Advancement

The following are the main requirements for testing to the listed ranks in World Yoshukai Karate.  A student handbook with specific requirements for advancement is in the works, but in the meantime, feel free to ask Sensei Dawkins about any requirements for advancement.

 

10th kyu to 8th kyu Yellow Belt
Ni-Ju Shichi No Kata (27 Movements)
Kihon Kata Shodan
Basic Punches, Blocks, Kicks
Sparring
Ippon Kumite 1
Terminology
Combinations

Front kick, step forward, round kick, step forward
Round kick, skip sidekick
Step forward downblock in defensive straddle stance, reverse punch into front stance

Breaking – 1 hand and 1 foot

8th to 7th kyu Yellow Belt
Kihon Kata Nidan
Kihon Kata Sandan
Ippon Kumite 1 & 2
Terminology
Combinations

Front leg front kick, back leg front kick, step forward reverse punch
Round kick, step forward, skip sidekick, backfist
Slide forward jab, reverse punch

Breaking – 2 different foot techniques

Plus all requirements for previous rank

7th to 6th kyu Blue Belt
Kihon Kata Yondan
Zen Shin Kotai
Ippon Kumite 1-3

Terminology + Written Test
Combinations and Slow Motion Kicks

Slide forward backfist, reverse punch, round kick
Step forward downblock in defensive straddle stance, reverse punch into front stance, spin forward side kick
Outside crescent kick, front kick, step forward

Breaking – 1 foot and 1 hand and 1 flying side kick or jump front kick
Plus all requirements for previous rank

6th to 5th kyu Blue Belt
Shihohai
Kihon Kata (Nunchaku)
Ippon Kumite 1-4
Terminology + Written Test
Combinations and Slow Motion Kicks

Front foot round kick, skip side kick, reverse punch
Double round kick, step forward, skip hook kick
Slide forward jab, reverse punch, hook with forward hand, uppercut with back hand

Breaking – 2 board side kick, 1 hand technique, 1 jump front kick
Plus all requirements for previous rank

5th to 4th kyu Green Belt
Seisan
Kihon Kata Shodan (Nunchaku)
Ippon Kumite 1-5
Terminology + Written Test
Combinations and Slow Motion Kicks

Knee block, back fist, reverse punch, front kick, jump front kick
Slide forward spearhand strike, grab, knee strike, front kick, step forward
Slide forward jab, reverse punch, ridge hand, back spinning side kick

Breaking – 2 board side kick, 1 hand technique, 1 back spinning kick (crescent, side, hook, etc.)
Plus all requirements for previous rank

4th to 3rd kyu Green Belt
Kihon Kata Shodan (Bo)
5 Self Defense Techniques
Terminology + Written Test
Combinations

Front kick, spinning back hook kick, round kick (all same foot)
Front kick, flying side kick, reverse punch
Slide back, downblock in defensive straddle stance, backfist, reverse punch into front stance, ridge hand, forward spinning hook kick

Breaking – 2 board back spinning side kick, 2 board side kick, 1 hand technique
Plus all requirements for previous rank

3rd to 2nd kyu Brown Belt
Niseishi
Kihon Kata Nidan (Bo)
Zen Shin Kotai (Sai)
5 Self Defense Techniques
Terminology + Written Test
Combinations

Slide forward, back fist, step forward, knifehand strike, back spinning backfist
Round kick, tornado kick, backfist, reverse punch
Slide back, outside center block in defensive stradde stance, back fist, reverse punch, front spinning hook kick/round kick, step forward

Breaking – 2 board side kick, 1 back spinning hook kick, 1 hand technique, 1 flying side or jump front kick
Plus all requirements for previous rank

2nd to 1st kyu Brown Belt
Rohai Sho
Kihon Kata Sandan (Bo)
Shihohai (Sai)
5 Self Defense Techniques
Terminology + Written Test
Combinations

Round kick, spinning crescent kick, backfist, reverse punch
Grab, step forward, elbow strike, step forward into scissor stance, rolling back fist
Front kick, back kick, forward spinning side kick (all with same leg without putting foot down)

Breaking – 2 board side kick, 1 back spinning kick, 1 flying side or jump front kick, 1 hand technique
Plus all requirements for previous rank

1st kyu to Shodan
Rohai Sho (Sai)
Yoshu (Nunchaku)
5 Self Defense Techniques with 2 attackers

Terminology + Written Test
5 Combinations with 5 different techniques each (one spinning or jumping kick in each)
Breaking – 2 different hand techniques, 2 board stationary kick, 1 spinning back hook kick, 1 jump front kick
Plus all requirements for previous rank

Shodan to Nidan
Rohai Dai
Tenshin
Mugen
Bassai
Chinto
Rohai Dai (Sai)
Mugen (Sai)
Bassai (Sai)
Shounnokon (Bo)
5 Self Defense Techniques with 2 attackers

Terminology + Written Test
5 Combinations with 5 different techniques each (one spinning or jumping kick in each)

Breaking – 2 different stationary kicks, 2 different spinning kicks, 1 jump kick, 1 hand technique
Plus all requirements for previous rank

Nidan to Sandan
Sochin
Yosei No Kata (Sai)
Yoshu Dai (Nunchaku)
Tensho (Tonfa)
Bo tai Sai 1-5
5 Self Defense Techniques with 2 attackers

Terminology + Written Test
5 Combinations with 5 different techniques each (one spinning or jumping kick in each)

Breaking – 5 techniques
Plus all requirements for previous rank

Sandan to Yondan
San Shi Ryu
Bo tai Bo
Bo tai Sai 6
Iai 1-8
5 Self Defense Techniques with 2 attackers

Terminology + Written Test
5 Combinations with 5 different techniques each (one spinning or jumping kick in each)

Breaking – 5 techniques
Plus all requirements for previous rank