Senior Syllabus for Adults.

White Belt

A) Techniques

  • Kihon (Basics)
    (1) Tachikata (Stances)
    Heisoku Dachi, Musubi Dachi, Heiko Dachi, Shizen Dachi (Sotohachiji Dachi), Uchihachiji Dachi, Sanchin
    Dachi, Moroashi Dachi, Zenkutsu Dachi, Kiba Dachi, Tsuruashi Dachi
    (2) Tsuki (Punches / Strikes)
    Seiken Chudan Tsuki, Seiken Jodan Tsuki, Seiken Ago Uchi, Seiken Shita Tsuki, Seiken Kagi Tsuki, Hiji Uchi,
    Uraken Gammen Uchi, Uraken Sayu Uchi, Uraken Hizo Uchi , Uraken Mawashi Uchi, Shuto Gammen Uchi,
    Shuto Sakotsu Uchi, Shuto Sakotsu Uchikomi, Shuto Hizo Uchi, Shuto Uchi Uchi
    (3) Uke (Blocks)
    Jodan Uke, Chudan Soto Uke, Chudan Uchi Uke, Gedan Barai, Uchi Uke Gedan Barai
    (4) Keri (Kicks)
    Mae Keage, Uchimawashi, Sotomawashi, Hiza Geri, Kin Geri, Mae Geri, Mawashi Geri, Yoko Keage, Yoko
    Geri, Kansetsu Geri, Ushiro Geri
  • Ido (Moving Basics)
    In Zenkutsu Dachi: Moving forward and backward, Turning—combined with one technique (Tsuki, Keri, Uke)
    eg: Zenkutsu Dachi + Seiken Oi Tsuki or Gyaku Tsuki
  • Kata
    Taikyoku Sono Ichi & Ni, Sokugi Taikyoku Sono Ichi
    B) Conditioning
  • Flexibility: Head reaches the floor from a seated position with legs open.
  • Push-ups: 20
  • Jumping Squats: 20
  • Hand Stand: 20 seconds (supported by another person)
  • Chin-ups: 3
  • Jump (Tobi Geri): to a target the level of your own height
    C) Kumite / Sparring
    (1) Yakusoku Kumite: Block only against attack;
    Hand block against tsuki / leg block against tsuki / hand block against keri / leg block against keri
    (2) Jiyu Kumite: 30 seconds
    Criterion: Reigi (Composure, attitude) / Kamae (readiness) / Kiai

Orange Belt / 10th & 9th Kyu

A) Techniques 

* Kihon (Basics) (1) Tachikata (Stances) Kokutsu Dachi, Nekoashi Dachi 

* Ido (Moving Basics) Kokutsu Dachi (Nekoashi Dachi): Moving forward and backward, Turning eg: Kokutsu Dachi + Chudan Uchi Uke Repetition of same technique: eg: Zenkutsu Dachi + Seiken Oi Tsuki twice, 

Zenkutsu Dachi + Seiken Chudan Sanbon Tsuki 

* Kata Taikyoku Sono San, Sokugi Taikyoku Sono Ni & San 

B) Conditioning * Flexibility: same criterion as for white belt, with improvement from that level. * Push-ups: 30 * Jumping Squats: 30 * Hand Stand: 30 seconds * Chin-ups: 5 * Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 10 cm 

C) Kumite (1) Yakusoku Kumite: Block only against attack; Hand block against tsuki / leg block against tsuki / hand block against keri / leg block against keri 

(2) Jiyu Kumite: 30 seconds * Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kia

Blue Belt / 8th & 7th Kyu

A) Techniques 

* Kihon (Basics) (1) Tachikata (Stances) Kakeashi Dachi 

(2) Tsuki (Punches / Strikes) Tettsui, Nukite, Shotei 

(3) Uke (Blocks) Morote Uke, Mawashi Uke, Shuto Mawashi Uke 

(4) Kokyu Ho (Breathing Technique) Ibuki 

* Ido (Moving Basics) Kokutsu Dachi Shuto Mawashi Uke, Enkei Gyaku Tsuki Sanchin Dachi: Moving forward and backward, Turning — eg: Sanchin Dachi +Seiken Chudan Gyaku Tsuki Kiba Dachi: Moving sideways to front & back (Mae Kosa, Ushiro Kosa), Turning — eg: Kiba Dachi Jun Tsuki, Tettsui Combination: (Uke and Attack) — eg: Zenkutsu Dachi + Jodan Uke – Seiken Chudan Gyaku Tsuki Combination (Tsuki and Keri) — eg: Zenkutsu Dachi + Mae Geri Seiken Chudan Tsuki 

* Kata Pinan Sono Ichi & Ni, Sanchin 

B) Conditioning * Flexibility: Shoulders touch the floor in a seated position with legs open. * Push-ups: 40 * Jumping Squats: 40 * Hand Stand: 40 seconds * Chin-ups: 8 * Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 15 cm 

C) Kumite (1) Yakusoku Kumite: Uke Kaeshi (Block and Retaliation); Opponent attack, Block, Retaliation using a variety of attacks, blocks & reactions. Eg: hand, hand, hand / hand, hand, leg / hand, leg, hand / leg, hand, hand / hand, leg, leg / leg, leg, hand / leg, hand, leg / leg, leg, leg (2) Jiyu Kumite: 60 seconds Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kiai / Speed / Power / Stamina (Kokyu) / Uke Kaeshi

Yellow Belt / 6th & 5th Kyu

A) Techniques 

* Kihon (Basics) (1) Tsuki (Punches / Strikes) Koken Uchi, Haito Uchi, Morote Tsuki 

(2) Uke (Blocks) Koken Uke, Haito Uchi, Jyuji Uke 

* Ido (Moving Basics) Kaiten Ido (Spinning) — eg: Kiba Dachi + Kaiten Tettsui Dako Ido (45 Degree Angle) — eg: 45 Degree Kiba Dachi + Gedan Barai 

* Kata Pinan Sono San & Yon, Yantsu, Tsuki No Kata 

B) Conditioning * Flexibility: Same as for blue belt with notable improvement. * Push-ups: 50 * Jumping Squats: 50 * Hand Stand: 50 seconds * Chin-ups: 10 * Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 20 cm 

C) Kumite (1) Yakusoku Kumite: Uke Kaeshi (Block and Retaliation); Opponent attack, Uke, Retaliation using a variety of attacks, blocks & reactions. Eg: hand, hand, hand / hand, hand, leg / hand, leg, hand / leg, hand, hand / hand, leg, leg / leg, leg, hand / leg, hand, leg / leg, leg, leg (2) Jiyu Kumite: 60 seconds * 3 rounds Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kiai / Speed / Power / Stamina (Kokyu) / Uke Kaeshi

Green Belt / 4th & 3rd Kyu

A) Techniques 

* Ido (Moving Basics) Basic step work in Kumite No Kamae: Okuri Ashi, Fumi Ashi, Kosa, Oiashi (Sagari) 

* Kata Pinan Sono Go, Taikyoku Sono Ichi Ura & Ni Ura & San Ura, Gekisai Dai, Tekki Sono Ichi 

B) Conditioning * Flexibility: Chest touches the floor in a seated position with legs open. * Push-ups: 60 * Jumping Squats: 60 * Hand Stand: 60 seconds * Chin-ups: 12 * Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 30 cm 

C) Kumite (1) Yakusoku Kumite: Uke and Uke Kaeshi combination in Kumite No Kamae, Step work 

(2) Jiyu Kumite: 60 seconds * 5 rounds Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kiai / Speed / Power / Stamina (Kokyu) / Uke Kaeshi / Rhythm / Combination (Balance between hand techniques and kicks) / Step work 

Brown Belt / 2nd & 1st Kyu

A) Techniques 

* Ido (Moving Basics) Kumite No Kamae Step work moving in various angles 

* Kata Pinan Sono Ichi – Go ‘Ura’, Tensho, Saifa, Gekisai Sho, Tekki Sono Ni 

B) Conditioning * Flexibility: Chest touches the floor in a seated position with legs open. * Push-ups: 100 * Jumping Squats: 100 * Hand stand: 90 seconds * Chi- ups: 15 * Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 30 cm (Tobi Ushiro Geri or Tobi Ushiro Mawashi Geri, right & left) 

C) Kumite (1) Yakusoku Kumite: Uke and Uke Kaeshi Combination in Kumite No Kamae, Step work 

(2) Jiyu Kumite: 60 seconds * 10 rounds Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kiai / Speed / Power / Stamina (Kokyu) / Uke Kaeshi / Rhythm / Combination (Balance between hand technique and kicks) / Stepwork 

D) Tameshi Wari More than the IKO Tournament Rule Standard 

E) Goshin Jitsu (Self-Defense): Basic Movements