Rank Requirments

 

HISTORY REQUIREMENTS

YOUTH RANK:      

KYUU-KYU  -   9TH KYU (1 YELLOW TAG)

HAKKYU  - 8TH KYU (2 YELLOW TAGS)  

YOUTH & ADULT RANKS:

NANAKYU - 7TH KYU (YELLOW BELT) 

ROKKYU - 6TH KYU (GREEN TAG)

GOKYU - 5TH KYU (GREEN BELT)

YONKYU - 4TH KYU (GREEN BELT / RED TAG)

SANKYU - 3RD KYU (BROWN BELT)

NIKYU - 2ND KYU

IKKYU - 1ST KYU

SHODAN

NIDAN

SANDAN

YOUTH - KYUU-KYU  - 9TH KYU (YELLOW TAG)

HOJO UNDO                                   SHORIN KATA

Punching                                              None 

Blocks

Front Kick

Three Basic Stances: Front Stance Cat Stance Horse Stance

 

YOUTH - HAKKYU  - 8TH KYU (2 YELLOW TAGS)

HOJO UNDO                                   SHORIN KATA

Punching Drill                                     None 

Blocking Drill

Front Kick

Three Basic Stances: Front Stance Cat Stance Horse Stance

 

NANAKYU - 7TH KYU (YELLOW BELT) 

HOJO UNDO                                    SHORIN KATA              SHUDOKAN KATA        

Itosu Lines 1-3                                    None                                Taikyoku Shodan

Punching Drill

Blocking Drill

Front Kick

Three Basic Stances:

bulletFront Stance
bulletCat Stance
bulletHorse Stance

IPPON KUMITE 

bulletUpper    Upper block-punch 
bulletUpper    Circle block-punch
bulletUpper    Cross block-punch
bulletMiddle   Outer block-punch
bulletMiddle   Circle block-punch
bulletMiddle   Cross block-punch
bulletLower    Lower block-punch

OTHER TWO PERSON MATERIAL

bulletArm conditioning

 

ROKKYU - 6th KYU (YELLOW BELT - GREEN TAG) 

HOJO UNDO                                    SHORIN KATA                          SHUDOKAN KATA

Kyan Lines 1-3                                   None                                            Taikyoku Nidan

                                                                                                               Taikyoku Sandan

IPPON KUMITE

bulletUpper    Upper block-punch 
bulletUpper    Circle block-punch
bulletUpper    Cross block-punch
bulletMiddle   Outer block-punch
bulletMiddle   Circle block-punch
bulletMiddle   Cross block-punch
bulletLower    Lower block-front kick, step in cover, punch
bulletLower    45 low parry-front kick, step in, cover, punch
bulletLower    Twist and block, step in, punch

OTHER TWO PERSON MATERIAL

bulletStationary singles, doubles and triples
bulletArm Conditioning
bulletHigh-Middle-Low (1 series)  Upper block, outer block, lower block

 

GOKYU  - 5TH KYU (GREEN BELT)

HOJO UNDO                                 SHORIN KATA                              SHUDOKAN KATA

Itosu Lines 4-6                                Naihanchi Shodan                             Empi Taki

                                                       Seisan                                               Empi Iwa

IPPON KUMITE

bulletUpper   Opposite inward block-punch
bullet         Opposite inward block-kick and punch
bullet            Kyan chicken fighting series
bullet             Cross block-empi
bullet             Circle block-empi
bullet             Circle block, cross block-empi
bulletMiddle   Same as above
bulletLower   Step to the outside, cat stance-kick groin
bullet             Step to the inside, cat stance-kick groin
bullet             Twist stance, twisting inward forearm block-augmented punch

OTHER TWO PERSON MATERIAL

Moving singles, doubles and triples

High-Middle-Low (5 new series)

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 Kyan Series - upward shuto uke, cross block, downward shuto uke

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 Chicken Series - chicken block, inward chicken block, downward block

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 Circle block, inward block, lower open hand block

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 X-block, augmented middle shuto block, augmented downward shuto block

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 Augmented upper block, augmented outer block, augmented lower block

 

YONKYU - 4TH KYU (GREEN BELT / RED TAG)

HOJO UNDO                                SHORIN KATA             SHUDOKAN KATA

                                                       Pinans 1-5                      Pen Pai

                                   Naihanchi Nidan             Pen Po             

Center Line Punching

bulletRear hand punch
bulletFront hand punch
bulletRear, front punch
bulletPressing block, punch
bulletElbow block, punch
bulletFront, rear punch

IPPON KUMITE

bullet Upper      Step out to cat stance, high guard-front kick
bullet                 Step out to cat stance, high guard-side kick
bullet                 Step 45 to front stance, high guard-semi roundhouse kick
bullet                 X-block-grab and twist arm, kick to shoulder and punch (inside)
bullet                 X-block-grab and twist arm, kick to ribs and punch (outside)
bullet                 X-block, lower block-front kick, backfist and punch 
bullet                 Step out to front stance-side punch
bulletMiddle    Same as above -- omit X-block series
bulletLower       Twisting inward forearm block-front kick, backfist, punch
bullet          Lower X-block-push leg to side, front kick, backfist, punch
bullet          Seisan foot catch-front kick, step in, backfist, punch

OTHER TWO PERSON MATERIAL

bulletMoving Centerline Punching Continuous
bulletLong Chamber Continuous
bulletArmor work - stationary

 

SANKYU - 3RD KYU (BROWN BELT)

HOJO UNDO                                         SHORIN KATA               SHUDOKAN KATA

Kyan Lines 4-6                                         Anaku                               Shimpa Tan

                                                                Wanshu                              Shimpa Sho

                                                                Naihanchi Sandan

IPPON KUMITE

bulletUpper    Twisting open inward block, front kick, backfist, punch
bullet        X-block, eye thrust
bullet              X-block, step in, shuto to neck
bullet              Kyan upper series - inside and outside in twist stance
bulletMiddle   Twisting open inward block, front kick, backfist, punch
bullet              Middle hooking drop block, punch
bullet              Middle hooking drop block, middle hooking drop block and simultaneous front kick
bullet              Kyan kamai-counter (3)
bulletLower   Knee block, front kick
bullet              Twist and downward punch to kicking leg
bullet              Lower block-front kick off forward leg

OTHER TWO PERSON MATERIAL

Armor Work (Long Chamber Continuous)

NIKYU - 2ND KYU

HOJO UNDO                                  SHORIN KATA                             SHUDOKAN KATA

Stationary Bo Lines                           Gojushiho                                         Rohai

Stationary Sai Lines                           Chinto                                             Seiru

IPPON KUMITE

bullet Upper    Jump back-double front jump kick
bullet               Cross block-push arm down, step in, chop neck
bullet               X-block, shuffle, shuto to neck
bulletMiddle    Twist to side, forearm block-kotegaishi
bullet               Step off to the side-punch hand
bullet               Middle hooking drop block, middle hooking drop block, double front kick under arms
bullet               Double arm break
bulletLower   Step off the side-hit Achilles tendon
bullet               Knee block, front kick        
bullet               Knee block, front kick   
bullet               Seisan foot catch, double step (right front stance / left front stance) back on inside, pull leg
bullet               Seisan foot catch, roll thigh out, press toe into thigh

OTHER TWO PERSON MATERIAL

Weapons Ippon Kumite (stationary) - 3 with each weapon (Bo, Sai)

Bo - Bo

Attacker thrusts to face

bullet Circle block, thrust to face
bullet Circle block, step in, reverse end strike to knee
bullet Step back to inside of body, reverse end block, shuffle step in sliding thrust to foot

Sai - Bo

Attacker thrusts to face

bulletStep 45 to outside of body into cat stance, open block, shuffle in double closed punch
bulletStep back to outside of body into front stance, open block, back sai in upper kamae, open thrust to face (Toei Sai)
bulletStep back, X-block, push bo to the outside, step in, chop neck

IKKYU - 1ST KYU

HOJO UNDO                                  SHORIN KATA             SHUDOKAN KATA

Moving Bo Lines                               Passai Sho                        Kyoku I-II

Moving Sai Lines                               Kusanku Sho

 

IPPON KUMITE

bulletUpper      Ready position, twist right foot towards right (guard up), turn and back-kick with left leg
bullet                Ready position, step 45 to right (opposite open side) high-guard, side thrust-kick with left
bullet                Step off to front stance, lifting block, stand up, punch
bullet                Step off to front stance, lifting block, step into cat stance, punch
bullet                Step off to front stance, lifting block, shift to other side, side punch
bulletMiddle   Step 45 to cat stance, snake hands grab (left on top mid-arm, right bottom wrist), step behind    foot, throw, side-kick ribs
bullet                Step 45 to cat stance, arm catch (left hand under elbow, right on wrist), grab wrist & shuffle in while pulling forward & down, right leg side-kick down
bullet                Step 45 to cat stance, arm catch, pivot, elbow lock on shoulder
bulletLower    Back into left front stance and jam-block shin (double palm heel block), grab pants and pull opponent off-balance to your right side, step in and elbow opposite (back area)
bullet                Step back 45 with left foot into front stance, left outer block, right lower block kick (knife-hands), shuffle in  and side chop (across) neck with left knife-hand
bullet                Step (outside of kick) into horse stance (feet aligned parallel kick), grab leg (left hand on bottom,    right on top) and kick groin (toes up)

OTHER TWO PERSON MATERIAL

Weapons Ippon Kumite (moving) - 5 with each weapon (Bo, Sai)

Bo - Bo

bulletDownward strike - Step in & upper block, redirect strike down, strike groin
bulletDownward strike - Step in & upper block, heel toe in, horizontal thrust to midsection
bulletRound house strike to knee -Step 45, round house block in crane stance, reverse roundhouse strike to temple
bulletFace thrust - Step back to inside of body, reverse end block, redirect strike with sticking circle, sliding thrust to ribs, reverse downward strike to back
bulletReverse end strike to middle - Step off 90, verticle block, throw bo to side while shifting body, reverse end upward strike to groin

Sai - Bo

bulletDownward strike - Step back into front stance, X-block, push bo to inside of body, shuffle in, chop to knee, stab ribs
bulletFace thrust-- Opposite open opposite inward block, catch bo in handle and redirect to side, round house kick, closed punch to head
bulletFace thrust - Jump to outside of body, open middle block, shuffle in, hook knee with handle, pull off balance
bulletFace thrust - Jump to outside of body, open middle block, slide down bo striking hand, shuffle in, chop neck
bulletDownward Strike - Step into cat stance to outside of body, drop sai to hold with blade, catch bo in handle, redirect to side, shuffle in, downward strike head

SHODAN

 

                                                            SHORIN KATA                                     SHUDOKAN KATA

                                                            Seiunchin                                                 Kyoku III-IV

                                                            Tokamine Bo

                                                            Toei Sai

 

IPPON KUMITE

bulletUpper    Circle block, step around, jump on waist, double strike to temple
bullet              Shift to front stance, lifting block, stand up, punch
bullet              Shift to front stance, lifting block, step into cat stance, punch ribs
bullet         Circle block, tenkan, pull down
bullet              Shift to front stance, lifting block, shift to opposite side, side punch            
bulletLower    Seisan foot catch, pull into kick, punch face
bullet              Seisan foot catch, step in and push down on knee, punch
bullet        Seisan foot catch, step in and push down on knee, punch

OTHER TWO PERSON MATERIAL

Bo - long chamber continuous

Free sparring with and without armor

MISCELLANEOUS

Demonstration

Teaching (1 year commitment)

NIDAN

                                                    SHORIN KATA                                 SHUDOKAN KATA

                                                    Sanchin                                                 Kyoku V

                                                    Kusanku Dai

                                                    Passai Dai

                                                    Sakugawa Bo

                                                    Tawata Sai

IPPON KUMITE

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Middle      Step 45 in cat stance catch arm, pivot, grab over arm, take down, jump up and lock arm with foot

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                 Step 45 in cat stance catch arm, pivot under arm, push leg down with foot, break arm with forearm

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                Step back cross block, step behind leg, thrust hand to chin while kicking leg out

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                Step back circle block, drop down on one knee and take down by pushing and pulling lower leg, stand up, kick

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Lower  Kick, defender grabs with seisan foot catch, roll and break grasp with foot, take down with scissors legs, punch stomach

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                Step back lower block, step in hooking kicking leg, grab chest sweep leg, punch

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                Twist stance, block to outside, step in hooking leg, grab gi, kick thigh, punch

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                Step back lower block, step in grab, wanshu throw, trap arm with hands, trap other arm with scissors legs, turkey wing arm, finger to throat

MISCELLANEOUS

Teaching (regularly scheduled class for at least one year)

Bo Sparring

SANDAN

                                                                        KATA

                                                                        Shuzi Bo

                                                                        Hamahiga Sai

                                                                        Tsu Ken Aka-Chu no Ieku De

                                                                        Tonfa

                                                                        Sagagami Nunchaku

                                                                        Toei Kama

OTHER TWO PERSON MATERIAL

Bo-Bo

1. Disarm attacker. Attacker-Downward Bo strike

Defense. R front stance-change to left front stance, circle block, place bo between arms and disarm them. Many horizontal strikes to body then head.

Bo-Bo empty hand attacks.

1. Opponent grabs bo. Circle block to left if in right front stance. Keep elbows in. Should be able to flip opponent if you step around to the right next to him or her. Follow up with strike. Tenkan step.

2. Opponent grabs bo. Right front stance-Circle technique to the left. Step under bo (get opponent's hands high up in the air in left front stance) and throw.

3. Opponent grabs bo. Right front stance-circle to right and they go down on knees (or circle and step to the left so opponent gets thrown).

4. Opponent grabs bo. Right front stance-circle to the left and place bo behind right knee and flip. You end up lifting opponent's leg.

5. Opponent grabs bo (right front stance). Seesaw technique to groin and stay by opponent's left knee and lift up so opponent flips down.

6. Bo is horizontal and attacker grabs middle of the bo. Reverse bo to the left, switch hands to arm break-lock elbow. Step behind to the right so they flip.

OTHER MATERIAL

Teaching-responsible for your own class or dojo