SHORIN-RYU GOSHINKAN KEMPO KARATE
RANK
REQUIREMENTS
TIME-IN-GRADE
WHITE BELT
HACHI KYU (8TH KYU)
Kata:

Pinan Shodan, Pinan Nidan

Kihon:

Shomen Tsuki, Yoko Tsuki, Ushiro Tsuki, Gyaku Tsuki, Gedan Tsuki, Tate Tsuki, Uraken, Morote Yoko Uraken, Jodan Uke, Chudan Uke, Soto Chudan, Uke, Gedan Barai, Soto Gedan Barai, Chudan Uchi Otoshi, Ate Koshi Mae Geri, Mawashi Geri, Yoko Geri, Ushiro Geri

Stances:

Heisoku Dachi, Musubi Dachi, Heiko Dachi, Sanchin Dachi, Zenkutsu Dachi

Other:
Basic Calisthenics
90 days of training
YELLOW BELT
NANA KYU (7TH KYU)
Kata:

Pinan Sandan, Naihanchi Shodan

Kihon:

All previous Techniques & Drills
Ippon Ken Tsuki, Nakadaka Ken Tsuki, Shuto Uchi, Teisho Uchi, Nukite, Koken Uchi, Kake Uke, Haishu Uke, Osae Uke, Nagashi Uke, Shuto Uke, Ashi Barai, Ashi Sukui, Tsusamaki Mae Geri, Kansetsu Yoko Geri, Ushiro Kakato Geri

Stances:

Kiba Dachi, Neko Dachi, Kosa Dachi, Hako Dachi, Shiko Dachi

Other:

Basic Calisthenics
Break 1 board with Front Kick

90 days of training
ORANGE BELT
Nana Kyu (7TH KYU)
Kata:

Pinan Yondan, Naihanchi Nidan

Kihon:

All previous Techniques & Drills, Blocking, Punching, Kicking & Stances
Drill: KUMADE (Bear 's Paw)

Goshin:

Defense against: Wrist Grab, Lapel Grab, Grab with Punch

Other: Basic Calisthenics
Break 1 board with Reverse Punch
Knowledge of the Ranking System
90 days of training
GREEN BELT
RokuKyu
Kata:
Pinan Sandan
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Stances
Basic Self-defense techniques
Other:
Basic Dojo Ettiquite
90 days of training
BLUE BELT
GoKyu
Kata:
Pinan Yondan
Kihon:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Stances
Self-defense techniques
Other:
Origins of Shorin-ryu Karate-Do
90 days of training
PURPLE BELT
YonKyu
Kata:
Pinan Godan
Naihanchi Shodan
Choice of Tonfa or Bo Kata (basic)
Kihon:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Stances
Self-defense techniques
Other:
Letter of Recommendation
120 days of training
SANKYU
Kata:
Naihanchi Nidan
Choice of Tonfa or Bo Kata (advanced)
Kihon:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Stances
Self-defense techniques
Other:
History of Soken Matsumura
180 days training
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Kata:
Passai Sho
Naihanchi Sandan
Choice of Sai or Nunchaku Kata (basic)
Kihon:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Stances
Self-defense techniques
Other:
 
180 days of training
IKKYU
Kata:
Passai Dai
Kihon:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Stances
Self-defense techniques
Other:
History of Shorin-ryu Karate
Recite Dojo Kun
180 days of training
SHODAN-HO
Kata:
Wansu
Kihon:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Stances
Self-defense techniques
Other:
History of Shorin-ryu Karate
Recite Dojo Kun
Age: 15 & below
SHODAN
Kata:
Wansu
Ananku
Kihon:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Stances
Self-defense techniques
Other:
History of Shorin-ryu Karate
Recite Dojo Kun
306 days training
past 1st Kyu
Min. Age: 16
NIDAN
Kata:
Wankan
Chinto
Kobudo:
Bo Kata (advanced)
Sai Kata (advanced)
Other:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Self-defense techniques
Demonstrate Bunkai for all previous Kata
50 teaching hours
Essay on the meaning and application of Karate
Minimum age: 17
1 year after Shodan
SANDAN
Kata:
Kusanku
Rohai
Kobudo:
Tonfa Kata (advanced)
Other:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Self-defense techniques
Demonstrate Bunkai for all previous Kata
100 teaching hours
Essay on the influence of Karate training
Minimum age: 19
2 years after Nidan
YONDAN
Kata:
Jion
Kobudo:
Nunchaku Kata (advanced)
Choice of two advanced weapons Kata
Other:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Self-defense techniques
Demonstrate Bunkai for all previous Kata
150 teaching hours
Minimum age: 22
3 years after Sandan
GODAN
Kata:
Gojushiho
Kobudo:
Choice of three advanced weapons Kata
Other:
all previous Kata & techniques
Blocking, Punching & Kicking Drills
Self-defense techniques
Demonstrate Bunkai for all previous Kata
200 teaching hours
Minimum age: 26
4 years after Yondan

 

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