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Syllabus  for Children [6-14 Years]

There is a timescale for progression through the grading system. Not all students will progress within this time-scale; some may take longer to achieve each grade.  

Other factors that are taken into account when deciding if a student is ready for their next grade are:

  • % attendance

  • Ability to demonstrate techniques to an acceptable standard (this can only be judged by the instructor, unlike time and attendance)

With the increasing grades comes increasing demands upon the karate-ka. The combination of technique complexity, the meaning of kata, stress on strength and requirements of stamina test the knowledge and endurance of the student. This is why as the student approaches black belt and beyond, the time periods between grades become longer. As the student progresses then his/her knowledge of and, more crucially, understanding of karate matures.

 

 

8th Kyu: White Belt

 

Kihon Waza (Fundamental Techniques)

Jodan tobikomizuki (Lead hand jab to head)

Jodan gyakuzuki (Rear hand straight to head)

Stepping:

Junzuki (Stepping lunge punch)

Gyakuzuki (Stepping reverse punch)

Jodanuke (Stepping upper receipt)

Gedan barai (Stepping lower sweeping)

Kingeri (Groin kick)

Maegeri (Front kick)

 

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

Tobikomizuki, gyakuzuki (Lead hand jab, rear hand straight punch)

Surikomi kingeri, gyakuzuki (Step up – groin kick, rear hand straight punch) 

 

Pad Work

Tobikomizuki, gyakuzuki (Lead hand jab, rear hand straight punch)

Surikomi kingeri, gyakuzuki (Step up – groin kick, rear hand straight punch)

7th Kyu: Yellow Belt

 

Kihon Waza (Fundamental Techniques)

Jodanuke (stepping upper receipt)

Sotouke (Stepping outer receipt)

Uchiuke (Stepping inner receipt)

Kagizuki (lead hand hook punch)

Kagi-shotai (lead hand hooking palm heel)

Kicks preformed on spot with rear leg:

Kingeri (Groin kick)

Maegeri (Front kick)

Mawashigeri (Round kick)

 

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

Tobikomizuki, gyakuzuki, kagizuki (Lead hand jab, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch)

Shotai, Shotai, kagi-shotai (lead hand palm heel, rear hand palm heel, lead hand hooking palm heel)

Tobikomizuki, surikomi kingeri (Lead hand jab, step up – groin kick)

 

Pad Work

Maegeri (Front kick)

Tobikomizuki, gyakuzuki, kagizuki (Lead hand jab, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch)

 

Shotai, shotai, kagi-shotai (lead hand palm heel, rear hand palm heel, lead hand hooking palm heel)

 

Tobikomizuki, Surikomi kingeri (Lead hand jab, step up – groin kick)

 

Kata

Pinan Shodan, 1st half

6th Kyu: Orange Belt

 

Kihon Waza (Fundamental Techniques)

 

Kette junzuki (Front kick and lunge punch)

Kette gyakuzuki (Front kick and reverse punch)

Soto-uke gyakuzuki (Outer receipt, reverse punch)

Uchiuke gyakuzuki (Inner receipt, reverse punch)

Kagizuki (Rear hand hook punch)

Kagi-Shotai (Rear hand hooking palm heel)

Kicks preformed on spot rear leg:

Kingeri (Groin kick)

Maegeri (Front kick)

Mawashigeri (Round kick)

 

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

Tobikomizuki, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, gyakuzuki (Lead hand jab, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand straight punch)

 

Shotai, shotai, kagi-shotai, shotai (as above, with palm heels) 

 

Tobikomizuki, Surikomi mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki (Lead hand jab, step up – round kick, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch)

 

Pad Work

Tobikomizuki, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, gyakuzuki (Lead hand jab, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand straight punch)

 

Shotai, shotai, kagi-shotai, shotai (as above, with palm heels)

 

Tobikomizuki, surikomi mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki (Lead hand jab, step up – round kick, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch)

 

Kata 

Pinan Shodan (Safe from Harm level 1)

5th Kyu: Green Belt

 

Kihon Waza (Fundamental Techniques)

 

Kette Junzuki (Kick and lunge punch)

Kette Gyakuzuki (Kick and reverse punch)

Kingeri (Groin kick)

Maegeri (Front kick)

Mawashigeri (Round kick)

Yokogeri (Side kick)

 

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

Maegeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, gyakuzuki (Lead leg front kick, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand straight punch)

 

Agezuki, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, kagizuki (Rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand hook punch)

 

Maegeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, Agezuki (Rear leg front kick, drop back – rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut)

 

Tobikomizuki, surikomi kingeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri (Lead hand jab, step up – groin kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick to thigh, drop back) 

 

Pad Work

Kingeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, gyakuzuki (Lead leg groin kick, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand straight punch)

 

Agezuki, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, Kagizuki (Rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand hook punch)

 

Maegeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, Agezuki (Rear leg front kick, drop back – rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut)

 

Tobikomizuki, surikomi kingeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri (Lead hand jab, step up – groin kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick to thigh, drop back)

 

Kata 

Pinan Shodan

Pinan Nidan

Naihanchi

4th Kyu: Purple Belt

 

Kihon Waza (Fundamental Techniques)

Kette Junzuki (Kick and lunge punch)

Kette Gyakuzuki (Kick and reverse punch)

Kingeri (Groin kick)

Maegeri (Front kick)

Mawashigeri (Round kick)

Yokogeri (Side kick)

Ushirogeri (Back kick – on the spot)

 

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

Tobikomizuki, mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri, junzuki (jab, lead round kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick – dropping forward lunging punch – follow through and regain posture)

 

Tobikomizuki, kagizuki, Agezuki, gyakuzuki (Jab, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch)

 

Pad Work

Tobikomizuki, mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri, junzuki (jab, lead round kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick – dropping forward lunging punch – follow through and regain posture)

 

Tobikomizuki, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, gyakuzuki, hizageri, kingeri, shotai, shotai, otoshi tettsui (Jab, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand straight punch, neck grab and knee kick, step forwards and push, rear leg groin kick, two rear palm heel strikes, dropping hammer fist)

 

Tobikomizuki, kagizuki, Agezuki, gyakuzuki (Jab, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch)

 

Kata 

Pinan Shodan

Pinan Nidan 

Pinan Sandan

3rd Kyu: Brown Belt

 

Kihon Waza (Fundamental Techniques)

Kette Junzuki (Kick and lunge punch)

Kette Gyakuzuki (Kick and reverse punch)

Kingeri (Groin kick)

Maegeri (Front kick)

Mawashigeri (Round kick)

Yokogeri (Side kick)

Ushirogeri (Back kick – on the spot)

 

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

Tobikomizuki, mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri, junzuki (jab, lead round kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick – dropping forward lunging punch – follow through and regain posture)

 

Tobikomizuki, kagizuki, Agezuki, gyakuzuki (Jab, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch)

 

Maegeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, Agezuki (Rear leg front kick, drop back – rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut)

 

Pad Work

Tobikomizuki, mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri, junzuki (jab, lead round kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick – dropping forward lunging punch – follow through and regain posture)

 

Tobikomizuki, kagizuki, Agezuki, gyakuzuki (Jab, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch)

 

Maegeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, Agezuki (Rear leg front kick, drop back – rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut)

 

Kata 

Pinan Shodan

Pinan Nidan

Pinan Sandan

Pinan Yondan

2nd Kyu: Brown Belt

 

Kihon Waza (Fundamental Techniques)

Kette Junzuki (Kick and lunge punch)

Kette Gyakuzuki (Kick and reverse punch)

Kingeri (Groin kick)

Maegeri (Front kick)

Mawashigeri (Round kick)

Yokogeri (Side kick)

Ushirogeri (Back kick – on the spot)

 

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

Tobikomizuki, mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri, junzuki (jab, lead round kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick – dropping forward lunging punch – follow through and regain posture)

 

Tobikomizuki, kagizuki, Agezuki, gyakuzuki (Jab, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch)

 

Maegeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, Agezuki (Rear leg front kick, drop back – rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut)

 

Pad Work

Tobikomizuki, mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri, junzuki (jab, lead round kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick – dropping forward lunging punch – follow through and regain posture)

 

Tobikomizuki, kagizuki, Agezuki, gyakuzuki (Jab, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch)

 

Maegeri, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, Agezuki (Rear leg front kick, drop back – rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut)

 

2 x 2 minute rounds (hands and feet)

 

2 minutes punching shield

 

Kata 

Pinan Shodan

Pinan Nidan

Pinan Sandan

Pinan Yondan

Pinan Godan

 

1st Kyu: Brown Belt

 

Kihon Waza (Fundamental Techniques)

Kette junzuki (Kick and lunge punch)

Kette gyakuzuki (Kick and reverse punch)

Kingeri (Groin kick)

Maegeri (Front kick)

Mawashigeri (Round kick)

Yokogeri (Side kick)

Ushirogeri (Back kick – on the spot)

 

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

-Tobikomizuki, mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri, junzuki (jab, lead round kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick – dropping forward lunging punch – follow through and regain posture)

Tobikomizuki, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, gyakuzuki, hizageri, kingeri, shotai, shotai, otoshi tettsui (Jab, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand straight punch, neck grab and knee kick, step forwards and push, rear leg groin kick, two rear palm heel strikes, dropping hammer fist)

 

Tobikomizuki, kagizuki, Agezuki, gyakuzuki (Jab, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch)

 

Pad Work

Any 3 from previous grading

2 x 2 minute rounds (hands and feet)

2 minutes punching shield

 

Kata 

Pinan Kata

Naihanchi

 

Bunkai

Three Pinan bunkai examples

Naihanchi Flow Drill

 

Tuite and Tegumi (Grappling)

2 throws (left and right), candidates’ choice

2 strangles/chokes (standing or on floor) candidates choice

2 standing arm locks candidates choice

Kumite (Sparring)

2 x 2 minute rounds of free sparring (vertical, stop if goes to ground)

3 minutes ground fighting (strikes and submissions)

2 minutes ground fighting (strikes and submissions), one getting up, one trying to keep down, switch½ way through

Escape from 2 people whilst protecting a 3rd (grabbing and striking)

 

 

Shodan

 

Kihon Waza (Fundamental Techniques)

Kette junzuki (Kick and lunge punch)

Kette gyakuzuki (Kick and reverse punch)

Kingeri (Groin kick)

Maegeri (Front kick)

Mawashigeri (Round kick)

Yokogeri (Side kick)

Ushirogeri (Back kick – on the spot)

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

Tobikomizuki, mawashigeri, gyakuzuki, mawashigeri, junzuki (jab, lead round kick, rear hand straight punch, rear leg round kick – dropping forward lunging punch – follow through and regain posture)

 

Tobikomizuki, gyakuzuki, kagizuki, gyakuzuki, hizageri, kingeri, shotai, shotai, otoshi tettsui (Jab, rear hand straight punch, lead hand hook punch, rear hand straight punch, neck grab and knee kick, step forwards and push, rear leg groin kick, two rear palm heel strikes, dropping hammer fist) 

 

Tobikomizuki, kagizuki, Agezuki, gyakuzuki (Jab, lead hand hook punch, rear hand uppercut, rear hand straight punch)

Pad Work

The above renraku waza to pads, plus 2 of panel’s choice

2 x 2 minute rounds (hands)

2 x 2 minute rounds (feet)

2 x 2 minute rounds (hands and feet)

3 minutes punching shield

Kata

Pinan kata

Naihanchi

Kushanku

Chinto

Bunkai

Five Pinan bunkai examples

Naihanchi Flow Drill

Tuite and Tegumi (Grappling)

2 throws (left and right), candidates’ choice

2 strangles/chokes (standing or on floor)

2 standing arm locks

Kumite (Sparring)

2 minutes full all-in sparring

2 minutes vertical all in sparring

2 minutes ground all-in sparring for submission

2 minutes ground all-in sparring (get back on feet switch 1/2 way)

2 minute escape from clinch (switch 1/2 way)

Any other sparring of the panel’s choice