Black: 2nd Dan

Grading Standards
 

KNOWLEDGE

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

ABILITY

(maintain condition: Slow/Med/Fast)

TIME, ATTITUDE, CHARACTER/SPIRIT
Kata
  • Meikyo, Sochin, Empi
  • Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Jion, Jiin
  • Leads Meikyo, Sochin, Empi (M/F)
  • Leads Bassai, Kanku, Jion, Jiin (S/M/F)
  • Atleast 6 yrs, 2-3x/wk.
  • Has taught at least 1yr, or started at least 1 club, travels often to courses, works to learn/improve.
  • Fiercely loyal to AKDS, is willing & able to serve in a leadership capacity.
Kihon
  • S/B/K: Know & adapt all standa rd techniques
  • O: Counters (adaptive and ad-libbed on the fly)
  • Maintain focus and intensity regardless of level of partner they practice with
  • Attempts execution standing, turning, etc.
Kumite
  • O: Kumite (all types)
  • O: Kumite (multiple attackers and equal initiative)
  • Attack/defense carry sophisticated focus and power (but full intent can be disguised)
  • Design/implement course curriculum