Black: 1st Dan

Grading Standards
 

KNOWLEDGE

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

ABILITY

(maintain condition: Slow/Med/Fast)

TIME, ATTITUDE, CHARACTER/SPIRIT
Kata
  • Hangetsu, Meikyo, Matsukaze
  • Jutte, Sochin, Empi
  • Lead Hangetsu, Meikyo, Matsukaze (M/F)
  • Follow & Lead Jutte, Sochin, Empi (S)
  • Atleast 4 yrs, 2-3x/wk.
  • Passionate about AKDS, can take & give pressure, practices consistently.
  • Competent in moving, distance, timing, speed, power & penetration, is loyal to AKDS, is ready to or has started a club.
Kihon
  • B: Stop-hit Techniques, Aori-geri
  • O: Counters (added to Blocks and Strikes)
  • S/B/K: Know all standard techniques
  • Perform & Teach w/effect on lower grades
  • Demonstrates techniques w/exactness
  • Learns from any belt grade they pair with
Kumite
  • O: Kumite (all standard types)
  • O: Kumite (with dan-grades, equal-initiative)
  • Manage condition w/all lower grade attacks
  • Understanding & applying muscle identity
  • Focused, intimidating, effective attacks