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Syllabus Training for

Black Belt 4th Dan (Yondan)

Minimum Grading Requirements

48 months training period, 384 lessons and 6 TSKUK event attendance* (Compulsory) all attended after 3rd Dan. Minimum age requirements: 25 years old. TSKUK authorisation. *Members joining from other organisations at Sandan level are only required to obtain 3 TSKUK official stamps.

Black Belt Kihon (Basics)

  1. 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.

Black Belt Candidates Choice Kata (Forms)

Bassai Dai

Bassai Sho

Kanku Dai

Kanku Sho

Gojushiho Sho

Gojushiho Dai

Jion

Jiin

Jitte

Empi

Gankaku

Nijushiho

Meikyo

Chinte

Sochin

Hangetsu

Unsu

Wankan

Tekki Nidan

Tekki Sandan

Black Belt Examiners Choice Kata (Forms)

Tekki Nidan

Tekki Sandan

Bassai Dai

Jion

Empi

Kanku Dai

Hangetsu

Jitte

Black Belt Kumite (Sparring)

Jiyu Kumite

Or (by prior arrangement with the examining board), either self-defense or a detailed explanation of Tokui-Waza with a partner.

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