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10th Kyu

KIHON (In place basics in SHIZEN TAI)
1. CHUDAN CHOKU ZUKI
2. JODAN AGE UKE
3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE
4. GEDAN BARAI
5. MAE GERI (HEISOKU DACHI, GEDAN KAKIWAKE)

* “GOREI” command (From right side two action in turn for each WAZA)

9th Kyu

KIHON (In place basics in SHIZEN TAI to ZENKUTSU DACHI and back to SHIZEN TAI)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI
2. JODAN AGE UKE
3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE,
4. MAE GERI (ZENKUTSU

* “GOREI” command (From right side two action in turn for each WAZA)

8th Kyu

KIHON (IDOU KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
2. JODAN AGE UKE (step back)
3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE (step in)
4. GEDAN BARAI (step in)
5. CHUDAN UCHI UKE (step back)
6. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE (step in)
7. MAE GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE) (step in)
8. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, stepping in, right and left)
KATA – TAIKYOKU SHODAN
KUMITE – GOHON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN JUNZUKI)

7th Kyu

KIHON (IDOU KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
2. JODAN AGE UKE (step back)
3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE (step in)
4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE (step back)
5. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE (step in)
6. MAE GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE) (step in)
7. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, stepping in, right and left)
KATA – HEIAN SHODAN
KUMITE – GOHON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN JUNZUKI)

6th Kyu

KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
2. JODAN AGE UKE (step back)
3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE (step in)
4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE (step back)
5. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE (step in)
6. MAE GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE) (step in)
7. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and
left) (step in)
8. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (in KIBA DACHI, right and left) (step in)
KATA – HEIAN NIDAN
KUMITE – KIHON IPPON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI – right and left, CHUDAN JUNZUKI – right and left

5th Kyu

KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
2. JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step in)
4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, CHUDAN GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
5. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE (step in)
6. MAE GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE) (step in)
7. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and left) (step in)
8. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (in KIBA DACHI, right and left) (step in)
KATA – HEIAN SANDAN
KUMITE – KIHON IPPON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI – right and left, CHUDAN JUNZUKI – right and left,
CHUDAN MAEGERI GEDAN KAKIWAKE – right and left

4th Kyu

KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (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. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step in)
6. MAE GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE) (step in)
7. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and left) (step in)
8. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (in KIBA DACHI, right and left) (step in)
KATA – HEIAN YONDAN
KUMITE – KIHON IPPON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI – right and left, CHUDAN JUNZUKI – right and left,
CHUDAN MAE GERI GEDAN KAKIWAKE – right and left, CHUDAN YOKO GERI KEKOMI – right and left)

3rd Kyu

KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
2. JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
3. CHUDAN SOTO UKE, GYAKUZUKI (step in)
4. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
5. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step in)
6. MAE GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE) (step in)
7. REN GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE CHUDAN, JODAN) (step in)
8. MAWASHI GERI
9. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and left) (step in)
10. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (in KIBA DACHI, right and left) (step in)
KATA – HEIAN GODAN
KUMITE – KIHON IPPON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI – right and left, CHUDAN JUNZUKI – right and left,
CHUDAN MAE GERI GEDAN KAKIWAKE – right and left, CHUDAN YOKO GERI KEKOMI – right and left)

2nd Kyu

KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
2. JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
3. CHUDAN 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. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step in)
6. MAE GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE) (step in)
7. REN GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE, CHUDAN, JODAN) (step in)
8. MAWASHI GERI (step in)
9. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and left) (step in)
10. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (in ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
KATA – TEKKI SHODAN
KUMITE – JIYU IPPON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN MAE GERI, CHUDAN YOKO GERI KEKOMI right)

1st Kyu

KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
2. SANBON RENZUKI (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, GYAKU ZUKI (step back)
6. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step in)
7. MAE GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE) (step in)
8. RENGERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE CHUDAN, JODAN) (step in)
9. MAWASHI GERI (step in)
10. YOKO GERI KEAGE (in KIBA DACHI, right and left) (step in)
11. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
KATA – BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI, ENPI or JION (your choice)
KUMITE – JIYU IPPON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI,
CHUDAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN MAE GERI,
CHUDAN YOKO GERI KEKOMI, JODAN MAWASHI GERI) right
* Inform your choice of JODAN or CHUDAN for MAWASHI GERI

1st Dan

KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
2. SANBON RENZUKI (step in)
3. JODAN AGE UKE, GYAKUZUKI (step back)
4. CHUDAN SOTO UKE, YOKOENPI, YOKOURA KENUCHI, GYAKUZUKI (ZENKUTSU DACHI changing stance to KIBA DACHI changing stance to ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
5. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, KIZAMI ZUKI, GYAKUZUKI (step back)
6. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step in)
7. MAE GERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE) (step in)
8. RENGERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE CHUDAN, JODAN) (step in)
9. MAWASHI GERI (step in)
10. YOKO GERI KEAGE (KIBA DACHI – right and left) (step in)
11. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (ZENKUTSU DACHI)
KATA – BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI, ENPI or JION (your choice)
KUMITE – JIYU IPPON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN MAE GERI, CHUDAN YOKO GERI KEKOMI, CHUDAN MAWASHI GERI – right only)

* Inform your choice of JODAN or CHUDAN for MAWASHI GERI

2nd Dan
KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
2. SANBON RENZUKI (step in)
3. AGE UKE, SOTO UKE (with same arm), GYAKUZUKI (step back)
4. UCHI UKE, KIZAMIZUKI, GYAKUZUKI (KOKUTSU DACHI to ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
5. KOUKUTSHU SHUTOUKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step back)
6. RENGERI (GEDAN KAKIWAKE CHUDAN, JODAN) (step in)
7. YOKO GERI KEAGE, YOKO GERI KEKOMI (KIBA DACHI, alternate feet)
8. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
9. MAWASHI GERI (step in)
10. AGE UKE (step back), MAWASHI GERI, YOKO URA KEN UCHI, CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
KATA – Student’s favorite KATA
KUMITE – JIYU KUMITE
3rd Dan

KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. JODAN KIZAMI ZUKI, JODAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN GYAKUZUKI (free Kamae) (step in)
2. JODAN AGE UKE, CHUDAN SOTO UKE (with same arm), GYAKUZUKI (step back)
3. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, KIZAMI ZUKI, GYAKU ZUKI (KOKUTSU DACHI to ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
4. KOUKUTSU SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step back)
5. AGE UKE (step back), MAWASHI GERI, YOKOURA KENUCHI, CHUDAN JUNZUKI (step in)
6. MAE GERI, GYAKUZUKI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, GYAKUZUKI, MAWASHI GERI, GYAKUZUKI (alternate feet) (step in)
KATA – Student’s favorite KATA
KUMITE – JIYU KUMITE

4th Dan
KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. SANBON RENZUKI (step in)
2. AGE UKE, SOTO UKE (with same arm), GYAKUZUKI (step back)
3. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, KIZAMIZUKI, GYAKUZUKI (KOKUTSU DACHI, ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
4. SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step back)
5. MAE GERI, JUNZUKI (step in)
6. MAE GERI, GYAKUZUKI (step in)
7. YOKO GERI KEKOMI, GYAKUZUKI (step in)
8. MAWASHI GERI, GYAKUZUKI (step in)
9. MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIROGERI (ZENKUTSU DACHI same feet right and left)
KATA – from HEIAN SHODAN to TEKKI NIDAN specified by examiner, Student’s favorite KATA
KUMITE – JIYU KUMITE
5th Dan

KIHON (IDO KIHON Moving basics)
1. SANBON RENZUKI (step in)
2. AGE UKE, SOTO UKE (with same arm), GYAKUZUKI (step back)
3. CHUDAN UCHI UKE, KIZAMIZUKI, GYAKUZUKI (KOUKUTSU DACHI, ZENKUTSU DACHI) (step in)
4. SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, ZENKUTSU NUKITE (step back)
5. MAE GERI, JODAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN GYAKUZUKI (step in)
6. YOKO GERI KEKOMI, GYAKUZUKI (step in)
7. MAWASHI GERI, GYAKUZUKI (step in)
8. MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI, GYAKUZUKI (alternate feet) (step in)
9. MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIROGERI (ZENKUTSU DACHI, with same foot, right and left)
KATA – from HEIAN SHODAN to TEKKI SANDAN – specified by examiner Student’s favorite KATA (Question and Answer Session)
KUMITE – JIYU KUMITE

6th Dan

KIHON – Specified by examiner
KATA – BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI, ENPI, or JION – specified by examiner Student’s favourite KATA (Question and Answer Session)
KUMITE – JIYU KUMITE
– Question and Answer Session on technique
– Submit a report on technique on the exam day

7th Dan
KIHON – Specified by examiner
KATA – Student’s favorite KATA (Question and Answer Session)
KUMITE – JIYU KUMITE
– Question and Answer Session on technique
– Submit a report on technique on the exam day

8th, 9th, 10th Dan – Recommendation by Shihankai

(Note) From 2nd Dan to 7th Dan: General KUMITE for men/women the age of 60 and above are required JIYU KUMITE or JIYU IPPON KUMITE (JODAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN JUNZUKI, CHUDAN MAE GERI, CHUDAN YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI) right * Inform JODAN or CHUDAN as for MAWASHI GERI

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