RI Shotokan Karate-do

Belt rank requiremaents

SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO

THE R.I. SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO, NEW ENGLAND TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO ALLIANCE USA GRADING SYLLABUS

10TH KYU – 8TH DAN

NEW ENGLAND TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO ALLIANCE – USA

The synergy of tradition, dynamics and excellence

Copyrighted Material

2006

 

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First Edition, 2006.

 

CONTENTS

GRADING PREFACE

10th Kyu to 9th Kyu   Kare-yellow Belt

9th Kyu to 8th Kyu    Yellow Belt

8th Kyu to 7th Kyu    Oange Belt

7th Kyu to 6th Kyu    Blue Belt

6th Kyu to 5th Kyu    Green Belt

5th Kyu to 4th Kyu    Purple Belt

4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu

3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu    Brown Belt

2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu

1st Kyu to 1st Dan    Kare-Shodan Black Belt Probation

1st Dan to 2nd Dan    Black Belt

2nd Dan to 3rd Dan

3rd Dan to 4th Dan

4th Dan to 5th Dan

5th Dan to 6th Dan

6th Dan to 7th Dan

7th Dan to 8th Dan

 

GRADING PREFACE

 NETSKA, R.I.S.K, will grade the students on the following factors:

• Basic techniques (kihon)

• Form (kata)

• Sparring (kumite)

• Correct timing, distance and judgment

• Mental, physical and emotional strength

• Etiquette and manners

As a student progresses towards black belt, the following factors are also taken into

consideration:

• Character

• Training attitude and commitment

• Hours of training

• Age

• Individual handicaps and limitations

Testing fees and frequency

Rank Cost Duration after previous rank Belt Color

10th kyu $30.00 2 Months White Yellow Bar

9th Kyu $30.00 4 Months Kare-Yellow

8th Kyu $30.00 4 Months Yellow

7th Kyu $30.00 4 Months Orange

6th Kyu $30.00 4 Months Blue

5th Kyu $30.00 4 Months Green

4th Kyu $40.00 4 Months Purple

3rd Kyu $50.00 4 Months Brown

2nd Kyu $10.00 4 Months Brown 1 Stripe

1st Kyu $10.00 6 Months Brown 2 Stripe

Kare - Shodan $75.00 12 Months Probation

1st Dan $120.00 6 Months Black

2nd Dan $220.00 2 Years Black

3rd Dan $300.00 3 Years Black

4th Dan $400.00 4 Years Black

5th Dan $500.00 5 Years Black

6th Dan $600.00 6 Years Black

All Grades above 6th Dan are to be decided by the NETSKA, RISK for fees and requirements

All R.I.Shotokan Karate-do Honbu Dojo, New England Traditional Shotokan Karate-do Alliance examination fees are non-refundable.

 

10th Kyu to 9th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• CHUDAN OI TSUKI

• AGE UKE

• SOTO UKE

• UCHI UKE

• GEDAN BARI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE

 

9th Kyu to 8th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• CHUDAN OI TSUKI

• AGE UKE

• SOTO UKE

• UCHI UKE

• GEDAN BARI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• HEIAN SHODAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• SANBON KUMITE

 

8th Kyu to 7th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• CHUDAN OI TSUKI

• AGE UKE

• SOTO UKE

• UCHI UKE

• GEDAN BARI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE

• YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• HEIAN NIDAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• SANBON KUMITE

 

7th Kyu to 6th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

• AGE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

• SOTO UDE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

• UCHI UDE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

• GEDAN BARI , GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE GERI

• MAWASHI GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE

• YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• HEIAN SANDAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• SANBON KUMITE

 

6th Kyu to 5th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

• AGE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

• SOTO UDE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

• UCHI UDE UKE , GYAKU TSUKI

• GEDAN BARI , GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE GERI

• MAWASHI GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE

• YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• HEIAN YONDAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

• (JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

5th Kyu to 4th Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

• AGE UKE , URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

• SOTO UDE UKE , EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN , GYAKU TSUKI

(ZENKUTSU DACHI)

• UCHI UDE UKE , JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

• GEDAN BARI ,NUKITE

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE REN GERI

• MAWASHI GERI, MAE GERI

• KIZAMI GARI, MAE GARI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE

• YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• HEIAN GODAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

• (JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

• AGE UKE, URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

• SOTO UDE UKE, EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

(ZENKUTSU DACHI)

• UCHI UDE UKE, JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

• GEDAN BARI, NUKITE, MAE GERI, GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU

DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE REN GERI

• MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI

• KIZAMI MAE GARI, MAE GARI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE

• YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• TEKKI SHODAN

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

• (JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

• AGE UKE , URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

• SOTO UDE UKE , EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN , GYAKU TSUKI

(ZENKUTSU DACHI)

• UCHI UDE UKE , JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

• GEDAN BARI ,NUKITE, MAE GERI, GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU

DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE REN GERI

• KIZAMI YOKO GERI, USHIRO GERI

• MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE, (STEPPING CHANGE LEG) YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• BASSAI DAI (EXAMINEE)

• TEKKI SHODAN (EXAMINER)

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

• (JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

• AGE UKE , URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI

• SOTO UDE UKE , EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN , GYAKU TSUKI

(ZENKUTSU DACHI)

• UCHI UDE UKE , JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

• GEDAN BARI ,NUKITE, MAE GERI, GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAE GERI, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU

DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE REN GERI

• KIZAMI YOKO GERI, USHIRO GERI

• MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE, (STEPPING CHANGE LEG) YOKO GERI KEKOMI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI (EXAMINEE – ONE FROM THIS GROUP)

• TEKKI SHODAN (EXAMINER)

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• IPPON KUMITE - (TWO OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

• (JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

1st Kyu to 1st Dan

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, GEDAN BARI

• SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

• AGE UKE, (URAKEN OR GEDAN BARI), GYAKU TSUKI

• SOTO UDE UKE, EMPI UCHI (KIBA DACHI), URAKEN, GYAKU TSUKI (ZENKUTSU

DACHI)

• UCHI UDE UKE, JODAN KIZAMI TSUKI, GYAKU TSUKI

• GEDAN BARI, NUKITE, MAE GERI, GYAKU TSUKI

STANCE: KOKUTSU DACHI

• CHUDAN SHUTO UKE, KIZAMI MAWASHI GERI, NUKITE (ZENKUTSU DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• MAE REN GERI

• KIZAMI YOKO GERI, USHIRO GERI

• MAE GERI, (MAWASHI GERI OR YOKO GERI KEKOMI), GYAKU ZUKI, GEDAN BARI

• MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, USHIRO GERI

STANCE: KIBA DACHI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE, (STEPPING CHANGE LEG) YOKO GERI KEKOMI

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, SHOMEN (NO MOVING)

• MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEAGE (SAME LEG TO THE FRONT)

KIME WAZA

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, KAMAE

• GYAKU TSUKI

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI, JION, EMPI (EXAMINEE – ONE FROM THIS GROUP)

• HEIAN 1 5, TEKKI SHODAN (EXAMINER – ONE FROM THIS GROUP)

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

JIYU IPPON KUMITE - (ONE OF EACH TECHNIQUE)

(JODAN, CHUDAN, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEKOMI, MAWASHI GERI)

 

1st Dan to 2nd Dan

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: JIYU NA KAMAE

• KIZAMI TSUKI, SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

• AGE UKE, (URAKEN OR GEDAN BARI), GYAKU TSUKI

• KIZAMI TSUKI (KOSA DACHI), MAE GERI, CHUDAN OI TSUKI

• (STEPPING BACK) AGE UKE, (FORWARD) MAWASHI GERI, URAKEN UCHI, CHUDAN

OI TSUKI

• KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAE GERI, OI TSUKI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE, YOKO GERI KEKOMI (KIBADACHI, ALTERNATE FEET)

• KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, OI TSUKI (ZENKUTSU-DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, SHOMEN (NO MOVING)

MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEAGE, MAWASHI GERI (SAME LEG, 3 DIRECTIONS)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• JION, EMPI, JITTE, JIIN, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN (EXAMINEE – ONE

FROM THIS GROUP)

• BASSAI DAI, KANKU DAI, JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN

(EXAMINER – ONE FROM THIS GROUP)

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• JIYU KUMITE

 

2nd Dan to 3rd Dan

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: JIYU NA KAMAE

• KIZAMI TSUKI, SANBON TSUKI (JODAN, CHUDAN, CHUDAN)

• AGE UKE, (URAKEN OR GEDAN BARI), GYAKU TSUKI

• KIZAMI TSUKI (KOSA DACHI), MAE GERI, CHUDAN OI TSUKI

• (STEPPING BACK) AGE UKE, (FORWARD) MAWASHI GERI, URAKEN UCHI, CHUDAN

OI TSUKI

• KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAE GERI, OI TSUKI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE, YOKO GERI KEKOMI (KIBADACHI, ALTERNATE FEET)

• KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, OI TSUKI (ZENKUTSU-DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, SHOMEN (NO MOVING)

• MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEAGE, MAWASHI GERI, USHIRO GERI (SAME LEG, 4

DIRECTIONS)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP)

• EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATAS

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• JIYU KUMITE

 

3rd Dan to 4th Dan

KIHON (BASIC)

STANCE: JIYU NA KAMAE

• KIZAMI TSUKI (KOSA DACHI), MAE GERI, CHUDAN OI TSUKI

• (STEPPING BACK) AGE UKE, (FORWARD) MAWASHI GERI, URAKEN UCHI, CHUDAN

OI TSUKI

• KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAE GERI, OI TSUKI

• YOKO GERI KEAGE, YOKO GERI KEKOMI (KIBADACHI, ALTERNATE FEET)

• KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAWASHI GERI, OI TSUKI (ZENKUTSU-DACHI)

STANCE: ZENKUTSU DACHI, SHOMEN (NO MOVING)

KIZAMI MAE GERI, MAE GERI, YOKO GERI KEAGE, MAWASHI GERI, USHIRO GERI

(SAME LEG, 5 KICKS)

EXPLANATION

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO  NETSKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

• EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP AND

EXPLANATION OF BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE)

• EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• JIYU KUMITE

 

4th Dan to 5th Dan

KIHON (BASIC) / EXPLANATION OF TECHNIQUES

• PROVINCIAL BASICS

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO NETSKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

• EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP AND

EXPLANATION OF BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE)

• EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• JIYU KUMITE

 

5th Dan to 6th Dan

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

• MUST PROMOTE THE NETSKA IN REGION

KIHON (BASIC) / EXPLANATION OF TECHNIQUES

• PROVINCIAL BASICS

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO NETSKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

• EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP AND

EXPLANATION OF BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE)

• EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• JIYU KUMITE

 

6th Dan to 7th Dan

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

• MUST PROMOTE THE NETSKA IN REGION

KIHON (BASIC) / EXPLANATION OF TECHNIQUES

• PROVINCIAL BASICS

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO NETSKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

• EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP AND

EXPLANATION OF BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE)

• EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• JIYU KUMITE

NOTE:

• THE INTERNATIONAL SHIHIAN KAI , NETSKA MUST ELECT YOU TO THIS LEVEL

 

7th Dan to 8th Dan

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

• MUST PROMOTE THE NETSKA, IN REGION

KIHON (BASIC) / EXPLANATION OF TECHNIQUES

• PROVINCIAL BASICS

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF TECHNICAL POINTS

• EXAMINEE EXPLAINS ONE COMBINATION IN TERMS OF APPLICATION

RESEARCH PAPER

(500 WORDS, SUBMIT TO NETSKA, 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAM)

• EXAMINEE’S CHOICE FROM BODY DYNAMICS, MUSCLE COORDINATION, AND

FORCES RELATED TO UPPER OR LOWER BODY POWER TRANSMISSION (PUNCHING,

KICKING, SWEEPING, STRIKING AND STANCE)

KATA

STANCE: YOI

• JION, EMPI, JITTE, HANGETSU, GANKAKU, TEKKI NIDAN, BASSAI SHO, KANKU SHO,

JIIN, TEKKI SANDAN, CHINTE, WANKAN, MEIKYO, NIJUSHIHO, GOJUSHIO SHO,

GOJUSHIO DAI, SOCHIN, UNSU (EXAMINEE – TWO FROM THIS GROUP AND

EXPLANATION OF BUNKAI FOR A KATA OF CHOICE)

• EXAMINER MAY CHOOSE ONE ANY OF THE 26 SHOTOKAN KATA

KUMITE

STANCE: YOI

• JIYU KUMITE

NOTE:

• THE NEW ENGLAND TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO ALLIANCE, SHOJUKEMPO INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION AND R.I.SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO HONBU DOJO MUST ELECT YOU TO THIS LEVEL

• MUST DEMONSTRATE TOTAL MASTERY OF KARATE, BOTH PHYSICAL AND

MENTAL, AND SHOW AN EXTRAORDINARY LEVEL OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT