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Grading Syllabus Overview


Black Belt Syllabus 1st Dan - Shodan (2023)

Applicants must have held 1st kyu for at least 6 months.

Shodan Junior 1st Dan minimum age 12 years of age up to 21
years of age.

Shodan Adults 1st Dan minimum age 21 years of age.

The Dan Gradings will include a written examination (Theory Paper) The result of the Theory Paper will be confidential and no dialouge will be allowed with EWKR Officials or any discussion of any kind permitted.

No Students may apply for EWKR Dan Grading unless they have a
recommendation from their Official Club Sensei.

All Candidates are to ensure that they have a track record of Maximum contribution and involvement within and to all events of England Wado-Kai Karate-Do Renmei. Successful Candidates will in addition to receiving the appropriate EWKR Certificate/Diploma will also be issued with an appropriate Dan Grade Certificate/Diploma from the Federation of Wado-Kai Europe.
This syllabus is reviewed each year. Contact your instructor to ensure the details are up to date.

Kihon Waza (Basic Techniques)

1. Kette J unzuki
2. Kette Gyakuzuki
3. Kette junzuki No-Tsukkomi
4. Kette Gyakuzuki No-Tsukkomi
5. Nagashizuki
6. Mawashigeri Jodan
7. Sokuto Jodan
8. Ushirogeri Chudan

Renkei Waza (Combination Techniques)

1. Maegeri Chudan - Mawashigeri Chudan - Ushirogeri Chudan - Gyakuzuki Chudan
2. Sunegeri - Mawashigeri Jodan - Ushirogeri Chudan - Gyakuzuki Chudan

Ippon Kumite (One Step Block)

1. jodan Uke Ipponme & Sanbonme
2. Chudan Uke Ipponme & Sanbonme
3. Maegeri Uke Ipponme & Sanbonme

Ohyo Kumite (Semi Free Fighting)

1. Nihonme
2. Sanbonme
3. Yonhonme

Kihon Gumite

1. Ipponme
2. Nihonme

Kata (Pre-arranged Form)

1. Kushanku
2. Sei Shan, Chinto or Nai Hanchi (changes each year)
3. Examiners Choice of Pinan Kata

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