Brown: 1st Kyu

Grading Standards
 

KNOWLEDGE

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

ABILITY

(maintain condition: Slow/Med/Fast)

TIME, ATTITUDE, CHARACTER/SPIRIT
Kata
  • Hangetsu
  • Meikyo
  • Matsukaze
  • Lead Tekki 1-3 (S/M/F)
  • Lead Kanku Dai, Bassai Dai (S/M/F)
  • Follow Hangetsu, Meikyo, Matsukaze (S)
  • About 3-4 yrs, 2-3x/wk.
  • Enjoys teaching, travels, desires to start a club.
  • Works on personal improvement, disguises intent, relaxed & settled, penetrating power, can manage under pressure.
Kihon
  • S: Empi, Shomen-uchi
  • B: Shuto-uki, Moro-te Uki
  • K: Mikazuki-geri, Combinations
  • Stable but fluid during technique execution
  • Muscle-control for touch vs. smash (F)
  • Recognize & use both 1st & 2n d timings
Kumite
  • O: Jyu-ippon Kumite (equal-initiative w/lower grades)
  • O: Kumite (controlled open spar w/lower grades)
  • O: Counters (intelligently adapted to situations)
  • Martial & A rt aspects are merging
  • Brings out the best in practice partners
  • Focus & intensity delivers concentrated power