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Metro Karate & Jiu Jitsu Academy

Testing Material for belt Promotion

Key Requirements

Power and Speed
Techniques should be explosive (using Kime).
Attitude
Eyes should be focused ahead, not at the ground. Techniques should be confident and vigorous. Use a strong kiai on the last technique in a sequence in when performing kihon.
Timing
Hands and feet should finish at the same time. When sparring, do not start blocking before the technique gets near you. On the other hand, don’t leave it so late that you get hit.
Distancing
Execute techniques to the optimal distance. Don’t over-reach or try blocking too near your own body. Be aware of your natural comfortable range (know how long your arm is). When sparring, make sure your attack reaches your partner but is focused so that they are not hurt.

9th Kyu – White Belt

Requirements

Basics

Stepping punch
Oi-zuki
Rising block
Age-uke
Outside block
Soto-uke
Inside block
Uchi-uke
Front kick
Mae-geri

Kata

8th Kyu – Yellow Belt

Requirements

Basics

Stepping punch
Oi-zuki
Rising block
Age-uke
Outside block
Soto-uke
Inside block
Uchi-uke
Knife-hand block
Shuto-uke
Front kick
Mae-geri
Side thrusting kick
Yoko kekomi
Side rising kick
Yoko keage

Kata

Kumite

Five-step sparring – Gohon kumite

7th Kyu – Orange Belt

Requirements

Basics

Triple punch
Sanbon tsuki
Rising block, reverse punch
Age-uke, gyaku-zuki
Outside block, reverse punch
Soto-uke, gyaku-zuki
Inside block, reverse punch
Uchi-uke, gyaku-zuki
Knife-hand block
Shuto-uke
Front kick
Mae-geri
Side thrusting kick
Yoko kekomi
Side rising kick
Yoko keage

Kata

Kumite

Five-step sparring – Gohon kumite

6th Kyu – Green Belt

Requirements

Basics

Triple punch
Sanbon tsuki
Rising block, reverse punch, downward block
Age-uke, gyaku-zuki, gedan barai
Outside block, elbow strike, backfist strike
Soto-uke, empi-uchi, uraken-uchi
Inside block, jabbing punch, reverse punch
Uchi-uke, kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki
Knife-hand block, jabbing front kick, spear-hand strike
Shuto-uke, kizami mae-geri, nukite-uchi
Consecutive front kicks
Mae ren-geri
Side thrusting kick
Yoko kekomi
Side rising kick
Yoko keage
Roundhouse kick
Mawashi-geri

Kata

Kumite

One-step sparring
Ippon kumite
Head Level stepping punch
Jodan oi-zuki
Stomach level stepping punch
Chudan oi-zuki
Front Kick
Mae-geri
Side Thrusting kick
Yoko kekomi

5th Kyu – Purple Belt

Requirements

Basics

Triple punch
Sanbon tsuki
Rising block, reverse punch, downward block
Age-uke, gyaku-zuki, gedan barai
Outside block, elbow strike, back-fist strike, reverse punch
Soto-uke, empi-uchi, uraken-uchi, gyaku-zuki
Inside block, jabbing punch, reverse punch
Uchi-uke, kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki
Knife-hand block, jabbing front kick, spear-hand strike
Shuto-uke, kizami mae-geri, nukite-uchi
Consecutive front kicks
Mae ren-geri
Side thrusting kick
Yoko kekomi
Side rising kick
Yoko keage
Roundhouse kick
Mawashi-geri

Kata

Kumite

One-step sparring
Ippon kumite
Head Level stepping punch
Jodan oi-zuki
Stomach level stepping punch
Chudan oi-zuki
Front Kick
Mae-geri
Side Thrusting kick
Yoko kekomi

4th Kyu – Purple Belt White Stripe

Requirements

Basics

Triple punch
Sanbon tsuki
Rising block, reverse punch, downward block
Age-uke, gyaku-zuki, gedan barai
Outside block, elbow strike, back-fist strike, reverse punch, downward block
Soto-uke, empi-uchi, uraken-uchi, gyaku-zuki, gedan barai
Inside block, jabbing punch, reverse punch, downward block
Uchi-uke, kizami-zuki, gyaku-zuki, gedan barai
Knife-hand block, jabbing front kick, spear-hand strike
Shuto-uke, kizami mae-geri, nukite-uchi
Consecutive front kicks
Mae ren-geri
Side thrusting kick
Yoko kekomi
Side rising kick
Yoko keage
Roundhouse kick
Mawashi-geri
Back kick
Ushiro-geri

Kata

Kumite

One-step sparring
Ippon kumite
Head Level stepping punch
Jodan oi-zuki
Stomach level stepping punch
Chudan oi-zuki
Front Kick
Mae-geri
Side Thrusting kick
Yoko kekomi

3rd Kyu – Brown Belt

Requirements

Basics

Triple punch
Kizami zuki, oi-zuki, gyaku-zuki
Front kick combination
Mae-geri, oi-zuki, gyaku-zuki
Side thrusting kick combination
Yoko kekomi, uraken-uchi, gyaku-zuki
Yoko kekomi, uraken-uchi, gyaku-zuki
Mawashi-geri, uraken-uchi, gyaku-zuki
Back kick combination
Ushiro-geri, uraken-uchi, gyaku-zuki

Kata

Kumite

One-step sparring
Ippon kumite
Head Level stepping punch
Jodan oi-zuki
Stomach level stepping punch
Chudan oi-zuki

2nd Kyu – Brown Belt White Stripe

Requirements

Basics

Same As Brown

Kata

Kumite

One-step sparring
Ippon kumite
Head Level stepping punch
Jodan oi-zuki
Stomach level stepping punch
Chudan oi-zuki

1st Kyu – Brown Belt Black Stripe Requirements

Requirements

Basics

Same As Brown

Kata

Kumite

One-step sparring
Ippon kumite
Head Level stepping punch
Jodan oi-zuki
Stomach level stepping punch
Chudan oi-zuki

1st Dan – Black Belt Requirements

Requirements

Basics

Same As Brown

Kata

Kanku Dai

Kumite

One-step sparring
Ippon kumite
Head Level stepping punch
Jodan oi-zuki
Stomach level stepping punch
Chudan oi-zuki

Kanku Dai

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