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4th and 5th dan grading syllabus

4th Dan

Combination basics

Low block
Upper block
Side block
Mid section block
Open hand block
Reverse punch
Turn – Chop – Reverse punch

Hyung - Korean

1 x basic Kata up to Oh Jang (candidates choice)
1 x Advanced up to Chug Mu (candidates choice)
Chul Gi
Questions on all Kata’s performed

Kata: Japanese

Shotokan - Jion
Questions on Jion

Additional requirements

All 4th Dan candidates must have also:
  • Attend two technical courses and two referees courses in the year preceding the grading
  • Pass the referees exam paper
  • Qualify as a referee on the mat.

5th Dan

Combination basics

Low block
Upper block
Side block
Mid section block
Open hand block
Reverse punch
 
Repeat combination moving backwards

Hyung: Korean

1 x basic Kata up to Oh Jang (candidates choice)
1 x Advanced up to Chug Mu (candidates choice)
Plus Chul Gi
Questions on Kata’s performed

Kata Japanese

Shotokan – Jion
Shitoryu - Sienchin
Questions on both

Additional requirements

All 5th Dan candidates must have also:
  • Attend two technical courses and two referees courses in the year preceding the grading
  • Pass the referees exam paper
  • Qualify as a referee on the mat.