Canada JKF Wado-Kai/Dan Requirements

Canada JKF Wado-Kai Dan requirements for

 

sentenashijkf

2015 CZWKA
czwka

School and Academy Canada JKF Wado Kai Kyu Belt Requirements

10th Kyu (White)

  • Kihon: Naihanchi (zuki)

9th Kyu (Yellow Stripe)

  • Kihon: Junzuki
  • Kata: Taikyoku Shodan
  • Kata: Pinan Nidan

8th Kyu (Yellow)

  • Kihon: Gyakuzuki
  • Kata: Pinan Shodan

7th Kyu (Orange)

  • Kihon: Junzuki No Tsukkomi
  • Kata: Pinan Sandan

6th Kyu (Purple)

  • Kihon: Gyakuzuki no Tsukkomi
  • Kata: Pinan Yondan
  • Jiyu Kumite

5th Kyu (Green)

  • Kihon: No Keri: Mae geri, Mawashi geri, Sokuto geri, Ushiro geri
  • Kata: Pinan Godan
  • Kihon Kumite: Ippon me
  • Jiyu Kumite

4th Kyu (Blue)

  • Kihon: Tobikomizuki
  • Kata: Kushanku
  • Kihon Kumite: Ippon me, Nihon me
  • Jiyu Kumite

3rd Kyu (Red)

  • Kihon: Tobikomi Nagashizuki
  • Kata: Niahanchi
  • Kihon Kumite: Ippon me, Nihon me, Sanbon me
  • Jiyu Kumite

2nd Kyu (Brown)

  • Kihon: Kihon Waza, Tsuki Waza, Keri Waza
  • Kata: Seishan
  • Kihon Kumite: Ippon me, Nihon me, Sanbon me, Yonhon me
  • Jiyu Kumite

1st Kyu (Black Stripe)

  • Kihon: ALL of the above
  • Kata: Wanshu
  • Kihon Kumite: Ippon me, Nihon me, Sanbon me, Yonhon me, Gohon me
  • Jiyu Kumite
  • Kaisetsu: Pinan Yondan

Canada JKF Wado Kai Dan Examination Requirements

Shodan (1st Dan/Degree)
Prerequisite: Trained in Karate for at least 5 years

  • Kihon no Tsuki:  Junzuki, Kette Junzuki, Junzuki no tsukkomi, Kette Junzuki no tsukkomi, Gyakuzuki, Kette Gyakuzuki,
Gyakuzuki no tsukkomi, Kette Gyakuzuki no tsukkomi, Tobikomizuki, Tobikomi Nagashizuki
  • Kihon no Keri:  Maegeri, Mawashigeri, Sokuto chudan, Sokuto gedan,   Ushirogeri
  • Kata and Kaisetsu (Commentary using opponents to demonstate techniques):Pinan Yondan
  • Shitei gata – Mandatory kata:  Kushanku
  • Tokui gata-favorite kata other than Pinan and the Shitei gata:
  • Kihon Kumite: Ippon-me Nihon-me
  • Jiyu Kumite

Nidan (2nd Dan/Degree)
Prerequisite: Shodan for at least 3 years or more

  • All the requirements of shodan but substitute the kata and kihon kumite with the following:
  • Kata and Kaisetsu (Commentary using opponents to demonstate techniques):
  • Pinan Godan
  • Shitei gata – Mandatory kata: Naihanchi
  • Tokui gata-favorite kata other than Pinan and the Shitei gata:
  • Kihon Kumite: Ippon me, Nihon me, Sanbon me
  • Jiyu Kumite

Sandan (3rd Dan/Degree)
Prerequisite: Nidan for at least 3 years or more

  • All the requirements of shodan but substitute the kata and kihon kumite with the following:
  • Kata and Kaisetsu (Commentary using opponents to demonstate techniques)
  • Kushanku
  • Shitei gata – Mandatory kata: Seishan Chinto
  • Kihon Kumite:Ippon me, Yonhon me, Gohon me
  • Jiyu Kumite

Yondan (4th Dan/Degree)
Prerequisite: Sandan for at least 4 years or more

  • All the requirements of shodan but substitute the kata and kihon kumite with the following:
  • Kata and Kaisetsu (Commentary using opponents to demonstate techniques).
  • Seishan
  • Shitei gata – Mandatory kata: Chinto
  • Tokui gata-favorite kata other than Pinan, Seishan or Chinto:
  • Kihon Kumite: Ippon me, Gohon me, Roppon me, Nanahon me
  • Jiyu Kumite

Godan (5th Dan/Degree)
Prerequisite: Yondan for at least 5 years or more

  • All the requirements of shodan but substitute the kata and kihon kumite with the following:
  • Kata and Kaisetsu (Commentary using opponents to demonstate techniques):
  • Chinto
  • Shitei gata – Mandatory kata: Seishan
  • Tokui gata-favorite kata other than Pinan, Seishan or Chinto
  • Kihon Kumite: Ippon me, Gohon me, Hachihon me, Kyuhon me, Jyuppon me
  • Jiyu Kumite

1. KIHON

1.1 Stances (Tachi kata)
1.1.1 Practical positioning of feet for maximally effective movement
1.1.2 Positioning of knees with respect to direction of feet
1.1.3 Use of legs to drive movement
1.1.4 Posture
1.1.5 Precision (kokutsu/mahanmi neko ashi/hanmi neko ashi/shiko dachi are clearly different)
1.1.6 Upper body relaxation
1.1.7 Maintains center of gravity parallel to floor during stance transition

1.2 Punching techniques (Tsuki waza)

1.2.1 Relaxation of arms and shoulder before and during delivery of technique
1.2.2 Natural breathing
1.2.3 Impression of defense within offensive punch
1.2.4 Correct equal and opposite reaction dynamics
1.2.5 Tension of all body musculature at the moment of impact
1.2.6 Position of elbow
1.2.7 Position of eyes and head
1.2.8 Position of body
1.2.9 Precision of target
1.2.10 Correct formation of a fist
1.2.11 Uses the maximal number of joints
1.2.12 Uses the maximal number of joints in the correct order
1.2.13 Maintains same height during execution of technique

1.3 Kicking techniques (Keri waza)

1.3.1 Relaxation of legs before and during delivery of technique
1.3.2 Retraction of kicking leg
1.3.3 Position of knee before and after kick
1.3.4 Correct part of the kicking foot
1.3.5 Natural breathing
1.3.6 Impression of defense within offensive kick
1.3.7 Correct equal and opposite reaction dynamics
1.3.8 Tension of all body musculature at the moment of impact
1.3.9 Stability of support leg
1.3.10 Position of body with respect to kick direction
1.3.11 Centered at the moment of inertia
1.3.12 Balance
1.3.13 Position of eyes and head
1.3.14 Maintains same height throughout execution of technique

1.4 Combination techniques

1.4.1 Minimized gaps between techniques
1.4.2 Smooth transition
1.4.3 Final technique finishes at same time stance movement completes (rhythm & timing)
1.4.4 Balance
1.4.5 Body positioning

1.5 Psychological status

1.5.1 Calm and controlled fighting spirit (Shin)
1.5.2 Energy from within extended outward (Ki)
1.5.3 Purposeful
1.5.4 Non-malicious
1.5.5 Deals with success or disappointment equally

1.6 Principles

1.6.1 Rotation of central axis (Centrifugal force)
1.6.2 Forward and backward (linear) momentum
1.6.3 Equal and opposite reaction
1.6.4 Maximizing impact force by using maximal joints simultaneously and put entire body mass behind technique
1.6.5 Maximize velocity by using joints in correct order from large to small muscle mass
1.6.6 Turn quickly by decreasing moment of inertia (reducing resistance to spin)
1.6.7 Maximize speed by moving body mass as close as possible to axis of rotation

2. KATA

2.1 Realistic demonstration of meaning: realistic in fighting terms
2.2 Understanding bunkai
2.3 Rhythm, speed, balance, grace
2.4 Breathing
2.5 Focused attention and concentration (Chakugan)
2.6 Correct Tachi with feet correctly placed on floor
2.7 Correct tension in the abdominal area to maintain smooth stance transition
2.8 Correct Kihon
2.9 Focused impact (Kime)
2.10 Absence of unnecessary movement

3. YAKUSOKU (Kihon) KUMITE

3.1 Ritsurei – Bow
3.2 Torimi – To take
3.3 Ukemi – To receive
3.4 Zanshin – Ones state of awareness before, during, and following all stages of  Kihon
3.5 Maai – Correct fighting distance.
3.6 Nijiri Ashi – challenging for ground at the beginning of all Kihon
3.7 Taisabaki – Is the general term given to describe the body movement used which allows Torimi to move away from Ukemi’s attack.
3.8 Nagasu – Is when the body is moved slightly off the line of attack so as to evade the technique while remaining close enough to use the power of the opponents attack. Nagasu is an application of San-mi Ittai.
3.9 Inasu – Specifically relates to the delivery of the counter attack while defending. It is the combination of Taisabaki with a striking technique.
3.10 Noru – Is the art of going with the flow of the opponents attack and not resisting it. Similar to that of supple bamboo in a strong wind, the bamboo will bend but spring back when the time is right.
3.11 Irimi – entering or getting inside an opponents technique.
3.12 Atemi Waza – Vital point attacks.
3.13 Nage Waza – Throwing techniques.
3.14 Kansetsu Waza – Joint locking.
3.15 Hyoshi – Correct timing.

4. JIYU KUMITE

4.1 Effective offensive defense
4.2 Effective defensive offense
4.3 Use of body shifting
4.4 Reaction timing
4.5 Target accuracy
4.6 Range of techniques
4.7 Combinations
4.8 Footwork
4.9 Distancing
4.10 Kiai
4.11 Control
4.12 Good spirit
4.13 Non-malicious attitude
4.14 Understands rules of competition

5. KUMITE PRINCIPLES

5.1 Three distinct types of body movement found in Kumite are collectively called San-mi Ittai and are a particular subgroup of Taisabaki. San-mi-Ittai consists of:

1. Ten-i (Change of direction) which is to move to body away from the attack.
2. Ten-tai (Change of body) which is the twisting or realignment of the body to change the relationship between Torimi’s body and Ukemi’s attack.
3. Ten-gi (Change of technique) which is executing an attack while letting Ukemi’s attack

5.2 Three distinct types of timing found in Kumite and are a subgroup of Hyoshi.

1. Sensen no Sen means to attack when the opponents intent is perceived, thus pre-empting their attack and catching them off guard.
2. Sen no Sen means attacking simultaneously with the opponent.
3. Go no Sen means to respond to an attack with a counter attack immediately the opponents attack is completed and before they can launch another attack.

“Look with favor upon a bold beginning”

Hanshi D. Strohbach

Awareness Recreation Tradition Sport

Alberta’s Only Professional JKF Karate School
Headquarters : 100 Hawkwood Blvd. NW
Calgary, Alberta
AB T3G 2S9
Canada
Telephone : 403-239-1160