8 Kyu White Belt:
Perform these kata and chart drills
for promotion to 7th Kyu.
(Click on the Kata to go to the YouTube video)
A historic clip of Grand Master Chosin Chibana.
We still do all three Naihanchi kata his way.
1. Front Kick - Back leg only.
2. Side kick - back leg only.
3. Step, punch (step back, outside block).
4. Step, punch (step back, inside block).
5. High/low punch.
6. Front kick, high low punch.
7. Step, middle punch (nagashi uke).
8. Front kick, middle punch (nagashi uke on both).
9. Step, high punch (kagite block).
10. Front kick, high punch (nagashi uke, kagite).
7 Kyu White Belt, Yellow Tip:
KUMITE: 1, 2, 3
1. Front kick, side kick – opposite leg
2. Front kick, high roundhouse–opposite leg
3. Front kick, back kick – opposite leg
4. Front kick, step behind side kick – same leg
5. Front kick, step front middle roundhouse – same leg
6. Front kick, middle punch, kotekitae
6 Kyu Yellow Belt:
KUMITE: 4, 5
1. High/low punch same hand, high/low punch opposite hand, block high/low
2. Front kick, high/low punch same hand, high/low punch opposite hand, block high/low
3. Front kick, side kick, high (tate zuki)/low punch same hand, high/low punch opposite hand, block high/low
4. Front kick, back kick, high (ura zuki)/low punch same hand, high/low punch opposite hand, block high/low
5 Kyu Yellow Belt, Green Tip:
4 Kyu Green Belt:
See video of Chosin Chibana above
or click on link.
plus Naihanchi Shodan Oiyo Bunkai
3 Kyu Green Belt, Brown Tip:
GrandMaster Katsuya Miyahira
BUNKAI: continue working on them
2 Kyu Brown Belt:
Pinan Shodan Oiyo Bunkai;
Pinan Yondan Oiyo Bunkai
1 Kyu Brown Belt, Black Tip:
and Naihanchi Nidan Oiyo Bunkai (optional)
All Black Belt exams and promotions conducted by Grand Master, 10th Dan, Seikichi Iha and the National Beikoku Shidokan Shorin Ryu Black Belt Examination Committee.
Valid Black Belt Certificates are signed by Katsuya Miyahira prior to his passing, or Seikichi Iha.
Non-required Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate Katas inlcude:
- Te Sho (Developed by Katsuya Miyahira)
- Fearless Woman