Grading Exam Criteria

Black Belt

2nd Degree to 3rd Degree

Nidan to Sandan

More than 3 years after Nidan

 

KATA

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

  • Examiner's choice - Group A or B

  • Heian Shodan

KIHON

 

  • Examinee's explanation of combination choice.

    • Use of basic concepts (strategy, stance connection, power source and transmission, and kime points)

    • Application, from set-up to finishing technique and recovery.

  • Examiner's choice - explain, to a student how to improve a technique (kick, punch, block, strike)

 

JIYU KUMITE 

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

Group C Kata

Group B Kata

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