Our Karate Syllabus

  Gradings are based on each individual, we don't have group grading days, when you are ready for the grading, it is held within the class, with a mixture of formal movements, self defense and sparring, and in the higher grades, ability to pass on your knowledge to others. If you earn your next belt, it is presented to you at the end of the class.

 Our gradings are not just based upon the syllabus, you must also show you have the right attitude within the class and to be able to exercise the correct amount of control.

 All students start as white belt, unless you have gained a grade in another Wado-Ryu Class. If you have previous martial art experience in another discipline, you will quickly go up belts.

Grading syllabus


Red Belt - 9th Kyu


Basic Techniques

1. Tobikomizuki – snap punch to face  2. Gyakazuki – Reverse punch to stomach  3. Uraken – back fist  4. Sokuto – side kick  5. Maegeri – front kick  6. Mawashigeri – roundhouse kick


Combination techniques – Renraku Waza

1. Tobikomizuki Maegeri – snap punch followed by front kick

2. Mawashigeri gyakazuki – roundhouse kick followed by reverse punch


Blocks – Uke

Gedan Barai – lower block

Soto Uke – outer block


Controls

Ikkyo – arm bar


Self Defence

any defence against front grab

Any defence against a straight punch to stomach


Weapons

Any defence against knife thrust


Kyusho – pressure points

any attacks against Lung 7 and Heart 5


Yellow Belt - 8th Kyu Grading


Basic Techniques

1. Mawati Jodan Uke - Turn into upper block from Junzuki stance.  2. Mawati Gedan Barai - Turn into lower block from Gyakuzuki stance.  3. Maegeri-chudan – front kick to the stomach   4. Surikomi-maegeri – step up front kick.   5. Sokuto-fumikomi – side kick to the knee


Renraku Waza

Maegeri-tobikomizuki – front kick followed by snap punch

Surikomi-Maegeri-tobikomizuki – step up front kick followed by snap punch

maegeri-gyakuzuki – front kick reverse punch

Surikomi-Maegeri-gyakazuki – step up front kick, reverse punch


Uke

Jodan Uke – head block

Soto Uke – outer block

Uchi Uke – Inner block

Kata

Pinan Nidan + 2 Bunkai(defences or attacks from the kata)


Controls

Ikkyo, Nikyo


Self Defence

Any defence against single handed and double handed front grab,

Any defence against straight punch to face and stomach


Weapons

Defence against knife thrust

Defence against knife slash


Kyusho

Lung 7, heart 5, liver 9, stomach 13


Orange Belt - 7th Kyu Grading


Basic Techniques

Junzuki no Tsukkomi - superman punch,

Gyakuzuki no Tsukkomi - groin punch, Mawashigeri


Renraku Waza

Maegeri-mwashigeri-gyakuzuki

Surikomi Maegeri-mawashigeri-gyakuzuki


Ippon Gumite

First 2 punchs, first 2 kicks. 1,2,7 and 8


Kata

Pinan Shodan + demonstrate 2 Bunkai


Controls

Ikkyo, Nickyo, Sankyo


Self Defence

defences against varied front grabs

defence against straight punch to stomach and face

defence against straight kick


Weapons

knife thrust defence

knife slash defence

overhead stab defence

Demonstrate the first 5 lines of attack with a weapon


Kyusho

Lung 7, Heart 5, Liver 9, Stomach 13, Lung 5 and Liver 5


Green Belt - 6th Kyu Grading


Basic Techniques

Kette-Junzuki – kick, straight punch

Kette-gyakazuki – kick, reverse punch

Surikomi-mawashigeri – step up roundhouse kick

Surikomi-sokuto – step up side kick


Renraku Waza

maegeri-sokuto Fumikomi-gyakuzuki Chudan – straight kick,side kick to the knee, reverse punch to the stomach

surikomi-maegeri-sokuto chudan-gyakuzuki chudan – step up straight kick, side kick to the stomach, reverse punch to the stomach.


Ippon Gumite

1,2,3,4 punches, 7,8,9,10 Kicks


Kata

Pinan Sandan + demonstrate 2 Bunkai


Ohyo Gumite

Ipponme


Sparring


Controls

Ikkyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Koto Gaeshi


Self Defence

Defence against wrist grabs

Defence against straight kick

Defence against straight punch to face

Defence against front shove


Weapons

Defence against Club Swing

1 to 7 of weapon lines of attack


Kyusho

Triple Warmer 12 and Heart 2


Blue Belt - 5th Kyu Grading


Basic Techniques

Kette-Junzuki, Kette-Gyakuzuki, Sokuto Chudan

Kette-Junzuki No Tsukomi – kick followed by superman punch

Nagashizuki – twisting punch

Ushirogeri – turning back kick

Nidan Geri Jodan – two level kick (jump kick)


Renraku Waza

Mawashigeri Chudan – Ushirogeri Gedan-Gyakuzuki Chudan – roundhouse kick to stomach – turning back kick to groin – reverse punch

Surikomi Sokuto Fumikomi-ushirogeri Gedan-Uraken – step up side kick to knee – turning back kick to groin – back fist.


Ippon Gumite

All 12


Kata

Pinan Yodan + 2 Bunkai


Ohyo Gumite

Ipponme, Nihonme 1,2


Sparring


Controls

Ikkyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Koto Gaeshi, Shiho Nage


Self Defence

defence against roundhouse punch to face

defence against roundhouse kick

defence against front shove

defence against headlock.


Weapons

Defence against knife thrust, defence against knife slash, defence against overhead stab

defence against club swing and overhead strike.

1-9 of weapon lines of attack


Kyusho

Demonstrate attacks on Tripple Warmer 12, Heart 2, and Gall Bladder 31


Purple Belt - 4th Kyu Grading



Basic Techniques

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


Renraku Waza

  1. Maegeri Chudan-Nagashizuki Jodan-Gyakuzuki Chudan

  2. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan-Nagashizuki Jodan-Mawashigeri Chudan

  3. Maegeri Chudan-Sokuto Fumikomi-Ushirogeri Gedan-Gyakuzuki Chudan


Ippon Gumite

All 12


Kata

Pinan Godan, demonstrate 2 Bunkai


Ohyo Gumite

Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme (1,2,3)


Sparring

Controls

1 Ikkyo 2 Nikyo 3 sankyo 4 koto Gaeshi 5 Shiho Nage. Demonstrate a Ground pin.


Self Defence

Defence against a hook punch to face

Defence against a side kick

Defence against a head but

Defence against a stranglehold


Weapons

Defence against a static knife threat to face

Defence against a club back hand swing

1-12 weapon lines of attack


Kyusho

Demonstrate attacks on Pericardium 6 and Kidney 7


Brown Belt - 3rd Kyu Grading


Basic Techniques

1 Kette-Junzuki 2 Kette-Gyakuzuki 3. Kette-Junzuki No Tsukomi 4. Kette-Gyakuzuki No Tsukomi 5. Tobikomizuki 6. Nagashizuki 7. Mawashigeri Jodan 8. Ushirogeri Chudan 9. Sokuto Chudan


Renraku Waza

  1. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan – Mawashigeri Chudan – Ushirogeri Chudan – Gyakuzuki Chudan

  2. Maegeri Chudan-Nagashizuki Jodan- Gyakuzuki Chudan – Mawashigeri Chudan

  3. Surikomi maegeri Chudan – Sokuto Fumikomi – Ushirogeri Gedan – Uraken Jodan


Ippon Gumite

All 12


Kata

Kushanku, demonstrate 2 Bunkai


Ohyo Gumite

Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme, Yonhanme (1,2,3,4)


Kihon Gumite

Ipponme, Nihonme


Sparring


Controls

Demonstrate 2 different ground pins. Demonstrate controlled rear and front stranglehold


Self Defence

Defence against ground hold with attacker on top


Weapons

Defence against static knife threat to face and stomach

defence against club low swing

Demonstrate Escrima sticks flow drill


Kyusho

Demonstrate attacks on pericardium 6, Kidney 7, Heart 1 and stomach 18


Brown Belt 1 tag - 2nd Kyu


Basic Techniques

Kette-junzuki 2. kette-gyakuzuki 3. kette-Junzuki No Tsukomi 4. Kette-Gyakuzuki No Tsukomi 5. Nagashizuki 6. Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan 7. Surikomi Sokuto Jodan 8. Ushirogeri Chudan 9. Nidan Geri Jodan.


Renraku Waza


  1. Surikomi Maegeri Chudan-Nagashizuki Jodan – Mawashigeri Jodan

  2. Maegeri Chudan-Sokuto Chudan – Ushirogeri Chudan – Gyakuzuki Chudan

  3. Zenshinshite Tobokomizuki jodan – Gyakuzuki Chudan Renzuki – Surikomi Maegeri Chudan – Mawashigeri Chudan – Gyakuzuki Chudan


Ippon Gumite

All 12


Kata

Naifanchi, Demonstrate 2 Kunkai, Nagare Shodan Kata


Ohyo Gumite

Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme, Yonhanme, Gonhonme (1,2,3,4,5)


Kihon Gumite

Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme, Yohnanme


Sparring


Controls

Demonstrate 2 diffenrent ground pins. Demonstrate controlled rear and front stranglehold


Self Defence

Defence against a face down ground hold with attacker on top


Weapons

defence against a static knife threat to rear

Demonstrate the weapon lines of attack with knife and club

Demonstrate Escrima strikes to head and torso


Kyusho

Demonstrate attacks on Gall Bladder 14 and Gall Bladder 20


Brown Belt 2 Black Tags - 1st Kyu


Basic

1. Kette Junzuki 2. Kette Gyakazuki 3. Kette Junzuki No-Tsukomi 4. Kette Gyakazuki No-Tsukomi 5. Tobikomizuki 6. Nagashizuki 7. Haito - ridge hand strike 8. Shuto Uchi – Spinning knife hand strike 9. Uraken – Spinning back fist 10. Mawashigeri Jodan 11. Ushirogeri Chudan 12. Surikomi Sokotu Jodan


Renraku Waza

  1. Zenshinshite tobikomizuki Jodan – Renzuki Gyakazuki Chudan – Maegeri Chudan – Mawashigeri Chudan – Ushirogeri Chudan – Gyakuzuki Chudan

  2. Surikomi Tobikomisuki Jodan – renzuki gyakazuki chudan – surikomi maegeri chudan – mawashigeri chudan – Ushirogeri Chudan – Uraken Jodan

  3. Zenshinshite Tobikomizuki Jodan – renzuki Gyakazuki Chudan – Maegeri Chudan – Nagashizuki Jodan – Gyakuzuki Chudan – Mawashigeri Chudan.


Controls

Ikkyo, nikyo, Sankyo, Shiho-nage, koto gaeshi


Kusho

Demonstrage attacks on Stomach 9


Self Defence Techniques

Defence against multiple attackers


Weapons

Knife defences

club defences

Jo staff defences

Demonstrate Escrima attacks to joints


Kata

all 5 Pinan katas, Kushanku, Naifanchi, Nagare Shodan, Seishan, Chinto + 2 Bunkai from each.


Ippon Kumite

all twelve


Ohyo Kumite

Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme, Yonhanme, Gonhanme, Ropponme, Nanahonme. (1-7)


Kihon Gumite

Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme, Yonhanme, Gonhanme, Ropponme, Nanahonme. (1-7)