Syllabus

The level achieved in karate training is reflected by the belt colour, and should accurately indicate the skills. In this sense, the belt is the primary source of knowledge about the achievements and shows how much karateka must learn. The belt system is in line with the idea of karate as a continuous process of learning and improvement, from the lower to the highest ranks. The belt symbolizes the never-ending process of self-development in the art of karate.

Kyu (9) Kyu

KARATE KNOWLEDGE

a) Explain the meaning of the following:

• Traditional Karate, Karateka, Sensei,

• Rei, Oss, Seiza, Mokuso, Yame, Yoy, Ki ai

b) Count to ten in Japanese.

ETIQUETTE

a. Demonstrate the following:

• standing bow (rei)

• seiza

• way of conduct in the training facility (dojo):

• way of entering and leaving a dojo

• way of conducting in case of a late arrival

• way of addressing an instructor

• way of tying a belt (obi)

• way of folding a karate uniform (gi)

KIHON (technique) – there are five repetitions on instructor’s count

1. (HD)    10x choku zuki  chudan

2. (HD)   10x age uke

3. (HsD) 10x mae geri chudan

4. (HD)   10x gedan barai

5. (ZE)    10x ren zuki chudan

6. (KI)    10x choku zuki chudan

Training period – 1,5 month (at least 12 sessions attended)

Key to stance symbols:

(HD) – Heiko-dachi

(KI) – Kiba-dachi

(HsD)- Heisoku-dachi

(ZE) – Zenkutsu-dachi

Hachi (8) Kyu

KATA – Heian Shodan

KIHON – there are five repetitions on instructor’s count

1. (ZE-F)    5x oizuki chudan

2. (ZE-B)    5x age uke

3. (ZE-F)    5x gyaku zuki chudan

4. (ZE-B)    5x uchi ude uke

5. (ZE-F)    5x soto ude uke

6. (ZE-B)    5x gedan barai

7. (ZE-F)    5x mae geri

8. (KO-B)   5x shuto uke

KUMITE – Kihon ippon kumite

Attack: j. oi zuki,  c. oi zuki,  mae geri,

Defense: age uke (ZE), soto uke (ZE), gedan barai (ZE)

Training period – 3 months (at least 24 sessions attended)

TEST

Side split, butterfly, bridge

Key to stance symbols:

(KO) – Kokutsu-dachi

(F) – forward,

(B) – backwards

Hichi (7) Kyu

KATA – Heian Nidan

KIHON – there are five repetitions on instructor’s count

1. (ZE-F) 5x oi zuki jodan

2. (ZE-B) 5x age uke – gyaku zuki

3. (ZE-F) 5x gyaku zuki chudan

4. (ZE-B) 5x uchi udeuke –gyaku zuki

5. (ZE-F) 5x soto udeuke – gyaku zuki

6. (ZE-B) 5x gedan barai –gyaku zuki

7. (ZE-F) 5x mae geri

8. (ZE-F) 5x mawashi geri chudan

9. (KO-F) 5x shuto uke

10. (KI-F,B) 5x yoko geri keage (left/right, 3 times each)

11. (ZE-F) 5x ren-zuki

12. (ZE-B) 5x mae geri – oi zuki

KUMITE – Kihon ippon kumite

Attack: j. oi zuki,  c. oi zuki, mae geri,  j. mawashi geri, yoko geri

Defense: age uke (ZE), soto uke (ZE), gedan barai(ZE),   uchi uke (KO), soto uke (KI)

Counter attack: gyaku zuki

Training period – 3 months (at least 24 sessions attended) since last exam

TEST

Flexibility: split (side and forward), butterfly, bridge

Roku (6) Kyu

KATA – Heian Sandan + bunkai (application of elements of kata)

KIHON – own count

1. (ZE-F) sanbon zuki

2. (ZE-B) age uke – gyaku zuki

3. (ZE-F) uchi uke – kizami zuki – gyaku zuki

4. (ZE-B) soto uke – (KI) yoko empi uchi

5. (KO-F) shuto uke – kizami mae geri – (ZE) gyaku nukite

6. (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – mae geri

7. (KI-F)  yoko geri keage (left/right – 3 times each)

8. (KI-F) yoko geri kekomi (left/right – 3 times each)

9. (ZE-F) mawashi geri jodan

10. (ZE-F) mae geri – mawashi geri (3 times)

11. (ZE-F) mae geri –  gyaku zuki

12. (ZE-F) Kizami zuki – gyaku zuki

KUMITE – Kihon ippon kumite

Attack: j. oi zuki,  c. gyaku zuki,  mae geri,  yoko geri,  j. mawashi geri.

Defense: age uke,  soto uke,  gedan barai,  soto uke , uchi uke.

Counter attack: gyaku zuki

Training period – 3 months (at least 24 sessions attended) since last exam

TEST

Flexibility: split (side and forward), butterfly, bridge

Power of technique (on the pad): Gyaku zuki, Mawashi geri, Tokui

Go (5) Kyu

KATA – Heian Yodan + bunkai (application of elements of kata)

KIHON – own count

1. (ZE-F) sanbon zuki

2. (ZE-B) age uke – gyaku zuki – age empi uchi

3. (ZE-F) soto uke –  yoko empi uchi (KI) – gyaku zuki

4. (ZE-B) uchi uke – kizami zuki – gyaku zuki

5. (ZE-F) shuto uchi

6. (KO-F) shuto uke – kizami yoko geri –  gyaku zuki

7. (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – mawashi geri

8. (KI-F) yoko geri keage – (left/right – 3 times each)

9. (KI-F) yoko geri kekomi- (left/right – 3 times each)

10. (ZE-F) ren mawashi geri chudan, jodan (same leg)

11. (ZE-F) ushiro geri

12. (ZE-F) mae geri – j. mawashi geri – gyaku zuki

13. (ZE-F) Kizami zuki – gyaku zuki

KUMITE – Jiyu ippon kumite

Attack: j. oi zuki, c. gyaku izuki, mae geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri. Defense: age uke, soto uke, gedan barai, uchi uke, kake uke. Counter attack: any uchi or geri (at least 3 times)

Training period – 3 months (at least 24 sessions attended) since last exam

TEST

1) Flexibility: split (side and forward), butterfly, bridge

2) Power of technique (on the pad): Gyaku zuki, Mawashi geri, Tokui

Shi (4) Kyu

KATA – Heian Godan + bunkai (application of elements of kata)

KIHON – own count

1. (ZE-F) sanbon zuki

2. (ZE-B) age uke – gyaku zuki– age empi uchi

3. (ZE-F) soto uke –  yoko empi uchi – ura ken uchi  – gyaku zuki

4. (ZE-B) uchi uke – gyaku mawashi empi uchi

5. (ZE-F) shuto uchi – gyaku shuto soto uchi

6. (KO-F) shuto uke – kizami mawashi geri – (ZE) gyaku zuki

7. (ZE-F) mae geri – mawashi geri (same leg)

8.  (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – ushiro geri

9. (ZE-F) ura mawashi geri

10. (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – ushiro geri – gyaku zuki

11. (ZE-F) Kizami zuki – gyaku zuki

12. (ZE-F) Mae geri – gyaku zuki

13. (ZE-F) Mawashi geri – gyaku zuki

KUMITE – Jiyu ippon kumite

Attack:  j. oi zuki,  c. gyaku zuki, mae geri, mawashi geri, ura ushiro mawashi geri

Defense: any block

Counter attack: any, including ashi barai (at least 3 times)

Training period – 3 months (at least 24 sessions attended) since last exam

TEST

Flexibility: split (side and forward), butterfly, bridge

Power of technique (on the pad): Gyaku zuki, Ura-ushiro-mawashi geri, Tokui

Strength (to examiner discretion): forearm plank hold for 20s (kids under 13), 40s kids under 18, 60sec for the others, press ups -20,30,50 – accordingly, kiba dachi hold for 40sec, 60sec, 90 sec accordingly

San (3) Kyu

KATA – Bassai Dai+ bunkai (application of elements of kata)

KIHON – own count

1. (ZE-F) sanbon zuki

2. (ZE-B) age uke – gedan barai – gyaku zuki– age empi uchi

3. (ZE-F) soto uke –  yoko empi uchi – ura ken uchi  – gyaku zuki

4. (ZE-B) uchi uke – kizami empi uchi – gyaku mawashi empi uchi

5. (ZE-F) shuto uchi – gyaku shuto soto uchi – haito uchi

6. (KO-F) shuto uke – kizami mawashi geri – (ZE) gyaku zuki

7. (KI-F) yoko geri keage, kekomi (same leg) – (left/right – 3 times each)

8. (ZE-F) mae geri – mawashi geri (same leg)

9. (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – ushiro geri

10. (ZE-F) ura mawashi geri

11. (ZE-F) mawashi geri – ura ushiro mawashi geri

12. (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – ushiro geri – gyaku zuki

13. (ZE-F) ura mawashi geri – ura ken uchi – gyaku zuki

KUMITE

A) Jiyu ippon kumite

Attack: j. oi zuki,  j. kizami zuki, c. gyaku zuki, kizami mae keri, mae geri, yoko keri, mawashi geri,

Defense: any (Sen or Go-no-sen)

B) Jiyu kumite – 2 fights WTKF rules

Training period – 3 months (at least 24 sessions attended) since last exam

TEST

Flexibility: split (side and forward), butterfly, bridge

Power of technique (on the pad): Gyaku zuki, Ura-ushiro-mawashi geri, Tokui

Strength (to examiner discretion): forearm plank hold for 20s (kids under 13), 40s kids under 18, 60sec for the others, press ups -20,30,50 – accordingly,kiba dachi hold for 40sec, 60sec, 90 sec accordingly

Ni (2) Kyu

KATA – Jion + bunkai (application of elements of kata)

KIHON – own count

1. (ZE-F) sanbon zuki

2. (ZE-B) age uke – gedan barai – gyaku zuki– age empi uchi

3. (ZE-F) soto uke –  yoko empi uchi – ura ken uchi  – gyaku zuki

4. (ZE-B) uchi uke – kizami empi uchi – gyaku mawashi empi uchi

5. (ZE-F) shuto uchi – gyaku shuto soto uchi – haito uchi

6. (KO-F) shuto uke – kizami mawashi geri – (ZE) gyaku zuki

7. (KI-F) yoko geri keage, kekomi (same leg) – (left/right – 3 times each)

8. (ZE-F) mae geri – mawashi geri (same leg)

9. (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – ushiro geri

10. (ZE-F) ura mawashi geri

11. (ZE-F) mawashi geri – ura ushiro mawashi geri

12. (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – ushiro geri – gyaku zuki

13. (ZE-F) ura mawashi geri – ura ken uchi – gyaku zuki

KUMITE

A) Jiyu ippon kumite

Attack:  j. oi zuki,  j. kizami zuki, c. gyaku zuki, kizami mae keri, mae geri, yoko keri, mawashi geri, ushiro keri

Defense: any (Sen or Go-no-sen)

B) Jiyu kumite – 2 fights WTKF rules

Training period – 3 months (at least 24 sessions attended) since last exam

TEST

Flexibility: split (side and forward), butterfly, bridge

Power of technique (on the pad): Gyaku zuki, Ura-ushiro-mawashi geri, Tokui

Strength (to examiner discretion): forearm plank hold for 20s (kids under 13), 40s kids under 18, 60sec for the others, press ups -20,30,50 – accordingly, kiba dachi hold for 40sec, 60sec, 90 sec accordingly

Ichi (1) Kyu

KATA – Kanku Dai + bunkai (application of elements of kata)

KIHON – own count

1. (ZE-F) sanbon zuki

2. (ZE-B) age uke – gedan barai – gyaku zuki– age empi uchi

3. (ZE-F) soto uke –  yoko empi uchi – ura ken uchi  – gyaku zuki

4. (ZE-B) uchi uke – kizami empi uchi – gyaku mawashi empi uchi

5. (ZE-F) shuto uchi – gyaku shuto soto uchi – haito uchi

6. (KO-F) shuto uke – kizami mawashi geri – (ZE) gyaku zuki

7. (ZE-F) mae geri – mawashi geri (same leg)

8. (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – ushiro geri

9. (ZE-F) ura mawashi geri

10. (ZE-F) mawashi geri – ura ushiro mawashi geri

11. (ZE-F) kizami mae geri – ushiro geri – gyaku zuki

12. (ZE-F) ura mawashi geri – ura ken uchi – gyaku zuki

13. (ZE) mae keri forward, yoko keage side, yoko kekomi side (ZE)

KUMITE

A) Jiyu ippon kumite

Attack:  j. oi zuki,  j. kizami zuki, c. gyaku zuki, kizami mae keri, mae geri, yoko keri, mawashi geri, ushiro keri

Defense: any  (Sen or Go-no-sen)

B) Jiyu kumite – 2 fights WTKF rules

Training period – 4 months (at least 32 sessions attended) since last exam

TEST

Flexibility: split (side and forward), butterfly, bridge

Power of technique (on the pad): Gyaku zuki, Ura-ushiro-mawashi geri,Tokui

Strength (to examiner discretion): forearm plank hold for 20s (kids under 13), 40s kids under 18, 60sec for the others, press ups -20,30,50 – accordingly, kiba dachi hold for 40sec, 60sec, 90 sec accordingly