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Ku Kyu-White

Kata-Ippon Kata 1-14; 1st & 2nd Basic

Directions and Levels
    Mae-front
    Ushiro-back
    Hidari-left
    Migi-right
    Age-rising
    Otoshi-dropping
    Soto-outward (inside-to-outside)
    Uchi-inward (outside-to-inside)
    Mawashi-round
    Jodan-high; above shoulders; generally to chin
    Chudan-middle; shoulders to waist; generally to solar plexus
    Gedan-low; below waist; generally groin for punches and knee for kicks

Taisabaki-body shifting; body movement
    Ayumiashi-walking; one step forward or backward
    Yoriashi-tobi movement; leap moving front foot first and pushing off with rear foot
    Nijiriashi-gliding; moving both feet forward or backward
    Kaiten-turning in various directions

Weapons
    Seiken-closed fist; first knuckles of index and middle fingers
    Uraken-back fist; back of same knuckles in Seiken
    Shuto-knife hand; base of outside edge of hand
    Haito-ridge hand; side of first knuckle of index finger
    Ippon nukite-spear finger; tip of index finger
    Shotei-palm heel; base of palm
    Gaiwan-outside of forearm
    Naiwan-inside of forearm
    Hiji (empi)-elbow
    Josokutei-ball of foot
    Sokuto-knife or outside of foot
    Hiza-knee

Tachikata-stances
    Musubidachi-attention stance; heels together; feet at 45 degrees
    Heikodachi-ready stance; feet parallel at one foot-length apart
    Zenkutsudachi-fighting stance
    Junzukidachi-for front hand techniques; take Zenkutsudachi and shift front knee over front foot
    Gyakuzukidachi-for back hand techniques; shorten and widen Zenkutsudachi by one foot-length
    Shikodachi-horse stance; feet at 45 degrees; can face front, side or half-side

Ukewaza-blocks
    Jodanuke-high block; naiwan
    Sotouke-called middle block but done at jodan level; gaiwan
    Gedanuke-low block; also called Gedan barai (low sweep); gaiwan
    Uchiuke-middle block; outside-to-inside; naiwan
    Shutouke-knife hand block; gaiwan

Tsukiwaza-punching techniques; hand travels in straight line
    Junzuki-front-hand punch
    Gyakuzuki-back-hand punch
    Ippon nukite-fingertip strike with index finger
    Shotei-palm heel strike
    Tatezuki-vertical fist; also called tate

Uchiwaza-swinging techniques; hand travels in arc
    Shuto(uchi)-knife hand strike
    Shuto yokomawashiuchi--horizontal swing
    Shuto tatemawashiuchi-vertical swing
    Haito(uchi)-ridge hand strike

Atewaza-elbow or inside techniques
    Mawashi empi-round; with front of elbow
    Soto mawashi empi-outward circular; with back of elbow
    Ushiro empi-backward; as in hikite

Keriwaza-kicking techniques
    Maegeri-front snap kick; with ball of foot
    Mawashigeri-round kick; with ball of foot
    Hizageri-knee kick

Renrakuwaza-combination techniques
    Kette junzuki-front kick - front hand punch
    Kette gyakuzuki-front kick - back hand punch

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Hachi kyu-Gold

Kata-3rd Basic; Pinan Nidan

Taisabaki-body movement
    Surikomiashi-step across

Weapons
    Haishu-back-hand
    Yohan nukite-spear hand (four-fingertip strike)
    Kakato-heel of foot

Tachikata-stances
    Shizenhontai-even natural stance; feet shoulder-width and turn out slightly
    Migishizentai-right natural stance; feet narrower than Heikodachi with right foot forward
    Hidarishizentai-left natural stance
    Mahanmi no nekoashidachi-full side-facing cat stance; hips turned 90 degrees off attack line

Ukewaza-blocks
    Combat shutouke-knife hand block with back fist in hikite position
    Haishuuke-back-hand block

Tsukiwaza-punches
    Yohan nukite
    Kagizuki-hook punch (not round punch); done to close-in target; “te uke position”
    Urazuki-inverted punch; fist is “upside-down”

Uchiwaza-strikes
    Haishuuchi-swinging back-hand; “back-hand slap”

Atewaza-elbow strikes
    Age-upward elbow strike; with front of elbow
    Tate-vertical elbow; with front of elbow
    Yoko-sideward elbow; with back of elbow

Keriwaza-kicks
    Yokogeri-side kick; with knife-edge of foot; also called sokutogeri
    Ushirogeri-back kick; with heel of foot
    Hizamawashigeri-roundhouse knee kick

Renrakuwaza-combinations
    Attack gyakuzuki-junzuki-gyakuzuki combination with yoriashi (tobi movement)
    Surikomi maegeri with gyakuzuki-junzuki while stepping across, maegeri, gyakuzuki

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Shichi kyu-Orange

Kata-Pinan Shodan

Weapons
    Nakadaka ipponken-middle knuckle of middle finger extended from fist; naka ipponken
    Chusoku-sole of foot
    Haisoku-instep of foot

Taisabaki-body movement

Tachikata-stances
    Junzuki tsukkomidachi-front lunge stance
    Gyakuzuki tsukkomidachi-reverse lunge stance

Tsukiwaza-punches
    Junzuki no tsukkomi-front lunge punch
    Gyakuzuki no tsukkomi-reverse lunge punch
    Nakadaka ipponken

Uchiwaza-strikes

Atewaza-elbow strikes

Keriwaza-kicks
    Kingeri-groin kick; with instep of foot
    Yoko fumikomi-stomp with knife-edge of foot; usually to shin
    Tobigeri-jumping kick (single kick)
    Ashibarai-foot sweep

Renrakuwaza-combinations
    Kette junzuki no tsukkomi-front kick-front lunge punch
    Kette gyakuzuki no tsukkomi-front kick-reverse lunge punch
    Awasezuki-front hand urazuki under a back hand gyakuzuki
    Heikozuki-parallel punch; side-by-side double punch

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Roku kyu-Blue

Kata-Pinan Sandan; Omoto Kata

Taisabaki-body movement
    Taiju no Ido-weight shifting
    Tsugiashi-“stutter step”; back foot moves even with front, then step with front
    Kagami-ducking

Weapons
    Hitosashi ipponken-middle knuckle of index finger extended; ipponken
    Koken-arch fist; back of wrist

Tachikata-stances
    Heisokudachi-closed toes stance; toes and heels touching
    Hanmi no nekoashidachi-half side-facing cat stance; hips turned 45 degrees off attack line

Ukewaza-blocks
    Sotouke chudan-middle level inside-outward block; Gaiwan
    Hijiuke-elbow block
    Kokenuke-wrist block

Tsukiwaza-punches
    Hitosashi ipponken-ipponken
    Tate shuto-vertical knife hand
    Mawashizuki-roundhouse punch; also called mawashiuchi

Uchiwaza-strikes
    Shoteiuchi-swinging shotei
    Kokenuchi-swinging koken
    Hasamiuchi-scissors punch; double-tettsui; both outside-inward

Atewaza-elbow strikes
    Mae empi-front elbow; delivered linearly, with front of elbow
    Otoshi empi-dropping elbow; with back of elbow
    Uchi empi-inward elbow; with inside of elbow
    Soto empi-outward; with outside of elbow

Keriwaza-kicks
    Ushiro kingeri-backward groin kick; with heel
    Ushiro ashibarai-reverse foot sweep; also called leg-reap

Renrakuwaza-combinations

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Go kyu-Purple

Kata-Pinan Yondan; Kiso Kumite

Taisabaki-body movement
    Choyaku-jumping

Weapons

Tachikata-stances
    Gyaku nekoashidachi-reverse cat stance; back heel is raised

Ukewaza-blocks
    Sukuiuke-scooping block; naiwan
    Kakeuke-hook block; shuto “bent” outward
    Osaeuke-pressing block; Haishu or shotei
    Jujiuke-cross or “X” block

Tsukiwaza-punches

Uchiwaza-strikes

Atewaza-elbow strikes

Keriwaza-kicks
    Maekekomi-front thrust kick
    Mae fumikomi-front stomp; with heel, facing opponent
    Ushiro fumikomi-rear stomp; with heel, facing away from opponent
    Mikazukigeri-crescent kick; with sole of foot; also called hakugeri
    Soto mikazukigeri-outward crescent kick; with knife edge

Renrakuwaza-combinations
    Nidan geri-jumping double kick; chudan-jodan

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Yon kyu-Green

Kata-Pinan Godan

Taisabaki-body movement

Weapons
    Hiraken-flat fist; middle knuckle of all four fingers
    Sune-shin
    Toho-web of hand between thumb and index finger
    Oyayubi ipponken-side of fist with knuckle of thumb extended

Tachikata-stances

Ukewaza-blocks

Tsukiwaza-punches
    Agezuki-rising punch; also called upper cut

Uchiwaza-strikes
    Toho
    Age ipponken-rising ipponken
    Oyayubi ipponken

Atewaza-elbow strikes

Keriwaza-kicks
    Ushiro mawashigeri-back round kick; also called hook kick
    Otoshigeri-dropping kick; also called axe kick

Renrakuwaza

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San kyu-3rd Brown Kata-Naihanchi; Kihon Kata1-5
Ni kyu-2nd Brown Kata-Kusanku
Ik kyu-1st Brown Kata-Teisu no Waza 1-6

Taisabaki-body movement
    Chidoriashi-“drunk foot”; weaving, as in Naihanchi-San kyu

Weapons

Tachikata-stances
    Naihanchidachi-San kyu

Ukewaza-blocks

Tsukiwaza-punches

Uchiwaza-strikes

Atewaza-elbow strikes

Keriwaza-kicks

Renrakuwaza-combinations

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Shodan-1st degree Black  Kata-Seishan; Chinto; Kihon Kata 5-10
Nidan-2nd degree Black  Kata-Bassai; Niseishi
Sandan-3rd degree Black  Kata-Jitte; Rohai
Yondan-4th degree Black  Kata-Jion; Wanshu; Idori Kata

Taisabaki-body movement

Weapons

Tachikata-stances
    Tate seishandachi-Shodan
    Yoko seishandachi-Shodan
    Chintodachi-Shodan
    Kosadachi-Nidan; crossing stance, as in Bassai
    Sagiashidachi-Shodan; one-legged stance, as in Chinto

Ukewaza-blocks
    Mawashiuke-round block, as in last move of Niseishi-Shodan

Tsukiwaza-punches

Uchiwaza-strikes

Atewaza-elbow strikes

Keriwaza-kicks

Renrakuwaza-combinations
    Yamazuki-“mountain” punch; three of them are in Bassai and Rohai-Nidan


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