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Promotion Requirements

Rokkyū (6th Kyū)

For promotion to rokkyū students must meet the eligibility requirements and demonstrate a working knowledge of the subjects described below:

1.      Sahō to Reihō  (Preparation and Etiquette)

Exhibit the correct dōjō formalities and informal etiquette, as well as being able to correctly explain the basic concepts of the Dōjō Kun, and assist with the maintenance and cleaning of the dōjō (perfrom sōji) and preparations for classes and other events.

2.      Kihon (Fundamentals):

Demonstrate improved execution of all kihon  required up to nanakyū.

3.      Idō Kihon  (Basic Movement)

Consistently use tenshin (body shifting) and combination techniques while moving or turning in a variety of directions, including at a minimum:

Yonhon geri (four-kick combinations)

Several quadruple combinations (block-block-kick-strike, block-strike-strike-kick, block-kick-strike-strike, etc.)

4.      Ippon Kumite  (One-step Sparring)

Demonstrate ability to adjust to a partner's attack by utilizing correctly timed tenshin (body shifting), and to utilize combination counter-attacks:

  • Against oizuki chūdan:  use any block and counter-attack appropriate for the speed, distance, and angle of the attack, focusing on the use of tenshin and combinations.

  • Against oizuki jōdan:  use any block and counter-attack appropriate for the speed, distance, and angle of the attack, focusing on the use of tenshin and combinations.

  • Against choku geri chūdan:  use any block and counter-attack appropriate for the speed, distance, and angle of the attack, focusing on the use of tenshin and combinations.

5.       Jūhō Waza  (Escape Techniques)

Yoko-dori -- from the side, facing the same direction, a partner grabs one wrist from above as if holding the handle of a suitcase, and the student must demonstrate the ability to apply an effective escaping technique.

6.           Kumite  (Sparring) 

          Demonstrate basic principles and techniques of kumite, including:

  • Jiyū kamae (sparring stance)

  • Kizami-zuki (lunging jab) to jōdan  and chūdan  with yori-ashi (shuffling footwork without changing the leading foot)

  • Oizuki (lunge punch with change of leading foot) to jōdan  and chūdan

  • Gyaku-zuki (reverse punch) to chūdan  with yori-ashi (shuffling footwork without changing the leading foot)

6.       Kata  (Patterns)

7.       Gakka  (Knowledge)

Students must be able to briefly describe the history of Shitō-Ryū karate-dō (at a minimum:  where karate-dō originated, the major 19th century styles and their leaders, the founder of Shitō-Ryū and his two prinicpal sensei, what makes Shitō-Ryū  unique, and the current leader of Shitō-Ryū).

Students must also be able to name and demonstrate most of the major body parts and striking targets:  atama (head), kata (shoulder/s), kubi (neck), men (face), me (eye/s), kasumi (temple/s), ude (arm/s), hiji or empi (elbow/s), tekubi or kote (wrist/s), te (hand/s), yubi (finger/s), oya-yubi (thumb/s), suigetsu (solar plexus), waki (side/s), koshi (hip/s), kinteki (groin), hiza (knee/s), sune (shin/s), ashi (foot/feet), kōri (top of the foot).

8.      Shikaku  (Eligibility)

To be eligible to test for rokkyū, students must successfully complete at least 40 hours of supervised training (minimum of two months) since promotion to nanakyū, exhibit behavior and attitude in the dōjō that is a good example to their junior students, and submit a written request for promotion testing and pre-testing evaluation.

 

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