Shodan

KIHON

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)

Forward sanbon-zuki
Rotate forward 360’ gyaku-zuki chudan
Back age-uke mae-geri gyaku-zuki.
Forward soto-uke enpi uraken (in kiba-dachi) gyaku-zuki (zenkutsu-dachi).
Back shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) mae-geri (front-leg) nukite (zenkutsu-dachi)
Forward uchi-uke kizami-zuki gyaku-zuki
Mae-geri chudan mae-geri jodan nidan-geri (two-level jumping)
Forward mae-geri yoko-geri kekomi (same leg)
From kiba-dachi. Yoko-geri keage change leg yoko-geri kekomi.
Forward mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki
Forward ushiro-geri gyaku-zuki
Forward double jodan shuto-uchi (from outside then inside)

KUMITE

Jiyu-ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mae, mawashi, yoko, ushiro)

KATA

Tokui-gata. Choose from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi.
Examiner imposes kata from: Heian Shodan – Godan, Tekki Shodan

Nidan

KIHON

All from jiyu kamae.
(Everything x 4)

Forward kizami-zuki sanbon-zuki
Forward kizami-zuki mae-geri oi-zuki
Back age-uke forward mawashi-geri uraken oi-zuki
Forward ushiro-geri uraken gyaku-zuki
Forward gyaku mawashi-geri
Forward ura mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki.
Facing examiner: mae-geri, yoko-geri keage, ushiro-geri
Gyaku-zuki distance control

KUMITE

Jiyu-kumite.

KATA

Tokui kata.
Examiner chooses from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi.

Sandan

KIHON

From jiyu kamae.

Forward kizami-zuki gyaku-zuki choku-zuki oi-zuki gyaku-zuki (gohon renzoku oi-komi – 5 tsuki one step plus yori-ashi),mawatte.
Forward age-empi (kokutsu-dachi), mawashi-empi (zenkutsu-dachi), yoko-empi (kiba-dachi)
Forward gyaku mawashi-geri mawashi-geri (same leg)
Forward ura mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki
Forward mae-geri oi-zuki, mawashi-geri uraken, ushiro-geri gyaku-zuki.
Facing examiner: mae-geri, yoko-geri, ushiro-geri, mawashi-geri

KUMITE

Jiyu-kumite.

KATA

Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi.

Yondan

Examinee must have mastered all karate techniques, can understand their principles, apply them fully and be able to give general instruction. Questions will be asked in reference to a basic technique.

KUMITE

Jiyu-kumite or (by prior arrangement with examining board) either self-defense or detailed explanation of tokui-waza with a partner.

KATA

Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from: Tekki Nidan, Tekki Sandan, Bassai-dai, Jion, Enpi, Kanku-dai, Hangetsu, Jitte

Godan

Examinee must have attained an exceptionally high level of karate technique and displayed originality in their karate. Questions will be asked in reference to a basic technique.

KUMITE

Jiyu-kumite or (by prior arrangement with examining board) either self-defense or detailed explanation of tokui-waza with a partner.

KATA

Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from: Bassai-sho, Kanku-sho, Jiin, Wankan, Chinte, Unsu, Sochin and ask questions about the examinee’s tokui kata.

Rokudan

Examinee must have obtained an exceptionally high level of karate both in technique and soul. Questions will be asked in reference to a basic technique.

KUMITE

Jiyu-kumite or (by prior arrangement with examining board) either self-defense or detailed explanation of tokui-waza with a partner.

KATA

Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from:Bassai-dai, Bassai-sho, Kanku-dai, Kanku-sho, Jion, Jiin, Enpi, Hangetsu, Tekki Nidan, Tekki Sandan, Nijushiho, Gojushiho-sho, Gojushiho-dai, Meikyo, Jitte, Gankaku, Wankan, Chinte, Unsu, Sochin and ask questions about the examinee’s tokui kata.

Nanadan

Examinee must have obtained an exceptionally high level of karate with complete maturity both in technique and soul after devoting themselves to training.

KUMITE

Explanation of technique developed to a high level by examinee accompanied by written thesis.

KATA

Jiyu

Hachidan

For those who have obtained an acutely refined level of karate after devoting themselves to training.

KUMITE

Explanation of technique developed to a highly refined degree by examinee accompanied by a written thesis.

KATA

Jiyu