1st Dan
Kihon: Sambon Renzuki • Jodan Age-uke+Gyaku-zuki • Chudan Soto-uke+Yoko Empi+Yoko Urakenuchi +Gyaku-zuki (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi to Zenktsu-dachi)  • Chudan-Uchi-uke+Kizami-zuki+Gyaku-zuki • Shuto-uke+Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) •  Mae-geri Rengeri (Chudan/Jodan) • Mawashi-geri • Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) alternate feet • Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) alternate feet

Kata: Sentei Kata (Bassaidai, Kankudai, Empi, Jion) - student may choose any of these
Kumite: Jiyu Ippon Kumite - Jodan/Chudan/Mae-geri/ YokoKekomi/Mawashigeri (right/one side)

* Examiners test for basic understanding and functional ability in the foundational techniques of karate. 


2nd Dan
Kihon: Kizami-zuki+Sambon Renzuki (free Kamae) • Mae-geri+Jun-zuki (free Kamae) • Jodan Age-uke+Chudan Soto-uke+Gyaku-zuki (Block with same arm) • Gedan-barai+ Chudan • Jun-zuki+ Chudan Jun-zuki Shuto-uke+Kizami-Maegeri+Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) • Yoko Ke-age+Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi, alternate feet)
Yoko Ke-komi+Gyaku-zuki (free Kamae) • Mawashi-geri+Gyaku-zuki (free Kamae) 

Kata: Student’s favorite Kata
Kumite: Jiyu Kumite

* Examiners test for understanding and proficiency in the foundational techniques of karate. 


3rd Dan
Kihon: Kizami-zuki+Sambon Renzuki (free Kamae) • Jodan-Age-uke+Chudan-Soto-uke+Gyaku-zuki (with same arm)  • Chudan-Uchi-uke+Kizami-zuki+Gyaku-zuki (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) • Shuto-uke+Kizami-Mae-geri+Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) • Jodan-Age-uke+ Mawashi-geri+Yokourakenuchi+Chudan-Jun-zuki Maegeri+Yoko-Kekomi+Mawashi-geri+Gyaku-zuki (alternate feet) • Mae-geri+Yoko-Kekomi+Ushiro-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi+ Same feet left/right )

Kata: Student’s favorite Kata
Kumite: Jiyu Kumite

* Examiners test for understanding and proficiency in the standard techniques of karate.


4th Dan
Kihon: Kizami-zuki+Sambon Renzuki (free Kamae) Chudan-Uchi-uke+Kizami-zuki+Gyaku-zuki (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) • Shuto-uke+Kizami-Mae-Geri +Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi, Zenkutsu-dachi) • Maegeri+Yoko-Kekomi+Gyaku-zuki (Same feet) • Mae-geri+Yoko-kekomi+Ushiro-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi same feet) • Gyaku-zuki (Idomokuhyo : punching at different points by examiner’s direction)

Kata: Student’s favorite Kata; also Shitei Kata (from Heian Shodan to Tekki Shodan) specified by examiner
Kumite: Jiyu Kumite

* Examiners test for understanding and mastery of all karate techniques; for an understanding of the philosophy of karate; for an ability to apply these fundamentals and functional aspects in practice; and for an ability to instruct 


5th Dan
Gyaku-zuki (Idomokuhyo: punching at different points by examiner’s direction)

Kata: Gyaku-zuki; Student’s favorite 
Kata; Shitei Kata (from Heian Shodan to Tekki Shodan) specified by examiner; Question and Answer Session
Kumite: Jiyu Kumite