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Syllabus Training for

Black Belt 2nd Dan (Nidan)

Minimum Grading Requirements

24 months training period, 192 lessons and 6 TSKUK event attendance* (compulsory) all attended after 1st Dan. Once a week attendance at the pre-grading classes on Mondays and Thursdays in the month leading up to the grading. Minimum age requirements: 13 years old. *Members joining from other organisations at Shodan level are only required to obtain 3 TSKUK official stamps.

Black Belt Kihon (Basics)

All from Jiyu Kamae (free ready position)

  1. Kizami Zuki, Sanbon Zuki x 4 Forward Steps (snap punch, triple punch) / Mawatte (turn)
  2. Kizami Zuki, Mae Geri, Oi Zuki x 4 (snap punch, front kick, lunge punch stomach level)
  3. Step back Age Uke, forward Mawashi Geri, Uraken Oi Zuki x 4 (head block / roundhouse kick, back fist strike, lunge punch stomach level) / Mawatte (turn)
  4. Ushiro Geri, Uraken, Gyaku Zuki x 4 (back kick, back fist, reverse punch) / Mawatte (turn)
  5. Gyaku Mawashi Geri x 4 (inside roundhouse kick) / Mawatte (turn)
  6. Ura Mawashi Geri, Gyaku Zuki x 4 (reverse roundhouse kick, reverse punch) / Mawatte (turn)
  7. Facing examiner: Mae Geri, Yoko Geri Keage, Ushiro Geri x 4 (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

Black Belt Candidates Choice Kata (Forms)

Bassai Dai

Bassai Sho

Kanku Dai

Kanku Sho

Gojushiho Sho

Gojushiho Dai













Tekki Nidan

Tekki Sandan

Black Belt Examiners Choice Kata (Forms)

Bassai Dai



Kanku Dai

Black Belt Kumite (Sparring)

Jiyu Kumite

Free Sparring


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