Grading Requirements – 9th Kyu

Current Grade: Beginner (White Belt)

Syllabus

1st Section: Kihon (basic moves)
Moving into Gedan-barai (low level sweep in forward / front stance)
1) Moving forward 4 times Mark: 1 2 3 4 5
Oi-zuki (straight punch) Jodan (head level). Kiai on last punch Commets:
2) Moving back 4 times Mark: 1 2 3 4 5
Age-uke (upward rising block). Kiai on last block Commens:
3) Moving forward 4 times Mark: 1 2 3 4 5
Oi-zuki (straight punch) Chudan (middle level). Kiai on last punch Comment:
4) Moving back 4 times Mark: 1 2 3 4 5
Soto-ude-uke (outside to inside forearm block). Kiai on last block Comments:
Yame (stop)
Moving into Zenkutsu Dachi (forward / front stance with both arms outstretched to the side)
5) Moving forward 3 times Mark: 1 2 3 4 5
Mae-geri (front kick) Chudan (middle level) Kiai on last kick Comments:
Yame (stop)
2nd Section: Kihon Ippon Kumite - Basic 1 Step Sparring
One step Jodan attack. (blocking left side) Mark: 1 2 3 4 5
Comments:
3rd Section: Kata
Taikyo-ku Shodan (Kihon Kata) - Great Ultimate beginning step (Basic) Mark: 1 2 3 4 5
First half of the Kata only – up to the first Kiai Comments:
4th Section: Dojo Kun Mark: 1 2 3 4 5