KYU Grading Syllabus (Colour Belts) 

White to Orange belt
Orange to Red belt
Red to Yellow belt
Yellow to Green belt
Green to Purple belt
Purple to Second Purple
Second Purple to First Brown belt
First Brown to Second Brown
Second Brown to Third Brown

Note: -> denotes a forward movement; <- indicates a backward movement

grading criteria
Novice to 9th Kyu
White to Orange belt.
  • -> Chudan jun-zuki.
  • -> Jodan Age-Uke.
  • -> Chudan Soto-Uke.
  • -> Mae-Geri.

Kata:- Kihon Kata.
Kumite:- Sanbon Kumite - three step attack.

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9th to 8th Kyu
Orange to Red belt.
  • -> Chudan jun-zuki.
  • -> Jodan Age-Uke.
  • -> Chudan Soto-Uke.
  • -> Shuto-uke.
  • -> Mae-Geri.

Kata:- Heian Shodan.
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8th to7th Kyu
Red to Yellow belt.
  • -> Chudan jun-zuki.
  • <- Jodan Age-Uke + Chudan Soto-Uke
  • -> Chudan Uchi-Uke
  • -> Shuto uke
  • -> Mae-Geri.
  • -> Yoko ke-age (kibadachi) left/right

Kata:-Heian Nidan.
Kumite:- Gohon Kumite - five step attack - Jodan/Chudan.

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7th to 6th Kyu
Yellow to Green belt.
  • -> Chudan jun-zuki.
  • <- Jodan Age-Uke + Chudan Soto-Uke
  • -> Chudan Uchi-Uke
  • -> Shuto uke
  • -> Mae-Geri.
  • -> Yoko ke-age (kibadachi) left/right

Kata:-Heian Sandan.
Kumite:- Kihon Ippon Kumite - one step attack - Jodan/Chudan left/right.

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6th to 5th Kyu
Green to First Purple belt.
  • -> Chudan Jun-zuki
  • <- Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Chudan Soto-uke+Gyaku-tsuki
  • <- Chudan Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Shuto-uke
  • -> Mae-geri Rengeri(Chudan/Jodan)
  • -> Mawashi-geri
  • -> Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right
  • -> Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right

Kata:-.Heian Yondan
Kumite:- Kihon Ippon Kumite - one step attack - Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri left/right

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5th to 4th Kyu
First purple to second purple belt.
  • -> Chudan Jun-zuki
  • <- Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Chudan Soto-uke+Gyaku-tsuki
  • <- Chudan Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Shuto-uke + Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi
  • -> Mae-geri Rengeri(Chudan/Jodan)
  • -> Mawashi-geri
  • -> Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right
  • -> Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right

Kata:- Heian Godan.
Kumite:- Kihon Ippon Kumite - one step attack - Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri left/right

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4th to 3rd Kyu
Second Purple to First Brown belt.
  • -> Chudan Jun-zuki
  • -> Sambon Renzuki
  • <- Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Chudan Soto-uke+Yoko Empi (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi)
  • <- Chudan Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Shuto-uke + Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi
  • -> Mae-geri
  • -> Rengeri(Chudan/Jodan)
  • -> Mawashi-geri
  • -> Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right
  • -> Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right

Kata:- Tekki Shodan
Kumite:- - Kihon Ippon Kumite - one step attack - Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri/Yoko Ke-komi left/right

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3rd to 2nd Kyu
First brown to second brown belt.
  • ->Chudan Jun-zuki
  • -> Sambon Renzuki
  • <- Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Chudan Soto-uke+Yoko Empi (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi)
  • <- Chudan Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Shuto-uke + Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi
  • -> Mae-geri
  • -> Rengeri(Chudan/Jodan)
  • -> Mawashi-geri
  • -> Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right
  • -> Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right
  • -> Yoko Ke-komi (Zenkutsu-dachi)

Kata:- Sentei Kata (Bassaidai, Kankudai,Jion, Empi) - student may choose.
Kumite:- Jiyu Ippon Kumite - Semi-free - Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri/Yoko Ke-komi left/rigth.

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2nd to 1st Kyu
Second brown to first brown belt.
  • -> Chudan Jun-zuki
  • -> Sambon Renzuki
  • <- Jodan Age-uke + Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Chudan Soto-uke+Yoko Empi+Yoko Uraken+Chudan Gyaku-tsuki (Zenkutsu-dachi to Kiba-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • <- Chudan Uchi-uke+Gyaku-tsuki
  • -> Shuto-uke + Nukite (Kokutsu-dachi to Zenkutsu-dachi
  • -> Mae-geri
  • -> Rengeri(Chudan/Jodan)
  • -> Mawashi-geri
  • -> Yoko Ke-age (Kibadachi) left/right
  • -> Yoko Ke-komi (Kibadachi) left/right
  • -> Yoko Ke-komi (Zenkutsu-dachi)

Kata:- Sentei Kata (Bassaidai, Kankudai,Jion, Empi) - student may choose.
Kumite:- Jiyu Ippon Kumite - Semi-free - Jodan/Chudan/Maegeri/Yoko Ke-komi/Mawashi-geri one side

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