9th Kyu

Ni-ju Sichi No Kata

 

Proficiency in:

Basic Blocks

Basic Strikes

Basic Kicks

Basic Stances

 

Board Breaking

1 hand technique

1 foot technique

*** Elbow and Knee strikes are accepted for this testing***

 

Knowledge of Etiquette

 

Terminology

MojuKai - Fierce Animal Association                          (House or Gathering)

 

Karate - Empty Hand

MojuKai Byword - Integrity

Guiding Principle -                                                     Excellence from Humility

Osu - Push Ahead / Never Give Up

Renshi - "Teacher of the Way" -

                Mr. Darby

Sensei - Instructor

Gakusei - Student

Dojo - Training Hall (Karate School)

Gi - Karate Uniform

Obi - Karate Belt

Musubi - Knot of the Belt

 

Kiotsuke - Attention

Rei - Bow

Yoi - Prepare

Kiyai - Yell

Yame - Finish

Yasume - Relax

 

Seiken - Fist

Tsuki (Tsoo-key) - Punch

Uke - Block

Geri - Kick

Tsuki (T'ski) - Fist on Hip

Embi - Elbow

Hiza - Knee

Kata - Form

Seiken - Fist

8th Kyu

All Previous Requirements

Kihon Kata Shodan

Kihon Kata Nidan

 

Board Breaking

1 hand technique 

1 foot technique

**Elbow and Knee strikes only for those 12 and under.**

 

Terminology:

Ichi - One

Ni - Two

San - Three

Shi - Four

Go - Five

Roku - Six

Sichi - Seven

Hachi - Eight

Kyu - Nine

Ju - Ten

 

Kumite - Fighting

Kyu - Rank or Grade (under black belt)

Dan - Degree (Black Belt)

Hai - Yes

Iei - No

 

Kosh Uke - Cross Arm Block

Jodan Uke - Upper Block

Chudan Uchi Uke - Inside Center Block

Chudan Soto Uke - Outside Center                       Block

Gedan Uke - Lower Block

 

Jodan Tsuki - Upper Punch

Chudan Tsuki - Center Punch

Gedan Tsuki - Lower Punch

Gyakutsuki - Reverse Punch

Uraken - Back Fist

Shuto - Knife Hand

Shotei - Heel Palm

Tsutsuken - Hammer Fist

Tsuitsuto - Twist Punch

 

Mae Geri - Front Kick

Yoko Geri - Side Kick

Mawashi Geri - Roundhouse kick

Sune Geri - Shin Kick

 

Musubidachi - Attention Stance

Zenkutsudachi - Front Stance

Shikodachi - Straddle Stance

Fudodachi - Immovable Stance

Uchihachiji - Ready Stance

7th Kyu

All Previous Requirements

Kihon Kata Sandan

Bo - Kihon Kata Shodan

 

Board Breaking

2 hand techniques

1 foot technique

***Elbow and knee allowed only under 7 years old***

 

Terminology

Kenkyo-sa Kara Yushu -

        Excellence from Humility -

Arigato - Thank You

Doitashimashita - You're Welcome

 

Nidan Geri - Double jump front kick

Haito - Ridge Hand

Haisho - Backhand

 

Embi Uke - Elbow block

Juji Uke - Cross Hand Block

Shotei Uke - Heel Palm Block

Shuto Uke - Knife Hand Block

Haisho Uke - Backhand Block

Hiza Uke - Knee Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green                               Belts

6th Kyu

All Previous Requirements

Kihon Kata Yondan

Tonfa - Kihon Kata Shodan

 

Board Breaking

2 hand techniques, 

1 foot technique,

Nidan geri or Tobe yoko geri

 

Terminology

Kobudo - way of weapons  (weapons training)

Makiwara - punching board

Shinai - bamboo sword

Yudansha - black belt (title)

 

Nukite - spear hand

 

Haisoku - Instep (for roundhouse kick)

Sokuto - knife edge of foot (for side kicks)

Kakato - bottom of heel (for hook kicks)

Koshi - ball of foot (for front kicks)

 

Ko Geri - Crescent Kick

Ushiro Geri - Back Kick

Tobe Yoko Geri - Flying Side Kick

Kake Geri - Hook Kick

 

5th Kyu

All Previous Requirements

Zenshinkotai

Nunchaku - Kihon Kata

 

Board Breaking

Yoko Geri 2 boards

1 other foot technique

2 hand techniques

 

Terminology

Ohayo (Ohio) - Good Morning

Konnichi-wa - Good Afternoon

Konban-wa - Good Evening

Oyasuma - Good Night

Sayonara - Good Bye

Mokuto - Close your eyes

Kaimoku - Open your eyes

 

Koken - Bent wrist strike

         Soto Koken is with the outer wrist

          Uchi Koken is with the inner wrist

Zu-tsuki - Head Strike

Kakato Otashi - Axe Kick

 

Hasamidachi - Scissor Stance

Neko-Ashi Dachi - Cat Stance

Kokutsidachi - Back Stance

 

Juji Uke - Cross Hand Block

Kakiwake - Wedge Block

4th Kyu

All Previous Requirements

Shihohai

Nunchaku - Kihon Kata Shodan

 

Board Breaking

Ushiro Yoko Geri 2 boards

2 boards either Tobe Yoko Geri, Nidan Geri, or Ushiro Kake Geri

2 Boards with Shuto, Shotei or Tsutsuken

1 other hand technique

 

Terminology

Kititsu - Stand up

Seiretsu - Line up

Migi - Right

Hidari - Left

 

Kibidachi - Horse Stance

Heikodachi - Parallel Stance

Sanchindachi - Hour Glass Stance

Ippon Aschi Dachi - One Legged Stance

 

Brown                           Belts

3rd Kyu

All Previous Requirements

Hoseki

Bo - Kihon Kata Nidan

Tonfa - Zenshinkotai

Bunkai

All Brown Belt candidates should be able to teach a lower level kata, including proper bunkai of the kata, to a student who has never been taught the kata.

Combinations

Brown Belt candidates should be capable of creating 5 sets of combination techniques with a minimum of 5 techniques. Each combination must be effective fighting techniques for self-defense purposes and be fluid, smooth, and powerful.***

 

Board Breaking

2 foot techniques without putting foot down (1 board each in different directions). 2 power breaks (2 boards) and 2 speed breaks (1 board each)

 

Terminology

Ju-ichi - Eleven

Ju-ni - Twelve

Ju-san - Thirteen

Ju-shi - Fourteen

Ju-go - Fifteen

Ju-roku - sixteen

Ju-sichi - seventeen

Ju-hachi - eighteen

Ju-kyu - nineteen

Ni-ju - twenty

San-ju - thirty

Yon-ju - forty

Go-ju - fifty

Roku-ju - sixty

Sichi-ju - seventy

Hachi-ju - eighty

Kyu-ju -ninety

Hiyaku - one hundred

 

Tameshiwara - Breaking

 

Kumada - Bear Hand

Nihon Nukite - two finger spear hand

Ippon Nukite - one finger spear hand

 

Tobe Ushiro Geri - Jump Back Kick

Ushiro Kake Geri - Spinning back hook kick

Tobi Mawashi Ko Geri - Jump Spinning Crescent Kick

Ushiro Mawashi Geri - Spinning Back Kick

 

 

2nd Kyu

All Previous Requirements

Sei San

Tonfa - Shihohai

Sai - Zenshinkotai

 

Bunkai

All Brown Belt candidates should be able to teach a lower level kata, including proper bunkai of the kata, to a student who has never been taught the kata.

Combinations

Brown Belt candidates should be capable of creating 5 sets of combination techniques with a minimum of 5 techniques. Each combination must be effective fighting techniques for self-defense purposes and be fluid, smooth, and powerful.

Board Breaking

4 power breaks (2 boards each) or 5 speed breaks (continuous motion with no pauses). At least one of the power breaks or two of the speed breaks must be spinning or jumping kicks.

1st Kyu

All Previous Requirements

Niseishi

Sai - Shihohai

 

Bunkai

All Brown Belt candidates should be able to teach a lower level kata, including proper bunkai of the kata, to a student who has never been taught the kata.

Combinations

Brown Belt candidates should be capable of creating 5 sets of combination techniques with a minimum of 5 techniques. Each combination must be effective fighting techniques for self-defense purposes and be fluid, smooth, and powerful.

Board Breaking

Same as 2nd Kyu

Black                                    Belts

Shodan

All Previous Requirements

Rohai Sho

Bo - Kariudo

Board Breaking:

5 power breaks (2 boards or concrete) or six speed breaks (at least 3 of which must be jump or back-spinning techniques) or a combination of power and speed breaks.

 

Bunkai:

Shodan must be able to Bunkai all kata up to 3rd Kyu.

Nidan

All Previous Requirements

Eligible two years after achieving Shodan 

Rohai Dai

Chinte

Sochin

Mugen

Bo tai Bo

Sai - Ro Hai Sho

Sai - Ro Hai Dai

Nunchaku - Hoseki

Board Breaking:

Same as Shodan

Bunkai:

Nidan must be able to Bunkai all kata up to Shodan.

Sandan

All Previous Requirements

Eligible three years after achieving Nidan

Chinto

Bassai

Sanshiryu

Kanku Dai

Jion

Bo tai Tonfa

Tonfa - Hangetsu

Kama - Hangetsu

Breaking:

Same as previous

Bunkai:

Sandan must be able to Bunkai all kata up to Nidan.

Yondan

All Previous Requirements

Eligible four years after achieving Sandan

Iaido

Bo tai Sai 1 - 6

Kama tai Shinai

Bunkai:

Yondan must be able to Bunkai all kata up to Sandan.

All ranks beyond Yondan will be granted upon recommendation of the student's immediate instructor and consideration of the individual's contributions to MojuKai and the martial arts.

Promotion Candidates must have a minimum of five years of dedicated study between each rank after Yondan.

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