Testing requirements


These are the minimum testing requirements for kyu and shodan ranks. Please note that the ability to test is ultimately up to the sole discretion of Sensei.

5th Kyu test (50 training days)

Tachi Waza

  • Katate dori – ikkyo – omote & ura
  • Katate dori – shihonage – omote & ura
  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo – omote & ura
  • Shomen uchi – irimi nage

Suwari Waza

  • Ryote dori – kokyo ho

Ukemi

  • Forward and Backward rolls

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4th Kyu test (60 training days since 5th kyu)

Tachi Waza

  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo – omote & ura
  • Shomen uchi – nikyo – omote & ura
  • Shomen uchi – irimi nage
  • Kata dori – nikyo – omote & ura
  • Ryote dori – tenchi nage
  • Tsuki – kote gaeshi
  • Katate dori – shihonage – omote & ura
  • Yokomen uchi- shihonage – omote & ura

Suwari Waza

  • Ryote dori – kokyo ho

Ukemi

  • At a level appropriate for the rank.

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3rd Kyu test (80 training days since 4th kyu)

Tachi Waza

  • Morote dori – kokyu ho
  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Shomen uchi – irimi nage
  • Shomen uchi – kote gaeshi
  • Tsuki – irimi nage
  • Tsuki – kote gaeshi
  • Katate dori – shihonage – omote & ura
  • Ryote dori – shihonage – omote & ura
  • Yokomen uchi- shihonage – omote & ura

Suwari Waza

  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo

Ukemi

  • At a level appropriate for the rank.

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2nd Kyu test (100 training days since 3rd Kyu)

Tachi Waza

  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Shomen uchi – irimi nage
  • Shomen uchi – kote gaeshi
  • Shomen uchi – kaiten nage
  • Tsuki – irimi nage
  • Tsuki – kote gaeshi
  • Tsuki – kaiten nage
  • Katate dori – irimi nage
  • Katate dori – kote gaeshi
  • Katate dori – kaiten nage
  • Ushiro ryote dori – shihonage
  • Ushiro ryote dori – kote gaeshi

Hanmi Handachi

  • Katate dori – shihonage – omote & ura
  • Ryote dori – shihonage – omote & ura

Suwari Waza

  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo

Variations (3 techniques per attack)

  • Katate dori
  • Hiji dori
  • Morote dori
  • Ryote dori
  • Ryote dori – kokyo ho

Jiyu Waza (1 person)

  • Any attack

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1st Kyu test (150 training days since 2nd Kyu)

Tachi Waza

  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Shomen uchi – irimi nage
  • Shomen uchi – kote gaeshi
  • Shomen uchi – kaiten nage
  • Yokomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Yokomen uchi – irimi nage
  • Yokomen uchi – kote gaeshi
  • Yokomen uchi – kaiten nage
  • Tsuki – irimi nage
  • Tsuki – kote gaeshi
  • Tsuki – kaiten nage
  • Kata dori – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Ushiro ryote dori – ikkyo through yonkyo

Hanmi Handachi

  • Katate dori – shihonage
  • Ryote dori – shihonage
  • Shomen uchi – irimi nage
  • Shomen uchi – kote gaeshi
  • Shomen uchi – kaiten nage
  • Tsuki – irimi nage
  • Tsuki – kote gaeshi
  • Tsuki – kaiten nage
  • Ushiro Waza – five techniques

Suwari Waza

  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Yokomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Kata dori – ikkyo through yonkyo

Variations (3 techniques per attack)

  • Katate dori
  • Morote dori
  • Ryote dori
  • Kata dori menuchi
  • Ushiro ryokata dori
  • Koshi nage

Jiyu Waza (one person)

  • Any Attack.

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Shodan (200 training days since 1st Kyu)

Tachi Waza

  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Shomen uchi – irimi nage
  • Shomen uchi – kote gaeshi
  • Shomen uchi – kaiten nage
  • Yokomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Yokomen uchi – irimi nage
  • Yokomen uchi – kote gaeshi
  • Yokomen uchi – kaiten nage
  • Tsuki – irimi nage
  • Tsuki – kote gaeshi
  • Tsuki – kaiten nage
  • Kata dori – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Ushiro ryote dori – ikkyo through yonkyo

Hanmi Handachi

  • Katate dori – shihonage
  • Ryote dori – shihonage
  • Shomen uchi – irimi nage
  • Shomen uchi – kote gaeshi
  • Shomen uchi – kaiten nage
  • Tsuki – irimi nage
  • Tsuki – kote gaeshi
  • Tsuki – kaiten nage
  • Ushiro Waza – five techniques

Suwari Waza

  • Shomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Yokomen uchi – ikkyo through yonkyo
  • Kata dori – ikkyo through yonkyo

Tanto Dori

  • Tsuki
  • Shomen uchi
  • Yokomen uchi
  • Slash
  • Knife at throat (front)
  • Knife at throat (rear)

Variations (3 techniques per attack)

  • Katate dori
  • Morote dori
  • Ryote dori
  • Kata dori menuchi
  • Ushiro ryokata dori
  • Koshi nage

Jiyu Waza (one person)

  • Any Attack.

Randori (multiple attack)

  • Begin with one uke, send in #2, then #3
  • Begin with two holding, add third
  • Three attack simultaneously

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