Gradings

Gradings

Gradings take place at the club every three to six months.

Sensei John Hurley grades students up to 1st Kyu (brown belt). In order to maintain the highest standards, all Dan gradings are carried out centrally by a panel of senior grades.

Grading fees are £30.00 and includes the new belt should the student be successful.

Red Belt – 8th Kyu

KIHON WAZA (Basics)

  • Junzuki turn Jodan Uke – Forward stance turn, head block
  • Gyakazuki turn Gedan Barai – Reverse stance turn, lower block
  • Maegeri – Front kick
  • Surikomi Maegeri – Step and front kick
  • Maegeri Tobikomizuki Gyakazuki – Front kick, head punch, reverse punch
  • Soto Uke Gyakazuki – Outer block, reverse punch
  • Uchi Uki Gyakazuki – Inner block, reverse punch
  • Gedan Barai Gyakazuki – Lower block, reverse punch
  • Jodan Uke Nihonzuke – Head block, double punch

Also Included

  • Step Uraken – Step, back fist strike
  • Mawashigeri (chudan), Uraken (jodan) – Round house kick (chest), back fist strike (head)
  • Mawashi Geri (chudan), Gyakuzuki (chudan) – Round house kick (chest), reverse punch (chest)
  • Maegeri (chudan), Gyakuzuki (chudan) – Front Round house kick (chest), reverse punch (chest)

Yellow Belt – 7th Kyu

Kihon Waza

  • all of 8th Kyu basics plus:
  • Junzuki (Chudan & Jodan) – Front punch (chest & head)
  • Gyakazuki (Chudan & Jodan) – Reverse punch (chest & head)
  • Mawashigeri Gyakazuki – Roundhouse kick, reverse punch
  • Maegeri Mawashigeri Gyakazuki – Front kick, roundhouse kick, reverse punch
  • Surikomi Mawashigeri Gyakazuki – Step and roundhouse kick, reverse punch
  • Soto Uke Gedan Barai Gyakazuki – Outer block, lower block, reverse punch
  • Uchi Uke Jodan Uke Gyakazuki – Inner block, head block reverse punch

KATA (Patterns)

  • Pinan Nidan

Also Included

  • Kette Junzuki
  • Kette Gyakuzuki
  • Uraken (Okuri ashi footwork)
  • Shuto Uke
  • Sokuto Fumikomi Hiza
  • Tobikomizuki (shizentai dachi)

RENRAKU WAZA (Combinations)

  • Uraken (jodan) – Surikomi Mawashigeri (chudan)
  • Maegeri (chudan) – Tobikomizuki (Jodan) – Gyakuzuki (chudan)
  • Maegeri (chudan) – Mawashigeri (chudan) – Gyakuzuki (chudan)
  • Maegeri (chudan) – Yokogeri (Sokuto) Hiza – Gyakuzuki (chudan)

BUNKAI (Kata Explanation)

  • Pinan Nidan Technqiues 1-2 & 6-7

SANBON KUMITE (Three Step Sparring)

  • Soto Uke Chudan
  • Uchi Uke Jodan
  • Jodan Uke ipponme
  • Jodan Uke nihonme

KUMITE (Sparring)

Orange Belt – 6th Kyu

Kihon Waza

all of 7th Kyu basics plus:

  • Junzuki & Kette Junzuki – Front punch & front punch with front kick
  • Gyakazuki & Kette Gyakazuki – Reverse punch & reverse punch with front kick
  • Mawashigeri Gyakazuki – Roundhouse kick, reverse punch
  • Yokogeri Gyakazuki – Side thrust kick, reverse punch
  • Maegeri Yokogeri Gyakazuki – Front kick, side thrust kick, reverse punch
  • Surikomi Yokogeri Gyakazuki – Step and side thrust kick, reverse punch

JIYU IPPON (DEFENCES AGAINST)

  • Maegeri – Front kick
  • Mawashigeri – Roundhouse kick
  • Jodanzuki – Head punch
  • Chudanzuke – Chest punch
  • OR Jiyu Kumite
  • OR Free sparring

KATA

  • Pinan Nidan
  • Pinan Shodan

Also Included

  • Junzuki No Tsukkomi
  • Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
  • Nagashizuki (shizentai Dachi)
  • Tobikomizuki (Hanmai Kamae—Okuri ashi)
  • Mawashi uke (with Teisho)
  • Mae-Mawashigeri (chudan)

RENRAKU WAZA

  • Shuto uke (jodan) – Gyakuzuki (chudan)
  • Maegeri (chudan)- Nagashizuki (jodan) – Mawashigeri (jodan)
  • Uraken (jodan) – Gyakazuki (chudan)- Surikomi Mawashigeri (Jodan)

BUNKAI

  • Pinan Shodan opening sequence (inside/outside, 1-3)

SANBON KUMITE

  • Jodan uke sanbonme & Yonhonme
  • Keri Uke Ipponment & Nihonme

KUMITE

Green Belt – 5th Kyu

Kihon Waza

all of 6th Kyu basics plus:

  • Kette Junzuki – Front punch with front kick
  • Kette Gyakazuki – Reverse punch with front kick
  • Maegeri Gyakazuki – Front kick, reverse punch
  • Mawashigeri Gyakazuki – Roundhouse kick, reverse punch
  • Yokogeri Gyakazuki – Side thrust kick, reverse punch
  • Mawashiuchi Gyakazuki – Hook kick, reverse punch
  • Mawashigeri Surikomi Mawashiuchi Gyakazuki – Roundhouse kick, step up, hook kick, reverse punch
  • Surikomi Mawashiuchi Gyakuzuki – Step up, hook kick, reverse punch
  • Maegeri Mawashigeri Yokogeri Uraken Gyakazuki – Front kick, roundhouse kick, side thrust kick, backfist, reverse punch

JIYU IPPON (DEFENCES AGAINST)

  • Maegeri – Front kick
  • Mawashigeri – Roundhouse kick
  • Jodanzuki – Head punch
  • Chudanzuke – Chest punch

JIYU KUMITE (FREE SPARRING)

KATA

  • Pinan Nidan
  • Pinan Shodan
  • Pinan Sandan

Also Included

  • Mawashiuchi / Ura mawashigeri (jodan)
  • Mae-Mawashigeri (chudan/jodan)
  • Ashi Barai

RENRAKU WAZA

  • Maegeri (chudan), Gyakuzuki (jodan)
  • Tobikumizuki (jodan), Gyakuzuki (chudan)
  • Shuto Uke (jodan), Gyakuzuki (chudan)

KATA

  • Pinan Yondan

BUNKAI

  • Pinan Sandan (opening sequence 1-3)
  • Pinan Sandan (takedown 7-9)

SANBON KUMITE

  • Jodan uke: Ipponme, Nihonme & Sanbonme
  • Keri Uke: Gohonme & Ropponme
  • Chudan Uke: Sotouke & Uchi Uke

KUMITE

Purple Belt – 4th Kyu

Kihon Waza

all of 5th Kyu basics plus:

  • Kette Junzuki (Chudan & Jodan) – Front punch with front kick (chest & head)
  • Kette Gyakazuki (Chudan & Jodan) – Reverse punch with front kick (chest & head)
  • Maegeri Gyakazuki & Surikomi – Front kick, reverse punch & with step up
  • Mawashigeri Gyakazuki & Surikomi – Roundhouse kick, reverse punch & with step up
  • Yokogeri Gyakazuki & Surikomi – Side thrust kick, reverse punch & with step up
  • Ushirogeri Gyakazuki – Back kick, reverse punch
  • Mawashigeri Ushirogeri Gyakazuki – Roundhouse kick, back kick, reverse punch

JIYU IPPON (DEFENCES AGAINST)

  • Examiner’s choice

JIYU KUMITE (FREE SPARRING)

KATA

  • Pinan Nidan
  • Pinan Shodan
  • Pinan Sandan
  • Pinan Yondan

Also Included

  • Kette Junzuki No Tsukkomi
  • Shuto Uke
  • Ushirogeri (Chudan)
  • Kakatogeri

RENRAKU WAZA

  • Mawashiuchi (Jodan), Gyakuzuki (Chudan)
  • Surikomi Mawashiuchi (Jodan), Gyakuzuki (Chudan)

KATA

  • Pinan Shodan with application
  • Pinan Godan

BUNKAI

  • Pinan Yondan (5-7)
  • Pinan Godan (1-3)

SANBON KUMITE / Ohyo Kumite

  • Jodan uke: Nihonme & Yonhonme
  • Keri Uke: Yonhonme, Gohonme & Ropponme
  • Ohyo: Ipponme & Nohonme

Brown Belt I – 3rd Kyu

Kihon Waza

  • Comprehensive display of basics at the discretion of the examiner

JIYU IPPON (DEFENCES AGAINST)

  • Examiner’s choice

JIYU KUMITE (FREE SPARRING)

KATA

  • Pinan Nidan
  • Pinan Shodan
  • Pinan Sandan
  • Pinan Yondan
  • Pinan Godan

Also Included

  • Kette Junzuki no Tsukkomi
  • Kette Gyakuzuki no Tsukkomi
  • Ushiromawashigeri
  • Uchimawashigeri/Mawashigeri
  • Mikazukigeri
  • Ashi Barai / mawashigeri
  • Haito Uchi

RENRAKU WAZA

  • Mawashigeri (jodan) – Ushiromawashigeri (jodan) – Ashi Barai – Gyakuzuki (Gedan)
  • Tobikumizuki (Jodan) – Surikomi Mawashigeri (Jodan) – Ashi barai – Gyakuzuki (Chudan or Gedan)
  • Mawashigeri (chudan) – Ushirogeri (chudan) – Gyakuzuki (Chudan)
  • Maegeri (chudan) – Ushirogeri (Chudan) – Gyakuziki (Chudan)
  • Zenshinshite Jodan – Chudan Renzuki – Maegeri (chudan) – Nagshizuki (jodan) – Mawashigeri (chudan)
  • Zenshinshite Jodan – Chudan Renzuki – Ashi barai – Gyakuzuki (Chudan)

KATA

  • Pinan Yondan with application
  • Kushanku

BUNKAI

  • Three defences (own Choice)

Sanbon Kumite / Ohyo Kumite / Kihon Kumite

  • Chudan uke: Soto uke & Uchi Uke
  • Keri Uke: Ipponme & Nihonme
  • Ohyo: Sanbonme & Yohonme
  • Kihon : Ipponme & Nihonme

Brown Belt II – 2nd Kyu

Kihon Waza

  • Comprehensive display of basics at the discretion of the examiner

JIYU IPPON (DEFENCES AGAINST)

  • Examiner’s choice

JIYU KUMITE (FREE SPARRING)

KATA

  • Pinan Nidan
  • Pinan Shodan
  • Pinan Sandan
  • Pinan Yondan
  • Pinan Godan
  • Kushanku
  • Rudimentary knowledge of Chinto

Also Included

  • Kette Junzuki
  • Kette Gyakuzuki
  • Mawashi uke / Yamazuki (Mountain Punch)
  • Tobikumizuki
  • Shuto Uke gyakuzuki
  • Ashi Barai / mawashigeri (jodan)
  • Haito Uchi

RENRAKU WAZA

  • Maegeri (chudan) – mawashigeri (jodan) – Yokogeri (jodan) – Gyakuzuki (chudan)
  • Zenshinshite Jodan – Chudan Renzuki – Maegeri (chudan)- Nagashizuki (Jodan) – Gyakuzuki (Chudan) – Mawashigeri (Jodan)
  • Surikomi Zenshinshite Jodan – Chudan Renzuki – Maegeri (chudan) – Yokogeri (jodan) – Ushiromawashigeri (jodan) – Gyakuzuki (Chudan)

KATA

  • Naihanchi
  • Seisan

BUNKAI

  • Three defences (own Choice – 1 from each kata)

Sanbon Kumite / Ohyo Kumite / Kihon Kumite

  • Jodan Uke: Ipponme & Nihonme
  • Keri Uke: Sanbonme & Nihonme
  • Ohyo: Gohonme & Ropponme
  • Kihon : Sanbonme & Yonhonme

Brown Belt III – 1st Kyu

Kihon Waza

  • Comprehensive display of basics at the discretion of the examiner

JIYU IPPON (DEFENCES AGAINST)

  • Examiner’s choice

JIYU KUMITE (FREE SPARRING)

KATA

  • Pinan Nidan
  • Pinan Shodan
  • Pinan Sandan
  • Pinan Yondan
  • Pinan Godan
  • Kushanku
  • Chinto

Also Included

  • Kette Junzuki No tsukkomi
  • Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukkomi
  • Nagahshizuki
  • Ashi Barai
  • Nidan Geri
  • Kakatogeri
  • Mawashigeri (Chudan/Jodan same leg)
  • Surikomi Sokuto Jodan
  • Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan

RENRAKU WAZA

  • Sirikomi Zenshinshite Jodan – Chudan Renzuki – Maegeri (chudan)- Nagashizuki (Jodan) – Gyakuzuki (Chudan) – Mawashigeri (Jodan)
  • Surikomi Zenshinshite Jodan – Chudan Renzuki – Maegeri (chudan) – Yokogeri (jodan) – Ushiromawashigeri (jodan) – Haito (jodan)
  • Surikomi Zenshinshite Jodan – Chudan Renzuki – Mawashigeri (Jodan ) – ushirogeri (chudan) – uraken (jodan) – Gyakuzuki (chudan)

KATA

  • Seisan
  • Any 3 Pinan Kata

BUNKAI

  • Three defences (own Choice – 1 from each stated kata)

Sanbon Kumite / Ohyo Kumite / Kihon Kumite

  • Jodan Uke: Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme & Yonhonme
  • Ohyo: Nanhonme & Napponme
  • Kihon : Ropponme & Nanhonme
  • 3 Individual Developed partner work

Black Belt – 1st Dan

Promotion to Dan grade will be determined by the ability of the student to demonstrate techniques to the satisfaction of the examining panel

KATA (PATTERNS)

  • Pinan Nidan
  • Pinan Shodan
  • Pinan Sandan
  • Pinan Yondan
  • Pinan Godan
  • Kushanku
  • Chinto