1st Dan And Above Grading Syllabus

Dan Grading Syllabus for KUGB (Karate Union of Great Britain) Gradings. Kihon techniques are from kamae.

1st Dan

Kihon. Kata. Kumite
Kizame tsuki, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki Candidate chooses:  Bassai Dai

Examiners choose: Any Heian Kata or Tekki Shodan

Ju Ippon Kumite

with jodan and chudan oi tsuki, chudan mae geri, chudan yoko geri, jodan mawashi geri and chudan ushiro geri attacks

Ju Kumite

Mae geri, oi tsuki, Gyaku tsuki
Yoko geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Mae geri, yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Mae geri, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki, step back gedan barai, gyaku tsuki, yoko geri, uraken, oi tsuki
Same leg, mae geri, yoko geri, ushiro geri, all whilst maintaining balance.

2nd Dan

Kihon. Kata. Kumite
Mae geri, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki Candidate chooses: Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Ni Ju Shiho,
Tekki Nidan,or Jitte

Examiners choose:  Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Jion or Hungetsu

Ju Ippon Kumite –

any 5 attacks, not pre-arranged

Ju Kumite

Yoko geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Mae geri chudan, same leg mawashi geri jodan, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Mawashi geri jodan, same leg yoko geri kekomi chudan, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Mae geri, yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Mae geri step forward, move front foot back, use rear leg yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki
Same leg, mae geri, yoko geri, ushiro geri, mawashi geri, all whilst maintaining balance
Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki, Step back nagashi uke, gyaku tsuki, Ushiro geri, uraken, oi tsuki

3rd Dan

Kihon. Kata. Kumite
Any 1st or 2nd Dan combination plus: Candidate chooses: Sochin, Unsu, Gankaku  Chinte or Goju Shiho Sho

Examiners choose:  Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Ni Ju Shiho, Tekki Nidan or Jitte

Kaishi Ippon Kumite- pre-arranged attacks as for 1st Dan grading
Kizame tsuki, gyaku tsuki, mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki, step back geidan barrai, gyaku tsuki, rear leg mae geri and step back, ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki

4th Dan

Kihon. Kata. Kumite
Any 1st or 2nd Dan combination plus: Candidate chooses:  Rohai, Jiin, Wankan Tekki Sandan or Go Ju Shiho Dai with a practical demonstration of requested applications.

Examiners choose:  Sochin, Unsu, Gankaku, Chinte or Go Ju Shiho Sho

Kaishi Ippon Kumite –

any 5 attacks, not pre-arranged

Demonstration of between 3 and 5 favorite kumite combinations

Ju Kumite

Kizame tsuki, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki, ren tsuki, step back age uke, soto uke, gedan barai and uchi uke with same arm, kizame tsuki, gyaku tsuki, four turning gyaku tsuki attacks, turn behind with haito uchi, mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki, back leg mae geri and step back, yoko geri keage to side and return to stance, and finally step forward with mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken and gyaku tsuki

5th Dan

Kihon. Kata. Kumite
As previous grading plus: Candidate chooses:  Any Kata from Shodan syllabus and above

Examiners choose:  Any two Kata from Shodan syllabus and above

Demonstration of applications will be requested of any techniques from performed katas

Demonstration of between 3 and 5 favorite kumite techniques
A 1500 – 2000 word thesis on any aspect of Karate Do
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