International Karate Daigaku Australia
(IKD- Australia)

Grading Syllabus

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Red Red Belt 9th Kyu

10th Kyu – 9th Kyu
Kihon: From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae
1. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan oi-zuki (step forward)
2. Zenkutsu-dachi Jodan Age-uke (step back)
3. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan oi-zuki (step forward)
4. Zenkutsu-dachi Chudan Soto-uke (step back)
5. Zenkutsu-dachi nihon mae-geri (step forward) (Two kicks with the same leg any height)
6. Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan Barai (step back)

Kata:
Heian shodan – by count
Kumite:
– Sanbon-Kumite- by count: – 1 Jodan Oi-zuki
– 2 Chudan Oi-zuki)

8th Kyu – 7th Kyu

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Kihon: From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae
1. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan oi-zuki (step forward)
2. Zenkutsu-dachi Jodan Age-uke (step back)
3. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan oi-zuki (step forward)
4. Zenkutsu-dachi Chudan Soto-uke (step back)
5. Kokutsu-dachi chudan uchi-uke (step forward)
6. Kokutsu-dachi chudan shuto-uke (step back)
7. Zenkutsu-dachi nihon mae-geri (step forward) (Two kicks with the same leg – jodan and chudan)
8. Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan Barai (step back)

Kata:
– 8th Kyu: Heian Shodan – by count
– 7th Kyu: Heian Nidan – no count
Kumite:
– 8th Kyu:
– Sanbon-Kumite- by count:
– 1 Jodan Oi-zuki
– 2 Chudan Oi-zuki
 
– 7th Kyu:
– Sanbon-Kumite – no count:
– 1 Jodan Oi-zuki

– 2 Chudan Oi-zuki


6th Kyu

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Kihon: From Zenkutsu- dachi Gedan gamae
1. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan oi-zuki (step forward)
2. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan age-uke (step back)
3. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan oi-zuki (step forward)
4. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan soto-uke (step back)
5. Kokutsu-dachi chudan uchi-uke (step forward)
6. Kokutsu-dachi chudan shuto-uke (step back)
7. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan mae-geri (step forward) ↵ Mawatte
8. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan mae-geri (step back)
9. From Kiba-dachi nihon yoko-geri keage (step forward)
(Two chudan sidekicks with same leg) ↵ Mawatte

Kata:
Heian Sandan
Sanbon kumite:
– Jodan, chudan, gedan:
1. Attacker announces “jodan, chudan, gedan”. First step attack Jodan, second step attack chudan, third step attack gedan.
2. Defender blocks using age-uke, soto-uke and gedan barai with gyakuzuki counter attack.

5th – Kyu

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Kihon: From Zenkutsu- dachi Gedan gamae
1. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan oi-zuki ( step forward)
2. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan age-uke chudan gyaku-zuki (step back)
3. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan oi-zuki (step forward)
4. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan soto-uke chudan gyaku-zuki (step back)
5. Kokutsu-dachi chudan uchi-uke/ zenkutsu-dachi chudan gyaku-zuki (step forward)
6. Kokutsu-dachi chudan shuto-uke/zenkutsu-dachi – jodan nukite (Palm down) (step back)
7. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan mae-geri (step forward) ↵ Mawatte
8. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan mae-geri (step back)
9. From Kiba-dachi nihon yoko-geri keage (step forward) (Two chudan side snap kicks with same leg) ↵ Mawatte
10. Kiba-dachi nihon yoko-geri kekomi (step back) (Two chudan sides thrust kicks with same leg)

Kata: Heian Yondan

Sanbon kumite – Jodan, chudan, gedan:
1. Attacker announces “jodan, chudan, gedan”. First step attack Jodan,
second step attack chudan, third step attack gedan.
2. Defender blocks using age-uke gyaku-zuki, soto-uke gyaku-zuki, and
gedan barai gyaku-zuki counter attacks after each attack.


4th Kyu

Kihon: From Zenkutsu- dachi Gedan gamae

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1. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan oi-zuki (step forward)
2. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan age-uke chudan gyaku-zuki (step back)
3. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan oi-zuki (step forward)
4. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan soto-uke chudan gyaku-zuki (step back)
5. Kokutsu-dachi chudan uchi-uke/ zenkutsu-dachi chudan gyaku-zuki (step forward)
6. Kokutsu-dachi chudan shuto-uke/zenkutsu-dachi – jodan nukite (Palm down) (step back)
7. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan mae-geri (step forward) ↵ Mawatte
8. Zenkutsu-dachi jodan mae-geri (step back)
9. From Kiba-dachi nihon yoko-geri keage (step forward) (Two chudan side snap kicks with same leg) ↵ Mawatte
10. Kiba-dachi nihon yoko-geri kekomi (step back) (Two chudan side thrust kicks with same leg)

Kata: Heian Godan

Kihon ippon kumite – Jodan and chudan:
1. One step attack to jodan using right arm, followed by same to chudan.
Then, same using left arm attacks.
2. Defender must block and counter, first using left blocks against right
attacks, and right blocks against left attacks.


3rd – Kyu

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Kihon: From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae
1. Zenkutsu-dachi sanbon-zuki (step forward)
2. Kokutsu-dachi chudan uchi-uke/zenkutsu-dachi kizami-zuki chudan gyaku-zuki (step back)
3. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan soto-uke/kiba-dachi yoko-enpi uraken uchi. (step forward)
4. Kokutsu-dachi chudan shuto-uke/kizami mae-geri/zenkutsu-dachi jodan nukite (step back)
5. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan kizami mae-geri/jodan mae-geri (step forward)↵ Mawatte
6. Zenkutsu-dachi mawashi-geri (step back)
7. Kiba-dachi nihon yoko-geri keage (step forward)
(Two chudan side snap kicks with same leg) ↵ Mawatte
8. From Kiba-dachi nihon yoko-geri kekomi (step back) (Two chudan side thrust kicks with same leg).
Kata: for 3rd Kyu Tekki Shodan
Kumite:
– Kihon ippon kumite – Jodan, chudan, mae-geri, kekomi: (right and left attacks)


2nd – Kyu

Kihon: From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

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2nd Kyu

1. Zenkutsu-dachi sanbon-zuki (step forward)
2. Kokutsu-dachi chudan uchi-uke/zenkutsu-dachi kizami-zuki chudan gyaku-zuki (step back)
3. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan soto-uke/kiba-dachi yoko-enpi uraken uchi. (step forward)
4. Kokutsu-dachi chudan shuto-uke/kizami mae-geri/zenkutsu-dachi jodan nukite (step back)
5. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan kizami mae-geri/jodan mae-geri (step forward) ↵ Mawatte
6. Zenkutsu-dachi kizami mawashi-geri/mawashi-geri (step back)
7. Kiba-dachi jodan or chudan yoko-geri keage/chudan or gedan yoko – geri kekomi (step forward)
(same leg, two different heights)

Kata: for 2nd Kyu Bassai-dai
Jiyu ippon kumite:
1. Jodan, chudan, mae-geri, kekomi, mawashi-geri: (Favourite sides for
each attack. However, once annouced attacker cannot change sides).


1st – Kyu

Kihon: From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

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1st Kyu

1. Zenkutsu-dachi sanbon-zuki (step forward)
2. Kokutsu-dachi chudan uchi-uke/zenkutsu-dachi kizami-zuki chudan
gyaku-zuki (step back)
3. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan soto-uke/kiba-dachi yoko-enpi uraken uchi. (step forward)
4. Kokutsu-dachi chudan shuto-uke/kizami mae-geri/zenkutsu-dachi
jodan nukite (step back)
5. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan kizami mae-geri/jodan mae-geri (step forward) ↵ Mawatte
6. Zenkutsu-dachi kizami mawashi-geri/mawashi-geri (step back)
7. Kiba-dachi jodan or chudan yoko-geri keage/chudan or gedan yoko – geri kekomi (step forward)
(same leg, two different heights)

Kata: for 1st – Kyu Bassai-dai
Kumite: Jiyu kumite
1. Defensive free sparring.
2. Offensive free sparring


Shodan

Kihon: From Zenkutsu-dachi Gedan gamae

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1. Zenkutsu-dachi sanbon-zuki (step forward)
2. Kokutsu-dachi chudan uchi-uke/zenkutsu-dachi kizami-zuki chudan gyaku-zuki (step back)
3. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan soto-uke/kiba-dachi yoko-enpi uraken uchi. (step forward)
4. Kokutsu-dachi chudan shuto-uke/kizami mae-geri/zenkutsu-dachi jodan nukite (step back)
5. Zenkutsu-dachi chudan kizami mae-geri/jodan mae-geri (step forward) ↵ Mawatte
6. Zenkutsu-dachi mawashi-geri uraken-uchi gyaku-zuki (step back)
7. Kiba-dachi jodan or chudan yoko-geri keage/ chudan or gedan yoko – geri kekomi (step forward)
(same leg, two different heights)

Kata:
1. Examinee: one kata from Group 2:
• Sentei kata (Tekki nidan – Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Enpi, Jion).
2. Examiner: one kata from Group 1:
• Shitei kata (Heian shodan to Heian godan or Tekki shodan).
3. Examinee: Heian shodan traditional bunkai.

Jiyu kumite:
1. One opponent – two minutes


Nidan                                                                                                                                       

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Kihon: From Kamae

1.  Zenkutsu-dachi kizami-zuki sanbon-zuki/kamae ryu
2. Zenkutsu-dachi kizami-zuki/kokutsu-dachi chudan uchi- uke/ zenkutsu-dachi kizami-zuki                
          chudan gyaku-zuki/kamae ryu.
3. Zenkutsu-dachi kizami-zuki/zenkutsu-dachi chudan soto-uke/kiba-dachi yoko-enpi uraken-uchi gyaku-zuki/kamae ryu.
4. ⇐ Zenkutsu-dachi kizami-zuki/kokutsu-dachi chudan shuto-uke/kizami mae-geri/zenkutsu-dachi jodan nukite/kamae ryu.
5. Chudan kizami mae-geri/ jodan mae-geri gyaku-zuki/ kamae ryu ↵ Mawatte 
6. ⇐ Kizami mawashi-geri/mawashi-geri uraken-uchi gyaku-zuki/ kamae ryu.
7. Kiba-dachi hidari yoko-geri keage/migi yoko-geri kekomi
8. ⇐ Kamae ryu jodan kizami-zuki/ ⇐ zenkutsu-dachi jodan age-uke ⇒ mawashi-geri uraken-uchi oi-zuki/kamae ryu.
Kata:
1. Examinee: one kata from Group 3:
• Tokui kata (Tekki sandan, Jutte, Gankaku, Kanku-sho, Nijushiho).
2. Examiner: one kata from Group 2:
• Tokui kata (Tekki nidan, Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Enpi, Jion).
3. Examinee: Heian nidan traditional bunkai.

Jiyu kumite:
Two opponents – two minutes each with rest between matches.
1. 40 years and older (masters age), jiyu kumite or self-defence.
2. Self-defence from standing position must show ability to sense attack accurately, and use basic techniques with power, speed, sharpness and ki. Attack degree angles: 0 (right side), 45, 90 (front), 135 180 (left side), 225, 270, 315, 360.
3. Defender shall stand in yoi without moving, except at onset of attack.
Defender may turn head only to face attacker at 0 degree to 180 degree angles (right to left). Defend by sight. At angles (back) 225 to 315, attacker shall only apply chokes, grabs, or bear hugs. React to touch.


Sandan

Kihon: From Kamae ryu

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3rd Dan

1. Jodan oi-zuki/kamae ryu ⇐ yori-ashi  yori-ashi gyaku-zuki/ kamae ryu ⇐ zenkutsu-dachi gyaku-hanmi kizami-zuki. Finish and return to starting position ⇐ .
2. ⇐  Jodan oi-zuki/kamae ryu ⇐  yori-ashi nagashi uke ⇒ yori-ashi gyaku-zuki. Finish and return to starting position.
3. Chudan mae-geri/kamae ryu gedan-barai gyaku-zuki (block and counter at the same time). Finish and return to starting position.
4. ⇐ Chudan mae-geri/kamae ryu kizami-zuki kamae ryu. Finish and return to starting position.
Kata:
1. Examinee: one kata from Group 4:
• Tokui kata (Hangetsu, Bassai-sho, Chinte, Sochin, Unsu).
2. Examiner: one kata from Group 3:
• Tokui kata (Tekki sandan, Jutte, Gankaku, Kanku-sho, Nijushiho).
3. Examinee: Heian sandan traditional bunkai.Jiyu kumite:
Three opponents – two minutes each with rest between matches.
1. 40 years and older (masters age), jiyu kumite or self-defence.
2. Self-defence from sitting position (chair or seiza) must show ability to sense attack accurately, and use basic techniques with power, speed,
sharpness and ki. Attack degree angles: 0 (right side), 45, 90 (front), 135 180 (left side), 225, 270, 315, 360.
3. Defender shall not move, except at onset of attack. Defender may turn head only to face attacker at 0 degree to 180 degree angles (right to left).
4. At degree angles (back) 225 to 315; attacker shall ki-ai at the onset of the attack. No grabs, etc. Defender shall turn to face attacker upon hearing ki-ai. Defender shall defend by sound.


Yondan

Kihon: From Kamae ryu 

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 4th Dan

1. Kizami-zuki gyaku-zuki gyaku-zuki kizami-zuki. ↵ Mawatte
2. (same)
3. Yori-ashi kizami-mae-geri gyaku-zuki chudan mae- geri jodan gyaku-zuki. ↵ Mawatte
4. ⇐ (same)
5. Yori-ashi kizami mawashi-geri gyaku-zuki mawashi-geri/ oi- zuki. ↵ Mawatte
6. (same)
7. Chudan ushiro-geri gyaku-zuki mae-geri gyaku-zuki. ↵ Mawatte
8. (same)
9. Yori-ashi jodan uraken-uchi gyaku-zuki gyaku-haito-uchi kizami-zuki. ↵ Mawatte
10. (same)
Kata:
1. Examinee: one kata from Group 5:
• Tokui kata (Gojushiho-sho, Gojushiho-dai, Meikyo, Wankan, Jiin).
2. Examiner: one kata from Group 4:
• Tokui kata (Hangetsu, Bassai-sho, Chinte, Sochin, Unsu).
3. Examinee: Heian yondan traditional bunkai.
Jiyu kumite:
Two simultaneous opponents – two minutes; frontal fighting only.
1. 40 years and older (masters age), jiyu kumite or self defence.
2. Self defence from free stance against a rubber knife. Must show ability to sense attack accurately, and use basic techniques with power, speed, sharpness and ki.
3. Five attacks in order of: face or stomach thrust, downward or upward vertical slash, right or left diagonal slash from top to bottom, right or left diagonal slash from bottom up, and left or right horizontal slash to stomach or face.


Gondan

Kata:

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 5th Dan

1. Examinee: one kata from Group 2 to 5.
2. Examinee: complete traditional bunkai for chosen kata.
3. Examiner: one kata from Group 3 to 5.
4. Examinee: Heian godan traditional bunkai.

Jiyu kumite:
Two simultaneous opponents – two minutes, or 40 years and older self defence.
1. Self defence from free stance against a rubber club representing a machete. Must show ability to sense attack accurately, and use basic techniques with power, speed, sharpness and ki.
2. Five attacks in order of: face or stomach thrust, downward or upward vertical slash, right or left diagonal slash from top to bottom, right or left diagonal slash from bottom up, and left or right horizontal slash to stomach or face.
Research presentation:
1. Examinee: ten minute presentation of limited research with demonstration.
2. Examiner: questions on presentation.


                                                                     Kata Groups
 
Kyu Ranks Shodan Nidan Sandan Yondan
Group 1  Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
Shitei Kata  Sentei Kata  Tokui Kata  Tokui Kata Tokui Kata
Heian Shodan
Heian Nidan
Heian Sandan
Heian Yondan
Heian Godan
Tekki Shodan
(Bassai-Dai)
Tekki Nidan
Bassai-Dai
Kanku-Dai
Enpi
Jion
Tekki Sandan
Jutte
Gankaku
Kanku-sho
Nijushiho
Hangetsu
Bassai-Sho
Chinte
Sochin
Unsu
Gojushiho-Sho
Gojushiho-Dai
Meikyo
Wankan
Jiin

Kata in bold represents Shorei Kata. In extraordinary cases, examiners may use their discretion and modify the above list.

Grades

 
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10Th Kyu 

Red

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 Yellow

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Orange

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 Green

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6th Kyu

Blue

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Purple

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