Gradings

 Grading Examinations

The Northern Ireland Karate-Do Wado-Kai has a high level of standards. Our examination process is very robust and as it should, is uncompromising. It is due to this, that our members take pride in their qualification and can be assured that they have earned every exam they have passed.

Our grading examiner is Sensei Brunton 7th Dan JKF and is the highest qualified examiner in Ireland. He is regularly asked to be part of Black Belt level examinations held in Europe at various venues.

The following are the examinations that will take the Karate student from White belt to Brown belt

After 1st Kyu – your next grading examination is 1st Dan (Black Belt)

 

 

10th Kyu

Basics

White BeltJunzuki Mawatte Jodan Uke

Gyakuzuki Mawatte Gedan Barai
Maegeri
Mawashigeri

Combinations

Maegeri-Gyakuzuki
Mawashigeri-Gyakuzuki

 

 

White Belt

9th Kyu

Basics

Junzuki Mawatte Jodan Uke
Gyakuzuki Mawatte Gedan Barai
Maegeri
Sokuto Fumikomi

Combinations

Chudan-Maegeri-Tobikomizuki
Chudan-Surikomi-Maegeri-Gyakuzuki

Blocks

Chudan-Soto-Uke-Gyakuzuki
Chudan-Uchi-Uke-Gyakuzuki

White Belt

8th Kyu

Basics

Junzuki Mawatte Jodan Uke
Gyakuzuki Mawatte Gedan Barai
Surikomi-Maegeri
Sokuto Fumikomi

Combinations

Chudan-Maegeri-Tobikomizuki
Chudan-Surikomi-Maegeri-Tobikomizuki
Chudan Maegeri-Gyakuzuki
Chudan Surikomi Maegeri-Gyakuzuki

Blocks

Chudan-Soto-Uke-Gyakuzuki
Chudan-Uchi-Uke-Gyakuzuki

White Belt

 

7th Kyu

Basics

Junzuki no Tsukkomi
Gyakuzuki no Tsukkomi
Mawashigeri

Combinations

Maegeri-Mawashigeri-Gyakuzuki
Surikomi Maegeri-Mawashigeri-Gyakuzuki

Blocks

Sanbon Gumite

Chudan-Soto-Uke-Maegeri-Gyakuzuki
Chudan-Uchi-Uke-Empi
Chudan Maegeri Uke Ipponme-Gyakuzuki
Chudan Maegeri Uke Nihonme-Gyakuzuki

Kata

Pinan Nidan

Green Belt

6th Kyu

Basics

Kette-Junzuki
Kette-Gyakuzuki
Tobikomizuki
Surikomi Mawashigeri Chudan
Surikomi Sokuto Chudan

Combinations

Maegeri-Sokuto Fumikomi-Gyakuzuki Chudan
Surikomi Maegeri-Sokuto Chudan-Gyakuzuki Chudan

Blocks

Sanbon Gumite

Jodan Uke Ipponme
Jodan Uke Nihonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Gohonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Ropponme

Ohyo Gumite

Ipponme

Kata

Pinan Shodan
Pinan Sandan

Green Belt

5th Kyu

Basics

Kette-Junzuki
Kette-Gyakuzuki
Kette-Junzuki no Tsukkomi
Kette-Gyakuzuki no Tsukkomi
Nagashizuki
Sokuto Chudan
Nidan Geri Jodan

Combinations

Mawashigeri Chudan-Ushirogeri Hiza-Gyakuzuki Chudan
Surikomi Sokuto Fumikomi-Ushirogeri Hiza-Uraken Jodan

Blocks

Sanbon Gumite

Jodan Uke Sanbonme
Jodan Uke Yonhonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Sanbonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Yohonme
Chudan Soto Uke
Chudan Uchi Uke

Ohyo Gumite

Nihonme

Kata

Pinan Sandan
Pinan Yodan
A Pinan Kata selected by the examiner

Green Belt

4th Kyu

Basics

Kette-Junzuki
Kette-Gyakuzuki
Kette-Junzuki no Tsukkomi
Kette-Gyakuzuki no Tsukkomi
Nagashizuki
Mawashigeri Chudan
Ushirogeri Chudan

Combinations

Maegeri Chudan-Nagashizuki Jodan-Gyakuzuki Chudan
Surikomi Maegeri Chudan-Nagashizuki Jodan-Mawashigeri Chudan
Maegeri Chudan-Sokuto Fumikomi-Ushirogeri Hiza-Gyakuzuki Chudan

Blocks

Sanbon Gumite

Jodan Uke Ipponme
Jodan Uke Sanboonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Yohonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Gohonme
Chudan Soto Uke
Chudan Uchi Uke

Ohyo Gumite

Sanbonme

Kata

Pinan Yodan
Pinan Godan
A Pinan Kata selected by the examiner

Brown Belt

3rd Kyu

Basics

Kette-Junzuki
Kette-Gyakuzuki
Kette-Junzuki no Tsukkomi
Kette-Gyakuzuki no Tsukkomi
Tobikomizuki
Nagashizuki
Mawashigeri Jodan
Ushirogeri Chudan
Sokuto Chudan

Combinations

Surikomi Maegeri Chudan-Mawashigeri Chudan-Ushirogeri Chudan-Gyakuzuki Chudan
Maegeri Chudan-Nagashizuki Jodan-Gyakuzuki-Chudan-Mawashigeri Chudan
Surikomi Maegeri Chudan-Sokuto Fumikomi-Ushirogeri Chudan-Uraken Jodan

Blocks

Sanbon Gumite

Jodan Uke Nihonme
Jodan Uke Yonhonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Ipponme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Sanbonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Gohonme

Ohyo Gumite

Ipponme
Nihonme
Yonhonme

Kihon Gumite

Ipponme
Nihonme

Kata

Ku Shanku
A Pinan Kata selected by the examiner

Brown Belt

2nd Kyu

Basics

Kette-Junzuki
Kette-Gyakuzuki
Kette-Junzuki no Tsukkomi
Kette-Gyakuzuki no Tsukkomi
Nagashizuki
Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan
Surikomi Sokuto Jodan
Ushirogeri Chudan
Nidan Geri Jodan

Combinations

Surikomi Maegeri Chudan-Nagashizuki Jodan-Mawashigeri Jodan
Maegeri Chudan-Sokuto Chudan-Ushirogeri Chudan-Gyakuzuki Chudan
Zenshinshite Jodan-Chudan Renzuki-Surikomi Maegeri Chudan-Mawashigeri Chudan-Gyakuzuke Chudan

Blocks

Sanbon Gumite

Jodan Uke Ipponme
Jodan Uke Yonhonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Nihonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Yonhonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Ropponme

Ohyo Gumite

Sanbonme
Yonhonme
Ropponme

Kihon Gumite

Sanbonme
Yonhonme

Kata

Ku Shanku
Nai Hanchi
A Pinan Kata selected by the examiner

Brown Belt

1st Kyu

Basics

Kette-Junzuki
Kette-Gyakuzuki
Kette-Junzuki no Tsukkomi
Kette-Gyakuzuki no Tsukkomi
Nagashizuki
Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan
Mawashigeri Jodan
Ushirogeri Chudan
Surikomi Sokuto Jodan

Combinations

Zenshinshite Jodan-Chudan Renzuki-Maegeri Chudan-Mawashigeri Chudan-Ushirogeri Chudan-Gyakuzuki Chudan
Surikomi Jodan-Chudan Renzuki-Surikomi Maegeri Chudan-Mawashigeri Chudan-Ushirogeri Chudan-Uraken Jodan
Zenshinshite Jodan-Chudan Renzuki-Maegeri Chudan-Nagashizuki Jodan-Gyakuzuki Chudan-Mawashigeri Chudan

Blocks

Sanbon Gumite

Jodan Uke Ipponme
Jodan Uke Nihonme
Jodan Uke Sanbonme
Chudan Soto Uke
Chudan Uchi Uke
Chudan Maegeri Uke Ipponme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Yonhonme
Chudan Maegeri Uke Gohonme

Ohyo Gumite

Gohonme
Ropponme
Nanahonme

Kihon Gumite

Ropponme
Nanahonme

Kata

Seishan
Chinto
A Pinan Kata selected by the examiner