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Nidan

To achieve Nidan (2nd degree black belt), the student must be at least 16 years old and have trained as a Shodan for no less than 2 years under Sensei. They must have demonstrated leadership, physical and mental endurance and dedication to Shotokan. The student must be familiar with the Dojo Kun, and all Karate terms used at the dojo. The term sheet can be found on this website.

The requirements for Nidan are as follows:

Memorize and repeat all 10 Nidan Kihon movements in Japanese.

Perform all Heian Kata's sequentially without stopping with full power, focus and perfect technique. Any error will result in immediate halt, and a do over of all Heian Kata's. 

Perform the following Brown Belt Katas: Tekki Shodan, Bassai Dai, Jion, Kanku Dai.

Perform 2 Black Belt Kata's of Sensei's choosing (the student will know which two in advance)

Perform Bunkai Techniques from Kata chosen by Sensei

Partake in 8-10 minutes of non-stop Kumite with similar ranked and sized opponents. The student will demonstrate dedication, endurance, and understanding of technique and control during all aspects of this exercise. 

 

Each test is different. Sensei or the testing board has the right to add any additional requirements they see fit at the time. Testing does not guarantee pass. If a student does not pass, a re-test will be available at the time and pleasure of Sensei.

Kihon

  1. Sanban Zuki in Ashi Dachi, Sanchin Dachi, Sochin Dachi, Zenkutsu Dachi

    Gedan Berai
    San-Ban Zuki, Neko Ashi Dachi 
    (San-Kai Kurikaesu
    )
    Mawate

    San-Ban Zuki, Neko Ashi Dachi
    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
    San-Ban Zuki, 
    Sanchin Dachi
    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
    San-Ban Zuki, 
    Sanchin Dachi
    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
    San-Ban Zuki, Sochin Dachi
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate
    San-Ban Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi

    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
     

  2. Gedan Berai
    Age Uke, Uraken Uchi, Gyaku Zuki
    Kizami Mae Geri, Mawashi Empi, Uraken Uchi, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi.
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate
    Gedan Berai

    Age Uke, Uraken Uchi, Gyaku Zuki
    Kizami Mae Geri, Mawashi Empi, Uraken Uchi, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi.

    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate

     

  3. Gedan Berai
    Soto Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Mae Empi, Gyaku Zuki
    Mawashi Geri, Mae Empi, Gedan Beri, Zenkutsu Dachi

    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
    Soto Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Mae Empi, Gyaku Zuki

    Mawashi Geri, Mae Empi, Gedan Beri, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate

     

  4. Gedan Berai
    Uchi Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutshu Dachi
    Yoku Empi Kiba Dachi
    Mae Empi
    Yoku Geri, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
    Gedan Berai
    Uchi Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutshu Dachi
    Yoku Empi Kiba Dachi
    Mae Empi
    Yoku Geri, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi

    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate

     

  5. Gedan Berai
    Mae Empi, Mawashi Empi, Zenkutsu Dachi
    Mawate
    Ushirio Empi, Uraken, Kiba Dachi
    Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate
    Mae Empi, Mawashi Empi, Zenkutsu Dachi

    Mawate
    Ushirio Empi, Uraken, Kiba Dachi
    Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
     

  6. Gedan Beri
    Gyaku Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Age Uke, Kokutsu Dachi
    Yon-Hōkō (Hedari)
    Gedan Beri

    Gyaku Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Age Uke, Kokutsu Dachi
    Yon-Hōkō (Migi)
     

  7. Gedan Beri
    Shuto Uke, Kokutsu Dachi
    Shuto Uchi, Zenkutsu Dachi
    Shuto Beri, Kokutsu Dachi
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate
    Gedan Beri

    Shuto Uke, Kokutsu Dachi
    Shuto Uchi, Zenkutsu Dachi
    Shuto Beri, Kokutsu Dachi
    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
     

  8. Double Gedan Beri turning left
    Double Yoko Geri
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    ​Mawate
    Double Yoko Geri

    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
     

  9. Gedan Beri
    Kamae
    Mae Geri, Yoku Geri, Ushiri Geri, Mawashi Geri
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate
    Mae Geri, Yoku Geri, Ushiri Geri, Mawashi Geri

    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
     

  10. Gedan Beri
    Kamae
    Mae Geri, Kizami Mawashi Geri
    Kizami Yoko Geri
    Ushir Geri, Kizami Mawashi Geri
    Mae Geri
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate
    Kamae
    Mae Geri, Kizami Mawashi Geri
    Kizami Yoko Geri
    Ushir Geri, Kizami Mawashi Geri
    Mae Geri
    (San-Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate

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