Gradings

The Scottish Karate Federation syllabus of junior and adult grades.

The system of Junior Grades is to help children prepare for Kyu grades.
 
The Junior Grades are as follows: White (Beginner), Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple and Brown.


Kyu Grades (or adult Grades) follow the same system, but with three levels of brown belt and start with White (9th Kyu) through to third Brown (1st Kyu).

1st to 3rd Dan Black Belts must take part in a Dan Grading, with a panel of five 5th Dan and above examiners.


Kyu Grade syllabus

 


8th kyu - yellow


Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

  1. Junzuki turn in Jodan Uke (Straight punch, head block L & R).
  2. Gyakuzuki turn in Gedan Barai (Opposite punch, rear block L & R)
  3. Maegeri (Front Kick).
  4. Surikomi Maegeri (One step front kick).
  5. Mawashigeri (Roundhouse kick).

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

  1. Maegeri Chudan - Tobikomizuki (Front kick - snap punch).
  2. Surikomi Maegeri - Tobikomizuki (One step front kick - snap punch).
  3. Maegeri Chudan - Gyakuzuki (Front kick - opposite punch).
  4. Surikomi Maegeri - Gyakuzuki (One step front kick - opposite punch).

Uke (Blocks)

  1. Chudan Soto Uke - Gyakuzuki (middle outer block - opposite punch).
  2. Chudan Uchi Uke - Gyakuzuki (middle inner block - opposite punch).
 

7th kyu- Orange


Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

  1. Junzuki No Tsukkomi.
  2. Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi.
  3. Sokuto Chudan.

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

  1. Maegeri - Mawashigeri - Gyakuzuki.
  2. Surikomi Maegeri - Mawashigeri - Gyakuzuki.

Uke (Blocks)

  • Chudan Soto Uke - Maegeri Gyakuzuki
  • Chudan Uchi Uke - Empi
  • Chudan Maegeri Uke Ipponme (1) - Gyakuzuki
  • Chudan Maegeri Uke Nihonme (2) - Gyakuzuki

Kata (Form)

  • Pinan Nidan

6th kyu-green


Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

  1. Kette Junzuki.
  2. Kette Gyakuzuki.
  3. Tobikomizuki.
  4. Surikomi Mawashigeri Chudan.
  5. Surikomi Sokuto Chudan.

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

  1. Maegeri - Sokuto - Gyakuzuki.
  2. Surikomi Maegeri - Sokuto - Gyakuzuki.

Uke (Blocks)

  • Jodan Uke Ipponme (1)
  • Jodan Uke Nihonme (2)
  • Chudan Maegeri Uke Gohonme (5)
  • Chudan Maegeri Uke Ropponme (6)

Kata (Form)

  • Pinan Shodan
  • Pinan Sandan

Ohyo Gumite (Semi-Free Fighting)

  • Ipponme (1)

Go Shin Jutsu (Self Defence)

Ji Yu Kumite (Free Fighting)

 

5th Kyu - Blue


Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

  1. Kette Junzuki.
  2. Kette Gyakuzuki.
  3. Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi.
  4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi.
  5. Nagashizuki.
  6. Ushirogeri Chudan.
  7. Sokuto Chudan.

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

  1. Mawashigeri - Ushirogeri - Gyakuzuki Chudan.
  2. Surikomi Sokuto - Ushirogeri - Uraken Jodan.

Uke (Blocks)

  • Jodan Uke Sanbonme (3) & Yohonme (4).
  • Chudan Maegeri Uke Sanbonme (3) & Yohonme (4).
  • Chudan Soto Uke & Uchi Uke.

Kata (Form)

  • Pinan Sandan
  • Pinan Yodan

Ohyo Gumite (Semi-Free Fighting)

  • Nihonme (2)

Go Shin Jutsu (Self Defence)

Ji Yu Kumite (Free Fighting)

 

4th Kyu - Purple


Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

  1. Kette Junzuki.
  2. Kette Gyakuzuki.
  3. Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi.
  4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi.
  5. Nagashizuki.
  6. Mawashigeri Chudan.
  7. Ushirogeri Chudan.
  8. Sokuto Chudan.

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

  1. Maegeri Chudan - Nagashizuki Jodan - Gyakuzuki Chudan.
  2. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan - Nagashizuki Jodan - Mawashigeri Chudan
  3. Maegeri Chudan - Sokuto Chudan - Ushirogeri Chudan - Gyakuzuki Chudan.

Uke (Blocks)

  • Jodan Uke Ipponme (1) & Sanbonme (3).
  • Chudan Maegeri Uke Yohonme (4) & Gohonme(5).
  • Chudan Soto Uke & Uchi Uke.

Kata (Form)

  • Pinan Yodan
  • Pinan Godan

Ohyo Gumite (Semi-Free Fighting)

  • Sanbonme (3)

Go Shin Jutsu (Self Defence)

Ji Yu Kumite (Free Fighting)

 

3rd Kyu - Brown


Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

  1. Kette Junzuki.
  2. Kette Gyakuzuki.
  3. Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi.
  4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi.
  5. Tobikomizuki.
  6. Nagashizuki.
  7. Mawashigeri Jodan.
  8. Ushirogeri Chudan.
  9. Sokuto Chudan.
  10. Surikomi Ushiromawashigeri Jodan.

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

  1. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan - Mawashigeri Chudan - Ushirogeri Chudan - Uraken Jodan.
  2. Maegeri Chudan - Nagashizuki Jodan - Gyakuzuki Chudan - Mawashigeri Chudan.
  3. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan - Sokuto Chudan - Ushirogeri Chudan - Uraken Jodan.

Uke (Blocks)

  • Jodan Uke Nihonme (2) & Yohonme (4).
  • Chudan Maegeri Uke Ipponme (1), Sanbonme (3) & Gohonme(5).

Kata (Form)

  • Kushanku
  • One Pinan Kata (Chosen on the day)

Ohyo Gumite (Semi-Free Fighting)

  • Ipponme (1), Nihonme (2) & Yohonme (4)

Kihon Gumite

  • Ipponme (1)

Go Shin Jutsu (Self Defence)

Ji Yu Kumite (Free Fighting)

 

2nd Kyu - Brown


Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

  1. Kette Junzuki.
  2. Kette Gyakuzuki.
  3. Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi.
  4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi.
  5. Nagashizuki.
  6. Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan.
  7. Surikomi Sokuto Jodan.
  8. Ushirogeri Chudan.
  9. Surikomi Ushiromawashigeri Jodan.

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

  1. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan - Nagashizuki Jodan - Mawashigeri Jodan.
  2. Maegeri Chudan - Sokuto Chudan - Ushirogeri Chudan - Gyakuzuki Chudan.
  3. Zenshinshite Jodan - Renzuki Chudan - Surikomi Maegeri Chudan - Mawashigeri Chudan - Gyakuzuki Chudan.

Uke (Blocks)

  • Jodan Uke Ipponme (1) & Yohonme (4).
  • Chudan Soto Uke & Uchi Uke
  • Chudan Maegeri Uke Nihonme (2), Yohonme (4) & Ropponme (6).

Kata (Form)

  • Kushanku
  • One Pinan Kata (Chosen on the day)

Ohyo Gumite (Semi-Free Fighting)

  • Sanbonme (3)Yohonme (4) & Gohonme (5)

Kihon Gumite

  • Nihonme (2)

Go Shin Jutsu (Self Defence)

Ji Yu Kumite (Free Fighting)

 

1st kyu - Brown



Kihon, Tsuki & Keri (Basic Techniques)

  1. Kette Junzuki.
  2. Kette Gyakuzuki.
  3. Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi.
  4. Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi.
  5. Nagashizuki.
  6. Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan.
  7. Mawashigeri Jodan
  8. Ushirogeri Chudan.
  9. Surikomi Sokuto Jodan.
  10. Surikomi Ushiromawashigeri Jodan.

Renraku Waza (Combination Techniques)

  1. Zenshinshite Jodan - Renzuki Chudan - Maegeri Chudan - Mawashigeri Chudan - Ushirogeri Chudan - Gyakuzuki Chudan.
  2. Surikomi Jodan - Renzuki Chudan - Surikomi Maegeri Chudan - Mawashigeri Chudan - Ushirogeri - Uraken Jodan.
  3. Zenshinshite Jodan - Renzuki Chudan - Maegeri Chudan - Nagashizuki Jodan - Gyakuzuki Chudan - Mawasjigeri Chudan.

Uke (Blocks)

  • Jodan Uke Ipponme (1), Nihonme (2) & Sanbonme (3).
  • Chudan Soto Uke & Uchi Uke
  • Chudan Maegeri Uke Ipponme (1), Yohonme (4) & Gohonme (5).

Kata (Form)

  • Kushanku
  • One Pinan Kata (Chosen on the day)

Ohyo Gumite (Semi-Free Fighting)

  • Gohonme (5), Ropponme (6), Nanahonme (7)

Kihon Gumite

  • Sanbonme (3)

Go Shin Jutsu (Self Defence)

Ji Yu Kumite (Free Fighting)

 





 
 
 
                                         2011 Dande Syllabus
               Junior Grade syllabus

 

Junior Yellow Belt

  1. One step punch
  2. One step head block
  3. Front kick
  4. Front kick reverse punch
 

Junior Orange Belt

  1. One step punch
  2. One step head block
  3. Front kick
  4. Front kick reverse punch
  5. Roundhouse kick
  6. Front kick round house kick reverse punch together
 

Junior Green Belt

  1. One step punch
  2. One step head block
  3. Reverse punch
  4. Front kick
  5. One step front kick
  6. Roundhouse kick
  7. Front kick snap punch
  8. One step front kick snap punch
  9. Front kick reverse punch
  10. One step front kick reverse punch
 

Junior Blue Belt

  1. One step punch
  2. One step head block
  3. Reverse punch
  4. Front kick
  5. One step front kick
  6. Roundhouse kick
  7. Front kick snap punch
  8. One step front kick snap punch
  9. Front kick reverse punch
  10. One step front kick reverse punch
  11. Front kick roundhouse kick reverse punch
 

Junior Purple Belt

  1. One step punch
  2. One step head block
  3. Reverse punch
  4. Front kick
  5. One step front kick
  6. Roundhouse kick
  7. Front kick snap punch
  8. One step front kick snap punch
  9. Front kick reverse punch
  10. One step front kick reverse punch
  11. Front kick roundhouse kick reverse punch
  12. Outer block reverse punch
  13. Inner block reverse punch
 

Junior Brown Belt

 

  1. One step punch
  2. One step head block
  3. Reverse punch
  4. Front kick
  5. One step front kick
  6. Roundhouse kick
  7. Front kick snap punch
  8. One step front kick snap punch
  9. Front kick reverse punch
  10. One step front kick reverse punch
  11. Front kick roundhouse kick reverse punch
  12. Outer block reverse punch
  13. Inner block reverse punch
  14. Half of kata (Pinan Nidan)