Adult Kyu Grade Syllabus

6th Kyu – White Belt

Timescale: Minimum of 20 hours consistent practice in total recommended

Core Skills Unsoku Complete (3 Sections)
Ukemi Side and Back breakfall
Technique Randori-no-kata 1–5 

  1. Shomen-ate
  2. Ai-gamae-ate
  3. Gyaku-gamae-ate
  4. Gedan-ate
  5. Ushiro-ate
Performed on candidate’s ‘natural’ side, i.e. candidate’s choice of left or right.
Application Kakarigeiko Single attacker: Open-handed attack which must include Shomen-ate and Shomen-uchi.

5th Kyu – Yellow Belt

Timescale: Minimum of 40 hours consistent practice in total recommended

Core Skills Tandoku-undo Sections 1–3
Ukemi Forward Roll
Technique Randori-no-kata 1–10: 

  1. Shomen-ate
  2. Ai-gamae-ate
  3. Gyaku-gamae-ate
  4. Gedan-ate
  5. Ushiro-ate
  6. Oshi-taoshi
  7. Ude-gaeshi
  8. Hiki-taoshi
  9. Ude-garame
  10. Waki-gatame
Performed left or right, examiner’s choice
Application Kakarigeiko Single attacker with or without Tanto, to include Shomen and Yokomen (Aigamae and Gyakugamae) attacks.

4th Kyu – Orange Belt

Timescale: More than 3 months as 5th Kyu recommended. Minimum of 40 hours consistent practise as 5th Kyu recommended

Core Skills Tandoku-undo complete Sections 1–5
Ukemi Kote-gaeshi, supported
Shikko Forward/Turning
Technique Suwari-waza – 2 techniques Candidate’s choice, both students kneeling
Randori-no-kata 1–14 

  1. Shomen-ate
  2. Ai-gamae-ate
  3. Gyaku-gamae-ate
  4. Gedan-ate
  5. Ushiro-ate
  6. Oshi-taoshi
  7. Ude-gaeshi
  8. Hiki-taoshi
  9. Ude-garame
  10. Waki-gatame
  11. Kote-hineri
  12. Kote-gaeshi
  13. Tenkai-kote-hineri
  14. Shiho-nage
Performed left or right, examiner’s choice.
Application Kakarigeiko Grasp attacks, single wrist, Aigamae and Gyakugamae.
Kakarigeiko Single attacker with Tanto.

3rd Kyu – Green Belt

Timescale: More than 3 months as 4th Kyu. Minimum of 40 hours consistent practise as 4th Kyu recommended

Core Skills Ukemi Sumi-otoshi, supported.
Technique Suwari-waza – 4 techniques Candidate’s choice, both students kneeling.
Randori-no-kata complete 

  1. Shomen-ate
  2. Ai-gamae-ate
  3. Gyaku-gamae-ate
  4. Gedan-ate
  5. Ushiro-ate
  6. Oshi-taoshi
  7. Ude-gaeshi
  8. Hiki-taoshi
  9. Ude-garame
  10. Waki-gatame
  11. Kote-hineri
  12. Kote-gaeshi
  13. Tenkai-kote-hineri
  14. Shiho-nage
  15. Mae-otoshi
  16. Sumi-otoshi
  17. Hiki-otoshi
(17 techniques)
Randori-no-kata-no-ura-waza 1–5 

  1. Shomen-ate – Waki-gatame
  2. Ai-gamae-ate – Kote-mawashi
  3. Gyaku-gamae-ate – Gedan-ate
  4. Gedan-ate – Ai-gamae-ate
  5. Ushiro-ate – Tenkai-kote-hineri
Counters 1–5
Application Kakarigeiko Multiple attackers e.g. Ninindori, with variations of attack, open-handed.
Hikitategeiko Single attacker with Tanto to show movement by both parties. Tori showing continuation and combination techniques

2nd Kyu – Blue Belt

Timescale: More than 6 months as 3rd Kyu. Minimum of 60 hours consistent practise as 3rd Kyu recommended

Core Skills Ukemi (floating/falling leaf) Performed alone. Similar to Koryu-Dai-San. No. 1 Suwari-waza.
Randori-no-kata
Shichi-hon-no-kuzushi 1–7 To show balance disturbance, circular movement and control – no breakfalls
Technique Randori-no-kata-no-ura-waza complete 

  1. Shomen-ate – Waki-gatame
  2. Ai-gamae-ate – Kote-mawashi
  3. Gyaku-gamae-ate – Gedan-ate
  4. Gedan-ate – Ai-gamae-ate
  5. Ushiro-ate – Tenkai-kote-hineri
  6. Oshi-taoshi – Kote-mawashi
  7. Hiki-taoshi – Tenkai-kote-hineri
  8. Kote-gaeshi – Kote-gaeshi
  9. Tenkai-kote-hineri – Waki-gatame
  10. Shiho-nage – Shiho-nage
Counters 1–10 (10 techniques)
Application Kakarigeiko Ninindori – mixed attacks, open-handed and grasps
Randori Single attacker with Tanto – Uke to use counters (variations of first five techniques of the Randori-no-Kata)

1st Kyu – Brown Belt

Timescale: More than 9 months as 2nd Kyu. Minimum of 120 hours consistent practise as 2nd Kyu recommended

Core Skills Shichi-hon-no-kuzushi 1–14 To show balance disturbance, circular movement and control.
Randori-no-kata
Kuzushi Demonstration of up to three balance disturbances for Randori.
Technique Koryu-dai-san 

  1. Oshi-taoshi
  2. Gyaku-gamae-ate
  3. Kote-gaeshi
  4. Ryote-mochi-sukui-nage
  5. Tenkai-kote-hineri
  6. Shiho-nage
  7. Gedan-ate
  8. Hiji-kime
Suwari-waza Section A (8 techniques)
Application Hikitategeiko Empty-handed (Toshu). Tori showing continuation and combination techniques

Note

Character and attitude will be considered at each level. These include participation as a student in competitions and/or courses.

Issue 2005/1: 20.03.05

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