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Grading Procedure Cost and Procedure: The cost of the grading includes the grading exam, certificate and belt. If the student is successfull in passing their grading, they will be awarded their belts the following lesson, the licence and certificate will be returned up to 4 weeks later. Licences: Licences must be valid, and presented on the day of the grading, filled in correctly with the students name, address and the parents signature. A photo of the child must also be included, No licence means the student will be unable to grade or train in any of the classes. Failing a Grading: If a student fails a grading the student will be re-entered for the next grading 10 weeks later at no extra cost. Students are expected to learn the techniques that are needed for the grading they are taking. Children are not graded on Katas until they take their 7th Kyu Orange belt. Marking System: Students are marked out of 10 for each section of their grading which may consist of the following, depending on the grade they are taking Basics, Combinations, Kicks, Punches, Blocks, Japanese, Pad Work, Sparring and Katas. Students must achieve a mark of 5 or above in each section to pass the grading. When do gradings take place: Gradings are held in March, June, October and December, the weeks in between may vary because of school holidays. Younger Children: The current syllabus is used for children and adults alike and a certain amount of flexibility is given for younger children i.e five to ten year olds. The techniques are very difficult for younger children to learn and the examiner will take this into consideration when grading these students. Special Needs: Children who have special needs will receive the support and guidance that they need for gradings from the examiner and the club instructor. Please make sure that the examiner is informed of a students special needs before the grading takes place. Is my child ready for the grading: This question is frequently asked to instructors, if the club instructor feels that the students has a good chance of passing the grading then the student will be entered. The instructor must be trusted to make the correct decision on this matter. Sparring Equipment: A full sparring kit consisting of boots, mitts, shin pads, & Gum shield must be available to be worn by the students for all gradings from 7th Kyu (Orange belt) and above, students will be expected to demonstrate basic Kumite (Fighting) skills in order to pass their gradings.


JAPANESE TERMS INSTRUCTOR – SENSEI TRAINING AREA – DOJO STYLE OF KARATE – WADO RYU KARATE SUIT – GI KNEEL – SEIZA BOW TO THE INSTRUCTOR – SENSEI NI REI BOW TO THE DOJO – OTAGAI NI REI STAND TO ATTENTION – KIRITSU BODY - CHUDAN HEAD - JODAN LOWER AREA - GEDAN PUNCHES AND STRIKES JAB PUNCH - TOBIKOMOZUKI - TOB - A - COM - A - ZOO - KEY REVERSE PUNCH - GYAKAZUKI - GE - AK - A - ZOO - KEY BACK FIST - URAKEN - YOU - RACK - EN BLOCKS HEAD BLOCK - JODAN UKE - JOE - DAN - 00 - KEY LOWER BLOCK - GEDAN BARAI - GE - DAN - BA - RYE INNER BLOCK - UCHI UKE - OO - CHI - OO - KEY OUTER BLOCK - SOTO UKE - SOT - O - OO - KEY STANCES ATTENTION STANCE - MUSUBIDACHI - MOO - SUB - I - DA - CHEE PREPARE, READY STANCE - YOI - YOY JUNZUKI STANCE - JUN - ZOO - KEY KICKS FRONT KICK - MAEGERI - MY - A - GERY ROUND KICK - MAWASHIGERI - MA - WASH - I - GERY SIDE KICK - SOKOTO - SOCK - O - TOE Clean, ironed karate suits should be worn at all times, untidy scruffy suits will not be permitted. Unruly, rude or over aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated, any student behaving in this manner will be asked to leave the Dojo. In the interests of safety sparring kits comprising of gloves, shin and foot guards and gum shields must be worn when sparring or practicing sparring techniques. Headguards must also be worn and are obligatory. Jewellery must be removed before the lesson, earrings that have just been pierced may be worn with a plaster over the top for a 6 week period only.


11th Kyu Red & White Belt Grading in English Only Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques) Sonobazuki in Shikodachi stance – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Punches from Bent Knees Stance Maegeri – Front Kick Mawashigeri – Round Kick Yokogeri – Side Kick Junzuki Punch in Junzuki Stance Uke (Blocks) Jodan Uke – Head Block Soto Uke – Outer Block Uchi Uke – Inner Block Gedan Barai – Lower Block RENRAKU WAZA (Combination Techniques) None Required Dachi (Stances) Junzuki – Fighting Stance Musubidachi – Attention Stance Yoi – Ready Stance Uchi Waza (Striking) Nukite – Spear hand strike Shotei – Palm heel strike Kata (Form) None Required Ji Yu Kumite None required


10th Kyu Yellow & White Belt Grading in English Only KIHON, TSUKI & KERI (Basic Techniques) Maegeri - Front Kick Mawashigeri – Round Kick Yokogeri – Side Kick Junzuki Punch in Junzuki Stance Tobikomozuki – Jab Punch Gyakazuki – Reverse Punch Tobikomozuki – Gyakazuki – Jab – Reverse Mawatte – Turn Sonoba-zuki (On the Spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Ayumiashi - Junzuki Ayumiashi – Gyakazuki Ayumaishi - Tobikomizuki Uke (Blocks) Jodan Uke – Head Block Soto Uke – Outer Block Uchi Uke – Inner Block Gedan Barai – Lower Block

RENRAKU WAZA (Combination Techniques) None Required Dachi (Stances) Junzuki – Fighting Stance Musubidachi – Attention Stance Yoi – Ready Stance Uchi Waza (Striking) Nukite – Spear hand strike Shotei – Palm heel strike Kata (Form) None Required Ji Yu Kumite None required


9th Kyu - Red Belt Grading in English Only KIHON. TSUKI & KERI (Basic Techniques) Maegeri – Front Kick Mawashigeri – Round Kick Yoko Geri – Side Kick Junzuki – Straight Punch Tobikomizuki – Jab Punch Sonoba-zuki (On the Spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Ayumiashi – Junzuki Ayumiashi - Gyakazuki Ayumaishi - Tobikomizuki Uraken uchi - Back Fist Strike Uke (BLOCKS) (On the spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Sonoba-uke - Jodan Uke – Head Block Sonoba-uke Soto Uke – Outer Block Sonoba-uke Uchi Uke – Inner Block Sonoba-uke Gedan Barai – Lower Block Uke (BLOCKS) (Ayumi Ashi) Stepping Forwards Jodan Uke – Head Block Soto Uke – Outer Block Uchi Uke – Inner Block Gedan Barai – Lower Block RENRAKU WAZA (Combination Techniques) Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Front Kick – Round Kick Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Yokogeri – Front kick – Round Kick – Side Kick Tobikomozuki – Gyakazuki – Jab punch – Reverse Punch Dachi (Stances) Junzuki – Fighting Stance Gyakazuki – Reverse Stance Musubidachi – Attention Stance Yoi – Ready Stance Uchi Waza (Striking) Nukite – Spear hand strike Shotei – Palm heel strike

Kata (Form) None required Ji Yu Kumite None required


8th Kyu - Yellow Belt Grading in English and Japanese Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques) (Ayumi Ashi Stepping Forwards) Kette Junzuki – Front kick under the fist Uraken – Backfist Sokuto Fumikomi – Thrusting Side Kick (Edge of foot) Ushiromawashigeri – Reverse Round Kick Tobikomizuki – Jab Punch Gyakazuki – Reverse punch Uke (Blocks) (Ayumi Ashi Stepping Forwards) Jodan Uke – Head Block Soto Uke – Outer Block Uchi Uke – Inner Block Gedan Barai – Lower Block Sonoba-zuki (On the Spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Ayumiashi - Junzuki Ayumiashi – Gyakazuki Ayumaishi - Tobikomizuki Uraken uchi - Back Fist Strike Uke (BLOCKS) (On the spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Sonoba-uke - Jodan Uke – Head Block Sonoba-uke Soto Uke – Outer Block Sonoba-uke Uchi Uke – Inner Block Sonoba-uke Gedan Barai – Lower Block Morote Uke – Double Block Sonoba-Geri (From Shizentai Stance) Maegeri Chudan - Front Kick Mawashigeri - Round Kick Yokogeri - Side Kick Ushirogeri - Back Kick Renrakuwaza (Combination Techniques) Maegeri – Tobikomizuki – Front Kick – Jab Punch Surikomi Maegeri – One step Front Kick Maegeri – Gyakazuki - Front Kick Reverse Punch Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Yokogeri – Front Kick - Round Kick - Side Kick Dachi (Stances) Junzuki – Fighting Stance Gyakazuki – Reverse Stance Musubidachi – Attention Stance Yoi – Ready Stance Uchi Waza (Striking) Nukite – Spear hand strike Shotei – Palm heel strike Kata (Form) Kihon Kata Ji Yu Kumite None required


7th Kyu – Orange Belt Grading in English and Japanese Kihon ,Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques) Junzuki no Tsukkomi – Leaning Punch to the head Surikomi Mawashigeri – One Step Round Kick Surikomi Maegeri – One Step Front Kick Surikomi Yoko Geri - One Step Side Kick Tobikomozuki – Gyakazuki – Jab Punch – Reverse Punch Uke (Blocks) Jodan Uke – Head Block Soto Uke – Outer Block Uchi Uke – Inner Block Gedan Barai – Lower Block Shuto Uke – Knife hand Block Juji Uke – X Block Jodan Sonoba-zuki (On the Spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Ayumiashi - Junzuki Ayumiashi – Gyakazuki Ayumaishi - Tobikomizuki Uraken uchi - Back Fist Strike Furiken Uchi - Hook Punch Uke (BLOCKS) (On the spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Sonoba-uke - Jodan Uke – Head Block Sonoba-uke Soto Uke – Outer Block Sonoba-uke Uchi Uke – Inner Block Sonoba-uke Gedan Barai – Lower Block Morote Uke – Double Block Kakeuke - Hook Block Sonoba-Geri (From Shizentai Stance) Maegeri Chudan - Front Kick Mawashigeri - Round Kick Yokogeri - Side Kick Ushirogeri - Back Kick Renrakuwaza (Combination Techniques) Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Gyakazuki – Front Kick – Round Kick – Reverse Punch Surikomi – Maegeri – Mawashigeri – One Step Front Kick – Round Kick Surikomi Mawashigeri – Gyakazuki – One Step Round Kick – Reverse Punch Surikomi Maegeri – Gyakazuki – One Step Front Kick – Reverse Punch Dachi (Stances) Junzuki – Fighting Stance Gyakazuki – Reverse Stance Mahanmi No Nekoashi – Side Viewing Cat Stance Nekoashi – Cat Stance Uchi Waza (Striking) Nukite – Spear hand strike Shotei – Palm heel strike Kata (Form) Kihon Kata Ji Yu Kumite Demonstrate a basic understanding of Kumite (Fighting) techniques, using punches, Kicks and blocking techniques


4th Kyu Purple Belt Grading in English and Japanese (Course Grading) Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

Maegeri Mawashigeri Yokogeri Ushiromawashigeri Ushirogeri Okuri Ashi Gyakazuki – (Pushing forwards) – Reverse Punch Nagashizuki in Junzuki – Evasion Punch from fighting stance Haito (Ridge Hand)

All basic blocks to be included Uke (Blocks)

Shuto Uke – Knife hand Block Juji Uke – X Block Chudan Junzuki – Morote Uke (Double Block)

Sonoba-zuki (On the Spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Ayumiashi - Junzuki Ayumiashi - Gyakazuki Ayumaishi - Tobikomizuki Uraken uchi - Back Fist Strike Furiken Uchi - Hook Punch

Uke (BLOCKS) (On the spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Morote Uke – Double Block Kakeuke - Hook Block

Tsuki with Tai No Ido

Jodan Uke – Head Block - Gyakuzuki Soto Uke – Outer Block – Gyakuzuki Uchi Uke – Inner Block - Gyakuzuki Gedan Barai – Lower Block - Gyakuzuki

Sonoba-Geri (From Shizentai Stance) Maegeri Chudan - Front Kick Mawashigeri - Round Kick Yokogeri - Side Kick Ushirogeri - Back Kick

Renrakuwaza (Combination Techniques)

Maegeri – Yokogeri – Ushirogeri – Front Kick – Side Kick – Back Kick Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Yokogeri – Front Kick – Round Kick – Side Kick Maegeri – Nagashizuki – Gyakazuki – Front Kick – Evasion Punch – Reverse Punch

Dachi (Stances)

All stances from previous gradings Kokutsudachi – Back Stance Heisokudachi – Closed Toes Stance

Uchi Waza (Striking)

Shotei – Palm heel strike Mawashi Empi – Elbow Strike Tate Empi – Elbow Strike Nukite – Spear hand strike

Hook & Jab Pad techniques 1st & 2nd section of Basic pad work Drill Kata (Form) Pinan Nidan, & Shodan Ippon Kumite (Hands) Ippon Kumite 1 - 2 - 3

Ji Yu Kumite

light contact sparring


4th Kyu (Adv) Purple & White Belt Grading in English and Japanese (Course Grading) Sonoba-zuki (On the Spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Ayumiashi – Junzuki Ayumiashi – Gyakazuki Ayumaishi - Tobikomizuki Uraken uchi - Back Fist Strike Furiken Uchi - Hook Punch

Tsuki with Tai No Ido

Jodan Uke – Head Block – Gyakuzuki Soto Uke – Outer Block - Gyakuzuki Uchi Uke – Inner Block – Gyakuzuki Gedan Barai – Lower Block - Gyakuzuki

Sonoba-Geri (From Shizentai Stance) Maegeri Chudan - Front Kick Mawashigeri - Round Kick Yokogeri - Side Kick Ushirogeri - Back Kick

Hook & Jab Pad techniques 1st - 2nd – 3rd section of Basic pad work Drill Kata (Form) Pinan Nidan, & Shodan & Sandan Ippon Kumite (Hands) Ippon Kumite 1 - 2 - 3

Ji Yu Kumite

light contact sparring


3rd Kyu Brown Belt Grading In Japanese only (Course Grading) Kihon ,Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

Ushirogeri Okuri Ashi Gyakazuki – (Pushing forwards) – Reverse Punch Uraken Uchi

Uke (Blocks) All previous Blocks Sonoba-zuki (On the Spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Ayumiashi – Junzuki Ayumiashi - Gyakazuki Ayumaishi - Tobikomizuki Uraken uchi - Back Fist Strike Furiken Uchi - Hook Punch

Tsuki with Tai No Ido

Jodan Uke – Head Block - Gyakuzuki Soto Uke – Outer Block – Gyakuzuki Uchi Uke – Inner Block - Gyakuzuki Gedan Barai – Lower Block – Gyakuzuki

Sonoba-Geri (From Shizentai Stance)

Maegeri Chudan - Front Kick Mawashigeri - Round Kick Yokogeri - Side Kick Ushirogeri - Back Kick

Renrakuwaza (Combination Techniques)

Surikomi Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Ushirogeri – Gyakazuki – One Step Front Kick – Round Kick – Back Kick – Reverse Punch Maegeri – Nagashizuki – Gyakazuki – Front Kick – Evasion Punch – Reverse Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Yokogeri – Ushirogeri – Tobikomozuki – Gyakazuki – Front Kick – Round Kick – Side Kick – Back Kick – Jab – Reverse Punch Uchi Waza (Striking) Nukite – Spear hand strike Shotei – Palm heel strike

Kumite Drill

1-2

Hook & Jab Pad techniques

1st - 2nd - 3rd section of Basic pad work Drill

Ippon Kumite (Hands) Ippon Kumite 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Kata (Form)

Pinan Nidan - Shodan - Sandan - Yondan

Ji Yu Kumite

light contact sparring


2nd Kyu Brown Belt Grading in Japanese only (Course Grading) Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques) Any techniques from previous gradings

Uke (Blocks)

All previous Blocks

Renrakuwaza (Combination Techniques) Any can be chosen from the previous gradings

Dachi (Stances)

All stances from previous gradings Sagiashi Dachi – One Legged Stance Tate Seishan – Vertical Stance Yoko Seishan – Sideward Stance Motodachi – Weight even on both legs

Uchi Waza (Striking) Any Strikes can be selected from previous gradings Sonoba-zuki (On the Spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Ayumiashi – Junzuki Ayumiashi - Gyakazuki Ayumaishi - Tobikomizuki Uraken uchi - Back Fist Strike Furiken Uchi - Hook Punch

Tsuki with Tai No Ido

Jodan Uke – Head Block - Gyakuzuki Soto Uke – Outer Block – Gyakuzuki Uchi Uke – Inner Block - Gyakuzuki Gedan Barai – Lower Block – Gyakuzuki

Sonoba-Geri (From Shizentai Stance)

Maegeri Chudan - Front Kick Mawashigeri - Round Kick Yokogeri - Side Kick Ushirogeri - Back Kick

Kumite Drill 1-2-3-4

Hook & Jab Pad techniques

1st - 2nd - 3rd section of Basic pad work Drill

Ippon Kumite (Hands) Ippon Kumite 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Kata (Form)

Pinan Nidan - Shodan - Sandan - Yondan - Godan

Ji Yu Kumite

light contact sparring


1st Kyu Brown Belt Grading in Japanese only (Course Grading) Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

Any techniques can be chosen from previous gradings

Uke (Blocks)

All previous blocks

Renrakuwaza (Combination Techniques)

Okuri Ashi – Tobikomozuki – Gyakazuki – Surikomi Maegeri – Mawashigeri – Pushing Forwards – Jab – Reverse – One Step Front Kick – Round Kick Okuri Ashi – Tobikomozuki – Ashi Barai (Front Leg) – Gyakazuki – Pushing Forwards – Jab – Leg Sweep – Reverse Punch Okuria Ashi – Tobikomozuki – Surikomi Mawashigeri – Gyakazuki – Pushing Forwards – Jab – one Step Round Kick – Reverse Punch

Dachi (Stances)

All stances from previous gradings Heikodachi – Parallel Stance Gyaku Nekoashi – Reverse Cat Stance

Uchi Waza (Striking)

Any Strikes can be selected from previous gradings

Sonoba-zuki (On the Spot) (From Shizentai Stance) Ayumiashi - Junzuki Ayumiashi - Gyakazuki Ayumaishi – Tobikomizuki Uraken uchi - Back Fist Strike Furiken Uchi - Hook Punch

Tsuki with Tai no Ido

Jodan Uke – Head Block – Gyakuzuki Soto Uke – Outer Block – Gyakuzuki Uchi Uke – Inner Block - Gyakuzuki Gedan Barai – Lower Block - Gyakuzuki

Sonoba-Geri (From Shizentai Stance) Maegeri Chudan - Front Kick Mawashigeri - Round Kick Yokogeri - Side Kick Ushirogeri - Back Kick Kette Junzuki Kette Gyakuzuki

Kumite Drill

1-2-3-4-5-6

Hook & Jab Pad techniques

1st - 2nd - 3rd section of Basic pad work Drill

Ippon Kumite (Hands)

Ippon Kumite 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

Kata

Kushanku

Ji Yu Kumite

light contact sparring


Grading Procedure Cost and Procedure: The cost of the grading includes the grading exam, certificate and belt. If the student is successfull in passing their grading, they will be awarded their belts the following lesson, the licence and certificate will be returned up to 4 weeks later. Licences: Licences must be valid, and presented on the day of the grading, filled in correctly with the students name, address and the parents signature. A photo of the child must also be included, No licence means the student will be unable to grade or train in any of the classes. Failing a Grading: If a student fails a grading the student will be re-entered for the next grading 10 weeks later at no extra cost. Students are expected to learn the techniques that are needed for the grading they are taking. Children are not graded on Katas until they take their 7th Kyu Orange belt. Marking System: Students are marked out of 10 for each section of their grading which may consist of the following, depending on the grade they are taking Basics, Combinations, Kicks, Punches, Blocks, Japanese, Pad Work, Sparring and Katas. Students must achieve a mark of 5 or above in each section to pass the grading. When do gradings take place: Gradings are held in March, June, October and December, the weeks in between may vary because of school holidays. Younger Children: The current syllabus is used for children and adults alike and a certain amount of flexibility is given for younger children i.e five to ten year olds. The techniques are very difficult for younger children to learn and the examiner will take this into consideration when grading these students. Special Needs: Children who have special needs will receive the support and guidance that they need for gradings from the examiner and the club instructor. Please make sure that the examiner is informed of a students special needs before the grading takes place. Is my child ready for the grading: This question is frequently asked to instructors, if the club instructor feels that the students has a good chance of passing the grading then the student will be entered. The instructor must be trusted to make the correct decision on this matter. Sparring Equipment: A full sparring kit consisting of boots, mitts, shin pads, & Gum shield must be available to be worn by the students for all gradings from 7th Kyu (Orange belt) and above, students will be expected to demonstrate basic Kumite (Fighting) skills in order to pass their gradings.


Kombatkids Grading Syllabus  

A Guide for Grading Examinations