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TOWER SHUKOKAI SYLLABUS

 

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EIGHTH KYU SYLLABUS (WHITE TO YELLOW BELT)

Basic Yoi

Reverse hand punch to the body. Repeat opposite.
Reverse hand punch to the head. Repeat opposite.
Reverse hand block to the head. Repeat opposite.
Reverse hand block to the body. Repeat opposite.
Reverse hand block to low level. Repeat opposite.
Basic Kamae
Stepping punch (Oie-tzuki)
Reverse Punch (Gykau tzuki)
Leading hand punch (Maeken tzuki)
Basic Kicks (Keriwaza)
Front kick (Mae geri)
Half step front kick (Tsurikomi mae geri)
Kicking Combinations
Half step lead leg front kick, reverse leg front kick. Repeat opposite.
Kata
Shihozuki (cross kata)

 

SEVENTH KYU SYLLABUS (YELLOW TO ORANGE)

Basic Yoi
Lead hand block - either high, middle or low. Reverse punch to the body.
Repeat opposite.
Basic Kamae
Stepping punch.
Reverse punch.
Leading hand punch. Plus any block
Shukokai Combinations
1A - Stepping punch to the face, thrust to the chest.
2A - Sliding reverse punch to the body, thrust to the chest.
3A - Sliding lead hand punch to the face, thrust to the chest4A - Front kick to the body, right hand punch to the face, thrust to the body.

Keriwaza

Round-house kick (Mawashi geri) + Any from lower grade syllabus
Kicking Combinations
Half step lead leg round-house kick, reverse leg front kick Repeat opposite.
Freefighting Combinations
1A - Lead hand back fist (uraken uchi), reverse punch, sliding lead hand back fist. Swap stance then repeat.
1B - Reverse punch, lead hand back fist, slide in, reverse punch. Swap stance repeat opposite

Pad Work
Any punch or kick from grade

Kata
Shihozuki (using an alternative block), Pinan Nidan

Kihon Gumite

One-step sparring – Defence from stepping punch to the face 

 

SIXTH KYU SYLLABUS (ORANGE TO GREEN)

Basic Yoi
Lead hand punch to face, reverse punch to the body. Repeat opposite.
Reverse punch to the body, same hand punch to face. Repeat opposite.

Basic Kamae
Stepping punch

Reverse punch
Leading hand punch...plus any block

Shukokai Combinations
5A - Half a step, at the same time left hand thrust to the face, lead leg front kick, reverse punch to the face, thrust to the body.
6A - Step back, right open hand block across the face, left reverse punch to the body, thrust to the body.

Keriwaza
Back kick (Ushiro geri) + Any from lower grade syllabus

Kicking Combinations

Reverse leg front kick, round-house kick (both kicks - same leg). Repeat opposite
Reverse leg front kick, reverse leg round-house kick, reverse leg back kick
Repeat opposite

Freefighting Combinations

Half a step (with back leg) leading hand punch to the face. Half a step (with front leg) reverse punch. Swap stance then repeat opposite.

Pad Work
Any punch or kick from grade.
Kata
Pinan Shodan + Any from lower grade
Kihon Kumite
One step sparring

Jiyu Gumite

Free Sparring

 

FIFTH KYU SYLLABUS (GREEN TO BLUE)

Basic Yoi

Open leading hand block down and then across the face, reverse punch to the body. Repeat opposite.
Open leading hand block down, same hand punch to the face, reverse punch to the body. Repeat opposite.
Basic Kamae
Stepping punch. Reverse punch.
Leading hand punch. Plus any block
Shukokai Combinations
7A - Sliding open left hand block down. Reverse punch to the body then thrust to the body.
8A - Right open hand strike to the face in a lunging motion, allow right leg to follow, left hand punch to the body, thrust to the body.
Keriwaza
Side kick (Sokuto or Yoko geri) + Any from lower grade syllabus
Kicking Combinations
Front kick, step behind side kick,-half step round-house kick (all kicks with same
leg). Repeat opposite.
Leading leg side kick (no half step), reverse leg spinning side kick
Repeat opposite.
Freefighting Combinations
Reverse hand lunge punch to the face, reverse punch to the body
Repeat opposite.
Pad Work
Any punch or kick from grade.
Kata
Pinan Sandan + Any from lower grades.
Kihon Gumite
One step sparring Defence from stepping punch & front kick

Jiyu Kumite

Free Sparring

 

 

FOURTH KYU SYLLABUS (BLUE TO PURPLE)

Basic Yoi
Lead hand knife hand strike with palm down Reverse hand knife hand strike with palm up. Repeat opposite.
Basic Kamae
Stepping punch. Reverse Punch
Leading hand punch. Plus any block
Shukokai Combinations
9A- Right leg sweep, right hand punch to the face, left hand reverse thrust to the body
10A – Body shift to the right (taisabaki), left hand block low-right hand block high, left hand hook under, right hand grabs the shoulder, right foot sweep, right hand punch down to the ground. Back to guard position.
Keriwaza
Hook kick (Ura geri)
Kicking Combinations
Lead leg jumping front kick, reverse leg back kick Repeat opposite.
Reverse leg side kick, hook kick, round-house kick (all same leg).
Repeat opposite.
Freefighting Combinations
Slide in lead hand punch, slide out lead hand fore-arm block, reverse hand spinning back fist. Repeat opposite.
Pad Work
Any punch or kick from grade

Kata
Pinan Yondan.
Kihon Gumite
One step sparring - Defence from stepping punch and front kick

Jiyu Kumite

Free Sparring 

 

3RD KYU SYLLABUS (PURPLE TO BROWN 1)

Basic Yoi
Lead hand hook punch (kagi tzuki), reverse hand upper cut (age tzuki), same hand hook punch. Repeat opposite.

Basic Kamae

Stepping punch. Reverse PunchLeading hand punch. Plus any block

Shukokai Combinations

1B - Change stance & guard on the spot, stepping punch, thrust to the body.
2B - Lunge punch, thrust to the body. Basic Kicks
Spinning hook kick (Ushiro Mawashi Geri)

Kicking Combinations

Lead leg round-house kick, reverse leg spinning hook kick Repeat opposite.
Reverse leg round-house kick, same leg tornado kick (spin right around).
Repeat opposite.
Freefighting Combinations

Leading hand punch-swap stance at the same time. Back leg sweep, reverse
punch to the body. Repeat opposite.
Back kick, same leg round-house kick, reverse punch to the body.
Repeat opposite.
Pad Work
Any punch or kick from grade.
Kata
Pinan Godan

Kihon Gumite

One step sparring- defence from stepping punch, front kick & roundhouse kick

Jiyu Kumite

Free Fighting

 

 

SECOND KYU SYLLABUS (BROWN 1 TO BROWN 2)

Basic Yoi
Lead hand ridgehand strike (haito uchi), reverse hand vertical ridgehand strike to the groin, same hand ridgehand to the head. Repeat opposite.

Basic Kamae

Stepping punch

Reverse punch
Leading hand punch...plus any block

Shukokai Combinations

3B - Step back right hand punch to the head, left hand thrust to the body.
4B - Right leg front kick, right hand one legged punch to the head, left hand
thrust to the body

Keriwaza
Axe kick (Kakato geri)

Kicking Combinations

Lead leg hook kick, reverse leg jumping round-house kick (tobimawashi geri) Repeat opposite.
Jumping reverse leg side kick, step behind, same leg hook kick then axe kick
Repeat opposite.
Free-fighting Combinations
Reverse leg sweep and then round-house kick, kicking leg lands forward then reverse punch. Repeat opposite.
Leading hand punch, slide lead leg 45 degrees, at the same time punch to the opposite 45 degrees, reverse leg side kick along the same angle as the punch. Repeat opposite.
Pad Work
Any punch or kick from grade

Kata
Juroku-no, Matsukaze
Kihon Gumite
One step sparring - Defence from stepping punch front kick & round-house kick
Jiyu Kumite

Free Sparring

 

 

FIRST KYU SYLLABUS (BROWN 2 TO BROWN 3)
Basic Yoi

Lead hand hammer-fist block, reverse hand rising inkwell strike, same hand horizontal inkwell strike, same hand horizontal hammer fist. Repeat opposite.
Basic Kamae
Stepping punch. Reverse punch.
Leading hand punch. Plus any block.
Shukokai Combinations
5B - Lead leg front kick (no half step), stepping punch to the head,
thrust to the body
6B - Slide back, lead open hand block across the face, reverse punch, thrust to
the body.
Keriwaza
Any from previous grades
Kicking Combinations
Reverse leg back kick (pull right back to supporting foot), same leg tornado kick.
Repeat opposite.
Reverse leg round-house kick (pull right back), reverse leg spinning hook kick.
Repeat opposite.
Free-fighting Combinations
Lead leg hook kick (on the spot), lead hand back fist, reverse punch, swap stance and repeat.
Slide forward - reverse punch, slide back - inside leading hand block, reverse leg spinning hook kick, same leg drag/sweep, reverse punch down to the ground. Repeat opposite.
Pad Work
Any punch or kick from grade.
Kata

Jiin, Annanku
Kihon Gumite
One step sparring - Defence from stepping punch, front kick, round-house kick.
Jiyu Kumite
Free Sparring

 

FIRST DAN SYLLABUS (BROWN 3 TO BLACK)

Basic Yoi
Lead hand downward elbow block, same hand snap punch, reverse hand upward elbow strike, horizontal elbow strike, reverse elbow strike. Repeat opposite. AND from any previous grade, but all the way through on both sides.
Basic Kamae
Any punch or block
Shukokai Combinations
7B - Left open hand downward block, step back, right open hand downward block, left hand punch, right hand thrust.
8B - Right open hand strike to the head, right front kick, left hand punch, right hand thrust.
9B - Half step, left hand punch (at the same time), left leg sweep, right hand punch, left hand thrust.
10B - Body shift to the right, high - low double block, hook left arm under leg, right hand grab shoulder, right back leg sweep, punch down, back to guard.
Keriwaza
Any

Free Fighting Combinations

Any from previous grade 1-10

Pad Work
Any punch, strike or kick

Kata
All previous, plus Bassai Dai, Rohai
Kicking Combinations
Lead leg axe kick, reverse leg back kick, round-house kick (pull leg right back), reverse leg jump spinning hook kick Repeat opposite.
Reverse leg front kick (pull right back), jump spinning outside crescent kick Repeat opposite.
Kihon Gumite
Defence from stepping punch, front kick, roundhouse kick

Jiyu Kumite
Free Fighting

 

 

SECOND DAN

Anything from syllabus, plus

Kata

Saifa, Sho Kosokun (Kosokun Shiho).

Any candidate must demonstrate the ability to instruct

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