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The Shotokan Connect syllabus is here.

**This page is being updated to ensure it accurately reflects the syllabus. In the meantime, check the syllabus for your grade and then click on the relevant link below.**

  • yoi (ready)
  • rei (standing at start, kneeling at end)
  • tying belt
  • responses to instructor commands
  • making a fist
  • choku tsuki (standing punch)
  • step forward gedan barai (downward block)
  • step backward gedan barai
  • oi tsuki chudan (stepping punch to belly)
  • mawatte (turn)
  • kiai (shout)

    Punches

    Blocks

    Kicks

    Kumite

    • kihon ippon kumite (1-step) right and left sides  
      • jodan oi tsuki (stepping punch to chin), defend with age uke (rising block), counter with chudan gyaku tsuki (reverse punch to belly)
      • chudan oi tsuki (stepping punch to bely), defend with soto uke (outside block), counter with chudan gyaku tsuki (reverse punch to belly)
    • age uke chudan
    • mae geri gedan barai chudan gyaku zuki

    Kihon kata

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    Heian Shodan

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    Heian Nidan

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    Heian Sandan

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    Heian Yondan

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    Heian Godan

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    Tekki Shodan

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    Bassai Dai

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    Brown & white (2nd kyu) to brown double white (1st kyu)

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    Brown double white (1st kyu) to black (1st Dan)

    For black belt grading, you must also do jiyu kumite (free sparring )

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