WSKF Grading Syllabus

9th Kyu (Orange)

Kihon

From Zenkutsu Dachi Gedan Barai (Forward-Leaning Stance, Downward Block)

  • Chudan Oizuki (Stepping Punch (Stomach Level))
  • Jodan Oizuki ( Stepping Punch ( Face Level))
  • Gedan Barai (lower block)
  • Jodan Age Uke (Rising Block)
  • Chudan Soto Uke (Outside Block)
  • Uchi Uke (Inside block)
  • Maegeri Chudan (Front Snap Kick stomach level)
  • Maegeri Jodan (Front Snap Kick face level)

Kata

  • Kihon Kata

8th Kyu (Red)

Kihon

From Zenkutsu Dachi Gedan Barai (Forward-Leaning Stance, Downward Block)

  • Chudan Oizuki (Stepping Punch (Stomach Level))
  • Chudan Gyakuzuki (Reverse Punch (Stomach Level))
  • Jodan Age Uke (Rising Block)
  • Chudan Soto Uke (Outside Block)
  • Maegeri (Front Snap Kick)

From Kokutsu Dachi Shuto Uke (Backward-Leaning Stance)

  • Shuto Uke (Knife-Hand Block)

From Kiba Dachi (Horse Stance)

  • Yokogeri Keage (Side Snap Kick)

Kumite

  • Kihon Gohon Kumite (Basic 5-Step Sparring)

Kata

  • Heian Shodan

7th Kyu (Yellow)

Kihon

From Zenkutsu Dachi Gedan Barai (Forward-Leaning Stance, Downward Block)

  • Chudan Oizuki (Stepping Punch (Stomach Level))
  • Chudan Gyakuzuki (Reverse Punch (Stomach Level))
  • Jodan Age Uke, Gyakuzuki (Rising Block, Reverse Punch)
  • Chudan Soto Uke, Gyakuzuki (Outside Block, Reverse Punch)
  • Chudan Uchi Uke, Gyakuzuki (Inside Block, Reverse Punch)
  • Maegeri (Front Snap Kick)
  • Mawashigeri (Roundhouse Kick)
  • Yokogeri Keage(Side Snap Kick)
  • Yokogeri Kekomi(Side Thrust Kick)

From Kokutsu Dachi Shuto Uke (Backward-Leaning Stance)

  • Shuto Uke (Knife-Hand Block)

Kumite

  • Sanbon Kumite – Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri (Three Step Sparring – Head Punch, Stomach Punch, Front Snap Kick)

Kata

  • Heian Nidan

6th Kyu (Green)

Kihon

From Zenkutsu Dachi Gedan Barai (Forward-Leaning Stance, Downward Block)

  • Chudan Oizuki (Stepping Punch (Stomach Level))
  • Chudan Gyakuzuki (Reverse Punch (Stomach Level))
  • Jodan Age Uke, Gyakuzuki (Rising Block, Reverse Punch)
  • Chudan Soto Uke, Gyakuzuki (Outside Block, Reverse Punch)
  • Chudan Uchi Uke, Gyakuzuki (Inside Block, Reverse Punch)
  • Maegeri (Front Snap Kick)
  • Mawashigeri (Roundhouse Kick)
  • Yokogeri Keage(Side Snap Kick)
  • Yokogeri Kekomi(Side Thrust Kick)

From Kokutsu Dachi Shuto Uke (Backward-Leaning Stance)

  • Shuto Uke (Knife-Hand Block)

Kumite

  • Kihon Ippon Kumite – Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri (Basic One Step Sparring – Head Punch, Stomach Punch, Front Snap Kick)

Kata

  • Heian Sandan

5th Kyu (Purple)

Kihon

From Zenkutsu Dachi Gedan Barai (Forward-Leaning Stance, Downward Block)

  • Sanbon Zuki (Oizuki) (Triple Punch)
  • Spinning, Gyakuzuki (Spin Reverse Punch)
  • Soto Uke, Enpi (Enpi: Kiba Dachi) (Outside Block, Elbow (Elbow: Horse Stance))
  • Uchi Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyakuzuki (Inside Block, Jab, Reverse Punch
  • Maegeri / Rengeri (Jodan & Chudan) (Double Kick (Head and Stomach Level))
  • Mawashigeri (Roundhouse Kick)

From Kokutsu Dachi Shuto Uke (Backward-Leaning Stance)

  • Shuto Uke, Nukite (Nukite: Zenkutsu Dachi) (Knife-Hand Block, Spear-Hand Strike (Spear-Hand Strike: Forward-Leaning Stance)

From Kiba Dachi (Horse Stance)

  • Yokogeri Keage (Side Snap Kick)
  • Yokogeri Kekomi (Side Thrust Kick)

Kumite

  • Kihon Ippon Kumite – Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri, Yokogeri, Mawashigeri (Basic One Step Sparring – Head Punch, Stomach Punch, Front Snap Kick, Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick)

Kata

  • Heian Yondan

4th Kyu (Purple - white stripe)

Kihon

From Zenkutsu Dachi Gedan Barai (Forward-Leaning Stance, Downward Block)

  • Sanbon Zuki (Oizuki) (Triple Punch)
  • Spinning, Gyakuzuki (Spin Reverse Punch)
  • Soto Uke, Enpi (Enpi: Kiba Dachi) (Outside Block, Elbow (Elbow: Horse Stance))
  • Uchi Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyakuzuki (Inside Block, Jab, Reverse Punch)
  • Maegeri / Rengeri (Jodan & Chudan) (Double Kick (Head and Stomach Level))
  • Mawashigeri (Roundhouse Kick)

From Kokutsu Dachi Shuto Uke (Backward-Leaning Stance)

  • Shuto Uke, Nukite (Nukite: Zenkutsu Dachi) (Knife-Hand Block, Spear-Hand Strike (Spear-Hand Strike: Forward-Leaning Stance)

From Kiba Dachi (Horse Stance)

  • Yokogeri Keage (Side Snap Kick)
  • Yokogeri Kekomi (Side Thrust Kick)

Kumite

  • Kihon Ippon Kumite – Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri, Yokogeri, Mawashigeri (Basic One Step Sparring – Head Punch, Stomach Punch, Front Snap Kick, Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick)

Kata

  • Heian Godan

3rd Kyu (Brown)

Kihon

From Zenkutsu Dachi Gedan Barai (Forward-Leaning Stance, Downward Block)

  • Sanbon Zuki (Oizuki) - Triple Punch
  • Spinning Gyakuzuki Sanbon Zuki - Spin Reverse Triple Punch
  • Age Uke, Gyakuzuki - Rising Block, Reverse Punch
  • Uchi Uke, Kizami Zuki, Gyakuzuki - Inside Block, Jab, Reverse Punch
  • Soto Uke, Enpi Uraken (Enpi & Uraken: Kiba Dachi) - Outside Block, Elbow, Back Fist (Elbow & Back Fist: Horse Stance)
  • Maegeri, Gyakuzuki - Front Snap Kick, Reverse Punch
  • Mawashigeri, Uraken, Oizuki - Roundhouse Kick, Back Fist, Stepping Punch
  • Ushirogeri - Back Kick

From Kokutsu Dachi Shuto Uke (Backward-Leaning Stance)

  • Spinning Shuto Uke - Spin Knife - Hand Block

From Kiba Dachi (Horse Stance) 

  • Yokogeri Keage - Side Snap Kick
  • Yokogeri Kekomi - Side Thrust Kick

Kumite

  • Jiyu Ippon Kumite – Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri, Yokogeri, Mawashigeri
  • Free One Step Sparring - Head Punch, Stomach Punch, Front Snap Kick, Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick

Kata

  • Tekki Shodan

2nd Kyu (Brown)

Kihon

From Zenkutsu Dachi Gedan Barai (Forward-Leaning Stance, Downward Block)

  • Maegeri, Oizuki - Front Snap Kick, Stepping Punch
  • Mawashigeri, Gyakuzuki - Roundhouse Kick, Reverse Punch
  • Maegeri, Oizuki, Gyakuzuki - Front Snap Kick, Stepping Punch, Reverse Punch
  • Maegeri, Mawashigeri (Change Legs)
  • Front Snap Kick, Roundhouse Kick
  • Kizami Yokogeri, Ushirogeri (Change Legs)
  • Snap Side Kick, Back Kick

From Kiba Dachi (Horse Stance)

  • Yokogeri Keage, Yokogeri Kekomi (Same Leg) - Side Snap Kick, Side Thrust Kick

From Fudo Dachi (Rooted Stance)

  • Oizuki - Stepping Punch

Kumite

  • Jiyu Ippon Kumite – Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri, Yokogeri, Mawashigeri
  • Free One Step Sparring - Head Punch, Stomach Punch, Front Snap Kick, Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick

Kata

  • Tekki Shodan
  • Sentei Kata (Choose from: Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Jion or Enpi)

1st Kyu (Brown - white stripe)

Kihon

From Zenkutsu Dachi Gedan Barai (Forward-Leaning Stance, Downward Block)

  • Maegeri, Oizuki (Front Snap Kick, Stepping Punch)
  • Mawashigeri, Gyakuzuki (Roundhouse Kick, Reverse Punch)
  • Maegeri, Oizuki, Gyakuzuki (Front Snap Kick, Stepping Punch, Reverse Punch)
  • Maegeri, Mawashigeri (Change Legs) (Front Snap Kick, Roundhouse Kick)
  • Kizami Yokogeri, Ushirogeri (Change Legs) (Snap Side Kick, Back Kick)

From Kiba Dachi (Horse Stance)

  • Yokogeri Keage, Yokogeri Kekomi (Same Leg) (Side Snap Kick, Side Thrust Kick)

From Fudo Dachi (Rooted Stance)

  • Oizuki (Stepping Punch)

Kumite

  • Kihon Ippon Kumite – Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri, Yokogeri, Mawashigeri (Free One Step Sparring – Head Punch, Stomach Punch, Front Snap Kick, Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick)

Kata

  • Tekki Shodan
  • Sentei Kata (Choose from: Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Jion or Enpi)