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JKA Kyu Grading Syllabus

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10th to 9th Kyu

Direction Technique Count
Forward Chudan Jun-zuki 3 times
Forward Jodan Age-uke 3 times
Forward Chudan Soto-uke 3 times
Forward Mae-geri 3 times

Kata: Kihon – (Count 20 – 8 & 16)

Kumite: Sanbon Kumite – Jodan/ Chudan

 

9th Kyu to 8th Kyu

Direction Technique Count
Forward Chudan Jun-zuki 3 times
Forward Jodan Age-uke 3 times
Forward Chudan Soto-uke 3 times
Forward Gedan-barai 3 times
Forward Shuto-uke 3 times
Forward Mae-geri 3 times

Kata: Heian Shodan – (Count 21 – 9 & 17)

Kumite: Gohon Kumite – Jodan/ Chudan

* Examiners look predominantly for correct basic form

8th to 7th Kyu

Direction Technique Count
Forward Chudan Jun-zuki 3 times
Backward Jodan Age-uke 3 times
Forward Chudan Soto-uke 3 times
Backward Chudan Uchi-uke 3 times
Forward Shuto-uke 3 times
Forward Mae-geri 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times

Kata: Heian Nidan – (Count 26 – 11 & 26)

Kumite: Gohon Kumite – Jodan/ Chudan

7th to 6th Kyu 

Direction Technique Count
Forward Chudan Jun-zuki 3 times
Backward Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Chudan Soto-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Backward Chudan Uchi-uke 3 times
Forward Shuto-uke 3 times
Forward Mae-geri 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times

Kata: Heian Sandan – (Count 20 – 10 & 20)

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

6th to 5th Kyu

Direction Technique Count
Forward Chudan Jun-zuki 3 times
Backward Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Chudan Soto-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Backward Chudan Uchi-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Shuto-uke 3 times
Forward Mae-geri 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times

Kata: Heian Yondan – (Count 27 – 13 & 25)

Kumite: Kihon Ippon Kumite – Jodan/ Chudan/ Mae-geri left/ right

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

5th Kyu to 4th Kyu 

Direction Technique Count
Forward Chudan Jun-zuki 3 times
Backward Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Chudan Soto-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Backward Chudan Uchi-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Shuto-uke + Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) 3 times
Forward Mae-geri 3 times
Forward Mawashi-geri 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times

Kata: Heian Godan – (Count 23 – 12 & 19)

Kumite: Kihon Ippon Kumite – Jodan/ Chudan/ Mae-geri left/ right

4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu

Direction Technique Count
Forward Sambon Renzuki 3 times
Backward Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Chudan Soto- uke + Yoko Empi (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi 3 times
Backward Chudan Uchi-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Shuto-uke + Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) 3 times
Forward Mae-geri 3 times
Forward Mawashi-geri 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times

Kata: Tekki Shodan – (Count 29 – 15 & 29)

Kumite: Kihon Ippon Kumite – Jodan/ Chudan/ Mae-geri/ Yoko Ke-komi left/ right

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

3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu

Direction Technique Count
Forward Sambon Renzuki 3 times
Backward Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Chudan Soto- uke + Yoko Empi (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi 3 times
Backward Chudan Uchi-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Shuto-uke + Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) 3 times
Forward Mae-geri 3 times
Forward Mawashi-geri 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times

Kata: Sentei Kata(Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Jion, Empi) Student may choose from any of these.

Kumite: Jiyu Ippon Kumite (3 metre apart) — Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri/Yoko Ke-komi/Mawashi-geri (right/one side)

2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu

Direction Technique Count
Forward Sambon Renzuki 3 times
Backward Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Chudan Soto- uke + Yoko Empi+Yoko Urakenuchi (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi 3 times
Backward Chudan Uchi-uke + Gyaku-zuki 3 times
Forward Shuto-uke + Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi) 3 times
Forward Mae-geri 3 times
Forward Mawashi-geri 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times
Forward Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right 3 times

Kata: Sentei Kata(Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Jion, Empi) Student may choose from any of these.

Kumite: Jiyu Ippon Kumite (3 metre apart) — Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri/Yoko Ke-komi/Mawashi-geri (right/one side)

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

One response

  1. Nakkala Sivaprasad

    Very useful syllabus

    May 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm

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