Shito-Ryu Syllabus

Each grade after 9th Kyu you will be expected to be able to perform the current grading requirements and that of all previous grades.

9th Kyu – Red Belt

Stances, Punches, Blocks
Basic self defence
Mai Geri – Front Kick

8th Kyu – Yellow Belt

Juinor Kata – Juni No Kata
Senior Kata – Pinan Nidan
3 techniques from grading Kata

7th kyu – Orange Belt

Junior Kata – Pinan Nidan
Senior Kata – Pinan Shodan
3 techniques from grading Kata
Yoko Geri – Side Kick

6th Kyu – Green Belt

Kata – Pinan Sandan
3 techniques from grading Kata
Makiwara – Pad Work;
Gyaku zuki – Reverse punch
Mai geri – Front kick
Mawashi Geri – Roundhouse kick
Motobu 1 & 2
Juji kumite – Free sparring

5th Kyu – Blue Belt

Kata – Pinan Yondan
3 techniques from grading Kata
Motobu 3 & 4
Makiwara;
Mai geri & Mawashi geri – Front kick, Roundhouse Kick combination.

4th Kyu – Purple Belt

Kata – Pinan Godan
3 techniques from grading Kata
Motobu 5 & 6
Makiwara;
Mai geri & Yoko geri & Mawashi geri – Front kick, Side kick, Roundhouse kick combination.

3rd Kyu – Brown Belt

Kata – Juroku, Matsukaze
3 techniques from grading katas
Motobu 7 & 8

2nd Kyu – Brown Belt 1st Tag

Kata – Mabuni Sanchin
3 techniques from grading katas
Motobu 9 & 10

1st Kyu – Brown Belt 2nd Tag

Kata – Ananku, Rohai
Motobu 11 & 12
3 techniques from grading katas

1st Dan – Black Belt

Please see Sensei