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8th Kyu Grading Requirements - Yellow Belt


KIHON

ZENKUTSU DACHI - GEDAN BARAI

(Front Stance - Low Block)

FORWARD: OI TSUKI

5 TIMES (Lunge Punch)

FORWARD: GYAKU TSUKI
5 TIMES (Reverse Punch)
FORWARD: JODAN AGE UKE
5 TIMES (Rising Block)
FORWARD: CHUDAN SOTO UKE
5 TIMES (Outside Block)
FORWARD: CHUDAN UCHI UKE
5 TIMES (Inside Block)
KOKUTSU DACHI GAMAE
(Back Stance - Knife Hand Block)
FORWARD: CHUDAN SHUTO UKE
5 TIMES (Knife Hand Block)
ZENKUTSU DACHI GAMAE
(Front Stance)
FORWARD: MAE GERI
5 TIMES (Front Kick)
FORWARD: MAWASHI GERI
5 TIMES (Round House Kick)
KIBA DACHI GAMAE
(Horse Riding Stance)
FORWARD: YOKO GERI KEAGE
3 TIMES (Side Snap Kick)
Turn and repeat: YOKO GERI KEAGE
3 TIMES (Side Snap Kick)

KATA

HEIAN SHODAN
(Peaceful Mind No 1)

KUMITE

GO HON KUMITE
(5 Step Sparring)
ATTACK: JODAN OI TSUKI
BLOCK: JODAN AGE UKE
ATTACK: CHUDAN OI TSUKI
BLOCK: CHUDAN SOTO UKE
 
Emphasis should be placed on sharply withdrawing the forward arm (HIKITE) to the chambered position. An understanding of hip rotation during the application of blocking and attacking techniques is also required. The development of Focus (KIME) at the termination of each movement will be closely examined.


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