The Grading System in
* May wear red and white belt.
**May wear red belt. The first 5 grades of black belt represent skill and physical application of the art. Grades above that represent outstanding accomplishments and devotion to the art.
Student must know basic punch & block and leg & body exercises, and begin to assimilate into the class format. Hachi-Kyu (8th Kyu):
Student must know Seisan kata. Shichi-Kyu (7th Kyu):
Student must know Seiuchin kata. Ro-Kyu (6th Kyu)--Green Belt:
Student must know Naihanchi kata. Go-Kyu (5th Kyu)--Green Belt:
Student must know Wansu kata. Yon-Kyu (4th Kyu)--Green Belt:
Student must know Chinto kata. San-Kyu (3rd Kyu)--Brown Belt:
Student must know Sanchin kata. Ni-Kyu (2nd Kyu)--Brown Belt:
Student must know Kusanku kata. Ik-Kyu (1st Kyu)--Brown Belt:
Student must know Sunsu kata. Sho-Dan--1st Degree Black Belt:
Student must know Kusanku-Sai & Tokomine-No-Kun kata. The above grade requirements are just a guide.
Students must also be proficient in the following for their respective grade:
4.Terminology Students are judged and graded on an individual basis, as the Martial Arts are an individual strive for Perfection. No two students' training/ proficiency are alike. As students increase in grade, they are judged more on attitude, courtesy and demeanor.
Decisions in regard to grade are ultimately made by the chief instructor, as his decision is final.
NOTE: These are the requirements for theNew York Seibukan. This may vary slightly, from one Dojo to another. There are no testing or promotion fees!
Dojo Rules Our Roster of Black Belts 1997 Isshin-Ryu World Karate Championships