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WTKO Ireland KYU Grading Syllabus

Beginner – 12th Kyu &

12th – 11th Kyu

Kihon

From Shizentai
Choku Tsuki x 10
Age Uke x 10
Gedan Barai x 10

From Heisoku Dachi
Mae Geri x 10

Kumite

Attacker Choku tsuki x 10
Defender Age Uke x 10

 

11th Kyu – 10th Kyu

Kihon

From Shizentai
Choku Tsuki x 10
Age Uke x 10
Gedan Barai x 10

From Heisoku Dachi
Mae Geri x 10

Kumite

Attacker Choku tsuki x 10

Defender Age Uke x 10

 

10th Kyu – 9th Kyu

Kihon

From shizentai - choku tsuki x 10
From heisoku dachi - mea geri x 10
Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)

Forward oi tsuki chudan
Back age uke
Forward soto uke
Back gedan barai
From zenkutsu dachi – gyaku tsuki x 10

Kumite

Gohon kumite (Jodan) to count

 

Kata

Taikyoku Shodan (to count)

9th kyu – 8th Kyu

Kihon

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)

Forward oi tsuki chudan
Back age uke
Forward soto uke
Back shuto uke
Forward uchi uke
Back gedan barai
Forward mae geri
Forward yoko geri kiage (kiba dachi)
Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dachi)

 

Kumite

Gohon kumite (Jodan & chudan)

 

Kata

Heian Shodan

8th – 7th Kyu

Kihon

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai

(Everything x 4)

Forward oi tsuki chudan
Back age uke
Forward soto uke
Back shuto uke
Forward uchi uke
Back gedan barai
Forward mae geri
Forward mawashi geri
Forward yoko geri kiage (kiba dachi)
Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dach)

 

Kumite

Gohon kumite (jodan & chudan)

 

Kata

Heian Nidan

7th – 6th Kyu

Kihon

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)

Forward oi tsuki chudan
Forward gyaku tsuki
Back age uke gyaku tsuki
Forward soto uke gyaku tsuki
Back shuto uke
Forward uchi uke gyaku tsuki
Back gedan barai gyaku tsuki
Forward mae geri
Forward mawashi geri
Forward yoko geri kiage (kiba dachi)
Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dach)

 

Kumite

Gohon kumite (jodan, chudan & mae geri)

 

Kata

Heian Sandan

 

6th – 5th Kyu

Kihon

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)

Forward oi tsuki chudan
Forward gyaku tsuki
Back age uke mae geri
Forward soto uke yoko empi
Back shuto uke nukite
Forward uchi uke gyaku tsuki
Forward gedan barai gyaku tsuki
Forward mae geri oi tsuki
Forward mawashi geri
Forward yoko geri keage (kiba dachi)
Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dach)

 

Kumite

Kihon ippon kumite (jodan, chudan & mae geri)

 

Kata

Heian Yondan

 

5th – 4th kyu

Kihon

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)

Forward oi tsuki chudan
Forward gyaku tsuki
Back age uke mae geri
Forward soto uke yoko empi
Back shuto uke nukite
Forward uchi uke gyaku tsuki
Forward gedan barai, hift back uchi uke, drive forward gyaku tsuki
Forward mae geri oi tsuki
Forward mawashi geri
Forward yoko geri keage (kiba dachi)
Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dach)
Forward ushiro geri

Kumite

Kihon ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mea geri & mawashi geri)

 

Kata

Heian Godan

4th – 3rd Kyu

Kihon

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)

Forward sanbon-zuki
Back age-uke mae-geri.
Forward soto-uke yoko empi
Back shuto-uke nukite
Forward uchi-uke gyaku-zuki
Forward gedan barai, hift back uchi uke, drive forward gyaku tsuki
Forward mae-geri chudan mae-geri jodan (ren-geri).
Forward mawashi geri
Forward yoko geri keage (kiba dachi)
Forward yoko geri kekomi (kiba dach)
Forward ushiro geri
Forward kaiten shinagara uraken gyaku tsuki
Forward jodan shuto uchi

Kumite

Kihon ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mea geri, mawashi geri)

 

Kata

Tekki Shodan

 

3rd – 2nd Kyu

Kihon

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)

Forward sanbon-zuki
Back age-uke mae-geri.
Forward soto-uke yoko empi, uraken
Back shuto-uke mae geri nukite
Forward uchi-uke kizami tsuki gyaku-zuki
Forward gedan barai, hift back uchi uke, drive forward gyaku tsuki
Forward mae-geri chudan mae-geri jodan (ren-geri).
Forward mawashi geri gyaku tsuki
Forward yoko geri keage yoko geri kekomi (same leg in zenkutsu dachi)
Forward ushiro geri
Forward kaiten shinagara uraken gyaku tsuki
Forward jodan shuto uchi

 

Kumite

Jiyu-ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mae, mawashi, yoko, ushiro)

 

Kata

Bassai Dai

 

2nd – 1st Kyu

Kihon

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai

(Everything x 4)

Forward sanbon-zuki
Back age-uke mae-geri.
Forward soto-uke yoko empi, uraken
Back shuto-uke mae geri nukite
Forward uchi-uke kizami tsuki gyaku-zuki
Forward mae geri mawashi geri (ren-geri).
Forward mawashi geri gyaku tsuki
Forward yoko geri keage yoko geri kekomi (same leg in zenkutsu dachi)
Forward ushiro geri gyaku tsuki
Forward kaiten shinagara uraken gyaku tsuki
Forward jodan shuto uchi
Forward yori ashi gyaku tsuki step forward gedan barai yori ashi gyaku tsuki gedan barai

 

Kumite

Jiyu-ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mae, mawashi, yoko, ushiro)

 

Kata

Tokui-gata. Choose from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi.
Examiner imposes kata from: Heian Shodan – Godan, Tekki Shodan

WTKO DAN Grading Syllabus

Shodan

Kihon

Step forward zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai
(Everything x 4)

Forward sanbon-zuki
Rotate forward 360’ gyaku-zuki chudan
Back age-uke mae-geri gyaku-zuki.
Forward soto-uke enpi uraken (in kiba-dachi) gyaku-zuki (zenkutsu-dachi).
Back shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) mae-geri (front-leg) nukite (zenkutsu-dachi)
Forward uchi-uke kizami-zuki gyaku-zuki
Mae-geri chudan mae-geri jodan nidan-geri (two-level jumping)
Forward mae-geri yoko-geri kekomi (same leg)
From kiba-dachi. Yoko-geri keage change leg yoko-geri kekomi.
Forward mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki
Forward ushiro-geri gyaku-zuki
Forward double jodan shuto-uchi (from outside then inside)

 

Kumite

Jiyu-ippon kumite (jodan, chudan, mae, mawashi, yoko, ushiro)

 

Kata

Tokui-gata. Choose from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi.
Examiner imposes kata from: Heian Shodan – Godan, Tekki Shodan

 

Nidan

Kihon

All from jiyu kamae.
(Everything x 4)

Forward kizami-zuki sanbon-zuki
Forward kizami-zuki mae-geri oi-zuki
Back age-uke forward mawashi-geri uraken oi-zuki
Forward ushiro-geri uraken gyaku-zuki
Forward gyaku mawashi-geri
Forward ura mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki.
Facing examiner: mae-geri, yoko-geri keage, ushiro-geri
Gyaku-zuki distance control

 

Kumite

Jiyu-kumite.

 

Kata

Tokui kata.
Examiner chooses from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi.

Sandan

Kihon

From jiyu kamae.

Forward kizami-zuki gyaku-zuki choku-zuki oi-zuki gyaku-zuki (gohon renzoku oi-komi – 5 tsuki one step plus yori-ashi),mawatte.
Forward age-empi (kokutsu-dachi), mawashi-empi (zenkutsu-dachi), yoko-empi (kiba-dachi)
Forward gyaku mawashi-geri mawashi-geri (same leg)
Forward ura mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki
Forward mae-geri oi-zuki, mawashi-geri uraken, ushiro-geri gyaku-zuki.
Facing examiner: mae-geri, yoko-geri, ushiro-geri, mawashi-geri

 

Kumite

Jiyu-kumite.

 

Kata

Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Enpi.

 

Yondan

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.

 

Kumite

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

 

Kata

Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from: Tekki Nidan, Tekki Sandan, Bassai-dai, Jion, Enpi, Kanku-dai, Hangetsu, Jitte

 

Godan

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.

 

Kumite

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

 

Kata

Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from: Bassai-sho, Kanku-sho, Jiin, Wankan, Chinte, Unsu, Sochin and ask questions about the examinee’s tokui kata.

Rokudan

Examinee must have obtained an exceptionally high level of karate both in technique and soul. Questions will be asked in reference to a basic technique.

Kumite

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

 

Kata

Tokui kata. Examiner chooses from:Bassai-dai, Bassai-sho, Kanku-dai, Kanku-sho, Jion, Jiin, Enpi, Hangetsu, Tekki Nidan, Tekki Sandan, Nijushiho, Gojushiho-sho, Gojushiho-dai, Meikyo, Jitte, Gankaku, Wankan, Chinte, Unsu, Sochin and ask questions about the examinee’s tokui kata.

 

Nanadan

Examinee must have obtained an exceptionally high level of karate with complete maturity both in technique and soul after devoting themselves to training.

 

Kumite

Explanation of technique developed to a high level by examinee accompanied by written thesis.

 

Kata

Jiyu

 

Hachidan

For those who have obtained an acutely refined level of karate after devoting themselves to training.

 

Kumite

Explanation of technique developed to a highly refined degree by examinee accompanied by a written thesis.

 

Kata

Jiyu

 

Kyudan

For those who have mastered completely the essence of karate.

 

Judan (posthumous)

For those who have an exquisite mastery of the essence of karate and have entered a transcendental level.