Syllabus

'' One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger''


   

Master Tani and Master Mabuni

 

Chojiro Tani (1921-1998) & Kenwa Mabuni (1889-1952)

Photo taken in 1948 . . .   (Ages:  Tani 27  and  Mabuni 59)

Pictured here,  are two great teachers of Karate. Both these men were Masters (10th Dans, Soke) in their own style. The late Chojiro Tani founded Shukokai in 1946 and his Instructor Kenwa Mabuni was the founder of the original style of Shito Ryu in 1931. However, both men had previously been training and teaching Karate for around 30 years !

Master Tani started in Karate aged 19 and Master Mabuni at the age of 13  -  so their lifetime involvement in Martial Arts was around 60 years and 50 years respectively.

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 Junior Grades

 

 

8th Kyu - yellow belt.  (3 months, 20 lessons)
Basics In Yoi
Jodan Zuki, Chudan Zuki, Maeken Zuki, Jodan Uke,          Chudan Uke, Gedan Uke.

Basics In Kamae
Gyakuzuki, Oizuki, Maekenzuki.

Blocks From Kamae (stepping back & forward)
Jodan Uke, Chudan Uke, Gedan Uke, Jodan Shuto Uke,     Gedan Shuto Uke.

Kicks From Kamae
Maegeri, Surikomi Maegeri, Double Maegeri. Left & Right sides.

Combinations
'A'  Combinations 1-10

Kata
Shiho Zuki (cross-kata)  Jodan Uke, Chudan Uke, Gedan Uke & Shotei Uchi

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7th Kyu - orange belt.  (3 months, 20 lessons)
as above plus

Kicks From Kamae
Mawashigeri, Double Mawashigeri, Surikomi Mawashigeri. Left & Right sides.

Kata
Empino, Pinan Nidan.

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6th Kyu - green belt.  (3 months, 20 lessons)
as above plus

Blocks
Shiko Dachi-Gedan Shuto Uke,                                                 Neko Ashi Dachi-Jodan Shuto Uke.

Kicks From Kamae
Ushirogeri

Combination Kicks
Maegeri, Mawashigeri & Ushirogeri. Left & Right sides.

Kata 

Pinan Shodan

 Jiyu Kumite  -  Free fighting

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5th Kyu - blue belt.  (3 months, 20 lessons)
as above plus

Kicks From Kamae
Yokogeri

Kata
Pinan Sandan, Pinan Yondan

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Senior Grades

 4th Kyu - purple belt.  (6 months, 40 lessons)
as above plus

Kicks From Kamae
Tobi Maegeri

Kata
Pinan Godan, Jurokuno

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3rd Kyu - brown belt.  l  (6 months, 40 lessons)
as above plus

Padwork
Gyakuzuki, Oizuki, Maegeri, Mawashigeri, Tobi Maegeri

Kata
Matsukaze, Jiin

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2nd Kyu - brown belt.  l l (6 months, 40 lessons)
as above plus

Padwork
Ushirogeri, Ushiro Mawashigeri

Kata
Annanko

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1st Kyu - brown belt.  l l l (6 months, 40 lessons)
as above plus

Combinations
'B'  Combinations 1-10

Padwork
Yokogeri

Kata
Bassai Dai     

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Dan Grades

 

 

1st Dan - Shodan.  (1 year)             
as above plus

 

Padwork

Uraken Uchi, Ura Mawashigeri

Kata
Seienchin

Ippon Kumite                                                      
One Step , attack and defence.

Written Exam
Japanese Terminology (part 1)

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2nd Dan - Nidan.  (2 years)               
as above plus

Blocks
Sanchin Dachi-Kakete Uke

Kicks From Kamae
Mikazukigeri, Kakatogeri, Fumikomigeri, Hizageri,               Ushiro Mawashigeri

Combination Kicks
Yoko-Ushiro-Mae-Mawashigeri. Left & Right sides.

Combinations
'C'  Combinations 1-10

Padwork
Tobi Mawashigeri, Empi Uchi, Tobi Yokogeri, Hizageri.              Left & Right sides.

Kata
Kururunfa, Seipai, Saifa, Chinto, Shiho Kosokun

Written Exam
Japanese Terminology (part 2)

Refereeing
Two Fights, 2 minutes duration.

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3rd Dan - Sandan.  (3 years)                 
as above plus

Combination Kicks
Mikazuki-Mawashi-Ushiro-Mae-Yokogeri. Left & Right sides.

Kata
Jion, Sanchin, Tensho, Seiryu, Shisochin, Rohai (total 27 katas)

Jiyu Kumite
                                                             Free fighting against 2 opponents 

Written Exam                                                             Japanese Terminology (part 3)

Self Defence                                                       Three different defences against knife attack

Bunkai
Demonstration of kata application

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4th Dan - Yondan.   (4 years)                    

as above plus 

 

Written Exam

Japanese Terminology (part 4)

 

25 Dan Grade Questions

Written thesis on Karate Applications

 

Holding and Teaching a Class

30 Minute Examination

 

3  Kata Bunkai Applications

Explanation and demonstration of effective techniques

 

 

Competition Refereeing

Conducting 2 matches with announcements and hand signals.


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