Refereeing

  • This is an excellent YouTube video that highlights Cat. 1 and Cat 2 kumite penalties.
  • Halfway though this video you can choose to see many other examples.
  • All footage is from the 2008 WKF World Championships in Tokyo.

Examinations

Shodan

  • Kihon no Tsuki:  Kette Junzuki, Kette Junzuki no tsukkomi,Kette Gyakuzuki,
    Kette Gyakuzuki no tsukkomi Tobikomizuki Tobikomi Nagashizuki
  • Kihon no Keri:  Maegeri, Mawashigeri, Sokuto chudan, Sokuto gedan
  • 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

Nidan

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

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,
  • Yonhon me,
  • Gohon me
  • Jiyu Kumite

Yondan

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

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

Grading and Examiner Requirements

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