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Rank Exam Requirements - 1st Dan - 1st Degree Black Belt

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Central Minnesota Karate Rank Exam Requirements
  -1st Kyu Testing for 1st Dan-

For your rank exam, you will be asked to perform the following:

  I. Kata Choice of Empi, Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Jion, Hangetsu, or Jitte
Required Kata: Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan, Heian Godan, and/or Tekki Shodan
  II. Kihon Step in single punch three times, no count
Step in triple punch three times, no count
Rising block - backfist - reverse punch
Outside block - elbow strike - back spin elbow strike
  - reverse punch
Inside block - front leg front kick - jab (same time)
  - reverse punch
Knife hand - front leg front kick
  - same leg (without recovering stance) roundhouse kick
  - reverse spearhand attack
Combination: Step back - front leg front kick
  - rear leg front kick - reverse punch
  - squeeze back leg forward - jab jodan
  - front leg front kick - reverse punch
Combination: Shift forward - lunge punch jodan
  - front leg roundhouse chudan - rear leg roundhouse jodan
  - back thrust - advance reverse ridgehand
  - step back inside block - front leg roundhouse
  - reverse ridgehand jodan
Combination: Step back downward block
  - front leg side thrust knee level
  - same leg (without recovering stance) thrust chest level
  - step in punch jodan
Combination: Triple kick (without recovering stance)
  - Front, side snap and side thrust kicks
  III. Kumite Semi-free sparring
Attacks and defenses:
  • Step in punches to chudan and/or jodan
  • Front kicks
  • Thrust kicks
  • Roundhouse kicks
  • Etc.

Sensei Tim Kiel
Principal Instructor
Central Minnesota Karate

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