Karate Grading Syllabus

Beginner to 9th Kyu
 

10 x Chudan Tsuki

 4 x Oi Tsuki chudan (fwd)
4 x Sanbon Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Ageuke (bwd)
4 x Uchiuke (fwd)
4 x Sotouke (bwd)
4 x Gedanbarai (fwd)
4 x Megeri Chudan
4 x Maegeri Jodan

Taikyoko Shodan

Sanbon Kumite

Strength assessment: 5 x Push Ups, 5 x Sit Ups

During "lockdown" the next grading will be held "virtually" so the syllabus on these pages will be modified to suit the space that students have to perform in

8th - 7th Kyu

10 x Chudan Tsuki

 4 x Oi Tsuki chudan (fwd)
4 x Sanbon Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Ageuke, Gyaku Tsuki(bwd)
4 x Uchiuke, Gyaku Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Sotouke, Gyaku Tsuki (bwd)
4 x Gedanbarai, Gyaku Tsuki (bwd)
4 x Chuto Uke, Nukite (fwd)
4 x Chuto Uke, Nukite (bwd)
4 x Megeri Chudan
4 x Maegeri Jodan
3 x Yoko Geri Keage (both legs)
3 x Yoko Geri Kekomi (both legs)

Heian Nidan

Ippon Kumite – 1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Maegeri (both sides)
Single Hand Wrist Defence (wrist to opposite wrist grab)

Strength assessment: 10 x Push Ups, 10 x Sit Ups

6th - 5th Kyu
 

10 x Chudan Tsuki

 4 x Nidan Tsuki (Jodan/Chudan) (fwd)
4 x Sanbon Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Ageuke, Gyaku Tsuki, Uraken(bwd)
4 x Uchiuke, Kizami Tsuki, Gyaku Tsuki (bwd)
4 x Sotouke, Yoko Empi (bwd)
4 x Gedanbarai, Gyaku Tsuki, Gedanbarai (bwds – 45 degs)
4 x Chuto Uke, Maeshi geri, Nukite (fwd)
4 x Chuto Uke, Maeshi Geri, Nukite (bwd)
4 x Maeshi Geri Chudan, Maegeri Jodan
3 x Yoko Geri Keage (both legs)
4 x Yoko Geri Kekomi (from zenkutsudachi)
4 x Chudan Mawashi Geri
4 x Jodan Mawashi Geri

Heian Yondan + Heian Shodan Ura

Ippon Kumite – 1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Maegeri, 1 x Yoko Geri, 1 x Mawashi Geri (both sides)
Single Hand Clothing Defence

Strength assessment: 15 x Push Ups, 15 x Sit Ups

4th - 3rd Kyu
 

10 x Chudan Tsuki

 4 x Nidan Tsuki (Jodan/Chudan) (fwd)
4 x Sanbon Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Oi Tsuki, Haito, Ura Tskuki (fwd)
4 x Oi Tsuki, Chuto Uchi, Tate Tsuki(fwd)
4 x Ageuke, Gyaku Tsuki, Uraken (bwd)
4 x Uchiuke, Kizami Tsuki, Gyaku Tsuki (bwd)
4 x Sotouke, Yoko Empi, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki (bwd)
4 x Gedanbarai, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki (bwds – 45 degs)
4 x Chuto Uke, Maeshi geri, Nukite (fwd)
4 x Chuto Uke, Maeshi Geri, Nukite (bwd)
4 x Maeshi Geri Chudan, Maegeri Jodan
3 x Yoko Geri Keage/Kekomi (Same Leg) (both sides)
4 x Yoko Geri Kekomi, Gyaku Tsuki (from zenkutsudachi)
4 x Jodan Mawashi Geri, Gyaku Tsuki
4 x Ushiro Geri, Gyaku Tsuki
2 x Kiashi Uraken (both sides)
2 x Tsugi Ashi Uraken (both sides)

Tekki Shodan + Heian Sandan Ura

Ippon Kumite (from Hanme dachi & Kamae positions)
1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Maegeri, 1 x Yoko Geri, 1 x Mawashi Geri, 1 x Ushiro Geri(both sides)

Hook Defence

Strength assessment: 20 x Push Ups, 20 x Sit

2nd - 1st Kyu
 

10 x Chudan Tsuki

8 x Uke (both sides from Kamae into Fudo Dachi)
4 x Sanbon Rentsuki
4 x Oi Tsuki, Haito, Ura Tskuki (fwd)
4 x Oi Tsuki, Chuto Uchi, Tate Tsuki (fwd)
1 x Ageuke, Gyaku Tsuki, Uraken (bwd)
1 x Uchiuke, Kizami Tsuki, Gyaku Tsuki
1 x Sotouke, Yoko Empi, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki
1 x Gedanbarai, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki
1 x Chuto Uke, Maeshi geri, Nukite
Both Sides
4 x Maegeri, Nidan Tsuki (fwd)
3 x Yoko Geri Keage/Kekomi (Same Leg) (both sides)
4 x Yoko Geri Kekomi, Uraken,  Gyaku Tsuki
4 x Jodan Mawashi Geri, Gyaku Tsuki, Uraken
4 x Ushiro Geri, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki
4 x Ura Mawashi Geri, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki
Hachi Hoi Uraken Uchi
2 x maegeri/yoko geri/ushiro geri (same leg, 3 x directions, both sides)

Bassai Dai, Jion or Kanku Dai + Heian Godan Ura

Ju - Ippon Kumite
1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Maegeri, 1 x Yoko Geri, 1 x Mawashi Geri, 1 x Ushiro Geri(both sides)
Juute Kumite (1 & 1/2  minute)
Must attempt to score with three attacking techniques

Random Defence Techniques from previous grading’s  - attackers choice

Strength assessment: 25 x Push Ups, 25 x Sit Ups

9th - 8th Kyu
 

10 x Chudan Tsuki

 4 x Oi Tsuki chudan (fwd)
4 x Sanbon Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Ageuke (bwd)
4 x Uchiuke (fwd)
4 x Sotouke (bwd)
4 x Gedanbarai (fwd)
4 x Chuto Uke (bwd)
4 x Chuto Uke (fwd)
4 x Megeri Chudan
4 x Maegeri Jodan
3 x Yoko Geri Keage (both legs)
3 x Yoko Geri Kekomi (both legs)

Heian Shodan

Ippon Kumite – 1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan (both sides)
Single Hand Wrist Defence (wrist to wrist)

Strength assessment: 5 x Push Ups, 5 x Sit Ups

7th - 6th Kyu
 

10 x Chudan Tsuki

 4 x Oi Tsuki chudan (fwd)
4 x Sanbon Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Ageuke, Gyaku Tsuki(bwd)
4 x Uchiuke, Kizami Tsuki, Gyaku Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Sotouke, Yoko Empi (bwd)
4 x Sotouke, Yoko Empi (fwd)
4 x Gedanbarai, Gyaku Tsuki (bwds – 45 degs)
4 x Chuto Uke, Maeshi geri, Nukite (fwd)
2 x Ren Geri Chudan/Jodan (both sides)
3 x Yoko Geri Keage (both legs)
4 x Yoko Geri Kekomi (from zenkutsudachi)
4 x Chudan Mawashi Geri

Heian Sandan

Ippon Kumite – 1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Maegeri, 1 x Yoko Geri (both sides)


Double Hand Wrist Defence

Strength assessment: 10 x Push Ups, 10 x Sit Ups

5th - 4th Kyu
 

10 x Chudan Tsuki

 4 x Nidan Tsuki (Jodan/Chudan) (fwd)
4 x Sanbon Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Haito (fwd)
4 x Chuto Uchi (fwd)
4 x Ageuke, Gyaku Tsuki, Uraken (bwd)
4 x Uchiuke, Kizami Tsuki, Gyaku Tsuki (bwd)
4 x Sotouke, Yoko Empi, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki (bwd)
4 x Gedanbarai, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki (bwds – 45 degs)
4 x Chuto Uke, Maeshi geri, Nukite (fwd)
4 x Chuto Uke, Maeshi Geri, Nukite (bwd)
4 x Maeshi Geri Chudan, Maegeri Jodan
3 x Yoko Geri Keage (both legs)
4 x Yoko Geri Kekomi, Gyaku Tsuki (from zenkutsudachi)
4 x Jodan Mawashi Geri, Gyaku Tsuki
4 x Ushiro Geri
2 x Kiashi Uraken (both sides)

Heian Godan + Heian Nidan Ura

Ippon Kumite
1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Maegeri, 1 x Yoko Geri, 1 x Mawashi Geri, 1 x Ushiro Geri(both sides)
Double Hand Clothing Defence


Strength assessment: 15 x Push Ups, 15 x Sit Ups

3rd - 2nd Kyu
 

10 x Chudan Tsuki

 4 x Sanbon Ren Tsuki (same hand) (fwd)
4 x Sanbon Tsuki (fwd)
4 x Oi Tsuki, Haito, Ura Tskuki (fwd)
4 x Oi Tsuki, Chuto Uchi, Tate Tsuki(fwd)
4 x Ageuke, Gyaku Tsuki, Uraken (bwd)
4 x Uchiuke, Kizami Tsuki, Gyaku Tsuki (bwd)
4 x Sotouke, Yoko Empi, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki (bwd)
4 x Gedanbarai, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki (bwds – 45 degs)
4 x Chuto Uke, Maeshi geri, Nukite (bwd)
4 x Maegeri, Nidan Tsuki (fwd)
3 x Yoko Geri Keage/Kekomi (Same Leg) (both sides)
4 x Yoko Geri Kekomi, Uraken,  Gyaku Tsuki
4 x Jodan Mawashi Geri, Gyaku Tsuki, Uraken
4 x Ushiro Geri, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki
4 x Ura Mawashi Geri, Uraken, Gyaku Tsuki
Hachi Hoi Uraken Uchi

Bassai Dai + Heian Yondan Ura

Ju - Ippon Kumite
1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Maegeri, 1 x Yoko Geri, 1 x Mawashi Geri, 1 x Ushiro Geri(both sides)
Juute Kumite (1 x minute)
Must attempt to score with two attacking techniques

All Defence Techniques from previous gradings

Strength assessment: 25 x Push Ups, 25 x Sit Ups

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