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SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO

THE R.I. SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO, NORTHEAST JAPANESE KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION USA GRADING SYLLABUS

10TH KYU – 8TH DAN

NEW ENGLAND TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO ALLIANCE – USA

The synergy of tradition, dynamics and excellence

Copyrighted Material

2006

 

All logos in this manual are the sole property of  RISKA and not available for use

without the written consent from the above stated organization.

Distributed in the United States of America

Region by RISKA - USA.

All rights reserved.

First Edition, 2006.

 

CONTENTS

GRADING PREFACE

10th Kyu to 9th Kyu   Kare-yellow Belt

9th Kyu to 8th Kyu    Yellow Belt

8th Kyu to 7th Kyu    Oange Belt

7th Kyu to 6th Kyu    Blue Belt

6th Kyu to 5th Kyu    Green Belt

5th Kyu to 4th Kyu    Purple Belt

4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu

3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu    Brown Belt

2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu

1st Kyu to 1st Dan    Kare-Shodan Black Belt Probation

1st Dan to 2nd Dan    Black Belt

2nd Dan to 3rd Dan

3rd Dan to 4th Dan

4th Dan to 5th Dan

5th Dan to 6th Dan

6th Dan to 7th Dan

7th Dan to 8th Dan

 

GRADING PREFACE

 NEJKA, RISKA, WJKA will grade the students on the following factors:

• Basic techniques (kihon)

• Form (kata)

• Sparring (kumite)

• Correct timing, distance and judgment

• Mental, physical and emotional strength

• Etiquette and manners

As a student progresses towards black belt, the following factors are also taken into

consideration:

• Character

• Training attitude and commitment

• Hours of training

• Age

• Individual handicaps and limitations

Testing fees.

Rank Cost, Duration,  after previous Belt Rank!

10th kyu $30.00 for 2 Months, White Yellow Bar

19th Kyu $35.00 for 4 Months, Kare-Yellow

9th Kyu $35.00 for 4 Months, Yellow

8th Kyu $35.00 for 4 Months, Orange

7th Kyu $35.00 for 4 Months, Blue

6th Kyu $35.00for 4 Month.s Green

5th Kyu $45.00 for 4 Months, Purple

4th Kyu.................. 4 Months, Purple

3rd kyu $50.00 for  6 Months to 1 year Brown

2nd kyu ....................... 3 Months to 6 Months

1st kyu ........................ 3 Months to 6 Months

Kare - Shodan $85.00 for 12 Months, Probation

1st Dan $125.00 for 12 Months, Black

2nd Dan $225.00 for 2 Years, Black

3rd Dan $300.00 for 3 Years Black

4th Dan $400.00 for 4 Years Black

5th Dan $500.00 for 5 Years Black

6th Dan $600.00  for 6 Years Black

All Grades above 6th Dan are to be decided by the NJKA, RISKA and the WJKA for fees and requirements.

All R.I.Shotokan Karate-do Honbu Dojo, Northeast Japanese Karate-do Association examination fees are non-refundable!

 

10th Kyu to 9th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

CHUDAN OI TSUKI

AGE UKE

SOTO UKE

UCHI UKE

GEDAN BARI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE

 

9th Kyu to 8th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

CHUDAN OI TSUKI

AGE UKE

SOTO UKE

UCHI UKE

GEDAN BARI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE

KATA

STANCE: YOI

HEIAN SHODAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

SANBON KUMITE

 

8th Kyu to 7th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

CHUDAN OI TSUKI

AGE UKE

SOTO UKE

UCHI UKE

GEDAN BARI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE

YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

HEIAN NIDAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

SANBON KUMITE

 

7th Kyu to 6th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

AGE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

SOTO UDE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

UCHI UDE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

GEDAN BARI , GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE GERI

MAWASHI GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE

YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

HEIAN SANDAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

SANBON KUMITE

 

6th Kyu to 5th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

AGE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

SOTO UDE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

UCHI UDE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

GEDAN BARI , GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE GERI

MAWASHI GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE

YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

HEIAN YONDAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

(JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

5th Kyu to 4th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

AGE UKE , URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

SOTO UDE UKE , EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN , GYAKU TSUKI

(ZENKUTSU DACHI)

UCHI UDE UKE , JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

GEDAN BARI ,NUKITE

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE REN GERI

MAWASHI GERI, MAE GERI

KIZAMI GARI, MAE GARI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE

YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

HEIAN GODAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

(JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

AGE UKE, URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

SOTO UDE UKE, EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

(ZENKUTSU DACHI)

UCHI UDE UKE, JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

GEDAN BARI, NUKITE, MAE GERI, GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU

DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE REN GERI

MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI

KIZAMI MAE GARI, MAE GARI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE

YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

TEKKI SHODAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

(JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

AGE UKE , URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

SOTO UDE UKE , EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN , GYAKU TSUKI

(ZENKUTSU DACHI)

UCHI UDE UKE , JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

GEDAN BARI ,NUKITE, MAE GERI, GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU

DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE REN GERI

KIZAMI YOKO GERI, USHIRO GERI

MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE, (STEPPING CHANGE LEG) YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

BASSAI DAI (EXAMINEE)

TEKKI SHODAN (EXAMINER)

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

(JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

AGE UKE , URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

SOTO UDE UKE , EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN , GYAKU TSUKI

(ZENKUTSU DACHI)

UCHI UDE UKE , JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

GEDAN BARI ,NUKITE, MAE GERI, GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU

DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE REN GERI

KIZAMI YOKO GERI, USHIRO GERI

MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE, (STEPPING CHANGE LEG) YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI (EXAMINEE – ONE FROM THIS GROUP)

TEKKI SHODAN (EXAMINER)

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

(JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

1st Kyu to 1st Dan

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

AGE UKE, (URAKEN OR GEDAN BARI), GYAKU TSUKI

SOTO UDE UKE, EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI (ZENKUTSU

DACHI)

UCHI UDE UKE, JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

GEDAN BARI, NUKITE, MAE GERI, GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAWASHI GERI, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

MAE REN GERI

KIZAMI YOKO GERI, USHIRO GERI

MAE GERI, (MAWASHI GERI OR YOKO GERI KEKOMI), GYAKU ZUKI, GEDAN BARI

MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

YOKO GERI KEAGE, (STEPPING CHANGE LEG) YOKO GERI KEKOMI

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, SHOMEN (NO MOVING)

MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEAGE (SAME LEG TO THE FRONT)

KIME WAZA

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

GYAKU TSUKI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI, JION, EMPI (EXAMINEE – ONE FROM THIS GROUP)

HEIAN 1 5, TEKKI SHODAN (EXAMINER – ONE FROM THIS GROUP)

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

JIYU IPPON KUMITE - (ONE OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

(JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

1st Dan to 2nd Dan

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: JIYU NA KAMAE

KIZAMI TSUKI, SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

AGE UKE, (URAKEN OR GEDAN BARI), GYAKU TSUKI

KIZAMI TSUKI (KOSA DACHI), MAE GERI, CHUDAN OI TSUKI

(STEPPING BACK) AGE UKE, (FORWARD) MAWASHI GERI, URAKEN UCHI, CHUDAN

OI TSUKI

KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAE GERI, OI TSUKI

YOKO GERI KEAGE, YOKO GERI KEKOMI (KIBADACHI, ALTERNATE FEET)

KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, OI TSUKI (ZENKUTSU-DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, SHOMEN (NO MOVING)

MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEAGE, MAWSHI GERI ( SAME LEG, 3 DIRECTIONS )

KATA

STANCE: YOI

JION, EMPI, JITTE, JIIN, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN ( EXAMINEE – ONE FROM THIS GROUP )

BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI, JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN

(EXAMINER – ONE FROM THIS GROUP)

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

JIYU KUMITE

 

2nd Dan to 3rd Dan

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: JIYU NA KAMAE

KIZAMI TSUKI, SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

AGE UKE, (URAKEN OR GEDAN BARI), GYAKU TSUKI

KIZAMI TSUKI (KOSA DACHI), MAE GERI, CHUDAN OI TSUKI

(STEPPING BACK) AGE UKE, (FORWARD) MAWASHI GERI, URAKEN UCHI, CHUDAN

OI TSUKI

KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAE GERI, OI TSUKI

YOKO GERI KEAGE, YOKO GERI KEKOMI (KIBADACHI, ALTERNATE FEET)

KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, OI TSUKI (ZENKUTSU-DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, SHOMEN (NO MOVING)

MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEAGE, MAWASHI GERI, USHIRO GERI (SAME LEG, 4

DIRECTIONS)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP)

EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATAS

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

JIYU KUMITE

 

3rd Dan to 4th Dan

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: JIYU NA KAMAE

KIZAMI TSUKI (KOSA DACHI), MAE GERI, CHUDAN OI TSUKI

(STEPPING BACK) AGE UKE, (FORWARD) MAWASHI GERI, URAKEN UCHI, CHUDAN

OI TSUKI

KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAE GERI, OI TSUKI

YOKO GERI KEAGE, YOKO GERI KEKOMI (KIBADACHI, ALTERNATE FEET)

KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, OI TSUKI (ZENKUTSU-DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, SHOMEN (NO MOVING)

KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEAGE, MAWASHI GERI, USHIRO GERI

(SAME LEG, 5 KICKS)

EXPLANATION

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO  NJKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP AND

EXPLANATION OF BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE)

EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

JIYU KUMITE

 

4th Dan to 5th Dan

KIHON (BASIC) / EXPLANATION OF TECHNIQUES

PROVINCIAL BASICS

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO NJKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP AND

EXPLANATION OF BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE)

EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

JIYU KUMITE

 

5th Dan to 6th Dan

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

MUST PROMOTE THE NJKA, IN REGION

KIHON (BASIC) / EXPLANATION OF TECHNIQUES

PROVINCIAL BASICS

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO NJKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP AND

EXPLANATION OF BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE)

EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

JIYU KUMITE

 

6th Dan to 7th Dan

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

MUST PROMOTE THE NJKA IN REGION

KIHON (BASIC) / EXPLANATION OF TECHNIQUES

PROVINCIAL BASICS

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO NJKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP AND

EXPLANATION OF BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE)

EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

JIYU KUMITE

NOTE:

THE SHOJUKEMPO INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION, NORTHEAST JAPANESE KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION MUST ELECT YOU TO THIS LEVEL!

 

7th Dan to 8th Dan

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

MUST PROMOTE THE NJKA, IN REGION

KIHON (BASIC) / EXPLANATION OF TECHNIQUES

PROVINCIAL BASICS

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO NJKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU ( EXAMINER MUST CHOSE – TWO KATA FROM THIS GROUP, WITH EXPLANATION  FOR THE BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE!

EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

JIYU KUMITE

NOTE:

THE NORTHEAST JAPANESE KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION, SHOJUKEMPO INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION AND R.I.SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO HONBU DOJO MUST ELECT YOU TO THIS LEVEL!

MUST DEMONSTRATE TOTAL MASTERY OF KARATE, BOTH, PHYSICAL MENTAL, AND SHOW AN EXTRAORDINARY LEVEL OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT!