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10th - 9th Kyu

 

LSKA Grading Syllabus

 

Lancashire Shotokan Karate Academy follow a traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate syllabus. 

 

Students wear belts which are coloured to signify their grade level. Japanese Judo was the first martial art to introduce the coloured belt ranking system in 1883 as a visible indication of the students’ progress. The coloured belt ranking system soon was adapted for Karate, and was first used by Sensei Gichin Funakoshi and his Shotokan Karate schools.

 

The Shotokan Karate Grading syllabus has a range of grades, also known as kyu. When a Karate practitioner progresses beyond brown belt, the next grading is Black Belt or Shodan (1st Dan).

 

Below is the traditional Shotokan Karate belt ranking system, followed by LSKA's required grading syllabus upto Black Belt (2nd Dan): 

 

10th Kyu Karate White belt Jūkyū

9th Kyu Karate Orange belt Kukyū

8th Kyu Karate Red belt Hachikyū

7th Kyu Karate Yellow belt Nanakyū Shichikyū

6th Kyu Karate Green belt Rokkyū

5th Kyu Karate Purple belt Gokyū

4th Kyu Karate Purple and white belt Yonkyū

3rd Kyu Karate Brown belt Sankyū

2nd Kyu Karate Brown and white belt Nikyū

1st Kyu Karate Brown and white belt Ikkyū

 

Black Belts (Dan level)

1st Dan Karate Black belt shodan: first degree black belt

2nd Dan nidan: second degree black belt

3rd Dan sandan: third degree black belt

4th Dan yondan: fourth degree black belt

5th Dan godan: fifth degree black belt

6th Dan rokudan: sixth degree black belt

7th Dan nanadan: seventh degree black belt (also, shichidan)

8th Dan hachidan: eighth degree black belt

9th Dan kyuudan: ninth degree black belt

10th Dan jūdan: tenth degree black belt

 

NOTE: LSKA students will have the opportunity to grade at Sensei's discretion. Whilst it is expected that all karateka train twice a week, there is a minimum requirement set which can be viewed by clicking the following link: CLICK HERE

 

9th - 8th Kyu

Kihon:

Gedan Barai x 3

Jodan Age Uke x 3

Chudan Soto Uke x 3

Oi Tsuki x 3

Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Chudan Mae Geri x 3

Jodan mae geri x 3

Yoko Geri x 3

 

All techniques will be performed 3 times

 

Kata

Kihon Kata

 

Kumite:

Gohon Kumite (5 Step)

Sanbon Kumite (3 Step)

 

All moves in Kihon & Kumite are carried out in Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi)

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8th - 7th Kyu

Kihon:

Gedan Barai x 3

Jodan Age Uke x 3

Chudan Soto Uke x 3

Oi Tsuki x 3

Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Chudan Mae Geri x 3

Jodan mae geri x 3

Yoko Geri x 3

 

All techniques will be performed 3 times

 

Kata:

Heian Shodan

 

Kumite:

Gohon Kumite (5 Step)

Sanbon Kumite (3 Step)

 

All moves in Kihon & Kumite are carried out in Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi)

7th - 6th Kyu

Kihon:

Gedan Barai x 3

Jodan Age Uke x 3

Chudan Soto Uke x 3

Oi Tsuki x 3

Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Chudan Mae Geri x 3

Jodan mae geri x 3

Yoko Geri x 3

 

All techniques will be performed 3 times

 

Kata:

Heian Nidan

 

Kumite:

Gohon Kumite (5 Step)

Sanbon Kumite (3 Step)

 

All moves in Kihon & Kumite are carried out in Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi)

6th - 5th Kyu

Kihon:

Oi Tsuki x 3

Gedan Barai-Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Age Uke-Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Soto Uke-Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Shuto Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi x 3

Mae Geri x 3

Yoko Geri Keage in Kiba-Dachi x3

Yoko Geri Kekomi in Kiba-Dachi x3

Mawashi Geri x 3

 

All techniques will be performed 3 times

 

Kata:

Heian Sandan

 

Kumite:

Kihon Ippon Kumite(2 x Jodan, 2 x Chudan)

 

 

 

 

5th - 4th Kyu

Kihon:

Sanbon Tsuki x 3

Age Uke - Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Soto Uke - Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Gedan Barai Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Shuto Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi x 3

Mae Geri (Stepping Forward) x 3

Mawashi Geri (Stepping Back) x 3

Yoko Geri Keage in Kiba-Dachi x 3

Yoko Geri Kekomi Gyaku Tsuki x 3

 

All techniques will be performed 3 times

 

Kata:

Heian Yondan

 

Kumite:

Kihon Ippon Kumite

(Jodan - Chudan - Mae Geri - Mawashi Geri)

4th - 3rd Kyu

3rd - 2nd Kyu

Kihon:

Sanbon Tsuki x 3

Age Uke - Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Soto Uke - Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Gedan Barai Gyaku Tsuki x 3

Shuto Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi x 3

Mae Geri (Stepping Forward) x 3

Mawashi Geri (Stepping Back) x 3

Yoko Geri Keage in Kiba-Dachi x 3

Yoko Geri Kekomi Gyaku Tsuki x 3

 

All techniques will be performed 3 times

 

Kata:

Heian Godan

 

Kumite:

Kihon Ippon Kumite

(Jodan - Chudan - Mae Geri - Mawashi Geri)

Kihon:

Sanbon Tsuki (Forwards)

Age Uke - Gyaku Tsuki - Uchi Uke - Kizami Tsuki

Soto Uke - Yoko Empi - Uraken - Gyaku Tsuki

Gedan Barai - Uraken - Gyaku Tsuki

Shuto Uke - Mae Geri - Nukite

Mae Geri (Forwards)

Mawashi Geri (Backwards)

Yoko Geri Keage (in Kiba-Dachi)

Mae Geri - Yoko Geri (Changing Leg)

Mawashi Geri - Yoko Geri (Changing Leg)

 

Kata:

Tekki Shodan

 

 

Kumite:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite

(Jodan - Chudan - Mae Geri - Yoko Geri - Mawashi Geri - Ushiro Geri)

Jiyu Kumite

 

All Kihon Techniques are performed on both left & right sides

2nd - 1st Kyu

1st Kyu - 1st Dan 

Kihon:

Sanbon Tsuki (Forwards)

Age Uke - Gyaku Tsuki - Uchi Uke - Kizami Tsuki

Soto Uke - Yoko Empi - Uraken - Gyaku Tsuki

Gedan Barai - Uraken - Gyaku Tsuki

Shuto Uke - Mae Geri - Nukite

Mae Geri (Forwards)

Mawashi Geri (Backwards)

Yoko Geri Keage (in Kiba-Dachi)

Mae Geri - Yoko Geri (Changing Leg)

Mawashi Geri - Yoko Geri (Changing Leg)

 

Kata:

Tekki Shodan

Bassai Dai

 

Kumite:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite

(Jodan - Chudan - Mae Geri - Yoko Geri - Mawashi Geri - Ushiro Geri)

Jiyu Kumite

 

All Kihon Techniques are performed on both left & right sides

1st Dan - 2nd Dan 

Kihon:

Sanbon Tsuki (Forwards)

Age Uke - Gyaku Tsuki - Uchi Uke - Kizami Tsuki

Soto Uke - Yoko Empi - Uraken - Gyaku Tsuki

Gedan Barai - Uraken - Gyaku Tsuki

Shuto Uke - Mae Geri - Nukite

Mae Geri (Forwards)

Mawashi Geri (Backwards)

Yoko Geri Keage (in Kiba-Dachi)

Mae Geri - Yoko Geri (Changing Leg)

Mawashi Geri - Yoko Geri (Changing Leg)

 

Kata:

Tekki Shodan

Bassai Dai

 

Kumite:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite

(Jodan - Chudan - Mae Geri - Yoko Geri - Mawashi Geri - Ushiro Geri)

Jiyu Kumite

 

All Kihon Techniques are performed on both left & right sides

Kihon:

Kizami tsuki, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki x 3, mawate 

Kizami tsuki, mae geri, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki x 3, mawate 

Yoko geri kekomi, uraken uchi, gyaku tsuki x 3, mawate

Mawashi geri, uraken uchi, gyaku tsuki x 3, mawate

Ushiro geri, uraken uchi, gyaku tsuki x 3, mawate

Mae geri, kizami tsuki, gykau tsuki, step back, Gedan barai, gyaku tsuki, step forward, Mawashi geri, uraken uchi, gyaku tsuki x 3, mawate

Mae Geri, Yoko Geri, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Geri, Uraken Uchi, Gyaku tsuki x 3,

Yonhon Geri, Mae Geri, Yoko Geri, Ushiro Geri, Mawashi Geri, Maintain balance: change leg and perform on other side

 

Kata:

Kata for 1st Dan Black Belt gradings are examined differently from Kyu gradings. In Dan gradings, the candidate chooses which Kata to perform from a list of four. In addition to this, the examiner chooses a Heian Kata from a previous grading syllabus for them to perform.

 

The Candidate chooses from List A: Bassai Dai, Jion, Enpi

 

The Examiner chooses from List B: Any Heian Kata or Tekki Shodan

 

Kumite:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite

(Jodan - Chudan - Mae Geri - Yoko Geri - Mawashi Geri - Ushiro Geri)

Jiyu Kumite

Freestyle kumite

 

All Kihon Techniques are performed on both left & right sides

 

Kihon:

Kizami tsuki, mae geri, kizami tsuki, gyaku tsuki x 3

Same leg: Mae Geri, Yoko Geri, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Geri, Uraken Uchi, Gyaku tsuki x 3

Same leg: Mae geri, mawashi geri, uraken uchi, gyaku tsuki

Mae geri, land forwards, half step back, yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken uchi, gyaku tsuki

Mae geri, step back, ushiro geri, uraken uchi, gyaku tsuki

Mae geri, kizami tsuki, gykau tsuki, step back, Gedan barai, gyaku tsuki, step forward, Mawashi geri, uraken uchi, gyaku tsuki x 3, mawate

 

Yonhon Geri -  Mae Geri, Yoko Geri, Ushiro Geri, Mawashi Geri, Maintain balance: change leg and perform on other side

Shiho tsuki - 4 reverse gyaku tsuki with mawate on right & left side

 

Kata:

The Candidate chooses from List A: Kanku Dai, Jion, Enpi

 

The Examiner chooses from List B (could be 1 or more): Any Heian Kata, Tekki Shodan, Bassai Dai, Tekki Nidan

 

Kumite:

Jiyu Ippon Kumite

(Jodan - Chudan - Mae Geri - Yoko Geri - Mawashi Geri - Ushiro Geri

Freestyle kumite

Candidate will have 3 fights in quick succession with finishing technique to be demonstrated.

 

All Kihon Techniques are performed on both left & right sides

 

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