Grading and Belts

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.


What you will need to learn to progress through the grades to Black Belt

Red Belt - 9th Kyu (Children Only)

  1. shiko dachi stance and 10 punches with kia
  2. heiko dachi stance and 10 knee strikes with kia
  3. sanchin dachi stance 10 forward elbows with kia
  4. heiko dachi stance and 10 front kicks with kia
  5. Zenkutsu dachi and 10 Upper rising block with kia
  6. Zenkutsu dachi and 10 middle blocks with kia

Yellow Belt - 8th Kyu (Children)

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

Yellow Belt 8th Kyu (Adults)

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

Orange Belt – 7th Kyu (Children only)

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

Orange Belt – 7th Kyu (Adults)

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

Green Belt - 6th Kyu (Children & Adults)

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

Blue Belt - 5th Kyu (Children & Adults)

  1. Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  2. Gekisai Ni Kata.
  3. Sanchin Kata.
  4. Saifa Kata.
  5. Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Dai-Ni Katas.
  6. Self-defence from 5 attack scenarios

Purple Belt - 4th Kyu (Children & Adults)

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

Brown Belt - 3rd Kyu

  1. Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  2. Gekisai Dai-Ni Kata.
  3. Sanchin Kata.
  4. Saifa Kata.
  5. Seiyunchin Kata.
  6. Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Dai-Ni katas, plus Saifa Kata.
  7. Self-defence from 5 attack scenarios.
  8. Light sparring (free style).

Brown Belt (2 white tabs) - 2nd Kyu

  1. Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  2. Gekisai Dai-Ni Kata.
  3. Sanchin Kata.
  4. Saifa Kata.
  5. Seiyunchin Kata.
  6. Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Ni katas, Saifa Kata, plus Seiyunchin.
  7. Self-defence from 5 attack scenarios.
  8. Light sparring (free style).

Brown Belt (3 white tabs) - 1st Kyu

  1. Gekisai Dai-ich Kata.
  2. Gekisai Dai-Ni Kata.
  3. Sanchin Kata.
  4. Saifa Kata.
  5. Seiyunchin Kata.
  6. Shisochin Kata.
  7. Bunkai (applications) of Gekisai Dai-ich & Dai-Ni Kata, Saifa Kata, plus Seiyunchin.
  8. Self-defence from 5 attack scenarios.
  9. Light sparring (free style).

  

Shodan (Black Belt 1 red tag) - 1st Dan

    
     1.     Gekasai Dai-Ich Kata
     2.     Gekasai Dai-Ni Kata 
     3.     Sanchin Kata
     4.     Saifa Kata
     5.     Seiyunchin kata
     6.     Shisochin Kata
     7.     Bunkai's from the above kata's