Kihon Requirements

10 Kyu White belt

KIHON – In place basics in SHIZEN TAI (HACHIJI DACHI) feet should width apart.

  1. CHUDAN CHOKU ZUKI Alternating arms Punching Body
  2. JODAN AGE UKE - Rising Block
  3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE - Outside Block
  4. GEDAN BARAI - Down Block
  5. HEISOKU DACHI, GEDAN KAKI WAKE UKE: MAE GERI
  6. Feet together, double down block snap kick alternating legs

9th Kyu Yellow belt

KIHON – In place basics in SHIZEN TAI (HACHIJI DACHI) to
ZENKUTSU DACHI front stance

  1. CHUDAN JUN ZUKI Same leg same arm forward punching front stance
  2. JODAN AGE UKE Same leg same arm forward rising block
  3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE, Same leg same arm forward outside block
  4. GEDAN KAKI WAKE UKE: MAEGERI
  5. Feet together, double down block snap kick alternating legs

8th Kyu Yellow

KIHON

Moving basics from GEDAN BARAI in ZENKUTSU DACHI

  1. CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
  2. JODAN AGE UKE (step in)
  3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE (step in)
  4. SHUTOU UKE in KOKUTSU DACHI (step in) Knife hand block back stance
  5. GEDAN KAKI WAKE, MAE GERI (step in)
  6. Double down block stepping snap kick alternating legs
  7. YOKO GERI KEAGE, HEISOKU DACHI feet together (3 times each)

KATA

TAIKYOKU SHOUDAN

KUMITE

GOHON KUMITE 5 step (JOUDAN JUN ZUKI, CHUDAN JUN ZUKI)

7th Kyu Orange

KIHON

Moving from GEDAN BARAI in ZENKUTSU DACHI 5 times

  1. CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
  2. JODAN AGE UKE (step back)
  3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE (step in)
  4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE (step back) inside block
  5. SHUTOU UKE KOKUTSU DACHI (step in) Knife hand block back stance
  6. GEDAN KAKI WAKE, MAE GERI (step in)
  7. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI) stepping right and left 3 times

KATA

HEIAN SHOUDAN

KUMITE

GOHON KUMITE (JODAN JUN ZUKI, CHUDAN JUN ZUKI)

6th Kyu Orange

KIHON

Moving basics from GEDAN BARAI in ZENKUTSU DACHI 5 times each

  1. CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
  2. JODAN AGE UKE (step back)
  3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE (step in)
  4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE (step back)
  5. SHUTOU UKE in KOKUTSU DACHI (step in)
  6. GEDAN KAKI WAKE UKE, MAE GERI (step in)
  7. YOKO GERI KEAGE Stepping in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each
  8. YOKO GERI KEKOMI Stepping in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each

KATA

HEIAN NIDAN

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE One step sparring

  • JOUDAN JUN ZUKI – Right side
  • CHUDAN JUN ZUKI – Right side
  • JODAN JUN ZUKI – Left side
  • CHUDAN JUN ZUKI – Left side

5th Kyu Green

KIHON

Moving basics GEDAN BARAI in ZENKUTSU DACHI 5 times

  1. CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
  2. JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back) Rising block reverse punch
  3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step in) Outside block reverse punch
  4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, CHUDAN GYAKU ZUKI (step back)Inside block reverse punch
  5. SHUTOU UKE KOKUTSU DACHI (step in)
  6. GEDAN KAKI WAKE UKE, MAE GERI (step in)
  7. YOKO GERI KEAGE from KIBA DACHI 3 times each snap kick
  8. YOKO GERI KEKOMI from KIBA DACHI 3 times each thrust kick

KATA

HEIAN SANDAN

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE

  • JOUDAN JUN ZUKI – right and left
  • CHUDAN JUN ZUKI – right and left
  • CHUDAN MAE GERI – right and left
  • Attacking order to be right JOUDAN, right CHUDAN, right MAE GERI,
    then left JODAN, left CHUDAN and left MAEGE

4th Kyu Green

KIHON

Moving basics from GEDAN BARAI in ZENKUTSU DACHI 5 Times

  1. CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
  2. JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
  3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step in)
  4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
  5. SHUTOU UKE in KOKUTSU DACHI, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step in)
  6. GEDAN KAKI WAKE UKE, MAE GERI (step in)
  7. YOKO GERI KEAGE in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each
  8. YOKO GERI KEKOMI in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each

KATA

HEIAN YONDAN

KUMITE

  • KIHON IPPON KUMITE - JOUDAN JUN ZUKI – right and left
  • CHUDAN JUN ZUKI – right and left
  • CHUDAN MAE GERI – right and left

3rd Kyu Brown

KIHON

Moving basics from GEDAN BARAI in ZENKUTSU DACHI 3 Times

  1. CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
  2. JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
  3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE, in ZENKUTSU DACHI, changing stance to
    KIBA DACHI YOKO ENPI (step in)
  4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
  5. SHUTOU UKE in KOKUTSU DACHI, NUKITE in ZENKUTSU DACHI
  6. GEDAN KAKI WAKE UKE, MAE GERI (step in)
  7. REN GERI (CHUDAN, JODAN) (step in)
  8. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each)
  9. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each)

KATA

HEIAN GODAN

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE (KIRI KAESHI)

  1. Attacking side: JODAN JUN ZUKI (step in), JODAN AGEUKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left
  2. Blocking side: JODAN AGEUKE (step back), JODAN JUN ZUKI (step
    in), right and left
  3. Attacking side: CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in), CHUDAN SOTO UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left
  4. Blocking side: CHUDAN SOTO UKE (step back), CHUDAN JUN ZUKI
    (step in), right and left
    * Attacking order to be right JOUDAN, right CHUDAN, then left JODAN, left CHUDAN. No TAI SABAKI moving off the line of attack

2nd Kyu brown

KIHON

Moving basics from GEDAN BARAI in ZENKUTSU DACHI

  1. CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
  2. JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
  3. CHUUDAN SOTO UKE in ZENKUTSU DACHI, changing stance to KIBA DACHI, YOKO ENPI, YOKO URAKEN UCHI (step in)
  4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
  5. SHUTOU UKE in KOKUTSU DACHI, NUKITE in ZENKUTSU DACHI (step in)
  6. GEDAN KAKI WAKE UKE, MAE GERI (step in)
  7. REN GERI (CHUUDAN, JOUDAN) (step in)
  8. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each)
  9. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each)
  10. MAWASHI GERI (step in)

KATA

TEKKI SHODAN

KUMITE

KIHON IPPON KUMITE (KIRI KAESHI)

  1. Attacking side: JODAN JUN ZUKI (step in), JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left
    Blocking side: JODAN AGE UKE (step back), JODAN JUN ZUKI (step
    in), right and left
  2. Attacking side: CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in), CHUDAN SOTO UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left
    Blocking side: CHUDAN SOTO UKE (step back), CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in), right and left
  3. Attacking side: CHUDAN MAE GERI (step in), GEDAN BARAI,
    GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left
    Blocking side: GEDAN BARAI (step back), CHUDAN MAE GERI (step
    in), right and left

* Attacking order to be right JODAN, right CHUDAN, right MAE GERI,
then left JODAN, left CHUDAN. No TAI SABAKI moving off the line of attack

1st Kyu brown

KIHON

Moving basics from GEDAN BARAI in ZENKUTSU DACHI

  1. CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
  2. SANBON REN ZUKI (step in)
  3. JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
  4. CHUDAN SOTO UKE, YOKO ENPI, YOKO URAKEN UCHI (ZENKUTSU DACHI changing stance to KIBA DACHI) (step in)
  5. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, KIZAMI ZUKI, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
  6. GEDAN BARAI, GYAKU ZUKI (step in)
  7. SHUTOU UKE KOKUTSU DACHI, ZENKUTSU DACHI NUKITE (step back)
  8. GEDAN KAKI WAKE UKE, MAE GERI (step in)
  9. REN GERI (CHUDAN, JODAN) (step in)
  10. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each) (step in)
  11. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each) (step in)
  12. MAWASHI GERI (step in)

KATA

BASSAI DAI or KANKU DAI (your choice)

KUMITE

JIYU IPPON KUMITE semi free left leg forward

Right hand attack JODAN JUN ZUKI, right CHUDAN JUN ZUKI, right
CHUDAN MAE GERI, right CHUDAN YOKO GERI KEKOMI,
right CHUDAN MAWASHI GERI – one side only.

JKA Dan Test Requirements 2015

Subject to Examiner

1st Dan

KIHON

GEDAN BARAI in ZENKUTSU DACHI

Down block into basic front stance kai on down block. All techniques done in basic stance.
Execute 3 repetitions of each technique Holding punch extended in basic stance. Kai last technique.

  1. SANBON REN ZUKI (step in)
    Step triple punch, first face, then alternating hands body, body, hold last punch extended in basic front stance.
  2. JODAN AGE UKE, CHUDAN MAE GERI, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
    Step back front stance, rising block, front kick in place, then reverse punch hold, basic.
  3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE, YOKO ENPI, YOKO URAKEN UCHI (ZENKUTSU DACHI changing stance to KIBA DACHI) (step in)
    Step front stance, outside block body, shift horse riding stance elbow strike to body, backlist to face recoil, basic
  4.  CHUDAN UCHI UKE, KIZAMI ZUKI, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
    Step back front stance, inside block, jab punch face, reverse punch body hold, basic.
  5. SHUTOU UKE in KOKUTSU DACHI, ZENKUTSU DACHI NUKITE (step in)
    Step forward back stance knife hand block, shift to front stance spear hand body hold basic.
  6. MAE GERI (step in)
    Stepping front snap kick body.
  7. REN GERI (CHUDAN, JOUDAN) (step in)
    Step forward front snap kick body, step forward again front snap kick face.
  8. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each
    Horse riding stance, shift sideways in front or over your plant or balance foot, snap kick body with plant foot.
    If you shift with your right leg, you would kick with your left facing same direction.
  9. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (in KIBA DACHI, right and left 3 times each
    Horse riding stance, shift sideways in front or over plant or balance foot, thrust kick body with plant foot.
    If you shift with your right leg, you would kick with your left facing same direction.
  10. MAWASHI GERI (step in)
    Step forward round house kick

KATA

BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI, ENPI or JION (your choice)

KUMITE

JIYU IPPON KUMITE
Semi Free sparring, left leg forward both sides

JOUDAN JUN ZUKI,
Attack stepping lung punch face right hand
CHUDAN JUN ZUKI,
Attack stepping lung punch body right hand
CHUDAN MAE GERI
Attack stepping front kick body right foot
CHUDAN YOKO GERI KEKOMI,
Attack stepping front side thrust kick body right foot
CHUDAN MAWASHI GERI –
Attack stepping front round house kick body right foot

Attacking side must announce attack. Both sides left leg forward.
Once side attacks all techniques, than the other side attacks same. Defensive moves your choice.

2nd Dan

KIHON

Done from free stance, 3 times

  1. KIZAMI ZUKI, SANBON REN ZUKI (free Kamae) (step in)
    Jab punch, step triple punch, recover to free stance
  2. JOUDAN AGE UKE, CHUDAN SOTO UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (Block with same arm) (step back)
    Step back rising block, outside block same arm, reverse punch, recover to free stance
  3. MAE GERI, JUN ZUKI (free Kamae) (step in)
    Stepping front kick, same side, lung punch face, recover to free Kamae
  4. GEDAN BARAI (step back) CHUDAN JUN ZUKI, CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
    Step back down block, step forward punch body, step forward again punch body, recover to free stance
  5. SHUTOU UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, NUKITE (KOKUTSU DACHI to ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
    Step forward, back stance knife hand block, jab front kick, shift front stance spear hand, recover to free stance
  6. YOKO GERI KEAGE, YOKO GERI KEKOMI (KIBA DACHI, alternate feet)
    From horse riding stance, shift across the front of plant leg, snap kick with balance leg, shift across over in front to side thrust kick, opposite leg back to horse riding stance facing opposite side.
  7. YOKO GERI KEKOMI, GYAKU ZUKI (free Kamae) (step in)
    Step side thrust kick reverse punch, recover to free stance
  8. MAWASHI GERI, GYAKU ZUKI (free Kamae) (step in)
    Step round house kick reverse punch, recover to free stance

KATA

Student’s favorite KATA

KUMITE

JIYU KUMITE free sparring

3rd Dan

KIHON Done from free stance, 3 times

  1. KIZAMI ZUKI, SANBON REN ZUKI (free Kamae) (step in)
    Jab punch, step triple punch, recover to free stance
  2. JODAN AGE UKE, CHUDAN SOTO UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (with same arm) (step back)
    Step back rising block, outside block same arm, reverse punch, recover to free stance
  3. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, KIZAMI ZUKI, GYAKU ZUKI (KOKUTSU DACHI to ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
    Step forward back stance inside block, jab punch, shift front stance reverse punch, recover to free stance
  4. SHUTOU UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, NUKITE (KOKUTSU DACHI to ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step back)
    Step back, back stance knife hand block, jab front kick, shift front stance spear hand, recover to free stance
  5. JODAN AGE UKE (step back) MAWASHI GERI, YOKO URAKEN UCHI, CHUDAN JUN ZUKI (step in)
    Step back front stance rising block, step forward roundhouse kick, back fist face,
    step forward front stance, lung punch body, recover to free stance
  6. MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI, GYAKU ZUKI (step in) (alternating feet)
    Step forward front kick, step forward side thrust kick, step forward roundhouse kick reverse punch, recover to free stance.
  7. MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI -ZENKUTSU DACHI, Same feet left/right in place
    In place front kick, side thrust kick, back thrust kick right than left side.

KATA

Student’s favorite KATA

KUMITE

JIYU KUMITE free sparring

4th Dan

KIHON

Done from free stance 3 times

  1. KIZAMI ZUKI, SANBON REN ZUKI (free Kamae) (step in)
    Jab punch, step triple punch, recover to free stance
  2. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, KIZAMI ZUKI, GYAKU ZUKI (KOKUTSU DACHI to ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step back)
    Step forward back stance inside block, jab punch, shift to front stance reverse punch, recover to free stance
  3. SHUTOU UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, NUKITE (KOKUTSU DACHI, ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
    Step forward, back stance knife hand block, jab front kick, shift front stance spear hand recover to free stance
  4. MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, GYAKU ZUKI stepping same leg
    Step forward front kick then side thrust kick same leg, reverse punch, recover to free stance
  5. MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI (ZENKUTSU DACHI
    same feet in place)
    In place front kick, side thrust kick, back thrust kick, both sides.
  6. GYAKU ZUKI (Idomokuhyo: punching at different points by examiner’s direction)

KATA

Student’s favorite KATA; also SHITEI KATA (from HEIAN SHODAN to TEKKI SHODAN) specified by examiner

KUMITE

JIYU KUMITE

5th Dan

GYAKU ZUKI (Idomokuhyo: punching at different points by examiner’s
direction)

KATA – GYAKU ZUKI, Student’s favorite KATA, SHITEI KATA (from
HEIAN SHODAN to TEKKI SHODAN) specified by examiner; Question
and Answer Session

KUMITE – JIYU KUMITE free sparring

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