Grading Information

  
Our Grading Examiner is Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan.

An Internationally respected karate-ka and one of the team of Senior British Instructors within the KUGB.

His competition success is unparalleled, having been numerous times KUGB Grand Champion, twice European Grand Champion and 1992 World Shotokan Association Kata Champion. He was also Captain of the 1990 England Team Kumite World Champions.   

He is renowned for his technical expertise and inspirational instruction.
 

 


 

Kyu Grading Syllabus

Belt

Kihon (Basics)

Kata

Kumite

9th Kyu 
White to Orange

1. Oi zuki
2. Jodan age uke
3. Chudan soto uke
4. Mae geri

Kihon Kata

Gohon Kumite (5 step)
Jodan and Chudan

8th Kyu
Orange to Red

As previous grading plus
1. Chudan uchi uke
2. Shuto uke
3. Yoko geri keage
4. Yoko geri kekomi

Heian Shodan

As Above

7th Kyu
Red to Yellow

As previous grading plus
1. Age uke, gyaku zuki
2. Soto uke, gyaku zuki
3. Uchi uke, gyaku zuki

Heian Nidan

As Above

6th Kyu
Yellow to Green

As previous grading plus
1. Sanbon zuki
2. Soto uke, empi uchi

Heian Sandan

Ippon Kumite
Jodan and Chudan attacks
(right and left side)

5th Kyu
Green to Purple

As previous grading plus
1. Age uke, gyaku zuki, gedan bari
2. Soto uke, empi, uraken
3. Uchi uke. Kezami zuki, gyaku zuki
4. Shuto uke, nukite

Heian Yondan

As previous grading plus
Chudan Mae geri attack

4th Kyu
Purple to Purple & White

As previous grading plus
1. Soto uke, empi, uraken, gyaku zuki
2. Shuto uke, mae geri, nukite
3. Yoko geri kekomi (from zenkutsu dachi)
4. Mawashi geri

Heian Godan

As previous grading plus
Chudan Yoko geri kekomi attack

3rd Kyu
Purple & White to Brown

As previous grading plus
1. Soto uke, empi, uraken, gyaku zuki,    gedan bari     
2. Uchi uke, kizami zuki, gyaku zuki, gedan bari
3. Ushiro geri

Tekki Shodan

As previous grading plus
Mawashi geri attack


2nd Kyu
Brown to Brown & 1 White Stripe
As previous grading plus
1. Mae geri, oi zuki, gyaku zuki
2. Yoko geri kekomi, uraken, gyaku zuki
3. Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku zuki
4. Ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku zuki
Bassai Dai Ju Ippon Kumite with
Oi zuki Jodan & Chudan
Mae geri
Yoko geri kekomi
Mawashi geri
Ushiro geri

Brown & White 1 stripe to Brown & White 2 stripes

As previous grading plus
1. Kizami zuki, oi zuki, gyaku zuki
2. Mae geri, yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken, gyaku zuki
Bassai Dai As above
       
       
       

 

Additional Information

Date of last Grading: Friday 10th November 2017

Date of next Grading: TBC