Childrens Grading Syllabus
Shizendo karate grading syllabus: kata, pairs work and combinations, white belt to black belt.
10th Kyu White/Red Belt
Basic punch, Outward, inward, upward and down receiving techniques, front and rear kick. All of these techniques are performed on the spot. Break falls are four directional, forward, back, left and right. Students need to know Dojo etiquette and be able to demonstrate this in class, they will also need to know the training rules, how to bow into class with seiza and be able to name each of the techniques performed.
Basic Sonabazuki – Soto Uke – Uchi Uke – Jodan Uke – Gedan Barai – Mageri – Ushirogeri – Ukemi
9th Kyu Red Belt
Punching and kicking basics, perform signally from a fighting guard. Using the four Uke’s whilst in motion in a forward stance with turn, developing the posture, coordination, control and power. This is the basic foundation form
Basic Tobikomizuki – Gyakuzuki – Maegeri
Kata Uke Waza
8th Kyu Yellow Belt
Punching and kicking combination, further developing the coordination and control using linked techniques. Use of the first form Uke Waza with added punch performed from a forward stance, developing the jun and Gyak.
Combination 1st Tobikomizuki Gyakuzuki Mawashigeri
2nd Suirkomi Maegeri Tobikomizuki Gyakuzuki
Kata Uke Tsuki Waza
7th Kyu Orange Belt
Punch kick combination with added back fist. Tsuki Gerii Waza form, front and rear jab, hook and cross, front kicks and angle kicks with turn and repeat on right.
Combination 3rd Gyakuzuki Uraken
4th Suirkomi Mawashigeri Gyakuzuki Uraken
Kata Tsuki Geri Waza
6th Kyu Green Belt
Empi Waza, this form trains the use of five directional elbows and two directional knee strikes, centre line, performed in two stances. Tegummi, two person training drill
Combination 5th Gyakuzuki Kagiszuki Gyakuzuki
6th Tobikomizuki Kagiszuki Hizageri
5th Kyu Blue Belt
Punch kick combination with added footwork developing correct distancing. Sanshin (three battles) Tradinatal Kata developing strong body alignment. Punch kick combination developing distancing. Ippon Kumite, two sets of pairs work studied.
Combination 7th Gyakuzuki Tobikomizuki Gyakuzuki
8th Suirkomi Maegeri Mawashigeri Tobikomizuki Gyakuzuki
Kumite Ippon 1-2
4th Kyu Purple Belt
Five animal form from white Crane, sometimes referred to rotating hands. Developing smooth flowing yet strong postures in Sanshin stance. Two sets of pairs work are studied.
Kumite Ippon 3-4
3rd Kyu Brown Belt
Naihanchi form, fixed stance with upper body rotation developing fast explosive techniques performed in Naihanchi stances. Two sets of pairs work are studied.
Kumite Ippon 5-6
2nd Kyu Brown Belt
Kushanku form, dynamic multi form with changing stances and postures, the longest kata in the system. Structured pairs work incorporating many of the postures of kata. Two sets of pairs work studied.
Kumite Ippon 7-8
1st Kyu Brown Belt
Traditional Kata, contrasting with slow powerful moves and fast explosive releasing techniques. Use wide and narrow weight shifting stance, hence the name of the stance as Yoko and Tate Seishan.
Kumite Ippon 9-10
1st Dan Black Belt
Chinto Kata, “Crane on the Rock” a light moving Kata with fast explosive movements performed with narrow stances at times on Sagiashi (heron stance) with turns. Amalgamation of everything thus so far learnt into one form. Two sets of pairs work are studied.
Kumite Ippon 11-12