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Syllabus

JKS Examination Curriculum

10th - 9th - 8th Kyu

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8th-kyu-belt

Kihon

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

  • Chudan Oi-zuki ( step forward)
  • Jodan Age-uke (step back)
  • Chudan Soto-uke (step forward)
  • Kokutsu-dachi, Shutou-uke (step back)
  • Gedan Barai (step back)

Mawatte Kakiwake gedan kamae

  • Mae-geri (step forward)

From Kiba-dachi

  • Yoko ke-komi (both sides) for 10th and 9th kyu
  • Yoko Ke-Age (both sides) for 8th kyu

Kumite

Gohon-Kumite (5 step sparing)

  • Jodan Oi-zuki
  • Chudan Oi-zuki

Kata

10th Kyu - Jo no Kata

9th Kyu - Heian Shodan

8th Kyu - Heian Nidan

7th - 6th Kyu

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6th-kyu-belt

Kihon

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

  • Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Gyaku- zuki ( step forward)
  • Jodan Age-uke (step back)
  • Chudan Soto-uke (step forward)
  • Chudan Uchi-uke (step back)
  • Gedan Barai (stepforward)
  • Koukutsu-dachi, Shutou-uke (step back)

From Jiyu-na-kamae

  • Mae-geri (step forward)
  • Mawashi geri (step forward)

From Kiba-dachi

  • Yoko geri Ke-age (step forward)
  • Yoko geri Ke-komi (step forward)

 

Kumite

Gohon-Kumite

  • Jodan Oi-zuki
  • Chudan Oi-zuki
  • Mae-geri

Kata

  • 7th Kyu: Heian Sandan
  • 6th Kyu: Heian Yondan

5th - 4th Kyu

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Kihon

From Zenkutsu- dachi Gedan gamae

  • Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Gyaku- zuki ( step forward)
  • Jodan Age-uke, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
  • Chudan Soto-Uke , Gyaku zuki (step forward)
  • Chudan Uchi-uke , Gyaku-zuki (step back)
  • Gedan Barai , Gyaku zuki (step forward)
  • Koukutsu-dachi, Shutou-uke, Nekoashi-dachi Gedan Barai (step back)
  • Gedan Barai , Nekoashi-dachi, Chudan Uchi- uke, Zenkutsu dachi, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

From Zenkutsu- dachi Gedan gamae

  •  Mae- geri, Oi-zuki (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan gamae

  • Mawashi -geri  Gyaku-zuki (step forward) * Keep the hand at the same position before kicking

From Kiba-dachi

  • Yoko geri Ke-age switch legs Yoko geri Ke-komi

Mawatte Gedan gamae

  • Turning and stepping forward Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki

Kumite

Kihon Ippon Kumite

  • Jodan Oi-zuki
  • Chudan Oi-zuki
  • Mae-geri
  • Yoko-geri
  • Mawashi-geri)

Kata

  • 5th Kyu: Heian Yondan, Junro Shodan
  • 4th Kyu: Heian Godan, Junro Nidan

3rd - 2nd - 1st Kyu

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2th-kyu-belt
1st-kyu-belt

Kihon

From Zenkutsu- dachi Gedan gamae

  • Sanbon-zuki (step forward)
  • Jodan Age- uke, Nekoashi- dachi Gedan Barai, Front Leg Mae-geri, Zenkutsu –dachi Gyaku-zuki (step back) * Keep Nekoashi-dachi after kicking, then shift into Zenkutsu-dachi Gyaku-zuki
  • Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi (step forward)
  • Koukutsu-dachi, Shutou- uke, Nukite (step back)
  • Gedan Barai, Nekoashi- dachi, Uchi- uke, Zenkutsu –dachi, Ura -zuki, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan-kamae

  • Mae-geri , Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Gyaku-zuki (step forward) * In Oi-zuki (hanmi, side facing), Gyaku - zuki (shomen, frontal facing)
  • Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Ura Mawashi-geri (both sides)

Mawatte Gedan-kamae

  • Yoko Ke-age, Ke-komi (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan gamae

  • Turning & stepping forward Ura Shuto-uchi, Haito uchi (step forward)

Kumite

Jiyu Ippon Kumite

  • Jodan Oi-zuki
  • Chudan Oi-zuki
  • Mae-geri, Yoko-geri
  • Mawashi-geri
  • Ushiro-geri

Kata

  • 3rd Kyu - Junro Sandan, Kata of choice (Jion, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Bassadai)
  • 2nd Kyu- Junro Yondan , Kata of choice (Jion, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Bassadai)
  • 1st Kyu - Junro Godan ,   Kata of choice (Jion, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Bassadai)

Shodan

Shodan-black-belt

Kihon

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

  • Long step forward Sanbon-zuki (step forward)
  • Long step backwards Jodan Age-uke, Mae-geri , Gyaku-zuki (step back)
  • Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi, Zenkutsu-dachi, Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
  • Koukutsu-dachi, Shuto-uke, Nekoashi-dachi Gedan Barai, Front leg Mae-geri Gyaku-zuki (step back) * Keep Nekoashi-dachi after kicking, then shift into Zenkutsu-dachi Gyaku-zuki
  • Mae-geri Oizuki, Mawashi- geri Gyaku-zuki, Ushiro-geri Gyaku-zuki, Ura Mawashi-geri  Gyaku-zuki (both sides)
  • From Zenkutsu-dachi, Same leg Yoko Ke-age, Ke-komi, Gyaku-zuki (step Forward)

Mawatte Jiyu-na-kamae (both sides acceptable, choose either left or right side)

  • Yose ashi (move back leg half step) Kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki (step forward)
  • Yori ashi (long step forward) Gyaku-zuki, change side Gyaku zuki (step forward
  • Move front leg forward, Mae-geri, Oi-zuki, gyaku-zuki ( step forward)

Kumite

Jiyu Kumite

Kata

  • Kata of choice (Heian Shodan - Heian Godan, Junro Shodan - Junro Godan , Tekki Shodan,)
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice from Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Enpi, Jion)

Nidan

Shodan-black-belt

Kihon

From Jiyu-no-Kamae

  • Long step forward Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki (both sides)
  • +Mae-geri, Oi-zuki, Gyaku-zuki
  • +Mawashi-geri, uraken, gyaku zuki

*going out, the three combinations should perform in three counts. Returning all three combinations should be performed in one count. Can be performed either left or right side (examiners choice)

  • Yori Ashi (long slide forward) Kizami zuki , Gyaku Zuki, step back Jordan Nagashi-uke, gyaku zuki
  • +Mae-geri, Oizuki, Gyaku- zuki, step back 45Degrees, Gedan Barai, Gyaku-zuki
  • +Mawashi-geri, Uraken, gyaku-zuki, step back 45 degrees Jordan Uchi-uke, Gyaku-zuki

*going out, the three combinations should perform in three counts. Returning all three combinations should be performed in one count. Can be performed either left or right side (examiners choice)

  •  From Zenkutsu-dachi In place: same leg Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri , Ushiro-geri (both sides)

Kumite

Jiyu Kumite

Kata

  • Kata of choice (Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion, Junro Kata),
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)

Sandan

Shodan-black-belt

Kumite

Jiyu Kumite

Kata

  • Shitei Kata (Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion, Jitte, Gankaku,  Hangetsu, Junro Kata)
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)

Yondan

Shodan-black-belt

Kumite

Jiyu Kumite (If unable to do Jiyu Kumite, a Karate report must be presented instead, but Jiyu Kumite is preferred)

Kata

  • Shitei Kata (All Shotokan Kata and Junro kata)
  • Tokui Kata (Kata of choice)
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