KYU TEST REQUIREMENTS

INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS



Through the kyu levels there should be a progress in the ability for the whole body to cooperate to one line of energy, using stance, body dynamics and precise form. We could say that the levels are determined by how much is the whole body being used rather than isolated extremities.

Important: All instructor are obliged to exam according these rules.




8 KYU


KATA: Heian Shodan

KIHON: (2 times each technique)

 

  • Forward Oi Zuki Chudan, Zenkutsu Dachi
  • Back Age Uke, Zenkutsu Dachi
  • Forward Step Soto Uke, Zenkutsu Dachi
  • Back step Shuto Uke, Kokutsu Dachi
  • Forward Mae Geri Chu Dan, Zenkutsu Dachi
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Keage Geri  both directions
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Kekomi Geri  both directions

SANBON KUMITE: (3 steps by count)

 

Offence: Step forward Jodan Oi Zuki
Defence: Step backward Age Uke, on last block to counter.
Same thing Chu Dan Oi Zuki, Soto Uke 3 steps back, on last block to counter.




7 KYU


KATA: Heian Nidan

KIHON: (5 times each technique)

 

  • Forward Oi Zuki Jodan, Zenkutsu Dachi
  • Back Age Uke to Gyaku Zuki Chudan, Zenkutsu Dachi
  • Forward Step Soto Uke to Gyaku Zuki Jodan, Zenkutsu Dachi
  • Back step Shuto Uke, Kokutsu Dachi
  • Forward Mae Geri Jo Dan, Zenkutsu Dachi
  • Forward Mawashi Geri Jo Dan, Zenkutsu Dachi
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Keage Geri  both directions
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Kekomi Geri  both directions

SANBON KUMITE: (3 steps continuous)

 

Offence: Step forward Jodan Oi Zuki
Defence: Step backward Age Uke, on last block to counter.
Same thing Chu Dan Oi Zuki, Soto Uke 3 steps back, on last block to counter.




6 KYU


KATA: Heian Sandan

KIHON: (5 times each technique)

 

  • Forward Oi Zuki Sanbon Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (lunge punch upper section + 2 times midsection Tsuki)
  • Back Age Uke – Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (rising block – reverse punch)
  • Forward Step Soto Uke (Zenkutsu Dachi) to Yoko Enpi Uchi, Kiba dachi (outside block to side elbow attack, Front stance to side stance)
  • Back step Shuto Uke to Nukite, Kokutsu to Zenkutsu (knife hand block to spear hand, back stance to front stance)
  • Forward Mae Geri Ren Geri, Chu Dan to Jo Dan (front kick Mid section to front kick upper section)
  • Mawashi Geri Ren Geri, Chu dan to jo dan (roundhouse kick midsection, switch to Mawashi upper section)
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Keage Geri  both directions
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Kekomi Geri  both directions
  • Combination: Mae Geri chudan to Oi Zuki JoDan (front kick midsection to lunge punch upper section)

IPPON KUMITE: (one step sparring)

Oi Zuki Jodan, Oi Zuki Chudan, one each




5 KYU


KATA: Heian Jondan

KIHON: (5 times each technique)

 

  • Forward Oi Zuki Sanbon Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (lunge punch upper section + 2 times midsection Tsuki)
  • Back Age Uke – Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (rising block – reverse punch)
  • Forward Step Soto Uke (Zenkutsu Dachi) to Yoko Enpi Uchi, kiba dachi to Uraken Uchi (outside block to side elbow attack to back fist strike, Front stance to side stance)
  • Back step Shuto Uke to Kizami Mae Geri to Nukite, Kokutsu to Zenkutsu Dachi (knife hand block, to front leg front kick to spear hand, back stance to front stance)
  • Forward Mae Geri Ren Geri, Chu Dan to Jo Dan (front kick Mid section to front kick upper section)
  • Mawashi Geri Ren Geri, Chu dan to jo dan (roundhouse kick midsection, switch to Mawashi upper section)
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Keage Geri (side snap Kick) both directions
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Kekomi Geri (side Thrust Kick)
  • Combination: Mae Geri chudan to Mawashi Geri Jodan to Gyaku Zuki Chudan (front kick mid section to roundhouse kick upper section to reverse punch midsection

IPPON KUMITE: (one step sparring)

Jodan Oi Zuki, Chudan Oi Zuki, Chudan Mae Geri (one each)




4 KYU


KATA: Heian Godan

KIHON: (5 times each technique)

 

  • Forward Oi Zuki Sanbon Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (lunge punch upper section + 2 times midsection Tsuki)
  • Back Age Uke – Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (rising block – reverse punch)
  • Forward Step Soto Uke (Zenkutsu) to Yoko Enpi Uchi, kiba dachi to Uraken Uchi (outside block to side elbow attack to back fist strike, Front stance to side stance)
  • Back step Shuto Uke to Kizami Mae Geri to Nukite, Kokutsu to Zenkutsu (knife hand block, to front leg front kick to spear hand, back stance to front stance)
  • Forward Mae Geri Ren Geri, ChuDan to JoDan (front kick Mid section to front kick upper section)
  • Mawashi Geri Ren Geri, Chudan to jodan (roundhouse kick midsection, switch to Mawashi upper section)
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Keage Geri (side snap Kick) both directions
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Kekomi Geri (side Thrust Kick)
  • Combination: Mae Geri chudan to Yoko Kekomi Chudan to Gyaku Zuki Chudan (front kick mid section to side thrust kick to reverse punch)

IPPON KUMITE: (one step sparring)

Oi Zuki Chudan, Oizuki Jodan, Mae Geri Chudan, Yoko Kekomi Chudan (one each)




3 KYU


KATA: Tekki Shodan

KIHON: (5 times each technique)

 

  • Forward Oi Zuki Sanbon Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (lunge punch upper section + 2 times midsection Tsuki)
  • Back Age Uke – Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (rising block – reverse punch)
  • Forward Step Soto Uke (Zenkutsu) to Yoko Enpi Uchi, kiba dachi to Uraken Uchi (outside block to side elbow attack to back fist strike, Front stance to side stance)
  • Back step Shuto Uke to Kizami Mae Geri to Nukite, Kokutsu to Zenkutsu (knife hand block, to front leg front kick to spear hand, back stance to front stance)
  • Forward, Kizami Mae Geri to Mae Geri, ChuDan to JoDan, (front leg front kick Mid section to front kick upper section)
  • Kizami Mawashi to Mawashi Geri, Chudan to jodan (front leg roundhouse kick midsection, switch to Mawashi upper section)
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Keage Geri (side snap Kick) both directions
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Kekomi Geri (side Thrust Kick)
  • Combination 1: Yoko Kekomi Chudan to Mawashi Geri Jodan to Gyaku Zuki Chudan.
  • Combination 2: Back Leg Mawashi Geri Chudan, same leg Yoko Kekomi Chudan to Gyaku Zuki
  • Combination 3: facing front, Mae Geri (front) Yoko Keage (side), same leg, 2 each side
  • Kime test: Gyaku Zuki to stationery pencil, maximum speed, do not touch.

IPPON KUMITE: (one step sparring)

Oi Zuki Jodan, Oi Zuki Chudan, Mae Geri Chudan, Yoko Kekomi Chudan, Ushiro Geri (one each)




2 KYU


KATA: One of the following – Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Jion, Enpi

KIHON: (5 times each technique)

 

  • Forward Oi Zuki Sanbon Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (lunge punch upper section + 2 times midsection Tsuki)
  • Back Age Uke – Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (rising block – reverse punch)
  • Forward Step Soto Uke (Zenkutsu) to Yoko Enpi Uchi, kiba dachi to Uraken Uchi (outside block to side elbow attack to back fist strike, Front stance to side stance)
  • Back step Shuto Uke to Kizami Mae Geri to Nukite, Kokutsu to Zenkutsu (knife hand block, to front leg front kick to spear hand, back stance to front stance)
  • Kizami Mae Geri to Mae Geri, ChuDan to JoDan, (front leg front kick Mid section to front kick upper section)
  • Kizami Mawashi to Mawashi Geri, Chudan to jodan (front leg roundhouse kick midsection, switch to Mawashi upper section)
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Keage Geri (side snap Kick) both directions
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Kekomi Geri (side Thrust Kick)
  • Combination 1: Yoko Kekomi Chudan to Mawashi Geri Jodan to Gyaku Zuki Chudan.
  • Combination 2: Back Leg Mawashi Geri Chudan, same leg Yoko Kekomi Chudan to Gyaku Zuki
  • Combination 3: facing front, Mae geri (front), Yoko Keage (side), Yoko Kekomi (side), same leg, 2 each side.
  • Kime test: Gyaku Zuki to changing distance pencil, maximum speed, do not touch.

IPPON KUMITE: (one step sparring)

Oi Zuki Jodan, Oi Zuki Chudan, Mae Geri Chudan, Yoko Kekomi Chudan, Ushiro Geri (one each)




1 KYU


KATA: One of the following – Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Jion, Enpi

KIHON: (5 times each technique)

 

  • Forward Oi Zuki Sanbon Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (lunge punch upper section + 2 times midsection Tsuki)
  • Back Age Uke – Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi (rising block – reverse punch)
  • Forward Step Soto Uke (Zenkutsu) to Yoko Enpi Uchi, kiba dachi to Uraken Uchi (outside block to side elbow attack to back fist strike, Front stance to side stance)
  • Back step Shuto Uke to Kizami Mae Geri to Nukite, Kokutsu to Zenkutsu (knife hand block, to front leg front kick to spear hand, back stance to front stance)
  • Kizami Mae Geri to Mae Geri, ChuDan to JoDan, (front leg front kick Mid section to front kick upper section)
  • Kizami Mawashi to Mawashi Geri, Chudan to jodan (front leg roundhouse kick midsection, switch to Mawashi upper section)
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Keage Geri (side snap Kick) both directions
  • From Kiba Dachi, side step, Yoko Kekomi Geri (side Thrust Kick)
  • Combination 1: Yoko Kekomi Chudan to Mawashi Geri Jodan to Gyaku Zuki Chudan.
  • Combination 2: Back Leg Mawashi Geri Chudan, same leg Yoko Kekomi Chudan to Gyaku Zuki
  • Combination 3: facing front, Mae geri (front), Yoko Keage (side), Yoko Kekomi (side), Mawashi Geri (front) same leg, 2 each side.
  • Kime test: Gyaku Zuki to changing distance and angle pencil, maximum speed, do not touch.

IPPON KUMITE: (one step sparring)

Oi Zuki Jodan, Oi Zuki Chudan, Mae Geri Chudan, Yoko Kekomi Chudan, Ushiro Geri (one each)