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Shodan

To achieve Shodan (1st degree black belt), a student must train as a 1st Kyu for no less than 1 year 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 Shodan are as follows:

Memorize and repeat all 9 Black Belt Kihon movements in Japanese. Be able to understand and tanslate them into English if asked.

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.

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.

Kanku-Dai

Kihon

  1. Gedan Berai
    Gedan Berai, San-Ban Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate

    Gedan Berai, San-Ban Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
     

  2. Gedan Berai
    Age Uke, Uraken Uchi, Zenkusu Dachi, Yoku Empi Uchi, Uraken Uchi, Kiba Dachi, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-
    Kai Kurikaesu)
    Age Uke, Uraken Uchi, Yoku Empi Uchi, Uraken Uchi, Kiba Dachi, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (Kōhō e idō San-
    Kai Kurikaesu)
     

  3. Gedan Berai
    Soto Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Mae Geri, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-
    Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate

    Soto Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Mae Geri, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-
    Kai Kurikaesu)
     

  4. Gedan Berai
    Uchi Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Mawashi Geri, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-
    Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate

    Uchi Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Mawashi Geri, Gyaku Zuki, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-
    Kai Kurikaesu)
     

  5. Shuto Uke Yon-Hōkō (Hedari)
    Shuto Uke Yon-Hōkō (Migi)

     

  6. Gedan Berai
    Shuto Uke, Mae Geri, Nukite, Kokutsu Dachi, Gedan Berai, Gohon Nukite, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-
    Kai Kurikaesu)
    Mawate
    Shuto Uke, Mae Geri, Nukite
    , Kokutsu Dachi, Gedan Berai, Gohon Nukite, Zenkutsu Dachi
    (San-
    Kai Kurikaesu)
     

  7. Gedan Berai, Kamae
    Mae Geri, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Geri
    (San-Kai Kurikaesui Migi)
    Mae Geri, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Geri
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesui Hidari)
     

  8. Gedan Berai, Kamae
    Hiza Geri, Kizami Mae Geri, Kizami Mawashi Geri, Mae Geri, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Ura Mawashi Geri
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate
    Hiza Geri, Kizami Mae Geri, Kizami Mawashi Geri, Mae Geri, Mawashi Geri, Ushiro Ura Mawashi Geri
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
     

  9. Gedan Berai, Kamae
    Hiza Geri, Kizami Mae Geri, Kizami Mawashi Geri, Bai Yoko Geri, Ushiro Geri
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)
    Mawate
    Hiza Geri, Kizami Mae Geri, Kizami Mawashi Geri, Bai Yoko Geri, Ushiro Geri
    (San-Kai K
    urikaesu)

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