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Rank Exam Requirements - 4th Kyu - 2nd Degree Purple Belt

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Central Minnesota Karate Rank Exam Requirements
  -5th Kyu Testing for 4th Kyu-

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

  I. Kata Heian Godan
(Judges choice of Heian Nidan or Heian Sandan)
  II. Kihon Single and triple punch.
Rising block - front leg front kick - reverse punch.
Inside block - jab - reverse punch.
Outside block - elbow strike - back spin elbow strike.
Knife-hand strike - front leg roundhouse kick
  - reverse spearhand.
Double front kick, beginning front leg - various
  punch combination.
Double roundhouse kick, beginning front leg - back fist
  - reverse punch.
Side snap and side thrust kick.
  III. Kumite One step sparring.
Defense and attack against upper and middle level.
Defense combinations must include stratigic shiftig,
blocking, and counter attacks using both kicking
and punching.

NOTE: Emphasis for this level is a bold kata performance, a definite understanding and application of fundamentals. An absolute control of defense and counter during one step sparring.

Sensei Tim Kiel
Principal Instructor
Central Minnesota Karate

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