Basic Requirements

  • Minimum 4 Month wait
  • All requirements for white, yellow, blue and green belts
  • ADVANCED sparring experience
  • ADVANCED knowledge of karate basics, forms, and history
  • MUST be able to demonstrate proper self-defense skills
  • MUST display a good attitude, discipline and spirit

Kata Requirements

Tekki Shodan

Tekki Nidan

Tekki Sandan

Techniques

  • Flying Kicks
  • Hook Kick
  • Axe Kick
  • Wheel Kick
  • Tate Zuki
  • Kizami Zuki
  • X Block
  • Mountain Block
  • Straight Arm Bar
  • Rear Naked Choke

Terms

Haragi – Intuitive Thought
Bassai Dai – Penetrate a Fortress
Mezu No Kokoro – Mind Like the Millpond
Hiden – Hidden Techniques
Shiwari – Breaking
Makiwara – Striking Post
Hanshu – Main Island in Japan
Maai No Heiho – Strategy of Combative Distance
Shinai – Pliable Bamboo Sword in Kendo
Shorin – Soft Style of Karate
Shorei – Hard, Strong Style of Karate
Aiki – Indomitable Spirit
Zuki No Kokoro – Mind Like the Moon
Bushi Damashi – Warrior Spirit
Yojimbo – Bodyguard
Nunashin – Mendable Mind
Fudo Tai – Immovable Body
Do – Way or Spiritual Path
Zen – Path of Enlightenment
Juji Uke – X Block
Yama Uke – Mountain Block
Otoshi Keri – Axe Kick
Naha, Shuri, Tomari – Three cities in Okinawa where styles of Te originated
Miyamoto Musashi – Known as “Kensai” or sword saint. Great Samurai Warrior died in 1645 AD. Wrote “The Book of Five Rings”
Ronin – “Wave Man”, Samurai Warrior without work, either by disgrace or death of his master
Hakama – Pants worn in Kendo, Kyudo, and Aikido- to hide foot movements
Fudo Shin – Immoveable mind, calm spirit in face of danger

Judo / Jujitsu / Aikido

  • Standing Bent Arm Throw
  • Head Twist Takedown
  • Standing Arm Bar
  • Entering Throw

*Students MUST wait a minimum of 4 months to test between ranks up to 1st kyu for students 11 years and older
*Students MUST wait 4 months to test between ranks up to 1st kyu brown belt and Shodan 1st degree black belt for students 11 years and older
*Students MUST wait a minimum of 6 months to test between 1st kyu brown belt and Jr black belt or Shodan 1st degree black belt for students 10 years and under.