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KUGB Grading Syllabus

KUGB Karateka will be eligible to grade providing they have fulfilled all technical requirements, hold a current KUGB licence and record book and have appropriate permission.

The examiner may ask to see some or all of the Kihon, Kata and Kumite listed in the KUGB Syllabus. Candidates may be required to demonstrate material from previous gradings to ensure overall development - a brown belt for example may be asked to perform a Heian Kata.

Allowance will be made for candidates who are unable to perform certain techniques due to physical or other restrictions.

It must be emphasised that the KUGB Syllabus is intended as a guideline to prepare students for their gradings and that the most important factor is the examinee's quality of performance.

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Novice to 9th Kyu - White Belt to Orange Belt

KIHON

  • Oi tsuki
  • Jodan age uke
  • Chudan soto uke
  • Mae Geri

KATA

  • Kihon Kata

KUMITE

  • Gohon Kumite
  • Attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki.

9th Kyu to 8th Kyu - Orange Belt to Red Belt

KIHON

  • Oi tsuki
  • Jodan age uke
  • Chudan soto uke
  • Chudan uchi uke
  • Shuto uke
  • Mae Geri
  • Yoko Geri Keage & Kekomi

KATA

  • Heian Shodan

KUMITE

  • Gohon Kumite
  • Attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki.

8th Kyu to 7th Kyu - Red Belt to Yellow Belt

KIHON

  • Oi tsuki
  • Jodan age uke, gyaku tsuki
  • Chudan soto uke, gyaku tsuki
  • Chudan uchi uke, gyaku tsuki
  • Shuto uke
  • Mae Geri
  • Yoko Geri Keage & Kekomi

KATA

  • Heian Nidan

KUMITE

  • Gohon Kumite
  • Attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki.

7th Kyu to 6th Kyu - Yellow Belt to Green Belt

KIHON

  • Sanbon tsuki
  • Jodan age uke, gyaku tsuki
  • Chudan soto uke, empi uchi
  • Chudan uchi uke, gyaku tsuki
  • Shuto uke, nukite
  • Mae Geri
  • Yoko Geri Keage & Kekomi

KATA

  • Heian Sandan

KUMITE

  • Ippon Kumite
  • Attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki from right and left sides.

6th Kyu to 5th Kyu - Green Belt to Purple Belt

KIHON

  • Sanbon tsuki
  • Jodan age uke, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai
  • Chudan soto uke, empi uchi, uraken
  • Chudan uchi uke, kizami tsuki, gyaku tsuki
  • Shuto uke, nukite
  • Mae Geri
  • Yoko Geri Keage & Kekomi

KATA

  • Heian Yondan

KUMITE

  • Ippon Kumite
  • Attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki from right and left sides. Also Mae Geri from right and left sides.

5th Kyu to 4th Kyu - Purple Belt to Purple & White Belt

KIHON

  • Sanbon tsuki
  • Jodan age uke, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai
  • Chudan soto uke, empi uchi, uraken, gyaku tsuki
  • Chudan uchi uke, kizami tsuki, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai
  • Shuto uke, mae geri, nukite
  • Mae Geri
  • Yoko Geri Kekomi (from zenkutsu dachi)
  • Mawashi Geri

KATA

  • Heian Godan

KUMITE

  • Ippon Kumite
  • Attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki from right and left sides. Also Mae Geri and chudan yoko geri kekomi from right and left sides.

4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu - Purple & White Belt to Brown Belt

KIHON

  • Sanbon tsuki
  • Jodan age uke, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai
  • Chudan soto uke, empi uchi, uraken, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai
  • Chudan uchi uke, kizami tsuki, gyaku tsuki, gedan barai
  • Shuto uke, mae geri, nukite
  • Mae Geri
  • Yoko Geri Kekomi (from zenkutsu dachi)
  • Mawashi Geri

KATA

  • Tekki Shodan

KUMITE

  • Ippon Kumite
  • Attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki from right and left sides. Also Mae Geri chudan yoko geri kekomi and Mawashi geri from right and left sides.

3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu - Brown Belt to Brown Belt & One Stripe

KIHON

  • As Previous Grading Plus:
  • Mae geri, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki.
  • Yoko geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki.
  • Mawashi geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki.
  • Ushiri geri, uraken, gyaku tsuki.

KATA

  • Bassai Dai

KUMITE

  • Jiyu Ippon Kumite
  • Attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki, chudan mae geri and chudan yoko geri kekomi, jodan mawashi geri and chudan ushiro geri. All attacks are with the right side only.

2nd Kyu to 1st Kyu - Brown Belt & One Stripe to Brown Belt & Two Stripes

KIHON

  • As Previous Grading Plus:
  • Kizami tsuki, oi tsuki, gyaku tsuki.
  • Mae geri, yoko geri, mawashi geri, ushiro geri, uraken , gyaku tsuki.

KATA

  • Bassai Dai

KUMITE

  • Jiyu Ippon Kumite
  • Attacking with jodan and chudan oi tsuki, chudan mae geri and chudan yoko geri kekomi, jodan mawashi geri and chudan ushiro geri. All attacks are with the right side only.