SYLLABUS

Tiny Tigers

BASIC MOVES

On the spot in natural stance

Punch Head Height X 10

Punch Stomach Height X 10

Head Block X 10

Outside Block X 10

In natural stance on the spot

Front Kick X 10 each leg

BREAK-FALLS

Front break-fall X 2

Back break-fall X 2

Forward roll X 2

PARTNER WORK

Ground Wrestling

EXERCISES

Press-up X 10

Sit-up & wave X 10

BASIC MOVES

On the spot in natural stance

Front Punch Head Height X 10

Front Punch Stomach Height X 10

Head Block X 10

Outside Block X 10

Groin Block X 10

On the spot in front stance

Front Kick X 10 each leg

On the spot in natural stance

Side Kick X 10 each leg

BREAK-FALLS

Forward roll X 2

Front break-fall / roll & standing position X 2

Back break-fall X 2

PARTNER WORK

Ground Wrestling

EXERCISES

Press-ups X 10

Sit-up & wave X 10

BASIC MOVES

Front Punch Head Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance

Front Punch Stomach Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance

Head Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance

Outside Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance

Groin Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance

Front Kick X 3 stepping forward in front stance

In horse stance moving X 3 / Turn & repeat other leg

forward Side Kick

BREAK-FALLS

Forward roll X 2

Front break-fall / forward roll & standing position X 2

Back break-fall / backward roll & standing position X 2

PARTNER WORK

Head Punch / Head Block X 3

Ground Wrestling

EXERCISES

Press-ups X 10

Sit-up & wave X 10

BASIC MOVES

Front Punch Head Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Front Punch Stomach Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn Head Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Outside Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Groin Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Front Kick X 3 stepping forward in front stance

In horse stance moving forward X 3 / Turn and repeat other leg

Side kick

BREAK-FALLS

Front break-fall / forward roll & standing position X 2

Back break-fall / backward roll & standing position X 2

Rolling forward break-fall & standing position X 2

PARTNER WORK

On the spot in natural stance

Head Punch / Head Block X 3

Stomach Punch / Outside block X 3

Ground Wrestling

EXERCISES

Press-ups X 10

Sit-up & wave X 10

BASIC MOVES

Front Punch Head Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Front Punch Stomach Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Reverse Punch Stomach Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Head Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Outside Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Groin Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Front Kick X 3 stepping forward in front stance

In horse stance moving forward X 3 / Turn and repeat other leg

Side kick

BREAK-FALLS

Front break-fall / forward roll & standing position X 2

Back break-fall / backward roll & standing position X 2

Rolling forward break-fall & standing position X 2

PARTNER WORK

On the spot in natural stance

Head Punch / Head Block X 3

Stomach Punch / Outside block X 3

Ground Wrestling

PAD WORK

On the spot in natural stance – Single Punch X 10

In front stance – Front Kick X 10 each leg

EXERCISES

Press-ups X 10

Sit-up & wave X 10

BASIC MOVES

Front Punch Head Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Front Punch Stomach Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Reverse Punch Stomach Height X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Head Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Outside Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Groin Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Front Kick X 3 stepping forward in front stance

In horse stance moving forward X 3 / Turn and repeat other leg

Side kick

BREAK-FALLS

Front break-fall / forward roll & standing position X 2

Back break-fall / backward roll & standing position X 2

Rolling forward break-fall & standing position X 2

PARTNER WORK

On the spot in natural stance

Head Punch / Head Block X 3

Stomach Punch / Outside block X 3

Foot Sweep X 2 each leg

PAD WORK

On the spot in natural stance – Double Punch X 10

In front stance – Front Kick X 10 each leg

EXERCISES

Press-ups X 10

Sit-up & wave X 10

BASIC MOVES

Groin Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Head Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn Outside Block X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Front Punch (stomach height) X 3stepping forward in front stance / turn

Reverse Punch (stomach height) X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Front Kick X 3 stepping forward in front stance / turn

Side Thrust Kick X 3 stepping in horse stance / turn / repeat

Side Snap Kick X 3 stepping in horse stance / turn / repeat

BREAK-FALLS

Front break-fall / forward roll & standing position X 2

Back break-fall / backward roll & standing position X 2

Rolling forward break-fall & standing position X 2

PARTNER WORK

Three step sparring

Head Punch / Head Block / Counter attack X 3

Stomach Punch / Outside Block / Counter attack X 3

(performed to count)

Foot Sweep X 2

PAD WORK

On the spot in natural stance – Double Punch X 10

In front stance – Front Kick X 10 each leg

KIHON KATA

Performed to count / no count – optional

EXERCISES

Press-ups X 10

Sit-ups X 10

Shotokan Karate

Minimum Grading Requirements
Beginner’s course of 10 lessons
Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack.

KIHON (BASICS)

Gedanbarai x 3 Forward Steps
(groin block)
Ageuke x 3 Forward Steps
(head block)
Sotouke x 3 Forward Steps
(outside block)
Oizuki x 3 Forward Steps
(front punch)
Gyakuzuki x 3 Forward Steps
(reverse punch)
Maegeri x 3 Forward Steps / Yame
(front kick) (stop/finish)
Yokogeri Kikomi x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side thrust kick) (horse stance)
8. Yokogeri Keage x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side snap kick) (horse stance)

KATA (FORM)

Kihon Kata

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Sanbon Kumite. Jodan and Chudan Offence and Defence x 3
(3-step sparring, head and stomach)

Minimum Grading Requirements
3 months training period and 12 lessons
This grading is essentially basic in content, but students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack.

KIHON (BASICS)

Gedanbarai x 3 Forward Steps
(groin block)
Ageuke x 3 Backward Steps
(head block)
Sotouke x 3 Forward Steps
(outside block)
Oizuki x 3 Forward Steps
(front punch)
Gyakuzuki x 3 Forward Steps
(reverse punch)
Maegeri x 3 Forward Steps / Yame
(front kick) (stop/finish)
Yokogeri Kikomi x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side thrust kick) (horse stance)
Yokogeri Keage x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side snap kick) (horse stance)

KATA (FORM)

Heian Shodan

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Sanbon Kumite. Jodan and Chudan Offence and Defence x 3
(3-step sparring, head and stomach)

Minimum Grading Requirements
3 months training period and 16 lessons
This grading is essentially basic in content, but students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack.

KIHON (BASICS)

Gedanbarai x 3 Forward Steps
(groin block)
Ageuke x 3 Backward Steps
(head block)
Sotouke x 3 Forward Steps
(outside block)
Oizuki x 3 Forward Steps
(front punch)
Gyakuzuki x 3 Forward Steps
(reverse punch)
Maegeri x 3 Forward Steps / Yame
(front kick) (stop/finish)
Yokogeri Kikomi x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side thrust kick) (horse stance)
Yokogeri Keage x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side snap kick) (horse stance)

KATA (FORM)

Heian Nidan

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Gohon Kumite. Jodan and Chudan Offence and Defence x 5
(5-step sparring, head and stomach)

Minimum Grading Requirements
3 months training period and 16 lessons
Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack

KIHON (BASICS)

1. Oizuki x 3 Forward Steps
(front punch)
2. Ageuke / Gyakuzuki x 3 Steps Back
(head block, reverse punch)
3. Sotouke / Gyakuzuki x 3 Forward Steps
(outside block, reverse punch)
4. Gedanbarai / Gyakuzuki x 3 Steps Back
(groin block, reverse punch)
5. Shutouke in Kokutsudachi x 3 Forward Steps
(knife-hand block in back stance)
6. Maegeri x 3 Forward Steps / Yame
(front kick) (stop/finish)
7. Yokogeri Kikomi x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side thrust kick) (horse stance)
8. Yokogeri Keage x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side snap kick) (horse stance)
9. Mawashigeri x 3 Forward Steps
(roundhouse kick)

KATA (FORM)

Heian Sandan

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Kihon Ippon : One-Attack Sparring
Jodan attack using right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack using right hand. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack using right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)

Jodan attack using left hand. Defence side block Ageuke right hand /counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack using left hand. Defence side block Sotouke right hand/counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack using left leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)

Minimum Grading Requirements
3 months training period and 24 lessons
Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack.

KIHON (BASICS)

1. Sanbonzuki x 5 Forward Steps
(triple punch)
2. Ageuke / Gyakuzuki x 5 Steps Back
(head block/reverse punch)
3. Sotouke / Gyakuzuki x 5 Forward Steps
(outside block/reverse punch)
4. Gedanbarai / Gyakuzuki x 5 Steps Back
(groin block/reverse punch)
5. Shutouke in Kokutsudachi x 5 Forward Steps
(knife-hand block in back stance)
6. Maegeri x 5 Forward Steps / Yame
(front kick) (stop/finish)
7. Mawashigeri x 5 Forward Steps
(roundhouse kick)
8. Yokogeri Kikomi x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side thrust kick) (horse stance)
9. Yokogeri Keage x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side snap kick) (horse stance)

KATA (FORM)

Heian Yondan

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Kihon Ippon : One-Attack Sparring

Jodan attack using right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack using right hand. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack using right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)
Yokogeri attack using right leg. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(side thrust kick) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Mawashigeri attack right leg. Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(roundhouse kick) (inside block) (reverse punch)

Jodan attack using left hand. Defence side block Ageuke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack using left hand. Defence side block Sotouke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack using left leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)
Yokogeri attack using left leg. Defence side block Sotouke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(side thrust kick) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Mawashigeri attack left leg. Defence side block Uchiuke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(roundhouse kick) (inside block) (reverse punch)

All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

Minimum Grading Requirements
3 months training period and 24 lessons and 1 TSKUK official stamp (compulsory)
Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack.

KIHON (BASICS)

1. Sanbonzuki x 5 Forward Steps
(triple punch)
2. Ageuke / Gyakuzuki x 5 Steps
(head block/reverse punch)
3. Uchiuke / Gyakuzuki x 5 Forward steps
(inside block/reverse punch)
4. Sotouke / Gyakuzuki x 5 Steps Back
(outside block/reverse punch)
5. Gedanbarai / Gyakuzuki x 5 Forward Steps
(groin block/reverse punch)
6. Shutouke in Kokutsudachi / Nukite in Zenkutsudachi x 5 Steps back
(knife-hand block in back stance/spear-hand strike in front stance)
7. Maegeri x 5 Forward Steps
(front kick)
8. Mawashigeri x 5 Forward Steps
(roundhouse kick)
9. Yokogeri Kikomi x 5 Forward in Zenkutsudachi
(side thrust kick) (front stance)
10. Ushirogeri x 5 Forward Steps
(back kick)
11. Yokogeri Keage x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side snap kick) (horse stance)

KATA (FORM)

Heian Godan

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Kihon Ippon : One-Attack Sparring

Jodan attack right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack right hand. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)
Yokogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(side thrust kick) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Mawashigeri attack right leg. Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(roundhouse kick) (inside block) (reverse punch)
Ushirogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(back kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)

KUMITE (SPARRING) Cont.

Kihon Ippon : One-Attack Sparring

Jodan attack left hand. Defence side block Ageuke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack left hand. Defence side block Sotouke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack left leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)
Yokogeri attack left leg. Defence side block Sotouke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(side thrust kick) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Mawashigeri attack left leg. Defence side block Uchiuke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(roundhouse kick) (inside block) (reverse punch)
Ushirogeri attack left leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(back kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)

All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

Minimum Grading Requirements
3 months training period, 24 lessons and 2 TSKUK official stamps (advisory)
Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack

KIHON (BASICS)

1. Sanbonzuki x 5 Forward Steps
(triple punch)
Ageuke Gyakuzuki, (step back each new block), Uchiuke, Gyakuzuki / Sotouke, Gyakuzuki / Gedanbarai, Gyakuzuki / Shutouke, Nukite
(head block, reverse punch / inside block, reverse punch / outside block, reverse punch / groin block, reverse punch / knife-hand block, spear-hand strike)
2. Repeat (1) above, other side
3. Maegeri x 5 Forward Steps
(front kick)
4. Mawashigeri x 5 Forward Steps
(roundhouse kick)
5. Maegeri – Mawashigeri x 5 Forward Steps. Changing legs
(front kick – roundhouse kick)
6. Yokogeri Kikomi x 5 Forward in Zenkutsudachi
(side thrust kick) (front stance)
7. Ushirogeri x 5 Forward Steps
(back kick)
8. Yokogeri Keage x 3 in Kiba Dachi / Turn and repeat
(side snap kick) (horse stance)

KATA (FORM)

Tekki Shodan

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Kihon Ippon : One-Attack Sparring

Jodan attack right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack right hand. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)
Yokogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(side thrust kick) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Mawashigeri attack right leg. Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(roundhouse kick) (inside block) (reverse punch)
Ushirogeri attack right leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(back kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)

KUMITE (SPARRING) Cont.

Kihon Ippon : One-Attack Sparring

Jodan attack left hand. Defence side block Ageuke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack left hand. Defence side block Sotouke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack left leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)
Yokogeri attack left leg. Defence side block Sotouke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(side thrust kick) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Mawashigeri attack left leg. Defence side block Uchiuke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(roundhouse kick) (inside block) (reverse punch)
Ushirogeri attack left leg. Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(back kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)

All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

Minimum Grading Requirements
6 months training period, 48 lessons and 3 TSKUK official stamps (advisory)
Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack

KIHON (BASICS)

1. Sanbonzuki x 5 Forward Steps
(triple punch)
Ageuke Gyakuzuki, (step back each new block), Uchiuke, Kizamizuki, Gyakuzuki / Sotouke Yokohijate Empi, Urakenuchi / Gedanbarai, Urakenuchi, Gyakuzuki / Shutouke, Kizamigeri, Nukite
(head block, reverse punch / inside block, front snap punch, reverse punch / outside block, side elbow strike, back fist strike / groin block, back fist strike, reverse punch / knife-hand block, front foot snap kick, spear-hand strike)
2. Repeat (1) above, other side
3. Maegeri x 5 Forward Steps / Turn
(front kick)
4. Mawashigeri x 5 Forward Steps / Turn
(roundhouse kick)
5. Maegeri – Yokogeri Kikomi x 3, changing legs
(front kick – side thrust kick)
6. Mawashigeri – Yokogeri Kikomi x 3, changing legs
(roundhouse kick – side thrust kick)
7. Ushirogeri – Gyakuzuki x 5, forward and back
(Back kick – reverse punch)

KATA (FORM)

Bassai Dai

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Jiyu Ippon: One-Attack Semi-Free Sparring From Kamae, 3 meters apart

Jodan attack right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack right hand. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside black) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack right leg Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)
Yokogeri attack right leg Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(side thrust kick) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Mawashigeri attack right leg Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(roundhouse kick) (inside block) (reverse punch)
Ushirogeri attack right leg Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(back kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)

KUMITE (SPARRING) Cont.

Jodan attack left hand. Defence side block Ageuke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack left hand. Defence side block Sotouke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside black) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack left leg Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)
Yokogeri attack left leg Defence side block Sotouke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(side thrust kick) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Mawashigeri attack left leg Defence side block Uchiuke right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(roundhouse kick) (inside block) (reverse punch)
Ushirogeri attack left leg Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(back kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)

All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

Minimum Grading Requirements
6 months training period, 48 lessons and 4 TSKUK official stamps (advisory)
Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack

KIHON (BASICS)

1. Sanbonzuki x 5 Forward Steps
(triple punch)
Ageuke Gyakuzuki, (step back each new block), Uchiuke, Kizamizuki, Gyakuzuki / Sotouke Yokohijate Empi, Urakenuchi / Gedanbarai, Urakenuchi, Gyakuzuki / Shutouke, Kizamigeri, Nukite
(head block, reverse punch / inside block, front snap punch, reverse punch / outside block, side elbow strike, back fist strike / groin block, back fist strike, reverse punch / knife-hand block, front foot snap kick, spear-hand strike)
2. Repeat (1) above, other side
3. Maegeri x 5 Forward Steps / Turn
(front kick)
4. Mawashigeri x 5 Forward Steps / Turn
(roundhouse kick)
5. Maegeri – Yokogeri Kikomi x 3, changing legs
(front kick – side thrust kick)
6. Mawashigeri – Yokogeri Kikomi x 3, changing legs
(roundhouse kick – side thrust kick)
7. Ushirogeri – Gyakuzuki x 5, forward and back
(back kick – reverse punch)

KATA (FORM)

Bassai Dai or Jion

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Jiyu Ippon Kumite: One-Attack Semi-Free Sparring from Kamae, 3 meters apart

Jodan attack right hand. Defence side block Ageuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(head) (head block) (reverse punch)
Chudan attack right hand. Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(stomach) (outside black) (reverse punch)
Maegeri attack right leg Defence side block Gedanbarai left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(front kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)
Yokogeri attack right leg Defence side block Sotouke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(side thrust kick) (outside block) (reverse punch)
Mawashigeri attack right leg Defence side block Uchiuke left hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(roundhouse kick) (inside block) (reverse punch)
Ushirogeri attack right leg Defence side block Gedanbarai right hand / counter Gyakuzuki
(back kick) (groin block) (reverse punch)

Jiyu Kumite: Free Sparring

All offence attacks and defence blocks must be delivered with proper timing and distance.

Black Belt

Minimum Grading Requirements

Minimum 10 months training period, 80 lessons & 10 TSKUK official stamps (Compulsory) 3 stamps to be obtained within the 10 month period leading up to the grading. Minimum age requirements: 9 years old

Instructors authorisation

Students must demonstrate an upgrading of quality in stance, speed and power. Kata should be performed without mistakes and using tempo, continuation and transmission of power. Kumite should be accurate in offence and demonstrate effective defence and counter-attack.

KIHON (BASICS)
NB: All from gedan-barai (groin block)
1. Sanbonzuki X 3 Forward Steps (triple punch) / mawatte (turn) Gyaku-zuki (reverse punch ready)

2. Rotate forward 360’ gyaku-zuki chudan X 3 (reverse punch stomach level)

3. Step back age-uke mae-geri gyaku-zuki X 3 (head block / front kick – back leg kicks – reverse punch)

4. Step forward soto-uke in zenkutsu-dachi enpi uraken in kiba-dachi (outside block in front stance elbow strike back fist in horse stance) gyaku-zuki in zenkutsu-dachi X 3 (reverse punch in front stance)

5. Step back shuto-uke in kokutsu-dachi (knife hand block in back stance) mae-geri (front kick with front-leg) nukite in zenkutsu-dachi X 3 (spear-hand strike in front stance)

6. Step forward uchi-uke kizami-zuki gyaku-zuki, X 3 (inside block snap punch reverse punch) / mawatte (turn)

7. Mae-geri chudan mae-geri jodan nidan-geri X 3 (front kick stomach front kick head two-level jumping kick) / mawatte (turn)

8. Step forward mae-geri yoko-geri kekomi X 3 (front kick side thrust kick with same leg), / mawatte (turn)

9. From kiba-dachi (horse stance). Yoko-geri keage (side snap kick) change leg yoko-geri kekomi (side thrust kick) X 3

10. Mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki (roundhouse kick reverse punch) X 3, / mawatte (turn)

11. Ushiro-geri gyaku-zuki, (back kick reverse punch) X 3, / mawatte (turn)

12. Step forward double jodan shuto-uchi X 3 (head level knife hand-strike from outside then inside)

KATA (FORM)

Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Jion or Enpi (candidates choice) & Heian Shodan – Godan or Tekki Shodan Kata selected by the grading panel.

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Jiyu Ippon : One-Attack Semi-Free Sparring from Jiyu Kamae Jodan oi-zuki (head lunge punch). Chudan oi-zuki (stomach lunge punch). Mae-geri (front kick). Mawashi-geri (roundhouse kick). Ushiro-geri (back kick).

Jiyu Kumite: Free Sparring

Minimum Grading Requirements
Minimum 24 months training period, 192 lessons & 6 TSKUK official stamps (Compulsory)
(all stamps must be obtained after 1st Dan).

Minimum age requirements: 13 years old

KIHON (BASICS)

NB: All from jiyu kamae (free ready position)
1. Kizami-zuki Sanbonzuki X 3 Forward Steps (snap punch triple punch) / mawatte (turn)

2. Kizami-zuki mae-geri oi-zuki X 3 (snap punch front kick lunge punch stomach level)

3. Step back age-uke forward mawashi-geri uraken oi-zuki (head block / roundhouse kick back fist strike kick lunge punch stomach level) / mawatte (turn)

4. Ushiro-geri uraken gyaku-zuki X 3 (back kick back fist reverse punch) / mawatte (turn)

5. Gyaku mawashi-geri X 3 (inside roundhouse kick) / mawatte (turn)

6. Ura mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki X 3 (reverse roundhouse kick reverse punch) / mawatte (turn)

7. Facing examiner: mae-geri, yoko-geri keage, ushiro-geri X 3 (front kick, side kick, back kick same leg, do not put down) left and right side

8. Gyaku-zuki distance control (reverse punch with a target) X 10 each side

KATA (FORM)

Tokui kata – Favourite kata from WTKO sanctioned list (candidates choice) & Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Jion or Enpi Kata selected by the grading panel.

KUMITE (SPARRING)
Jiyu Kumite: Free Sparring

Minimum Grading Requirements

TSKUK authorisation

Minimum 36 months training period, 288 lessons & 6 TSKUK official stamps (Compulsory)
(all stamps must be obtained after 2nd Dan).

Minimum age requirements: 21 years old

KIHON (BASICS)

NB: All from jiyu kamae (Free ready position)

1. Kizami-zuki gyaku-zuki choku-zuki oi-zuki gyaku-zuki (gohon renzoku oi-komi – five tsuki one step plus yori-ashi) X 3 / mawatte

2. Step forward age-enpi (kokutsu-dachi), mawashi-enpi (zenkutsu-dachi), yoko-enpi (kiba-dachi) X 3 / mawatte.

3. Gyaku mawashi-geri mawashi-geri (same leg), mawatte.

4. Ura mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki, X 3 / mawatte.

5. Mae-geri oi-zuki, mawashi-geri uraken, ushiro-geri gyaku-zuki X 3

6. Facing examiner: mae-geri, yoko-geri keage, ushiro-geri, mawashi-geri X 3 (same leg, do not put down) left and right side

KATA (FORM)

Tokui kata – Favourite kata from WTKO sanctioned list (candidates choice) & Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Jion or Enpi Kata selected by the grading panel.

KUMITE (SPARRING)

Jiyu Kumite: Free Sparring

Minimum Grading Requirements

Minimum 48 months training period, 384 lessons & 6 TSKUK official stamps (Compulsory)
(all stamps must be obtained after 3rd Dan)

Minimum age requirements: 25 years old

TSKUK authorisation

KIHON (BASICS)

Examinee must have mastered all karate techniques, can understand their principles, apply them fully and be able to give general instruction. Questions will be asked in reference to a basic technique.

KATA (FORM)

Tokui kata – Favourite kata from WTKO sanctioned list (candidates choice) & Tekki Nidan, Tekki Sandan, Bassai-dai, Jion, Enpi, Kanku-dai, Hangetsu, Jitte Kata selected by the grading panel.

KUMITE (SPARRING)
Jiyu kumite or (by prior arrangement with examining board) either self-defense or detailed explanation of tokui-waza with a partner.

Minimum Grading Requirements

Minimum 60 months training period, 480 lessons & 6 TSKUK official stamps (Compulsory)
(all stamps must be obtained after 4th Dan)

Minimum age requirements: 30 years old

TSKUK authorisation

KIHON (BASICS)

Examinee must have attained an exceptionally high level of karate technique and displayed originality in their karate. Questions will be asked in reference to a basic technique.

KATA (FORM)

Tokui kata – Favourite kata from WTKO sanctioned list (candidates choice) & Bassai-sho, Kanku-sho, Jiin, Wankan, Chinte, Unsu, Sochin Kata selected by the grading panel.

KUMITE (SPARRING)
Jiyu kumite or (by prior arrangement with examining board) either self-defense or detailed explanation of tokui-waza with a partner.

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