Standard of Karate's Dan/Kyu Examination (JKA's Standard)

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Descriptions

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 Kyu-9
Kihon
  • Chuudan Jun-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Chuudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>

White

        

Kumite

-

Kata

-

 Kyu-8

Kihon

  • Chuudan Jun-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Chuudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>

White

        

Kumite

  Gohon Kumite (5 steps)
  • Joudan Junzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) 
  • Chuudan Junzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) 

Kata

  Heian Shodan

 

* Examiners look predominantly for correct basic form

 Kyu-7

Kihon

  • Chuudan Jun-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Chuudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Chuudan Uchi-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Yoko geri Ke-age (Kiba-dachi) >>>>>(R/L 3 times each)

Yellow

        

Kumite

  Gohon Kumite (5 steps)
  • Joudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Chuudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi)

Kata

  Heian Nidan

 Kyu-6

Kihon

  • Chuudan Jun-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke + Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Chuudan Soto-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Chuudan Uchi-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Yoko geri Ke-age (Kiba-dachi) >>>>>(R/L  3 times each)
  • Yoko geri Ke-komi (Kiba-dachi) >>>>>(R/L  3 times each)

Yellow

         

Kumite

  Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 steps)
  • Joudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>
  • Chuudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>
Kata Heian Sandan
 

 * Examiners look for correct pivoting of the hips during renzoku-waza, and clear grasp of the hand techniques

 Kyu-5

Kihon

  • Chuudan Jun-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Chuudan Soto-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Chuudan Uchi-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Yoko geri Ke-age (Kiba-dachi) >>>>> (R/L 3 times each)
  • Yoko geri Ke-komi (Kiba-dachi) >>>>> (R/L 3 times each)

Green

       

Kumite

  Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 steps)
  • Joudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>
  • Chuudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>

Kata

  Heian Yondan

 Kyu-4

Kihon

  • Chuudan Jun-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Chuudan Soto-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Chuudan Uchi-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Yoko geri Ke-age (Kiba-dachi) >>>>> (R/L 3 times each)
  • Yoko geri Ke-komi (Kiba-dachi) >>>>> (R/L 3 times each)

Violet

        

Kumite

  Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 steps)
  • Joudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>
  • Chuudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>

Kata

  Heian Godan

 

* Examiners are looking for appropriate degree of strength and sharpness of execution in each technique ( Kihon , Kumite , Kata )

Kyu - 3

Kihon

  • Chuudan Jun-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Chuudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) + Yoko Empi (Kiba-dachi)  >>>>>
  • Chuudan Uchi-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chuudan-Joudan) (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Yoko geri Ke-age (Kiba-dachi) >>>>>(R/L 3 times each)
  • Yoko geri Ke-komi (Kiba-dachi) >>>>>(R/L 3 times each)
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>

Brown

       

Kumite

  Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 steps)
  • Joudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>
  • Chuudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>
  • Yoko-geri Ke-komi (Zenkutsu-dachi) <R/L>

Kata

  Tekki Shodan

 Kyu-2

Kihon

  • Chuudan Jun-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Chuudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) + Yoko Empi + Yoko Urakan Uchi (Kiba-dachi)  >>>>>
  • Chuudan Uchi-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chuudan-Joudan) (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Yoko geri Ke-age (Kiba-dachi) >>>>> (R/L 3 times each)
  • Yoko geri Ke-komi (Kiba-dachi) >>>>> (R/L 3 times each)
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>

Brown

       

Kumite

  Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 steps)(KIRI KAESHI)

1. Attacking side: JOUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), JOUDAN AGEUKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left

Blocking side: JOUDAN AGEUKE (step back), JOUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), right and left

2. Attacking side: CHUUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), CHUUDAN SOTOUKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left

Blocking side: CHUUDAN SOTOUKE (step back), CHUUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), right and left

4. Attacking side: CHUUDAN MAEGERI (step in), GEDAN BARAI, GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left

Blocking side: GEDAN BARAI (step back), CHUUDAN MAEGERI (step in), right and left

* Attacking order to be right JOUDAN, right CHUUDAN, right MAEGERI, then left JOUDAN, left CHUUDAN. No TAISABAKI

Kata

Sentei Kata ( choose any of these )
  • Bassaidai
  • Kankudai
  • Jion
  • Empi

Kyu - 1

Kihon

  • Chuudan Jun-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Sambon Renzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke + Chuudan Gyaku-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Chuudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) + Yoko Empi + Yoko Urakan Uchi (Kiba-dachi)  >>>>>
  • Chuudan Uchi-uke + Kizami-zuki + Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Gedan-barai + Gyaku-zuki >>>>>
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Gedan Kakiwake Uke + Maegeri >>>>>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chuudan-Joudan) (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Yoko geri Ke-age (Kiba-dachi) >>>>>(R/L 3 times each)
  • Yoko geri Ke-komi (Kiba-dachi) >>>>>(R/L 3 times each)
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>

Brown

       

Kumite

  Jiyu Ippon Kumite (1 steps - one side only)
  • Joudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Chuudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Yoko-geri Ke-komi (Zenkutsu-dachi)

Kata

Sentei Kata ( choose any of these )
  • Bassaidai
  • Kankudai
  * Examiners look for ease and naturalness of execution, for speedy and powerful kime, and for smooth ,
instantaneous, dynamic elasticity of delivery .

Dan - 1

Kihon

  • Sambon Renzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke + Chuudan Mae-gari + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Chuudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) + Yoko Empi + Yoko Urakan (Kiba-dachi)  >>>>>
  • Chuudan Uchi-uke + Joudan Kizami-zuki + Chuudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <<<<<
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chuudan-Joudan) (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>
  • Yoko-geri Keage (Kiba-dachi) >>>>> (R/L 3 times each)
  • Yoko-geri Ke-komi (Kiba-dachi) >>>>> (R/L 3 times each)
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) >>>>>

Black

         

Kumite

   Jiyu Ippon Kumite (1 steps - one side only)
  • Joudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Chuudan Oizuki (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Yoko-geri Ke-komi (Zenkutsu-dachi)

Kata

Sentei Kata ( choose any of these )
  • Bassaidai
  • Kankudai
  • Jion
  • Empi
 

* Examiners test for basic understanding and functional ability in the foundational techniques of karate.

Dan - 2

Kihon

  Start from Kamae
  • Kizami-zuki + Sambon Renzuki >>>>>
  • Mae-geri + Jun-zuki >>>>>
  • Joudan Age-uke, Chuudan Soto-uke, Gyakuzuki (Block with same arm) <<<<<
  • Chuudan Junzuki, Chuudan Junzuki >>>>>
  • Shutou-uke, Kizami Maegari, Nukite (Kokutsu Dachi to Zenkutsu Dachi) >>>>>
  • Yokigeri Keage, Yokogeri Kekomi (Kiba Dachi, alternate feet), Yokogeri Kekomi, Gyaku zuki (free Kamae) >>>>>
  • Mawashi-geri, Gyakuzuki

Black

         

Kumite

  Jiyu Kumite (free style)

Kata

  Favorite Kata
 

* Examiners test for understanding and proficiency in the foundational techniques of karate.

 

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