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Grading Subjects and Requirements for Okinawan Goju Ryu and Shito ryu Karate

Kenbu Kai Dojo Black Belt Examination

 1 Yellow Belt Written Test

1. What type of Martial Art do you study?

2. What does karate mean?

3. What country does karate come from?

4. What are the three rules of karate?

i. _ . ii. . iii. .

5. What part of the hand do you punch with?

6. Do the following blocks come from the inside or outside?

= Down-Block, Head-Block, = Side-Block

7. What are the four motions of a kick

8. What are the four rules for zenkutsu -dachi?

i. . ii. . iii. . iv.

2 Orange / White Belt Written Test

1. What style of karate do you study?

2. Who is the founder of the above karate style?

3. What island in Japan does karate originate?

4. What is a Tsuki?

5. What is a Keri?

6. What does Musubi -Dachi mean?

7. What does Yoi-Dachi mean?

8. What does Zenkutsu -Dachi mean?

9. What does Shiko-Dachi mean?

10. What does Hanzenkutsu -Dachi mean?

11. What does Neko Ashi-Dachi mean?

12. What is Kosa-Dachi mean?

13. What are the five Kenbu Kai Dojo Virtues?

i. . ii. . iii. . iv. . v.

3 Green Belt Written Test

1. What does udetate seiken mean?

2. What does suwari-geri mean?

3. What does heisoku-dachi mean?

4. What does gyaku-zuki mean?

5. What does awase-zuki mean?

6. What is an empi?

7. What are the three reasons that we kiai?

i. . ii. . iii.

8. What is a gedan-barai? What is the difference between gedan barai and gedan haraitoshi uke?

9. What is an age-uke? What ius the difference between Age Uke and Jodan Uke?

10. What is a yoko-uke? What is the difference between yoko Uke and Chudan Uke?

11. What are the following body parts?

Atama . Te . Ude  . Ashi . Hiza .

4 Blue Belt Written Test

1. What does kumite mean?

2. What does hajime mean?

3. What does yame mean?

4. What is a mawashi -geri?

5. What is a jodan-zuki?

6. What is a chudan-zuki?

7. What is a shuto?

8. What does Naga Waza mean?

9. What do the following greetings mean?

Konnichi Wa . Sayonara . Ohayo Gozaimasu . Konban Wa

10. What does migi mean?

11. What does hidari mean?

12. How do you say thank-you very much in Japanese?

13. How do you say please in Japanese?

5 Purple Belt Written Test

1. What does ippon mean?

2. What does waza ari mean?

3. What does aka mean?

4. What does shiro mean?

5. What is an ushiro-geri?

6. What is an uchiotoshi?

7. What are the following body parts?

Mune . Onaka . Hiji . Kubi . Senaka

8. What part of the foot is in contact with the floor when moving in kumite?

 9. What kumite equipment are you required to wear during sparring?

i. . ii. . iii. . iv. . v.

 6 Blue / 1x White Belt Written Test

1. What does kokutsu-dachi mean?

2. What is an ashi-barai?

3. What is a kentsui?

4. What is a nukite?

5. What does ue mean?

6. What does shita mean?

7. What does uchi mean?

8. What does soto mean?

9. What are the seven criteria required for a good kata performance?

i. . ii. . iii. . iv. . v. . vi. . vii.

10. What part of the foot do you strike with when using mawashi -geri?

11. How do you say “I’m sorry” in Japanese?

7 Brown Belt Written Test

1. What is an ura mawashi -geri?

2. What is an udaken?

3. What is a kosa-uke?

4. What is a soe-uke?

5. What are the six techniques involved in a good kumite punch or kick?

i. . ii. . iii. . iv. . v. . vi.

 6. What are the following body parts?

Ago . Nodo . Hana . Mimi . Me .

8 Brown 1 stripe Belt Written Test

1. What does re no ji-dachi mean?

. 2. What are the major karate styles in the world?

i. ii.iii. iv. v. vii.

3. Write the numbers from one to ten with the correct spellings.

1. 6. 2. 7. 3. 8. 4. 9. 5. 10.

4. What are the following body parts?

Ashikubi . Ashiyubi . Yubi . Kakato . Tekubi 

9 Brown 2 stripes Belt Written Test

1. What part of the foot do you use with an ushiro-geri?

2. What are the following colors?

Kuroi Chairo Orenji Akai Kiiroi Aoi Midori Murasaki Shiroi

3. What do the following kanji characters mean? Will  be selected randomly

10 Brown Belt 3 stripes Written Test

1. What is a shote?

2. What is a tobi nidan-geri

3. What part of your opponent’s leg do you target for a leg-sweep?

4. What is the purpose of Ten Shin?

5. What is a yoko-barai?

6. Who is the founder of Naha Te?

7. What does Bunkai & Oyo mean?

8. What is the major style of Chinese Martial Arts does our style come from?

9. What does the above style mean?

11 Brown Written Test

1. What is a kakate?

2. What is a Nage Waza?

3. Who is the founder of Goju-Ryu?

4. What does Goju-Ryu mean?

5. Who were Kenwa Mabuni’s two main instructors?

i. . ii.

6. What does menjo mean?

7. What were the three regions of Okinawa that the three original karate styles were named after?

i. . ii. . iii.

12 Black Belt Written Test

1. What is sagi ashi-dachi?

2. Who is the founder of Wado -Ryu?

3. What does Wado -Ryu mean?

4. What two kicks are used in Gekisai dai ichi?

i. ii.

5. What part of the foot do you strike with when using an ura mawashi -geri?

6. What is shomen?

7. What organization is Kenbu Kai Dojo a member of?

8. What is the purpose of Kenbu Kai Dojo’s Todi?

13 Black Belt Written Test

Write out the names of all kata in order from white – black belt and their meanings.

NAME OF KATA                       KATA MEANING

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14