About Gradings

• Grading is a personal matter and aimed at giving you an indication of your own progress.
• Every individual has his/her own personal reasons for practicing karate – your own ‘Why’ – all of us are differently talented, of unequal ability.
• Gradings are important in the sense that you are placed in a ‘stress’ situation, away from your comfort zone, maybe similar to an assault or confrontation in a civilian environment.
• It is aimed at helping you break through personal ‘barriers’ that will ensure your future progress, maturity and development.
• It is you against yourself – never try to ‘compete’ with fellow karate ka.
• Do not attempt grading when you have not prepared for it – it is counterproductive for your own esteem and motivation.
• Achievements (medals/trophies) in Tournaments have no bearing on grading assessment. Participation/challenge/preparation for gradings in tournaments is what is important!

Realities:
• A person who trains more than the minimum two sessions per week, puts more effort into every session, self-trains regularly, tries endlessly to correct his/her technique, will, at some stage or another, progress faster – it’s your own decision/choice, based on your ‘Why’
• As you grade higher you will also need to set a side time to partner train. Developing friendships in the Dojo is important as it is apart of the ethos of a strong Dojo community! Get to know your fellow Karateka!
• You need to goal set for a grading and feel ready and confident when it comes around, this implies an additional effort from your side in the period before the grading. (This is why we have a Dojo schedule which is posted on the schedule/event page!! No excuses about not knowing) At a certain point in your training class time will not be enough!
• A grading can be failed! You still need to produce on the day. We are moving in a society or culture where failing is impossible and dysfunctional productivity is the norm, unfortunately, not in the Martial Arts, ‘not on my watch!’
• Kyu grades are reversible and can be forfeited in total in the event of none training. In the event of non- or minimal training, whatever reason, a white belt is worn until you reach the required level again.
• Instructors do not ‘push’ a student to attempt a grading!
• You can make excuses or you can make progress!

                               

  一期一会    Ichi-go Ichi-e     one encounter one chance

 

SAIFA KATA by HIGAONNA MORIO 10th Dan

GEKISAI DAI NI KATA by HIGAONNA MORIO 10th Dan

GEKISAI DAI ICHI KATA by HIGAONNA MORIO 10th Dan

GOJU-RYU SANCHIN KATA by MORIO HIGAONNA

Minimum Time Requirements.

Minimum Grading Time Requirements

Belt Page being revised

 Technical Requirements

Children’s Grading Requirements

Childrens Kyu Grading Requirement

Adult Grading Requirements

Adults Grading Requirements Rv1

Moving Sequences – Ido Renshu –

Geikisai dai Ichi Sequence

Geikisai dai Ni Sequence

Children’s Exam Templates with Answers

Answer sheet Dojo Layout Exam

Answer Sheet Waza to Dachi Childrens Exam

Fun no Keikogi Parts of a Uniform Answer sheet 2013

Adult Exam Templates with Answers

Front Vital Points Exam with Answers

Answer Sheet Circle the Correct answer TECHNIQUES

Answer Sheet Multiply Choice questions 1

Kata Pages

Geikisai Dai Ichi PDF

Geikisai Dai Ni PDF

Saifa PDF

Resource Pages

Technique page -Waza Page

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