JKA Karate Requirements

10th to 9th Kyu

 

Kihon: Chudan Jun-zuki Jodan Age-uke Chudan Soto-uke Mae-geri


(is forward movement is backward movement)

8th Kyu

 

Kihon: Chudan Jun-zuki Jodan Age-uke Chudan Soto-uke Shuto-uke Mae-geri

 

Kata: Heian Shodan

 

Kumite: Gohon Kumite—Jodan/Chudan

 

*  Examiners look predominantly for correct basic form


(is forward movement is backward movement)

7th Kyu

 

Kihon: Chudan Jun-zuki Jodan Age-uke Chudan Soto-uke Chudan Uchi-uke Shuto-uke Mae-geri Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right

 

Kata: Heian Nidan

 

Kumite: Gohon Kumite—Jodan/Chudan


(is forward movement is backward movement)

6th Kyu

 

Kihon: Chudan Jun-zuki Jodan Age-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Chudan Soto-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Chudan-Uchi-uke Shuto-uke Mae-geri Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right

 

Kata: Heian Sandan

 

Kumite: Kihon Ippon Kumite—Jodan/Chudan left/right

 

*  Examiners look for correct pivoting of the hips during renzoku-waza, and clear grasp of the hand techniques


(is forward movement is backward movement)

5th Kyu

 

Kihon: Chudan Jun-zuki Jodan Age-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Chudan Soto-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Chudan-Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Shuto-uke Mae-geri Mawashi-geri Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right

 

Kata: Heian Yondan

 

Kumite: Kihon Ippon Kumite—Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri left/right


(is forward movement is backward movement)

4th Kyu

 

Kihon: Chudan Jun-zuki Jodan Age-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Chudan Soto-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Chudan-Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Shuto-uke+Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) Mae-geri Mawashi-geri Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right

 

Kata: Heian Godan

 

Kumite: Kihon Ippon Kumite—Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri left/right

 

*  Examiners are looking for appropriate degree of strength and sharpness of execution in each technique (Kihon, Kumite, Kata)


(is forward movement is backward movement)

3rd Kyu

 

Kihon: Chudan Jun-zuki Sambon Renzuki Jodan Age-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Chudan Soto-uke+Yoko Empi (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi) Chudan Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Shuto-uke+Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) Mae-geri Mawashi-geri Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right

 

Kata: Tekki Shodan

 

Kumite: Kihon Ippon Kumite—Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri/Yoko Ke-komi left/right


(is forward movement is backward movement)

2nd Kyu

 

Kihon: Chudan Jun-zuki Sambon Renzuki Jodan Age-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Chudan Soto-uke+Yoko Empi (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi) Chudan Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Shuto-uke+Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) Mae-geri Mawashi-geri Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right

 

Kata: Sentei Kata (Bassaidai, Kankudai, Jion, Empi)—student may choose any of these

 

Kumite: Jiyu Ippon Kumite—Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri/Yoko Ke-komi left/right


(is forward movement is backward movement)

1st Kyu

 

Kihon: Chudan Jun-zuki Sambon Renzuki Jodan Age-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Chudan Soto-uke+Yoko Empi+Yoko Uraken (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi) Chudan Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki Shuto-uke+Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) Mae-geri Rengeri (Chudan/Jodan) Mawashi-geri Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right Yoko Ke-komi (Zenkutsu-dachi) left/right

 

Kata: Sentei Kata (Bassaidai, Kankudai, Jion, Empi)—student may choose any of these

 

Kumite: Jiyu Ippon Kumite—Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri/Yoko Ke-komi/Mawashi-geri one side

 

*  Examiners look for ease and naturalness of execution, for speedy and powerful kime, and for smooth, instantaneous, dynamic elasticity of delivery.


(is forward movement is backward movement)