Shodan ( Black Belt 1st Dan ) Curriculum

Shodan (Black Belt – 1st Dan) Time Requirement, one year after 1st Kyu

Renzoku Kihon (Combination Techniques)

  • Moto dachi Chudan Gamae,
    • Mae Geri to the front, Yoko Geri to the side, Mawashi Geri to the front (with one leg)

Renzoku Ido Kihon (Combination Moving Techniques)

  • Zenkutsu Dachi  
    •  Moving Forward   —>  Gedan Barai, Gyaku Tsuki —>   Chudan Yoko Uke, Gyaku Tsuki   —>  Yoko Uchi Uke, Gyaku Tsuki  —> Age Uke, Gyaku Tsuki  <— Moving backward ( and Backward diagonally ) and performing the same set
  • Neko Ashi Dachi Chudan Yoko Uke, with front leg, Mae Geri followed by Jodan Mawashi Geri, landing on Moto Dachi Gyaku Tsuki  <— shift back to Neko Ashi Dachi with Chudan Yoko Uke and start over

Kata (Form)

  • Mandatory ( Bassai Dai, Seienchin)
  • Tokui (Heian Shodan to Godan, Juroku, Itosu Rohai Shodan, Shinsei, Matsumura Rohai, Jitte, Naihanchi Shodan)

Kumite  (Sparring)

  • Hokei Kumite( Yakusoku Kumite of Heian katas)
    • Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yodan, Heian Godan
  • Shiai Kumite ( Point Sparring)

Kata Bunkai

  • Mandatory (Bassai Dai)
  • Tokui (Candidates will be asked for the Bunkai of the performing their Tokui katas)