Syllabus

CLUB GRADINGS

All grading examinations from 9th Kyu up to 1st Kyu are carried out in the club.
Our Chief Instructor carries out these grading’s personally.
All students need to have completed the minimum criteria as set out in our syllabus. Below are just part of the elements included, namely Kata and Ippon Kumite.
Our comprehensive SKU training and examination programme.
Dependant on  the specific grading being taken at the time can include part or all of the elements listed below:

  • Kata

  • Combinations

  • Pad-Work

  • Ippon kumite

  • Hokei kumite

  • Shiai Kumite

IMPORTANT NOTE. All students must be approved by selection prior to being graded by our Chief Instructor.
This is necessary to ensure they have reached the standard expected. By both the club and to comply with the SKU Shukokai Karate Union Syllabus requirements.

All Dan grading examinations are carried out by the SKU grading panel. Please see below for further details.

SHUKOKAI – KATA

KYU GRADES:

9th Kyu (Red) 

Minimum of 2 months from beginning programme SHIHOZUKI “Gedan Barai”.

8th Kyu (Yellow) 

Minimum of 3 months from last grading PINAN NIDAN.

7th Kyu (Orange) 

Minimum of 3 months from last grading PINAN SANDAN.

6th Kyu (Green) 

Minimum of 3 months from last grading PINAN SHODAN.

5th Kyu (Blue) 

Minimum of 3 months from last grading PINAN YONDAN (For adults it also includes SANCHIN).

4th Kyu (Purple) 

Minimum of 3 months from last grading PINAN GODAN (For adults it also includes TENSHO).

3rd Kyu (Brown with 1 white tab) 

Minimum of 6 months from last grading 1 x PINAN KATA + ANNANKO + JUROKONO (No Yoi).

2nd Kyu (Brown with 2 white tabs) 

Minimum of 6 months from last grading JINN (Double Block) NISEISHI (Drop Back Open Hand) Bassai Sho (Open Hand).

1st Kyu (Brown with 3 white tabs) 

Minimum of 6 months from last grading (Any Kata from 3rd to 2nd Kyu Syllabus) + MATSUKAZE, TOMARI No BASSAI.

DAN GRADES (Black Belts)

SHODAN BLACK (One Red Tab)

Minimum of 6 months from last grading. Examination by SKU Grading Panel. Bassai Dai, Kururunfa.

NIDAN BLACK (Two Red Tabs)

Minimum of 2 years from last grading. Examination by SKU Grading Panel. (Any Kata from 3rd Kyu to SHODAN Syllabus) + Seipai (Circle Arm), Kosokun Shiho.

SANDAN BLACK (Three Red Tabs)

Minimum of 3 years from last grading. Examination by SKU Grading Panel. (Any Kata from 3rd Kyu to NIDAN Syllabus) + Suparimpei, Seienchin.

YONDAN BLACK (Four Red Tabs)

Minimum of 4 years from last grading. Grading Invitation Only from SKU Chief Instructor. Examination by SKU Grading Panel. Perform 3 x Kata from 3rd Kyu and Above. Give in-depth explanations & demonstrations of SKU Bunkai with one or more assistants. Show 3 x alternatives Bunkai for each Kata.

GODAN BLACK (Five Red Tabs)

Minimum of 5 years from last grading. Invitation Only from SKU Chief Instructor. Examination by SKU Grading Panel. Perform 3 x Kata from 3rd Kyu and Above. Give in-depth explanations & demonstration of SKU Bunkai with one or more assistants. Show 3 x alternatives Bunkai for each Kata.

SKU SHUKOKAI IPPON KUMITE

IPPON KUMITE 8th KYU (Yellow Belt)

Develop 2 alternative defences against “JODAN OI ZUKI”. 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

IPPON KUMITE 7th KYU (Orange Belt)

Develop 2 alternative defences against “MAE SHIME WAZA”. 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

IPPON KUMITE 6th KYU (Green Belt)

Develop 2 alternative defences against “CHUDAN MAE GERI”. 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

IPPON KUMITE 5th KYU (Blue Belt)

Develop 2 alternative defences against “CHUDAN GYAKU ZUKI”. 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

IPPON KUMITE 4th KYU (Purple Belt)

Develop 2 alternative defences against “MAWASHI GERI”. 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

IPPON KUMITE 3rd KYU (Brown Belt – 1 white tab)

Develop 2 alternative defences against “JODAN MAWASHI ZUKI”. 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

IPPON KUMITE 2nd KYU (Brown Belt – 2 white tabs)

Develop 2 alternative defences against “CHUDAN YOKO GERI”. 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

IPPON KUMITE 1st KYU (Brown Belt – 3 white tabs)

Develop 2 alternative defences against 2 different attacks from the list: “OI ZUKI”, “GYAKU ZUKI”, “MAWAHI ZUKI”, “TETTSUI OTOSHI UCHI”, “MAE SHIME WAZA”, “MAE GERI”, “MAWASHI GERI”, YOKO GERI”, “USHIRO GERI”. And 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down. 

IPPON KUMITE SHODAN (Black Belt – One red tab)

Develop 3 alternative defences against two different attacks, your choice of attacks can be from the list stated above. And, 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

IPPON KUMITE NIDAN (Black Belt – two red tabs)

Develop 3 alternative defences against 2 different attacks: “GYAKU ZUKI”, “YOKO GERI KEKOMI”. And 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

IPPON KUMITE SANDAN (Black Belt – three red tabs)

Develop 3 alternative defences against 2 different attacks: “TETTSUI OTOSHI UCHI”, “JODAN MAWASHI GERI”. And 1 simple and 1 complex defence, consider including a sweep or take down.

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