2021 JKS Examination Curriculum

10th Kyu – 9th Kyu – 8th Kyu

KIHON

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-gamae (Ki)

1. Chudan Oi-zuki (step forward)
2. Jodan Age-uke (step back)
3. Chudan Soto-uke (step forward)
4. Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke (step back)
5. Gedan-barai (step forward)

Mawatte
Change stance into Kakiwake Gedan Kamae (Ki)

6. Mae-geri (step forward)

Change stance into Kiba-dachi (Ki)

7. Yoko ke-komi (both sides)
for 10th and 9th kyu
Yoko ke-age (both sides) for 8th kyu

KUMITE

Gohon Kumite 3 x step

1. Jordan Oi-zuki
– Age Uke block
2. Chudan Oi-zuki
– Soto Uke block

KATA

10th Kyu Belt

10th Kyu – Jo-No Kata


7th Kyu – 6th Kyu

KIHON

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-gamae (Ki)

1. Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Gyaku-zuki (Frontal hip position for both punches)
(step forward)
2. Jodan Age-uke (step back)
3. Chudan Soto-uke (step forward)
4. Chudan Uchi-uke (step back)
5. Gedan Barai (step forward)
6. Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke (step back)

Change stance into Jiyu-na-kamae (Ki)

7. Mae-geri (step forward)
8. Mawashi-geri (step forward)

Change stance to Kiba dachi (Ki)

9. Yoko ke-age (step forward)
10. Yoko ke-komi (step back)

KUMITE

Gohon Kumite 5 x step

1. Jordan Oi-zuki
– Age Uke block
2. Chudan Oi-zuki
– Soto Uke block
3. Mae-geri
– Gedan-barai block


5th – 4th Kyu

KIHON

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-gamae (Ki)

1. Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Gyaku-zuki (Frontal hip position for both punches)
(step forward)
2. Jodan Age-uke, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
3. Chudan Soto-uke, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
4. Chudan Uchi-uke, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
5. Gedan Barai, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
6. Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke, Nekoashi-dachi, Gedan barai (step back)

Change stance into Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-kamae (Ki)

7. Mae Geri, Oi Zuki (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan-gamae

8. Mawashi-geri, gyaku-zuki (Keep the hand at same position before kicking) (step forward)

Change into Kiba-dachi (Ki)

9. Yoko ke-age
Switch legs
Yoko ke-komi (both sides -sideways)

Mawatte Gedan-gamae

10. Turning & stepping forward Ura-ken, Gyaku Zuki (step forward)

KUMITE

Kihon Ippon Kumite (Yoi, basic 1 step attack, with counter)

1. Jordan Oi-zuki
– Age uke block
2a. Chudan Oi-zuki
– Soto uke block
2b. Chudan Oi-zuki
– Shoto Uke block
3. Mae-Geri
– Gedan-barai block
4. Yoko-geri Ke-komi
– Soto uke block
5. Mawashi-geri
– Uchi uke jodan block

KATA

5th Kyu Belt blue

5th Kyu
– Heian Godan
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– Junro Shodan

4th Kyu Belt

4th Kyu
– Tekki Shodan
– Junro Nidan


3rd – 2nd- 1st Kyu

KIHON

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-gamae (Ki)

1. Sanbon-zuki
(step forward)
2. Jodan Age-uke, Nekoashi-dachi, Gedan barai, Front leg Mae-geri, Zenkutsu-dachi, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
(Keep Nekoashi-dachi after kicking, then shift to Zenkutsu-dachi, Gyaku-zuki)
3. Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi (step forward)
4. Kokutsu-dachi Shuto-uke, Nukite (step back)
5. Gedan Barai, Nekoashi-dachi Uchi-uke, Zenkutsu-dachi Ura-zuki, Gyaku-zuki
(step forward)

Mawatte Gedan-gamae

6. Mae-geri, Jodan Oi-zuki, Chudan Gyaku-zuki (Step forward)
(In Oi-zuki hanmi, In Gyaku shomen)
7. Mae Geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Ura Mawasi-geri (both sides)

Mawatte Gedan-gamae

8. Yoko Ke-age, same leg, Yoko-kekomi (Step forward)

Mawatte Gedan-gamae

9. Turning & stepping forward Ura Shuto-uchi, Haito-uchi (step forward)

KUMITE

Jiyu-Ippon-Kumite (Semi free with tai sabaki)

1. Jordan Oi-zuki
– Age uke block
2a. Chudan Oi-zuki
– Soto uke block
2b. Chudan Oi-zuki
– Shoto Uke block
3. Mae-Geri
– Gedan-barai block
4. Yoko-geri Ke-komi
– Soto uke block
5. Mawashi-geri
– Uchi uke jodan block
6. Ushiro-geri
– Gedan barai block

KATA

3rd Kyu Belt

3rd Kyu
– Junro-Sandan
– Kata of choice (Jion, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Bassai Dai)

2nd Kyu Belt

2nd Kyu
– Junro-Yondan
– Kata of choice (Jion, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Bassai Dai)

1st Kyu Belt

1st Kyu
– Junro-Godan
– Kata of choice (Jion, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Bassai Dai)


Shodan (1st Dan)

KIHON

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-gamae

1. Long step forward Sanbon-zuki
(step forward)
2. Long step backward Jodan Age-Uke, Front leg Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki
(step back)
3. Chudan Soto-Uke, Kiba dachi Enpi, Zenkutsu-dachi Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki
(step forward)

4. Kokutsu-dachi Shutou–uke, Nekoashi-dachi Gedan barai, Front leg Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki
(step back)
*Keep nekoashi-dachi after kicking, then shift to Zenkutsu-dachi Gyaku-zuki

5. Mae-geri Oizuki, Mawashi-geri Gyaku-zuki, Ushiro-geri Gyaku-zuki, Ura Mawashi-geri Gyaku-zuki
(both sides)

6. From Zenkutsu-dachi, same leg Yoko Ke-age, Yoko Ke-komi, Gyaku-zuki
(step forward)

Mawatte Jiyu-na-kamae (both sides are acceptable, choose either left or right side)

7. Yose ashi (move the back leg half step) Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki
(step forward)
8. Yori ashi (long slide forward) Gyaku-zuki, change side Gyaku-zuki
(step forward)

9. Move with front leg forward, Mae-geri, Oi-zuki, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

KUMITE

Jiyu-Kumite

KATA

Shodan

1. Kata of choice (Heian Shodan ~ Heian Godan, Tekki Shodan, Junro Shodan ~Junro Godan
2. Tokui-Kata (Kata of choice from Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Enpi, Jion)


Nidan (2nd Dan)

KIHON

From Jiyu-na-kamae (left or right)

1. Long slide forward Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki.
+ Mae-geri, Oi-zuki, Gyaku-zuki
+ Mawashi-geri, Uraken, Gyaku-zuki (Both sides)
* Going out, the three combinations should be performed in 3 counts.
* Returning, all the three combinations should be performed in one count.
* Can be performed either left or right side (Examinees choice)

2. Yori ashu (long slide forward) Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki, step back Jodan Nagashi-uke, Gyaku-zuki
+ Mae-geri, Oi-zuki, Gyaku-zuki, step back to 45 degrees Gedan barai, Gyaku-zuki
+ Mawashi-geri, Uraken, Gyaku-zuki, step back to 45 degrees Jodan Uchi-uke, Gyaku-zuki (both sides)
* Going out, the three combinations should be performed in one count.
* Returning, all the three combinations should be performed in one count.
* Can be performed either left or right (Examinees choice)

3. From Zenkutsu-dachi in place.
Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri (same leg both sides)

KUMITE

Jiyu-Kumite

KATA

Shodan

1. Kata of choice (Bassai Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion, Junro-kata)
2.Tokui-kata (Kata of choice)


Sandan (3rd Dan)

Kumite

Jiyu-Kumite

Kata

Shodan

1. Shitei-Kata
Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Enpi, Jion, Junro-kata
2. (Add Jitte, Gankaku,& Hangetsu to Nidan Shitei-kata)
3. Tokui-kata
(Kata of choice)


Yondan (4thDan)

Kumite

Jiyu-Kumite

Kata

Shodan

1. Shitei-Kata
Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Enpi, Jion, Junro-kata
2. All Shotokan-Kata and Junro-kata