Gradings are planned every 4 months, end of April, August and December. Notification of exact date of Grading will be notified well in advance prior to Grading.

Results will be judged by 3 categories:

  1. Kihon
  2. Kata
  3. Kumite

All have to be of a reasonable Standard

Provisional Pass

Kihon and Kumite has to be of a good standard. Kata may have to be improved. This is the only way students can receive a provisional pass.

GRADE

BELT

KIHON (BASIC)

KATA

KUMITE

8th Kyu 8th kyu Matsumoto Karate Academy Single movement of:
Tsuki (punch)
Keri (kick)
Shihozuki
7th Kyu 7th Kyu Matsumoto Karate Academy Single movement of:
Tsuki (punch)
Keri (kick)
Heian Nidan Ippon Kumite 1-3 technique
6th Kyu 6th Kyu Matsumoto Karate Academy Simple combination Heian Sho Dan,
Heian San Dan
Ippon Kumite 1-6 technique
5th Kyu 5th Kyu Matsumoto Karate Academy Uchikomi single technique Heian Yon Dan Ippon Kumite 1-9 technique
4th Kyu 4th Kyu Matsumoto Karate Academy Uchikomi single technique Heian Go Dan Ippon Kumite 1-12 technique
3rd Kyu 3rd Kyu Matsumoto Karate Academy Uchikomi Combination two techniques Rohai Nihon Kumite,
Jyodon-Chudan,
Maegeri-Oizuki,
Mawashi-Chudan,
Full sparring
2nd Kyu 2nd Kyu Matsumoto Karate Academy Uchikomi Combination two technique and more Bassai Nihon Kumite, Full sparring
1st Kyu 1st Kyu Matsumoto Karate Academy Uchikomi Combination two technique and more Sei En Chin Full sparring – 2 matches (must win 1 match)
Free theme: Demo technique
1st Dan 1st Dan Matsumoto Karate Academy Free selection