HERTFORDSHIRE KARATE CENTRE

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Speed - Strength - Stamina - Coordination - Flexibility - Balance & Power

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Hertfordshire Karate Centre Grading & Syllabus

GRADINGS TIMES AS FOLLOWS:
WHITE BELT/ PURPLE BELT (10th- 7th KYU) 2.00- 2.45
GREEN BELT (6th - 4th KYU) 2.00- 2.45
BROWN BELT (3rd- 1st KYU) 2.45- 3.30
SHODAN- HO 3.30- 4.15.
Gradings take place at Roundwood Park School in the gymnasium. Please enter and register via the main entrance!

PLEASE LOG INTO THE MEMBERS AREA & COMPLETE AN ELECTRONIC GRADING FORM (NOTING CURRENT GRADE)

Intermediate and advanced Students (6th Kyu- Green Belt & above) MUST know all aspects of their respective grading
syllabus to successfully advance to their next belt/ grade. The grading is performed under a closed door policy:

Dress Code: Clean white Gi (white vest underneath if necessary)
No Jewellery or watches, hair tied back and long nails must be cut short

Promotional group photos will be taken throughout the grading; please let us know if you DO NOT wish your child to be included

PLEASE NOTE: WHITE BELT= 10th KYU. BROWN BELT WITH BLACK TAGS= 1st KYU!

 HKC BELT SYSTEM

 

GRADE

BELT (OBI)

9th KYU

Purple belt

 

8th KYU

Purple with 1 Green tag

 

7th KYU

Purple with 2 Green tags

 

6th KYU

Green belt

 

5th KYU

Green with 1 Brown tag

 

Green with 2 Brown tags

 

4th KYU

Green with 3 Brown tags

 

Green with 4 Brown tags

 

3rd KYU

Brown with White stripe

 For children below 8   years of age

Brown

1 White tag

2 White tags

3 White tags

4 White tags

2nd KYU

Brown

1 Red tag

2 Red tags

3 Red tags

4 Red tags

1st KYU

Brown

1 Black tag

2 Black tags

3 Black tags

4 Black tags

Shodan- Ho

SHODAN

Black 

White stripe

Black belt

 1st Dan

 

White

10th Kyu

Minimum usually 3 months and 12 lessons to 9th Kyu

Purple

9th Kyu

Minimum usually 3 months and 16 lessons to 8th Kyu

Purple

8th Kyu

Minimum usually 3 months and 16 lessons to 7th Kyu

Purple

7th Kyu

Minimum usually 3 months and 16 lessons to 6th Kyu

Green

6th Kyu

Minimum usually 6 months and 20 lessons to 5th Kyu

Green

5th Kyu

Minimum usually 6 months and 24 lessons to 4th Kyu

Green

4th Kyu

Minimum usually 6 months and 30 lessons to 3rd Kyu

Brown / White Stripe

3rd Kyu

Minimum usually 6 months and 48 lessons to 2nd Kyu

Brown/ Red Stripe

2nd Kyu

Minimum usually 6 months and 48 lessons to 1st Kyu

Brown/ Black Stripe

1st Kyu

Minimum usually 6 months and 72 lessons to 1st Dan

Goju Ryu Katas (forms)

 

Gekisai dai ichi
(Attack & Smash I)
Geki means to “attack” and Sai means to “Smash” and as a compound Dai Ichi means “the first” or “number one”

gekisai[2]
gekisai_ichi[2]

Gekisai dai ni
(Attack & Smash I)
Geki means to “attack” and Sai means to “Smash” and as a compound Dai Ni means “the second” or “number two”

geki2[1]
gekisai_ni[1]

Sanchin
(Three Battles)
San means “three” and chin means “battle” (mind, body & spirit)

sanchin[1]
sanchinkata[1]

Tensho
(Rotating Palms)
Ten means “turning” or “shifting” and Sho means “palm”

tensho[3]
tenshokata[1]

Saifa
(Smash & Destroy)
Sai means “smash” or “break” and Fa means “tear” or “destroy”

Saifa
saifakata[1]

Seiyunchin
(To Control and Pull in Battle)
Sei means “to control”, Yun means “to pull” and Chin means “to do battle”

Seiyunchin
seiyunchinkata[1]

Sanseiru
(36 hands)
San means “three”, Sei means “ten” and Ru means “six”

sanseiru[1]
sanseirukata[1]

Shisochin
(Four Direction Battle)
Shi means “four”, So means “direction” and Chin means “battle”

shisochin[1]
shisochinkata[1]

Sepai
(18 Hands)
Sei means “ten” and Pai means “eight”

sepai[1]
sepaikata[1]

Seisan
(13 Hands)
Sei means “ten” and San means “three”

seisan[2]
seisankata[1]

Kururunfa
(control for a long time and suddenly defeat)
Ku means “a long time”, Ru means “keep in place” or “stop from moving”, Run means “suddenly” and Fa means “destroy” or “tear”

kururunfa[1]
kururunfakata[1]

Suparinpei
(108 hands)
Su means “one”, Pa means “hundred”, Rin means “zero”, and Pei means “eight

suparinpei[1]
suparinpeikata[2]
 
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