Orange: 3rd Kyu

Grading Standards
 

KNOWLEDGE

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

ABILITY

(maintain condition: Slow/Med/Fast)

TIME, ATTITUDE, CHARACTER/SPIRIT
Kata
  • Heian Nidan, Sandan, Yodan, Godan (2-5)
  • Tekki Shodan (if not already introduced)
  • Taikyoku Shodan with Bo Staff
  • Lead Taikyoku 1-3 (F), Follow w/Bo (S)
  • Lead Heian 1 (S/M/F)
  • Follow Heian 2-5 (S) and Tekki 1 (S/M)
  • About 8-12mo, 2-3x/wk.
  • Pushes self to higher levels; is beginning to assist others at times.
  • Applies correction, can maintain focus from one exercise to another; starting to give intense effort toward partner
Kihon
  • S: Mae-te, Uraken
  • B: Gedan/Teisho Bara i, Ude/Age-uke, Uchi-Komi
  • K: Kekomi, Keage
  • Defense harmonizes with attack static
  • Recognizes incorrect and correct timing
  • Shapes getting more structurally sound
Kumite
  • Ten-no Kata and Sanbon Kumite (block on third)
  • O: Irimi (paired continuous passing)
  • O: Counters (added appropriately to strikes)
  • Execute techniques correctly moving (S)
  • Techniques harmonize w/partner moving (S)
  • Starting to settle in posture when static