1st Black Belt: Shodan

Attention: The listed techniques are just a suggestion for this level. Please double check with your instructor to get the required techniques/program that your school/federation requires!

KIHON: (all techniques depending on the examiner are executed 2 to 5 times!)

1. From Gedan-Kamae left, forward ZkD / Sanbon-Zuki (Jodan/Chudan/Chudan), (watch video)

2. Backwards ZkD / Age-Uke / Mae-Geri / Gyaku-Zuki, (watch video)

3. Forward ZkD / Soto-Uke / switch into KbD / Yoko-Empi/Tate-Uraken / switch into ZkD Gyaku-Zuki, (watch video)

4. Backwards ZkD / Uchi-Uke / Kizami-Mae-Geri / Kizami-Zuki / into ZkD Gyaku-Zuki, (watch video)

5. Forward KkD / Shuto-Uke / Kizami-Mae-Geri / switch into ZkD Nukite, mawatte Gedan-Barai in ZkD (watch video)

6. From Chudan-Kamae, forward ZkD / Mae-Geri / Kizami-Zuki / Gyaku-Zuki, mawatte Gedan-Barai in ZkD (watch video)

7. From Chudan-Kamae, forward ZkD / Mawashi-Geri, mawatte Gedan-Barai in ZkD (watch video)

8. From Chudan-Kamae, forward ZkD with Ren-Geri (Mawashi-Geri/  same leg Yoko-Geri-Kekomi), mawatte Gedan-Barai in ZkD (watch video)

9. From Chudan-Kamae, forward ZkD / Ushiro-Geri, mawatte Gedan-Barai in KbD (watch video)

10. From Chudan-Kamae, forward KbD / Yoko-Geri-Keage/ turn and kick with the back leg in KbD / Yoko-Geri-Kekomi, (watch video)

11. Sonoba-Geri: (stationary exercise left and right) From ZkD Chudan-Kamae: Mae-Geri to the front, with the same leg Yoko-Geri-Keage to the side, Same leg Ushiro-Geri to the back, Step back into ZkD Kamae, (watch video)


KUMITE: Jiyu Ippon Kumite (read) (watch) or Jiyu Kumite (read)

Attack (KOGEKI) from Chudan-Kamae, change of the starting position is possible:

a) from CHUDAN-KAMAE: Jodan-Kizami-Zuki

b) from CHUDAN-KAMAE: Jodan-Oi-Zuki

c) from CHUDAN-KAMAE: Chudan-Oi-Zuki

d) from CHUDAN-KAMAE: Chudan-Mae-Geri

e) from CHUDAN-KAMAE: Chudan-Yoko-Geri-Kekomi

f) from CHUDAN-KAMAE: Jodan-Mawashi-Geri

g) from CHUDAN-KAMAE: Chudan-Ushiro-Geri

Defense (UKE):

a)-g) from CHUDAN-KAMAE: free choice of block, free choice of counter technique (Kime-Waza-Technique) according to the distance to the target,


KATA: The Examinee chooses one (or several) out of the Heian Kata & Sentei-Kata

(Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Jion, Empi and Hangetsu)

Same kata as for 2nd Kyu or 1st Kyu is usually possible! (check with your instructor)

One kata chosen by the examiner from Kata Heian 1-5 und Tekki-Shodan