Belt & Grade Kata

The club's syllabus has a progressive system of Goju kata, on which students are tested at grading assessments. The belt progression and the grading kata for each stage of advancement through the system is as follows:

10th Kyu

New students start as 10th Kyu Karate-Ka and will be working toward their in class grading for 9th kyu.

9th Kyu

TAIKYOKU CHUDAN
Basic kata stomach level (basic pattern only)

8th Kyu

TAIKYOKU CHUDAN
Basic kata stomach level

7th Kyu

TAIKYOKU GEDAN
Basic kata groin

6th Kyu

GEKISAI DAI ICHI
Attack & destroy level 1

5th Kyu

GEKISAI DAI ICHI
Attack & destroy level 1

4th Kyu

SAIFA
To smash and tear to pieces
Also begin to learn Sanchin

3rd Kyu

SEIUNCHIN
Attack, conquer, suppress

2nd Kyu

SANSERU
36 Hands
Also begin to learn Tensho

1st Kyu

SEPAI
18 Hands

Shodan

KURURUNFA SANCHIN
Holding on long & striking suddenly 3 battles

Nidan

SEISAN TENSHO
13 Hands Revolving Hands

Sandan

SHISOCHIN
To destroy in 4 directions

Yondan

SUPARENPAI
108 Hands