Shodan

Shodan (1st Black belt) Syllabus

Basics (Kiai on the final technique)

  • Oi-zuki
  • Gyaku-zuki
  • Kizami-zuki
  • Uraken
  • Age-empi
  • Age-uke
  • Soto-uke
  • Uchi-uke
  • Gedan-barai
  • Shuto-uke
  • Mae-geri
  • Yoko-geri
  • Mawashi-geri
  • Ushiro-geri
  • Ura-mawashi-geri

Combinations

  • Sanbon-uke - uchi-uke - kizami-mae-geri - kizami-zuki - gyaku-zuki
  • Soto-uke - yoko-empi - uraken - yoko-geri - ura-mawashi-geri - gyaku-zuki
  • Uchi-uke (back stance) - kizami-mae-geri - mae-geri - tobi-mae-geri - sanbon-zuki
  • Age-empi - yoko-empi - yoko-geri - uraken - mawashi-empi - haito
  • Shuto-uke - kizami-yoko-geri - nukite - ushiro-geri - kizami-zuki - gyaku-zuki
  • Mae-geri - yoko-geri - mawashi-geri - ushiro-geri - spinning uraken - oi-zuki - gyaku-zuki
  • Mae-geri - oi-zuki - gyaku-zuki (step back) - gedan-barai - mawashi-geri - kizami-zuki - gyaku-zuki

Ippon Kumite

Extensive ippon kumite starting from either side:
  • 2 jodan 2 chudan Mawashi-zuki Mae-geri Mawashi-geri

Pad Work

  • Gyaku-zuki
  • Mawashi-empi
  • Teisho
  • Mae-geri
  • Yoko-geri
  • Mawashi-geri
  • Ushiro-geri

Kata

Self-defence

Without using strikes, defence against:
  • Straight hand grab
  • Cross hand grab
  • Double hand grab
  • Lapel grab
  • Hand on shoulder
  • Hand on shoulder from behind

Kumite

  • Jiyu kumite (4 minutes, 2 minutes with 2 separate opponents)

Essay

Supply in advance an essay of not less than 500 words on any aspect of karate or self-defence
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