Next Training Session - Tuesday 28 May 19

Be respectful and courteous

Shotokan Karate has a system of grades or levels of ability (kyu) from 10th kyu (beginner) to 1st kyu. The next level up from 1st kyu is Black Belt or Shodan (1st Dan). When a student reaches a certain level, he or she may try for a grading and if successful the student is entitled to wear a coloured belt, which denotes the grade...

10th Kyu White belt
9th Kyu Orange belt
8th Kyu Red belt
7th Kyu Yellow belt
6th Kyu Green belt
5th Kyu Purple belt
4th Kyu Purple and white belt
3rd Kyu Brown belt
2nd Kyu Brown and white belt
1st Kyu Brown and white belt
1st Dan Black belt

KUGB Grading Syllabus:

Kihon Kata Kumite
Orange belt:
Jodan oi tsuki Chudan oi tsuki Jodan age uke Chudan soto uke Chudan uchi uke Jodan mae geri Chudan mae geri
Kihon KataSanbon or Gohon Kumite
Red belt:
as previous plus:Chudan shuto uke Yoko geri keage Yoko geri kekomi
Heian ShodanSanbon or Gohon Kumite
Yellow belt:
as previous plus:Sanbon tsuki Age uke, gyaku tsuki Soto uke. gyaku tsuki Uchi uke, gyaku tsuki
Heian NidanSanbon or Gohon Kumite
Green belt:
as previous plus:Age uke, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai Soto uke, empi uchi Shuto uke, nukite Mae ren geri (changing legs)
Heian SandanKihon ippon kumite with jodan and chudan oi tsuki attacks from right and left sides.
Purple belt:
as previous plus:Soto uke, empi uchi, uraken Uchi uke, kizame tsuki, gyaku tsuki Shuto uke, front leg mae geri, nukite
Heian YondanAs previous grading plus mae geri attacks
Purple & White belt:
as previous plus:Soto uke, empi uchi, uraken, gyaku tsuki Shuto uke, front leg kekomi, nukite
Heian GodanAs previous grading plus yoko geri kekomi attacks
Brown belt:
as previous plus:Soto uke, empi uchi, uraken, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai Uchi uke, kizame tsuki, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai Ushiro geri Mawashi geri
Tekki ShodanAs previous grading plus mawashi geri attack
Brown & White belt:
as previous plus:Kizame tsuki, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki Mae geri, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki Yoko geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki Ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Bassai DaiJu ippon kumite with jodan and chudan oi tsuki, chudan mae geri, and chudan yoko geri, jodan mawashi geri and chudan ushiro geri attacks
Brown & White belt:
as previous plus:Mae geri, yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushirc, geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki.
Bassai DaiAs previous grading.