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British Wadokai Grade Syllabus 9th Kyu to 3rd Dan

Complete details of the syllabus and grading requirements are available from British Wadokai.

9th KYU 九級

Commands on this grading will be given first in Japanese then in English.

DOJO-KUN (Recited in Japanese and English), as with ALL proceeding grades. For 9th Kyu, you will also be tested on correct traditional Wado-ryu belt-tying technique (Hon-Musubi). 本結び

UKE (Blocks)

Performed from Junzuki-dachi.

  1. Jodan-uke: Head block.
  2. Chudan-soto-uke: Body outer block.
  3. Chudan-uchi-uke: Body inner block.
  4. Gedan-barai: Lower body sweeping block.

KIHON-WAZA (Fundamental techniques)

Performed from Hanmi-gamae.

  1. Jodan-tsuki: Head punch.
  2. Uraken-uchi-jodan: Head back-fist strike.
  3. Maegeri-chudan: Body front kick.
  4. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan: One step body front kick.
  5. Mawashigeri-chudan: Body round-house kick.
  6. Surikomi-mawashigeri-chudan: One step body round-house kick.

8th KYU 八級

Commands on this grading will be given first in Japanese then in English.

DOJO-KUN (Recited in Japanese and English), as with ALL proceeding grades. For 8th Kyu, you will also be tested on your belt-tying technique.

KIHON-WAZA (Fundamental techniques)

  1. Junzuki, Mawatte-jodan-uke: Straight punch, turn with head block.
  2. Gyakuzuki, Mawatte-gedan-barai: Reverse punch, turn with lower body sweeping block.
  3. Maegeri-chudan: Front kick to the body.
  4. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan: One step front kick to the body.
  5. Sokuto-fumikomi-hiza: Side edge stamping kick to the knee.

 RENRAKU-WAZA (Combination techniques)

  1. Maegeri-chudan-tobikomizuki-jodan: Front kick to the body, snap punch to the head.
  2. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan-tobikomizuki-jodan: One step front kick to the body, snap punch to the head.
  3. Maegeri-chudan-gyakuzuki-chudan: Front kick, reverse punch to the body.
  4. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan-gyakuzuki-chudan: One step front kick, reverse punch to the body.

 UKE (Blocking techniques)

 Performed from junzuki-dachi

  1. Chudan-soto-uke-gyakuzuki: Body outer block, reverse punch.
  2. Chudan-uchi-uke-gyakuzuki: Body inner block, reverse punch.

All blocks are performed with turning block (outer/inner), reverse punch.

7th KYU 七級

Commands for 7th Kyu & above will be in Japanese.

KIHON-WAZA 基本技
  1. Junzuki-no-tsukkomi
  2. Gyakuzuki-no-tsukkomi
  3. Mawashigeri-chudan

RENRAKU-WAZA 連絡技

  1. Maegeri-chudan – Mawashigeri-chudan – Gyakuzuki-chudan
  2. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan – Mawashigeri-chudan – Gyakuzuki-chudan

UKE 受け

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

  1. Junzuki-uke; Gohonme (chudan soto-uke - maegeri - gyakuzuki), Ropponme (chudan uchi-uke - empi)
KATA Pinan Nidan

6th KYU 六級

KIHON-WAZA 基本技

  1. Kette-junzuki
  2. Kette-gyakuzuki
  3. Tobikomizuki-jodan
  4. Surikomi-mawashigeri-chudan
  5. Surikomi-sokuto-chudan
RENRAKU-WAZA 連絡技
  1. Maegeri-chudan – Sokuto-fumikomi-hiza – Gyakuzuki-chudan
  2. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan – Sokuto-chudan – Gyakuzuki-chudan
UKE 受け

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

  1. Junzuki-uke; Ipponme, Nihonme
  2. Maegeri-uke; Ipponme, Nihonme

OHYO-GUMITE 応用組手

  1. Ipponme

KATA

  1. Pinan Shodan
  2. Pinan Sandan
JIYU-GUMITE 自由組手

5th KYU 五級

KIHON-WAZA 基本技

  1. Kette-junzuki
  2. Kette-gyakuzuki
  3. Kette-junzuki-no-tsukkomi
  4. Kette-gyakuzuki-no-tsukkomi
  5. Nagashizuki-jodan
  6. Ushirogeri-gedan
  7. Sokuto-chudan
  8. Nidangeri-jodan

RENRAKU-WAZA 連絡技

  1. Mawashigeri-chudan – Ushirogeri-gedan – Gyakuzuki-chudan
  2. Surikomi-sokuto-fumikomi-hiza – Ushirogeri-gedan – Uraken-uchi-jodan

UKE 受け

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

  1. Junzuki-uke; Sanbonme, Yonhonme
  2. Maegeri-uke; Sanbonme, Yonhonme

OHYO-GUMITE 応用組手

  1. Nihonme
KATA
  1. Pinan Sandan
  2. Pinan Yodan

JIYU-GUMITE 自由組手

4th KYU 四級

KIHON-WAZA 基本技

  1. Kette-junzuki
  2. Kette-gyakuzuki
  3. Kette-junzuki-no-tsukkomi
  4. Kette-gyakuzuki-no-tsukkomi
  5. Nagashizuki-jodan
  6. Mawashigeri-chudan
  7. Ushirogeri-chudan
  8. Sokuto-chudan

RENRAKU-WAZA 連絡技

  1. Maegeri-chudan – Nagashizuki-jodan – Gyakuzuki-chudan
  2. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan – Nagashizuki-jodan – Mawashigeri-chudan
  3. Maegeri-chudan – Sokuto-fumikomi-hiza – Ushirogeri-gedan – Gyakuzuki-chudan

UKE 受け

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

  1. Junzuki-uke; Gohonme, Ropponme
  2. Maegeri-uke; Gohonme, Ropponme

OHYO-GUMITE 応用組手

  1. Sanbonme

KATA

  1. Pinan Yodan
  2. Pinan Godan
JIYU-GUMITE 自由組手

3rd KYU 三級

KIHON-WAZA 基本技

  1. Kette-junzuki
  2. Kette-gyakuzuki
  3. Kette-junzuki-no-tsukkomi
  4. Kette-gyakuzuki-no-tsukkomi
  5. Tobikomizuki-jodan
  6. Nagashizuki-jodan
  7. Mawashigeri-jodan
  8. Ushirogeri-chudan
  9. Surikomi-sokuto-jodan

RENRAKU-WAZA 連絡技

  1. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan – Mawashigeri-chudan – Ushirogeri-chudan – Uraken-uchi-jodan
  2. Maegeri-chudan - Nagashizuki-jodan – Gyakuzuki-chudan – Mawashigeri-chudan
  3. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan – Sokuto-fumikomi-hiza – Ushirogeri-chudan – Uraken-uchi-jodan

UKE 受け

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

  1. Junzuki-uke; Ipponme, Nihonme
  2. Maegeri-uke; Ipponme, Nihonme

OHYO-GUMITE 応用組手

  1. Yonhonme

KIHON-GUMITE 基本組手

  1. Ipponme
  2. Nihonme      

KATA

  1. Ku-Shanku
JIYU-GUMITE 自由組手

2nd KYU 二級

KIHON-WAZA 基本技

  1. Kette-junzuki
  1. Kette-gyakuzuki
  2. Kette-junzuki-no-tsukkomi
  3. Kette-gyakuzuki-no-tsukkomi
  4. Nagashizuki-jodan
  5. Mawashigeri-jodan
  6. Sokuto-jodan
  7. Ushirogeri-chudan
  8. Nidangeri-jodan

RENRAKU-WAZA 連絡技

  1. Surikomi-maegeri-chudan – Nagashizuki-jodan – Mawashigeri-jodan
  2. Maegeri-chudan – Sokuto-chudan – Ushirogeri-chudan – Gyakuzuki-chudan
  3. Zenshinshite-jodan - Renzuki-chudan - Surikomi-maegeri-chudan - Mawashigeri-chudan - Gyakuzuki-chudan

UKE 受け

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

  1. Junzuki-uke; Sanbonme, Yonhonme
  2. Maegeri-uke; Sanbonme, Yonhonme

OHYO-GUMITE 応用組手

  1. Gohonme
  2. Ropponme

KIHON-GUMITE 基本組手

  1. Sanbonme
  2. Yonhonme

KATA

  1. Ku-Shanku
  2. Nai-hanchi
JIYU-GUMITE 自由組手

1st KYU 一級

KIHON-WAZA 基本技

  1. Kette-junzuki
  2. Kette-gyakuzuki
  3. Kette-junzuki-no-tsukkomi
  4. Kette-gyakuzuki-no-tsukkomi
  5. Nagashizuki-jodan
  6. Surikomi-mawashigeri-jodan
  7. Surikomi-sokuto-jodan
  8. Ushirogeri-chudan
  9. Nidangeri-jodan

RENRAKU-WAZA 連絡技

  1. Zenshinshite-jodan – Renzuki-chudan – Maegeri-chudan – Mawashigeri-chudan – Ushirogeri-chudan – Gyakuzuki-chudan
  2. Surikomi-jodan – Renzuki-chudan – Surikomi-maegeri-chudan – Mawashigeri-chudan – Ushirogeri-chudan – Uraken-uchi-jodan
  3. Zenshinshite-jodan – Renzuki-chudan – Maegeri-chudan – Nagashizuki-jodan – Gyakuzuki-chudan – Mawashigeri-jodan

UKE 受け

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

  1. Junzuki-uke; Gohonme, Ropponme
  2. Maegeri-uke; Gohonme, Ropponme

OHYO-GUMITE 応用組手

  1. Nanahonme
  2. Napponme

KIHON-GUMITE 基本組手

  1. Gohonme

KATA

  1. Ku-Shanku
  2. Seishan
  3. Chinto
JIYU-GUMITE 自由組手

YUDAN 有段者

KIHON-WAZA 基本技

  1. Kette-junzuki
  2. Kette-gyakuzuki
  3. Kette-junzuki-no-tsukkomi
  4. Kette-gyakuzuki-no-tsukkomi
  5. Tobikomizuki-jodan
  6. Nagashizuki-jodan
  7. Mawashigeri-jodan
  8. Sokuto-jodan
  9. Ushirogeri-chudan
  10. Nidangeri-jodan

RENRAKU-WAZA 連絡技

  1. Zenshinshite-jodan – Renzuki-chudan – Maegeri-chudan – Mawashigeri-jodan – Ushirogeri-chudan –Uraken-uchi-jodan
  2. Surikomi-jodan – Renzuki-chudan – Surikomi-sokuto-jodan – Ushirogeri-chudan – Gyakuzuki-chudan
  3. Zenshinshite-jodan – Renzuki-chudan – Maegeri-chudan – Nagashizuki-jodan – Gyakuzuki-chudan – Mawashigeri-jodan – Ushirogeri-chudan – Uraken-uchi-jodan

KATA

At least three Kata will be selected from the first nine, as Examiner/s choice.

GYO-ENBU 演武

Lasting no less than sixty seconds. Not applicable for 4th Dan or over.

JIYU-GUMITE 自由組手

Futari-dori. Not applicable for 4th Dan or over.

HIKKI-SHIKEN 筆記試験

Written test. Not applicable for 4th Dan or over.

Please see below for ‘grade specific’ additional required elements.


SHODAN 壱段

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

All

OHYO-GUMITE 応用組手

Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme, Yonhonme

KIHON-GUMITE 基本組手

Ipponme, Nihonme, Sanbonme, Yonhonme

KATA

Bassai, Wanshu

NIDAN 弐段

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

All

OHYO-GUMITE 応用組手

Gohonme, Ropponme, Nanahonme, Napponme

KIHON-GUMITE 基本組手

Gohonme, Ropponme, Nanahonme, Napponme

KATA

Ni-sei-shi, Rohai

SANDAN 参段

SANBON-GUMITE 三本組手

All

OHYO-GUMITE 応用組手

All

KIHON-GUMITE 基本組手

All

KATA

Ji'tte, Ji'han, Ji'in


KYU GRADE STRUCTURE & GUIDELINES FOR EXAMINERS

Only qualified Yudansha, who possess British Wadokai Examiners/Instructors cards, will monitor British Wadokai Kyu grade examinations. Level 1 allows the examiner to grade up to 6th Kyu, Level 2 up to 3th Kyu, and Level 3 up to 1st Kyu. Level 4 entitlements are split into segments: Level 4a up to Shodan, 4b up to Nidan, 4c up to Sandan. Level 5 is reserved for the British Wadokai President/Chief Instructor; this allows him the authority to grade up to and including his own grade. Before conducting a grading ensure that the correct grade fee has been paid to the Secretary/Treasurer. When the applicant has handed over his British Wadokai Licence, also check to see if it up to date. During assessment always take medical, age, mental & physical aspects into consideration at all times. For example if someone suffers from dyslexia he may find problems with coordination. He may find problems with, or incapable of, reciting the Dojo-kun. Remember, a fully ‘able’ person ‘should’ know his stuff! If he does not, then mark him accordingly.

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