JKS Grading Syllabus

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10th - 9th Kyu (White to Yellow Tip)

White to Yellow-tip

Kihon:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae:

  • Chudan Oi-zuki (step forward)
  • Jodan Age-uke (step back)
  • Chudan Soto-uke (step forward)
  • Gedan Barai (step back)

From Kakiwake:

  • Mae-geri (step forward)
  • Kokutsu-dachi, Shutou-uke (step back)

Kumite:

  • Sanbon-Kumite (Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki) 

Kata:

  • Kihon Kata One
8th - 7th Kyu (Yellow, Orange)

Yellow, Orange

Kihon:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae: 

  • Chudan Oi-zuki (step forward)
  • Jodan Age-uke (step back)
  • Chudan Soto-uke (step forward)
  • Koukutsu-dachi, Shutou-uke (step back)
  • Chudan Uchi-uke (step forward)
  • Gedan Barai (step back)

From Jiyu-no-kamae:

  • Mae-geri (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan-gamae:

  • Mawashi geri

From Kiba-dachi:

  • Yoko geri Ke-age
  • Yoko geri Ke-komi

Kumite:

  • Gohon-Kumite (Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki, Mae-geri)

Kata:  

  • 8th Kyu: Heian Shodan  
  • 7th Kyu: Heian Nidan
6th - 5th - 4th Kyu (Green, Blue, Purple)

Green, Blue, Purple

Kihon:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae:

  • Chudan Oi-zuki (step forward)
  • Jodan Age-uke, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
  • Koukutsu-dachi, Shutou-uke (step back)
  • Gedan Barai, Nekoashi-dachi, Chudan Uchi- uke, Zenkutsu dachi, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Mae-geri, Oi-zuki (step forward) 

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Mawashi -geri (step forward)

From Kiba-dachi:

  • Yoko geri Ke-age
  • Yoko geri Ke-komi

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Turning and stepping forward Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki 

Kumite:

  • Kihon Ippon Kumite (Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki, Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri) 

Kata:

  • 6th Kyu: Heian Sandan
  • 5th Kyu: Heian Yondan, Junro Shodan
  • 4th Kyu: Heian Godan, Junro Nidan
3rd - 2nd - 1st Kyu (Brown)

Brown

Kihon:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae:

  • Sanbon-zuki (step forward)
  • Jodan Age-uke, Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
  • Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi (step forward)
  • Koukutsu-dachi, Shutou-uke, Nukite (step back)
  • Gedan Barai, Nekoashi-dachi, Uchi-uke, Zenkutsu-dachi, Ura-zuki, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Same leg Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri (step forward)  

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Ushiro-geri (step forward)

From Kiba-dachi, changing legs:

  • Yoko Ke-age, Yoko Ke-komi

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Jodan Shutou-uchi, Turning & stepping forward Enpi, returning & stepping back Uchi Jodan Shutou-uchi

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki, Step forward Gedan Barai, Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki, Gedan gamae

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Ippon Kumite (Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Oi-zuki, Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri)

Kata:

  • 3rd Kyu: All Heian Kata's, Tekki Shodan, Junro Sandan
  • 2nd Kyu: All Heian Kata's, Tekki Shodan, Junro Yondan - Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)
  • 1st Kyu: All Heian Kata's, Tekki Shodan, Junro Godan - Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)
Shodan (Black 1st Dan)

Black 1st Dan

Kihon:

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae:

  • Long step forward Sanbon-zuki (step forward)
  • Jodan Age-uke, Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
  • Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi, Zenkutsu-dachi, Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki (step forward) 
  • Koukutsu-dachi, Shuto-uke, Front leg Mae-geri, Nukite (step back)
  • Gedan Barai, Nekoashi-dachi, Chudan Uchi-uke, Zenkutsu-dachi, Ura-zuki, Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Same leg Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step forward) 

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Ushiro-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Turning & stepping forward, Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • From Zenkutsu-dachi, Same leg Yoko Ke-age, Ke-komi (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan gamae:

  • Jodan Soto-uke, sideway inward Yori-ashi Gedan Barai, Front leg Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Kumite

Kata:

  • Heian Shodan - Heian Godan
  • Junro Shodan - Junro Godan
  • Tekki Shodan
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)
Nidan (Black 2nd Dan)

Black 2nd Dan

Kihon:  

From Jiyu-no-Kamae:

  • Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Sanbon-zuki
  • Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki
  • Step Back Age-uke, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki 
  • Forward Mawashi-geri, step forward Ashi-Barai, Gyaku-zuki
  • Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Mae-geri, Oi-Zuki

In place:

  • same leg Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri 

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Kumite 

Kata:

  • Shitei Kata (Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion, Junro Kata)
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)
Sandan (Black 3rd Dan)

Black 3rd Dan

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Kumite

Kata:

  • Shitei Kata (Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion, Jitte, Gankaku, Hangetsu, Junro Kata)
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)
Yondan (Black 4th Dan)

Black 4th Dan

Kumite:

  • Jiyu Kumite 
    (If unable to do Jiyu Kumite, a Karate report must be presented instead, but Jiyu Kumite is preferred)

Kata:

  • Shitei Kata (All Shotokan Kata and Junro kata)
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)

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