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SHOTOKAN KARATE RYU

SYLLABUS

The Shotokan Karate Ryu remains true to its Shotokan heritage and teaches traditional syllabus of Kihon, Kata and Kumite as taught by Kanazawa Sensei.

 

Kyu Grade Syllabus

 
10th Kyu | Blue Belt

KIHON

MUSUBI DACHI Informal Attention Stance

HACHIJI DACHI Natural Stance

ZENKUTSU DACHI Front Stance

CHOKU ZUKI Straight Punch

OI ZUKI Stepping Punch

AGE UKE Upper Rising Block

UDE UKE Outside Forearm Block

UCHI UKE Inside Forearm Block

GEDAN BARAI Downward Block

MAE GERI Front Kick

9th Kyu | Red Belt

KIHON

CHOKU ZUKI Straight Punch

OI ZUKI Stepping Punch

AGE UKE Upper Rising Block

UDE UKE Outside Forearm Block

UCHI UKE Inside Forearm Block

GEDAN BARAI Downward Block

MAE GERI Front Kick

YOKO GERI KEAGE Side Snap Kick

KUMITE

GOHON KUMITE (5 Step sparring)

KATA

TAIKYOKU SHODAN

8th Kyu | Orange Belt

KIHON

OI ZUKI Stepping Punch

AGE UKE Upper Rising Block

UDE UKE Outside Forearm Block

UCHI UKE Inside Forearm Block

SHUTO UKE Knife Hand Block (forward & back)

MAE GERI Front Kick

YOKO GERI KEAGE Side Snap Kick

YOKO GERI KEKOMI Side Thrust Kick

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE – SET 1 (Both Sides)

KATA

HEIAN SHODAN

7th Kyu | Yellow Belt

KIHON

OI ZUKI Stepping Punch

AGE UKE / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI

UDE UKE / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI

UCHI UKE / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI

SHUTO UKE / SHIHON NUKITE

MAE GERI (Jodan & Chudan)

YOKO GERI KEAGE Side Snap Kick

YOKO GERI KEKOMI Side Thrust Kick

KUMITE

SANBON KUMITE – Set 1 (see page 28)

KATA

HEIAN NIDAN (plus any previous Kata)

6th Kyu | Green Belt

KIHON

SANREN ZUKI Three Consecutive Pucnhes

AGE UKE / GYAKU ZUKI

UDE UKE / GYAKU ZUKI

UCHI UKE / GYAKU ZUKI

GEDAN BARAI / GYAKU ZUKI

SHUTO UKE / SHIHON NUKITE / SHUTO UKE

YOKO GERI KEAGE

YOKO GERI KEKOMI

MAWASHI GERI Round House Kick

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE – SET 2 (Both sides)

KATA

HEIAN SANDAN (Plus any previous Kata)

5th Kyu | Purple Belt

KIHON

AGE UKE / MAE GERI / GYAKU ZUKI

UDE UKE / YOKO EMPI

UCHI UKE / KIZAMI ZUKI

MAE GERI / GYAKU ZUKI

SHUTO UKE / MAE GERI (Front Leg) / NUKITE

REN GERI (consecutive Kicking) – MAE GERI / MAWASHI GERI

REN GERI (consecutive Kicking) – MEA GERI / YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KIHON

KIHON IPPON KUMITE – SET 3 – Both sides

KAESHI IPPON KUMITE – SET 1 – Both Sides

KATA

HEIAN YONDAN (Plus any previous Kata)

4th Kyu | Purple/White Belt

KIHON

AGE UKE / MAE GERI / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI

SOTO UDE UKE (Zenkutsu Dachi) to YOKO EMPI (Kiba Dachi) to URAKEN / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

UCHI UKE (Kokutsu Dachi) to KIZAMI ZUKI / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

MAE GERI step through to MAWASHI GERI / URAKEN / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

YOKO GERI KEAGE / YOKO GERI KEKOMI same leg (in Kiba Dachi)

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE – SET 4 (Both sides)

KATA

HEIAN GODAN – Plus any previous Kata

3rd Kyu | Brown Belt

KIHON

AGE UKE (Kiba Dachi) to GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

SOTO UDE UKE (Kokutsu Dachi) to GYAKU AGE EMPI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

UCHI UKE (Hangetsu Dachi) to TEISHO UCHI

SHUTO UKE / MAE GERI (Front leg) / SHIHON NUKITE

MAE GERI step through to MAWASHI GERI / URAKEN / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

MAE GERI step through to YOKO GERI KEKOMI / SHUTO UCHI / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

USHIRO GERI

MAE GERI / YOKO GERI KEKOMI (from stationary, Zenkutsu Dachi)

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE – SET 5 – Both sides

JIYU IPPON KUMITE – SET 1 – Both sides

KATA

TEKKI SHODAN – Plus any previous Kata

2nd Kyu | Brown/White Belt

KIHON

UCHI UKE  / GYAKU ZUKI (Neko Ashi Dachi)

YOKO GERI KEAGE / URAKEN / SHUTO UKE (Kokutsu Dachi) / SHIHON NUKITE (Zenkutsu Dachi)

OTOSHI UKE (Fudo Dachi) to GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

SHUTO UKE / MAWASHI (Front Leg) / SHIHON NUKITE

USHIRO MAWASHI GERI

USHIRO GERI / URAKEN / GYAKU ZUKI / GEDAN BARAI

MAWASHI GERI (Haisoku) slide forward front leg

MAE GERI / MAWASHI GERI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE  – ANY SET 1-5

JIYU IPPON KUMITE – SET 2 – Both sides

KATA

BASSAI DAI – Plus any previous Kata

1st Kyu | Brown/2 White Belt

KIHON

(all from KAMAE)

Step back 45 degrees left side AGE UKE (Kokutsu Dachi) / MAWASHI GERI (Front leg) step through to JODAN HIRAKEN / GYAKU ZUKI step through to KAMAE

Step back 45 degrees right side SOTO UDE UKE (Kiba Dachi) / KEKOMI GERI (Front leg) step down YOKO EMPI, twist JODAN USHIRO EMPI turn to front in KAMAE

Step back 45 degrees left side UCHI UKE GYAKU / MAE GERI turn 360 degrees then JODAN SHUTO UCHI / CHUDAN SHIHON NUKITE return to KAMAE

SHUTO UKE / MAWASHI GERI (front leg) / SHIHON NUKITE

MAWASHI GERI (front leg) turn to USHIRO GERI

TE AWASE UKE / AWASE ZUKI (Sanchin Dachi) Front, back, side, side. Left & right sides

MAE GERI / YOKO GERI KEKOMI / USHIRO GERI (Zenkutsu Dachi) Same leg from stationary

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE – ANY SET 1-5

JIYU IPPON KUMITE – SET 3 – Both sides

KATA

KANKU DAI – Plus any previous Kata

Dan Grade Syllabus

1st Dan | Black Belt

KIHON

(all from KAMAE)

Any Kihon of Examiners Choice: 15 sets of 5 techniques (given in Japanese) repeated 5 times crossing the dojo

KUMITE

JIYU IPPON KUMITE (Jodan, Chudan, Mae Geri, Kekomi, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Geri, Ashi Berai)

plus JIYU KUMITE

KATA

Sentei Kata  (Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Jitte, Jion)

Plus any previous Kata

2nd Dan
A Karate-ka holding a 1st Dan must train for a minimum of 2 years before they will be allowed to attempt 2nd Dan

KIHON

(all from KAMAE)

Any Kihon of Examiners Choice: 15 sets of 5 techniques (given in Japanese) repeated 5 times crossing the dojo

KUMITE

JIYU IPPON KUMITE (Jodan, Chudan, Mae Geri, Kekomi, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Geri, Ashi Berai)

plus JIYU KUMITE

KATA

Sentai Kata (HANGETSU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, GANKAKU, KANKU SHO)

Plus any Kata (1st Dan or below) of the examiners choice

3rd Dan
A Karate-ka holding a 2nd Dan must train for a minimum of 3 years before they will be allowed to attempt 3rd Dan

KIHON

(all from KAMAE)

Any Kihon of Examiners Choice: 15 sets of 5 techniques (given in Japanese) repeated 5 times crossing the dojo

KUMITE

JIYU IPPON KUMITE (Jodan, Chudan, Mae Geri, Kekomi, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Geri, Ashi Berai)

plus JIYU KUMITE

KATA

Sentai Kata (SOCHIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, JI’IN, NIJUSHIHO)

Plus any Kata (2nd Dan or below) of the examiners choice

4th Dan
A Karate-ka holding a 3rd Dan must train for a minimum of 4 years before they will be allowed to attempt 4th Dan

KIHON

(all from KAMAE)

Any Kihon of Examiners Choice: 15 sets of 5 techniques (given in Japanese) repeated 5 times crossing the dojo

KUMITE

JIYU IPPON KUMITE (Jodan, Chudan, Mae Geri, Kekomi, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Geri, Ashi Berai)

plus JIYU KUMITE

KATA

Sentai Kata (UNSU, WANKAN, MEIKYO, GOJUSHIHO DAI, GOJUSHIHO SHO)

Plus any Kata (3rd Dan or below) of the examiners choice

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