JKS Examination Curriculum

10th Kyu – 9th 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. Gedan-barai (step back)

Change stance into Kakiwake, Zenkutsu Dachi (Ki)

5. Mae-geri (step forward)

Change stance into Kokutsu-dachi (Ki)

6. Shutou-uke (step back)

KUMITE

Sanbon Kumite 3 x step

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

KATA

10th Kyu Belt

10th Kyu – Jo-No Kata

9th Kyu Belt

9th Kyu – Jo-No Kata


8th Kyu – 7th 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)

Change stance into Kokutsu-dachi (Ki)

4. Shutou-uke (step back)

Change stance to Zenkutsu dachi Gedan Barai (Ki)

5. Chudan Uchi-uke (step forward)
6. Gedan-barai (step back)

Change stance into Jiyu-na-kamae (Ki)

7. Mae-geri (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan-gamae (Ki)

8. Mawashi-geri (step forward)

Mawatte Gedan-gamae (Ki)
Change into Kiba-dachi, Kakiwake barai (Ki)

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

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

KATA

8th Kyu Belt

8th Kyu – Heian Shodan
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7th Kyu Belt

7th Kyu – Heian Nidan
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6th – 5th – 4th Kyu

KIHON

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-gamae (Ki)

1. Chudan Oi-zuki (step forward)
2. Jodan Age-uke, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
3. Chudan Soto-uke, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)

Change stance to Kokutsu-dachi (Ki)

4. Shutou-uke (step back)

Change stance to Zenkutsu dachi Gedan Barai (Ki)

5. Gedan-barai, Nekoashi-dachi, Chudan Uchi-uke,
Zenkutsu-dachi Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

Zenkutsu, gedan barai (Ki)

6. Mae Geri, Oi Zuki (step forward)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

Change into Zenkutsu, Jiyu-na-kamae

7. Mawashi-geri (step forward)

Change into Kiba-dachi, Kakiwake barai (Ki)

8. Yoko ke-age (both sides -sideways)
9. Yoko ke-age (both sides -sideways)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

Change in Zenkutsu-dachi (Ki)

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

6th Kyu Belt

6th Kyu
Heian Sandan
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5th Kyu Belt blue

5th Kyu
Heian Yondan
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– Junro Shodan

4th Kyu Belt

4th Kyu
Heian Godan
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– Junro Nidan


3rd – 2nd- 1st Kyu

KIHON

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-gamae (Ki)

1. Sanbon-zuki (step forward)
2. Jodan Age-Uke, Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step back)
3. Chudan Soto-Uke, Kiba dachi Enpi (step forward)

Change in Kokutsu-dachi (Ki)

4. Shutou-Uke,
Nukite (step back)

Moving straight into next move

5. Gedan-Barai, Nekoashi-dachi, Uchi-uke, Zenkutsu-dachi Ura-zuki, Gyaku-zuki (step forward)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

From Zenkutsu Ja-na-kamae (Ki)

6. Same Leg Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri (step forward)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

From Zenkutsu Ja-na-kamae (Ki)

7. Ushiro-geri (step forward)

Change into Kiba-dachi Kakiwake barai (Ki)

8. Changing legs Yoko ke-age, Ke-komi (both sides -sideways)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

9. Jodan Shutou-uchi, Turning & stepping forward Enpi, returning & stepping back Uchi-uke Jodan Shutou-uchi (step forward)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

10. Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki, step forward Gedan Barai, Yori-ashi Gyaku- zuki Gedan barai (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
– Tekki-Shodan
– Junro Sandan

2nd Kyu Belt

2nd Kyu
– Heian Shodan ~ Tekki-Shodan
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– Junro-Yondan
– Tokui-Kata (Kata of choice)

1st Kyu Belt

1st Kyu
– Heian Shodan ~ Tekki-Shodan
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– Junro-Godan
– Tokui-Kata (Kata of choice)


Shodan (1st Dan)

KIHON

From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan-gamae

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

Moving back into Kokutsu-dachi

4. Shutou–uke, Front leg Mae-geri, Nukite
(step back)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

5. Gedan-barai, Nekoashi-dachi, Chudan Uchi-uke, Zenkutsu-dachi Ura-zuki, Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki
(step forward)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

6. Same Leg Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Gyaku-zuki
(step forward)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

7. Ushiro-Geri, Gyaku-zuki
(step forward)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

8. Turning & stepping forward Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki
Mawatte Gedan-gamae
(step forward)

From Zenkutsu-dachi – Jiyu-na-kamae

9. Same leg Yoko ke-age, ke-komi
(step forward)
Mawatte Gedan-gamae

10. Jodan Soto-uke, sideway inward Yori-ashi Gedan Barai, Front leg Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki
(step forward)

KUMITE

Jiyu-Kumite

KATA

Shodan

1. Heian Shodan ~ Tekki Shodan
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2. Junro-Shodan ~ Junro Godan
3. Tokui-Kata (Kata of choice)


Nidan (2nd Dan)

KIHON

From Jiyu-na-kamae

1. Long forward Kizami-zuki, step forward Sanbon-zuki

Mawatte Jiyu-na-kamae

2. Long forward Yori ashi Kizami-zuki, step forward Gyaku-zuki

Mawatte Jiyu-na-kamae

3. Step back Age-uke, stepping forward Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri, Ura-ken, Gyaku-zuki

Mawatte Jiyu-na-kamae

4. Step forward Mawashi-geri, step in Ashi-barai, Gyaku-zuki

5. Long forward Kizami-zuki, Mae-geri, Oi-zuki

From Jiyu-na-kamae

6. In place, Same leg. Mae-geri, Yoko-geri, Mawashi-geri,Ushiro-geri
(both sides)

KUMITE

Jiyu-Kumite

KATA

Shodan

1. Shitei-Kata
Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Enpi, Jion
2. Junro-kata
3. Tokui-kata
(Advanced 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