Red: 4Th Kyu

Grading Standards
 

KNOWLEDGE

(understand technique: Strike/Block/Kick/Other)

ABILITY

(maintain condition: Slow/Med/Fast)

TIME, ATTITUDE, CHARACTER/SPIRIT
Kata
  • Taikyoku Shodan, Nidan, Sandan (1-3)
  • Heian Shodan (1); introduce Tekki 1 (if ready)
  • O: Seiza, Fudodachi, Zenkutsu, Kokutsu, Kibadachi
  • Follow & Lead Taikyoku 1-3 (S/M)
  • Follow Heian 1 (S/M/F)
  • Follow Tekki 1 (S) (if ready)
  • About 4mo, 2-3x/wk.
  • Attentive, excited to learn, asks questions, can focus on exercises.
  • Is humble (i.e. listens to and accepts correction), is respectful, can recite mission statement and motto from memory.
Kihon
  • S: Oi-tsuki, Gyaku-tsuki
  • O: Hiki-te
  • B: Gedan/Teisho Bara i, Ude/Age-uke, Uchi-Komi
  • K: Maegeri, Fumikomi
  • Make basic posture shapes
  • Make basic technique shapes (S)
  • Move in harmony with partner(S)
Kumite
  • Ten-no Kata
  • Sanbon Kumite
  • O: Irimi (group line static & group line moving)
  • Perform standing and in posture (S)
  • Manage condition w/other red belts (S)
  • Harmonize irimi w/group static & moving