Details for Rank Training

GradesKihon (Basics)KataKumite (Sparring)
9th Kyu, 8th KyuFront stance - Down block
  • Lunge punch
  • Reverse punch
  • High block
  • Outside forearm block
  • Inside forearm block
Back stance
  • sword hand block
Front stance
  • Front kick
Horse stance
  • Side snap kick
Heian ShodanGohon Kumite (5-step)
Jodan & Chudan
7th KyuFront stance - Down block
  • Lunge punch
  • Reverse punch
  • High block - Reverse punch
  • Outside forearm block - Reverse punch
  • Inside forearm block - Reverse punch
Back stance
  • sword hand block
Front stance
  • Front kick
  • Roundhouse kick
Horse stance
  • Side snap kick
  • Side thrust kick
Heian NidanSanbon Kumite (3-step)
Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri (Nos. 1 & 2)
6th KyuFront stance - Down block
  • Lunge punch
  • Reverse punch
  • High block - Reverse punch
  • Outside forearm block - Reverse punch
  • Inside forearm block - Reverse punch
Back stance
  • sword hand block
Front stance
  • Front kick
  • Roundhouse kick
Horse stance
  • Side snap kick
  • Side thrust kick
Heian SandanSanbon Kumite (3-step)
Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri (Nos. 1, 2 & 3)

No. 1 & No. 2 both Left & Right
5th KyuFront stance - Down block
  • Triple punch (jodan-chudan-chudan)
  • Triple reverse punch (chudan-jodan-chudan)
  • High block - Reverse punch
  • Outside forearm block - Elbow - Backfist
  • Inside forearm block - jabbing punch - reverse punch
Back stance
  • sword hand block - spear-hand
Front stance
  • Front kick, Double front kick
  • Roundhouse kick
Horse stance
  • Side snap kick
  • Side thrust kick
Heian YondanIppon Kumite (Basic 1-step)
2 x Jodan
2 x Chudan
2 x Front kick
4th KyuFront stance - Down block
  • Triple punch (jodan-chudan-chudan)
  • Triple-reverse punch (chudan-jodan-chudan)
  • High block - Reverse punch
  • Outside forearm block - Elbow - Backfist
  • Inside forearm block - jabbing punch - reverse punch
Back stance
  • sword hand block - spear-hand
Front stance
  • Front kick, Double front kick
  • Roundhouse kick
Horse stance
  • Side snap kick
  • Side thrust kick
Heian GodanIppon Kumite (Basic 1-step)
2 x Jodan
2 x Chudan
2 x Front kick
1 x Yoko Geri
1 x Roundhouse kick
3rd KyuFront stance - Down block
  • Lunge punch
  • Reverse punch
  • High block
  • Outside forearm block
  • Inside forearm block
Back stance
  • sword hand block
Front stance
  • Front kick
  • Roundhouse kick
  • Back kick
Horse stance
  • Side snap kick
  • Side thrust kick
Tekki ShodanIppon Kumite (Basic 1-step)
Both left and right sides:
2 x Jodan
2 x Chudan
2 x Front kick
1 x Yoko Geri
1 x Roundhouse kick

Plus examiners choice.

2nd kyu & 1st kyuFront stance - Down block
  • Front kick - Jun-zuki
  • Roundhouse kick - Reverse punch
  • Reverse punch - Front kick - Jun-zuki - Down block
Front stance
  • Front kick - Roundhouse kick
  • Kizami Yoko Geri - Back kick
Horse stance
  • Yoko Keage - Yoko Kekomi (same leg)
2nd Kyu: 1st Kyu choice from:Jiyu Ippon Kumite (Semi-free 1-step)
2 x Jodan
2 x Chudan
2 x Front kick
1 x Yoko Geri
1 x Roundhouse kick
1 x Back kick
1st Dan (Shodan)Front stance - Down block
  • Triple punch (jodan-chudan-chudan)
  • Sanbon-reverse punch (chudan-jodan-chudan)
  • High block - Down block - Reverse punch
  • Outside forearm block - Empi - Uraken - Reverse punch
  • Inside forearm block - jabbing punch - Front kick - reverse punch
  • Front kick - Roundhouse kick - Reverse punch - down block
  • Front kick - Yoko geri - Reverse punch - down block
Back stance
  • sword hand block - Kizami geri - spear-hand
Horse stance
  • Yoko Keage - Yoko Kekomi (switch legs)
Candidates choice from:
Bassai Dai
Kanku Dai
Jion
Empi
Jitte

Plus examiners choice from
Heian / Tekki
Jiyu Ippon Kumite (Semi-free 1-step). Both left and right side

2 x Jodan
2 x Chudan
2 x Front kick
1 x Yoko Geri
1 x Roundhouse kick
1 x Back kick
1 x jabbing punch
1 x Reverse punch

Jiyu Kumite (Free Fighting)

Kime waza: Reverse punch
2nd Dan (Nidan)Jiyu na Kamae
  • Jabbing punch - Mae geri - Jun zuki
  • High block (Back) - Roundhouse kick - Uraken - Jun zuki
Fudo Dachi Down block Kamae
  • Jun zuki chudan
  • Sanbon Jun zuki: Chudan - Jodan reverse punch (zenkutsu) - chudan (rooted stance)
Zenkutsu Dachi Shomen:
(Kicking with the same leg:)
  • Front kick - Roundhouse kick
  • Roundhouse kick - Yoko Kekomi
  • Front kick - Yoko geri - Ushiro geri
Candidates 1st choice from:

Bassai Sho
Kanku Sho
Tekki Nidan
Gankaku
Hangetsu
Candidates 2nd choice from:

Bassai Dai
Kanku Dai
Jion
Empi
Jitte

Plus examiners 3rd choice.
Jiyu Kumite (Free Fighting)

Kime waza: Jabbing punch
3rd Dan (Sandan)Fudo Dachi Down block Kamae
  • Jun zuki chudan
  • Sanbon Jun zuki: Chudan - Jodan reverse punch (zenkutsu) - chudan (rooted stance)
Jiyu na Kamae
  • Tai Sabaki 45 - Jabbing punch - reverse punch - Roundhouse kick - Uraken - reverse punch
  • Jabbing punch - Tai Sabaki 90 - Tate Sword hand block - reverse punch
Zenkutsu Dachi Shomen:
(Kicking with the same leg:)
  • Mae geri - Yoko geri - Ushiro geri - Roundhouse kick
Candidates choice from:

Sochin
Nijushiho
Tekki Sandan
Chinte
Ji-in

Plus examiners choice from all previous kata.
Jiyu Kumite (Free Fighting)

Kime waza:
Jabbing punch & Reverse punch