Kihon (Basics)

Each kihon technique is usually performed three times. Basics that require more space (e.g., two-kick techniques) are usually performed only twice. Kiai (strongly!) when you execute the final repetition of each technique.

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8th kyu examination

# Motion From which stance? Technique  
1 Forward Front Lunge punch Turn
2 Forward Front Rising block Turn
3 Forward Front Outside forearm block Turn
4 Forward Back Knife-hand block Turn
5 Forward Front Front kick  
6 Sideways Side Side snap kick Turn
7 Sideways Side Side thrust kick  

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7th kyu examination

# Motion From which stance? Technique  
1 Forward Front Lunge punch Turn
2 Backward Front Rising block  
3 Forward Front Outside forearm block  
4 Backward Back Knife-hand block  
5 Forward Front Front kick  
6 Sideways Side Side snap kick Turn
7 Sideways Side Side thrust kick  

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6th kyu examination (test for green belt)

# Motion From which stance? Technique  
1 Forward Front Lunge punch Turn
2 Forward Front Triple punch (face, stomach, stomach)  
3 Backward Front Rising block to reverse punch  
4 Forward Front Outside forearm block to reverse punch  
5 Backward Back Knife-hand block  
6 Forward Front Front kick  
7 Sideways Side Side snap kick Turn
8 Sideways Side Side thrust kick  

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5th kyu examination

# Motion From which stance? Technique  
1 Forward Front Lunge punch Turn
2 Forward Front Triple punch (face, stomach, stomach)  
3 Backward Front Rising block to reverse punch  
4 Forward Front Outside forearm block to reverse punch  
5 Backward Back Knife-hand block to nukite strike (change to front stance)  
6 Forward Front Front kick Turn
7 Forward Front Front kick to stomach, front kick to face  
8 Sideways Side Side snap kick Turn
9 Sideways Side Side thrust kick Turn
10 Forward Front Roundhouse kick  

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4th kyu examination

# Motion From which stance? Technique  
1 Forward Front Lunge punch Turn
2 Forward Front Triple punch (face, stomach, stomach)  
3 Backward Front Rising block to reverse punch  
4 Forward Front Outside forearm block to reverse punch Turn
5 Forward Front Outside forearm block to elbow strike (change to side stance)  
6 Backward Back Knife-hand block to nukite strike (change to front stance)  
7 Forward Front Front kick Turn
8 Forward Front Front kick to stomach, front kick to face  
9 Sideways Side Side snap kick Turn
10 Sideways Side Side thrust kick Turn
11 Forward Front Roundhouse kick  

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3rd kyu examination (test for brown belt)

# Motion From which stance? Technique  
1 Forward Front Lunge punch Turn
2 Forward Front Triple punch (face, stomach, stomach)  
3 Backward Front Rising block to reverse punch  
4 Forward Front Outside forearm block to reverse punch Turn
5 Forward Front Outside forearm block to elbow strike (change to side stance)  
6 Backward Front Inside forearm block to reverse punch  
7 Forward Back Knife-hand block to nukite strike (change to front stance) Turn
8 Forward Front Front kick Turn
9 Forward Front Front kick to stomach, front kick to face  
10 Sideways Side Side snap kick Turn
11 Sideways Side Side thrust kick Turn
12 Forward Front Roundhouse kick  

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2nd kyu examination

# Motion From which stance? Technique  
1 Forward Front Lunge punch Turn
2 Forward Front Triple punch (face, stomach, stomach)  
3 Backward Front Rising block to reverse punch  
4 Forward Front Outside forearm block to elbow strike (change to side stance) to back-fist strike  
5 Backward Front Inside forearm block to reverse punch  
6 Forward Back Knife-hand block to nukite strike (change to front stance) Turn
7 Forward Front Front kick Turn
8 Forward Front Front kick to stomach, front kick to face  
9 Sideways Side Side snap kick Turn
10 Sideways Side Side thrust kick Turn
11 Forward Front Roundhouse kick  

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1st kyu examination

# Motion From which stance? Technique  
1 Forward Front Lunge punch Turn
2 Forward Front Triple punch (face, stomach, stomach)  
3 Backward Front Rising block to reverse punch  
4 Forward Front Outside forearm block to elbow strike (change to side stance) to back-fist strike  
5 Backward Front Inside forearm block to reverse punch  
6 Forward Back Knife-hand block to nukite strike (change to front stance) Turn
7 Forward Front Front kick Turn
8 Forward Front Front kick to stomach, front kick to face  
9 Sideways Side Side snap kick Turn
10 Sideways Side Side thrust kick Turn
11 Forward Front Roundhouse kick Turn
12 Forward Front Front kick (step forward again), side thrust kick  

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Shodan examination (test for black belt)

# Motion From which stance? Technique  
1 Forward Front Triple punch (face, stomach, stomach)  
2 Backward Front Rising block to reverse punch  
3 Forward Front Outside forearm block (change to side stance) elbow strike to back-fist strike (change to front stance) to reverse punch  
4 Backward Back Inside block (change to front stance) jab to face to reverse punch  
5 Forward Back Knife-hand block, front kick off front leg (change to front stance) to nukite strike Turn
6 Forward Front Front kick Turn
7 Forward Front Front kick to stomach, front kick to face  
8 Sideways Side Side snap kick Turn
9 Sideways Side Side thrust kick Turn
10 Forward Front Roundhouse kick (step forward again), side thrust kick Turn
11 Forward Front Roundhouse kick (using same leg), side thrust kick  

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