Karate Grading

What you will need to learn to progress through the grades

Gradings will be held at least three times a year locally, with an annual Black Belt grading at the Hombu Dojo (Wigan) of Tony Christian 8th Dan BKA.

Red Belt - 9th Kyu - (children only)

  • Shiko dachi stance and 10 punches with kia
  • Heiko dachi stance and 10 knee strikes with kia
  • Sanchin dachi stance 10 forward elbows with kia
  • Heiko dachi stance and 10 front kicks with kia
  • Zenkutsu dachi and 10 Upper rising block with kia
  • Zenkutsu dachi and 10 middle blocks with kia

Yellow Belt - 8th Kyu - (children)

  • Gekisai dai-ich 1 Kata. no bunkai (applications)
  • Shiko dachi stance and 10 lower block/sweep with Kia
  • Fitness 5 push ups
  • Fitness 5 sit ups
  • Fitness 5 squat thrusts

Yellow Belt - 8th Kyu - (adults)

  • Gekisai dai-ich Kata. no bunkai (applications)
  • Heiko dachi stance and 10 knee strikes with kia
  • Sanchin dachi stance 10 forward elbows with kia
  • Heiko dachi stance and 10 front kicks with kia
  • Zenkutsu dachi and 10 Upper rising block with kia
  • Zenkutsu dachi and 10 middle blocks with kia

Orange Belt - 7th Kyu

  • Gekisai dai-ich Kata with bunkai.
  • Heiko dachi stance and 10 sidekicks with kia

Green Belt - 6th Kyu

  • Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  • Gekisai Dai-ni.
  • Sanchin Kata.
  • Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Ni katas
  • self-defence from 5 attack scenarios

Blue Belt - 5th Kyu

  • Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  • Gekisai Ni Kata
  • Sanchin Kata.
  • Saifa Kata.
  • Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Dai-Ni Katas.
  • Self-defence from 5 attack scenarios

Purple Belt - 4th Kyu

  • Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  • Gekisai Dai-Ni Kata.
  • Sanchin Kata.
  • Saifa Kata.
  • Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Dai Ni katas, plus Saifa Kata.
  • Self-defence from 5 attack scenarios.

Brown Belt - 3rd Kyu (1 white tab)

  • Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  • Gekisai Dai-Ni Kata.
  • Sanchin Kata.
  • Saifa Kata.
  • Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Dai Ni katas, plus Saifa Kata.
  • Self-defence from 5 attack scenarios.

Brown Belt - 2nd Kyu (2 white tabs)

  • Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  • Gekisai Dai-Ni Kata.
  • Sanchin Kata.
  • Saifa Kata.
  • Seiyunchin Kata.
  • Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Ni katas, Saifa Kata, plus Seiyunchin.
  • Self-defence from 5 attack scenarios.
  • Light sparring (free style).

Brown Belt - 1st Kyu (3 white tabs)

  • Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  • Gekisai Dai-Ni Kata.
  • Sanchin Kata.
  • Saifa Kata.
  • Seiyunchin Kata.
  • Shisochin Kata.
  • Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Dai-Ni Kata, Saifa Kata, plus Seiyunchin.
  • Self-defence from 5 attack scenarios.
  • Light sparring (free style).

Black Belt - 1st Dan (1 red tab)

  • Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  • Gekisai Dai-Ni Kata.
  • Sanchin Kata.
  • Saifa Kata.
  • Seiyunchin Kata.
  • Shisochin Kata.
  • Bunkai's from the above kata's