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Rank Exam Requirements - 3rd Kyu - 1st Degree Brown Belt

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Central Minnesota Karate Rank Exam Requirements
  -4th Kyu Testing for 3rd Kyu-

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

  I. Kata Tekki Shodan
(Judges choice of Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan, and Heian Godan)
  II. Kihon Single and triple punch.
Rising block - front leg front kick, same time back fist
  - reverse punch.
Outside block - elbow strike - reverse punch.
Knife-hand - front leg roundhouse kick - reverse spearhand.
Double front kick, beginning front leg - with
  punching combinations.
Double roundhouse kick, beginning front leg
  - step in reverse punch.
Side snap and side thrust kick.
Combination kick from front stance, front kick - side snap
  - side thrust - return to front stance.
  III. Kumite One step sparring.
Defense against upper and mid-level punching attacks.
Defense against mid-level front kick and side thrust attacks.
Counter combinations - must use various blocks,
  kicks, and strikes.

NOTE: Emphasis for this level is based on the understanding of hip vibration in the tekki kata. Definite rotating of hips in applicable strikes and kicks. Strong spirit throughout exam!

Sensei Tim Kiel
Principal Instructor
Central Minnesota Karate

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