIYU KUMITE

  • Hand protectors and Mouthguards MUST be worn

 

  • Free Sparring.  1 x Brown belt, 1 x Black Belt, 1 x Higher rank Black belt