Senior Syllabus - Eastpoint Karate Club

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9th Kyu - Red Belt

Dachi: Heiko, Zenkutsu, Sanchin, Shiko.
Uke: Jodan, Chudan, Gedan Barai.
Tsuki: Jodan, Chudan, Gedan.
Uchi: Mae Shomani Uraken, Yoko Uraken, Gedan Uraken.
Geri: Mae Geri.
Kihon Ido:
1. Sanchin Dachi, Chudan Uke, Chudan Tsuki.
2. Shiko Dachi, Gedan Barai, Chudan Tsuki.
3. Zenkutsu Dachi, Mae Geri.
4. Combination of techniques at examiners discretion.
Kata: Gekisai Dai Ichi.
Kumite: Three Step Sparring.

8th Kyu - Yellow Belt

Dachi: Heisoku, Musubi.
Uke: Kake, Soto.
Tsuki: Awase.
Uchi: Mae Empi, Shiro Empi, Mawashi Empi, Yoko Empi, Furi Empi.
Geri: Mawashi, Kogan.
Kihon Ido:
1. Zenkutsu Dachi, Chudan Mae Empi Uchi, Shomani Uraken Uchi, Gedan Barai, Chudan Tsuki.
2. Zenkutsu Dachi, Mae Geri, Chudan Tsuki.
3. Zenkutsu Dachi, Chudan Uke, Awase Tsuki.
4. Combination of techniques at examiners discretion.
Kata: Gekisai Dai Ichi + Bunkai.
Kumite:
1. Three Step Sparring.
2. Light-Contact Jyu-Kumite.
Training Aids: Basic Hand Pad Drills.

7th Kyu - Orange Belt

Dachi: Nekoashi, Kiba.
Uke: Hike.
Tsuki: Oi, Kazama.
Uchi: Shuto, Hiza.
Geri: Yoko, Kensetsu.
Kihon Ido: Combination of techniques at examiners discretion.
Kata: Gekisai Dai Ni + Bunkai.
Kumite:
1. Randori.
2. Semi-Contact Jyu-Kumite
Training Aids: Basic Hand and Foot Pad Drills.


6th Kyu - Green Belt

Dachi: Sagiashi.
Uke: Shuto, Mawashi, Yama.
Tsuki: Kossa, Kage.
Uchi: Teisho, Tettsui, Toraguchi, Gedan Uchi Barai, Shuto Gamanuchi.
Geri: Kakato, Fumikomi.
Kihon Ido: Combination of techniques at examiners discretion.
Kata: Saifa, Sanchin Ichi.
Kumite:
1. 50 push ups + 50 sit ups.
2. Semi-Contact Jyu Kumite.
3. Randori from Seiza.
Training Aids: Basic Hand & Foot Pad Drills, Sandan Gi.
Tameshiwara: Breaking Board, Fist

5th Kyu - Blue Belt

Dachi: Kokutsu.
Uke: Jogi, Juji, Sagiashi.
Tsuki: Age.
Geri: Ushiro.
Uchi: Empi Combination drill
Kihon Ido: Combination of techniques at examiners discretion including Tai Sabaki.
Techniques: Freeing techniques from assorted holds and locks.
Kata: Saifa + Bunkai, Sanchin Ichi.
Kumite:
1. 50 push ups + 50 Sit ups.
2. Controlled Jyu Kumite.
3. Randori from Seiza.
4. Kakie.
Training Aids: Hand Pad Drills, Kicking Pad Drills, Ude Tanren.

4th Kyu - Purple Belt

Dachi: As 5th Kyu but showing greater precision, structure and understanding.
Uke: Hara, Soe.
Tsuki: As 5th Kyu but showing greater precision, structure and understanding.
Uchi: Nanume Empi.
Geri: As 5th Kyu but showing greater precision, structure and understanding.
Kihon Ido: Combination of techniques at examiners discretion.
Techniques: Nage Waza. Basic understanding of Redirectional and Hip Throws.
Kata: Seiyunchin, Sanchin Ichi.
Kumite:
1. 30 Push ups + 30 Sit ups.
2. Controlled Jyu Kumite.
3. Randori from Seiza.
4. Kakie.
Training Aids: Hand Pad Drills, Kicking Pad Drills, Ude Tanren.

3rd Kyu - Brown Belt

No additional techniques are required, but candidates must demonstrate a full understanding and advanced ability in all previous material.
Kata: Seiyunchin + Bunkai, Sanchin Ichi.
Kumite:
1. 100 push ups + 100 sit ups.
2. Jyu Kumite.
3. Randori from Seiza
4. Randori from Standing
5. Kakie.
6. Multiples.
Tameshiwara: Breaking Board, any Hand Technique.

NB. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a high level of fitness and stamina.

2nd Kyu - Brown Belt

Dachi: Hankutsu, Okinawan Kokutsu.
Uke: Sukui, Teisho, Ura.
Tsuki: Furi.
Uchi: Empi combination drill
Kihon Ido: Combination of techniques at examiners discretion.
Techniques: Nage Waza. Advanced understanding of Redirectional and Hip Throws.
Kata: Seiyunchin + Bunkai, 8 Direction Gekisai, Sanchin Ichi.
Kumite:
1. 50 push ups + 50 Sit ups.
2. Jyu Kumite.
3. Shitaji Randori from Seiza.
4. Shitaji Randori from Standing.
5. Kakie.
Training Aids: Combination Hand and Foot Drills, Ude Tanren.

1st Kyu - Shodan Ho

Uke: Ko.
Tsuki: Kazama, Kossa, Kage, Age combinations.
Ippon Ken, Nakadaka Ippon Ken
Uchi: Empi Combination Drill, Kaiko, Haito, Shikyo.
Kihon Ido: Combination of techniques at examiners discretion.
Techniques: Muchimi, Tai Sabaki, Naga Waza. Assortment of Quick Takedowns.
Basic weapons defence.
Kata: Shisochin.
Kumite:
1. 100 Push ups ( Knuckles ) + 100 Sit ups
2. Jyu Kumite, (minimum 5 opponents).
3. Randori from Seiza.
4. Randori Standing.
5. Kakie.
6. Multiples.
Training Aids: Combination Hand and Foot Drills, Ude Tanren.
Tameshiwara: Two Breaking Boards ( Black ), Open Hand and Fist.

1st Dan - Black Belt

Dachi: All previous but showing advanced understanding of Goju principles and concepts.
Uke: All as previous but showing advanced   understanding of Goju principles and concepts.
Tsuki: All as previous but showing advanced   understanding of Goju principles and concepts.
Uchi: All as previous but showing advanced   understanding of Goju principles and concepts.
Geri: Mae Tobi Geri and Yoko Tobi Geri.
Kihon Ido: Combinations at examiners discretion.
Techniques: Muchimi, Sukami Hike, Tai Sabaki, Naga Waza, Ne Waza, Shime Waza, Kansetsu Waza, Quick Takedowns, defence against various weapon attacks.
Kata: Sanchin Ni, Shisochin Bunkai and all previous showing understanding of Heishu Kata/Kaishu Kata.
Kumite: Three Step Kumite.
Jyu Kumite (minimum 10 opponents).
Randori from Seiza.
Grappling Defence, (attacker with gloves on).
On back against standing opponent.
Kakie.
Multiples.
Training Aids: Pad Drills, Elbow Drills, Knee Drills, Ude Tanren.
Tameshiwara: Three Standard Wooden Boards, Open Hand, Foot, Fist.
Mental Ability:
Candidates must demonstrate teaching ability showing good understanding of techniques and concepts at various levels.
Written Paper entitled “Goju-Ryu Karate” expressing individual perspective on style, content and/or experience/
(minimum length 1,500 words).

Nidan - Black Belt

Waza: Advanced understanding of Muchimi, Sukami Hike and Tai Sabaki.
Demonstrations of Naga Waza, Shime Waza, Kansetsu Waza.
Basic knowledge of Atemi Waza.
Kata: Gekisai Dai Ichi Gekisai Dai Ni
Saifa Seiyunchin
Shisochin Tensho
Sanchin Ichi Sanchin Ni
Understanding of Sanchin Shime
Kumite: Multi Kumite + Multi Randori
Mental Ability:
100 Push ups ( Knuckles ) + 100 Sit ups
Terminology Test
Candidates must demonstrate teaching ability showing advanced understanding of techniques and concepts.
Formal verbal discussion with head or heads of association covering variety of aspects of Martial Arts training – physical, mental, spiritual.


3rd Dan - Black Belt

Teaching Ability: Show safety in teaching
Kata:                    Gekisai Dai Ichi     Gekisai Dai Ni
Saifa Seiyunchin
Shisochin Sanseru Seipei
Sanchin Ichi Sanchin Ni
Tensho
Bunkai: Perform applications to any three kata
Kumite: Various opponents
Randori: Various opponents + Multiples
Terminology: Verbal question & answer session
Tameshiwara: Three standard wooden boards open hand, foot & fist at examiners discretion
Weapons: Show competence in one weapons discipline
Mental Ability: Candidates must demonstrate teaching ability showing advanced understanding of techniques and concepts
Complete history research paper covering variety of martial arts training, history, physical, mental & spirit

4th Dan - Black Belt

Teaching Ability: Show safety in teaching
Kata: Gekisai Dai Ichi     Gekisai Dai Ni
Saifa Seiyunchin
Shisochin Sanseru
Seipei Sesan
Sanchin Ichi Sanchin Ni
Tensho
Bunkai: Perform applications to last four kata
Weapons: Show competence in any weapons discipline
Weapons Kata: Perform a weapons kata of choice

5th Dan - Black Belt

Various applications from the our Goju-Ryu system at the Chairman's & Principle Instructor's discretion

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