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First Degree Black Belt Curriculum

Kicks/Basics/Basic Combinations/Basic Free Combinations

  • no new techniques


  • Chinto
  • formal interpretation of all nine primary katas


  • comfortable use of pre-arranged free sparring combinations
  • one step, three step, five step and ten step sparring
  • familiarization with Sports Karate rules and regulations


  • increased emphasis in training the application of self-defense techniques
  • application of self-defense techniques against multiple armed and unarmed opponents


  • application and interpretation of Shindo to Chinto kata
  • some experimentation with other weapons of choice


  • Further refinement of the three Classical Techniques
  • Practice of variations in classical posture, balance and movement


    • Throw - hip, hand, leg and sacrifice
    • Grappling - pinning, strangulation and joint manipulation
    • Break falls
  • Combining the above three into Randori - free practice

Teaching Requirements

  • Students at this rank must endeavour to acquire a broad range of teaching experience and ability, as well as an in-depth understanding of the history and uniqueness of the style.

Requirement Time at This Rank

  • two years

Youth Currriculum (6-12 years)   Adult Currriculum
White Belt   White Belt
Yellow Belt   Yellow Belt
Orange Belt   Orange Belt
Green Belt   Green Belt
Blue Belt   Blue Belt
Brown Belt   Brown Belt
First Degree Black Belt   First Degree Black Belt
    Second to Fifth Degree Black Belt
    Sixth to Eighth Degree Black Belt


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