WADO INTERNATIONAL KARATE‐ DO FEDERATION
Dan Grade Syllabus (2014 – 2016)
Requirements – All candidates must apply to the licensing officer 2 weeks prior to the date scheduled for the grading. Please state grade being taken and enclose your member’s license with the completed application form. It is understood that these requirements may differ from country to country, especially with regard to the member’s license.
Juniors can grade for 1st & 2nd Dan only. Juniors taking 1st Dan may choose only one Ohyo Gumite,
Kihon Gumite and Kata from the grading syllabus. Juniors taking 2nd Dan may choose as well only one Ohyo Gumite, Kihon Gumite, Kata and Tanto Dori.
A grading application fee of £35 will be collected from all applicants prior to the examination.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS ARE:‐
SHODAN – Regular practice as 1st kyu minimum 9 months
NIDAN – Regular practice as Shodan minimum 18 months
SANDAN – Regular practice as Nidan minimum 3 years
YONDAN – Regular practice as Sandan minimum 4 years
GODAN – Regular practice as Yondan minimum 5 years.
Candidates are required to wear a clean white Gi, and to bring sparring mitts, plus a pen for the written test.
REGISTRATION OF DAN GRADE‐ (Fee payable by successful applicants only)
SHODAN £120, NIDAN £130, SANDAN £140, YONDAN £170, GODAN £200, ROKUDAN £250, SICGIDAN £300.
JUNIOR’S – SHODAN £70, JUNIOR’S ‐ NIDAN £90
KIHON TSUKI & KERI (ALL GRADES)
(1) Kette Junzuki (2) Kette Gyakuzuki
(3) Kette Junzuki no Tsukomi (4) Kette Gyakuzuki no Tsukomi
(5) Nagashizuki (6) Jodan Mawashigeri
(7) Chudan Ushirogeri (8) Surikomi Jodan Sokuto
RENRAKU WAZA – (ALL GRADES)
Hidari Hamni Gamae
OKURIASHI‐URAKEN‐CHUDAN—JODAN, GYAKUZUKI‐CHUDAN, SURIKOMI‐ASHIBARAIUSHIROGERI, URAKEN‐ JODAN, GYAKUZUKI‐CHUDAN, MIGI‐MAWASHIGERI‐ GEDAN, HIDARIMAWASHIGERI‐ CHUDAN.
TOBIKOMIZUKI‐JODAN, GYAKUZUKI‐CHUDAN, NAGASHIZUKI‐JODAN, MAWATE‐URAKEN‐JODAN, GYAKUZUKI – CHUDAN, SURIKOMI‐MAWASHIGERI‐CHUDAN, UCHIASHI‐BARAI, GYAKUZUKICHUDAN.
ZENSHINSHITE NAGASHIZUKI‐JODAN, GYAKUZUKI‐CHUDAN, SURIKOMI‐MAEGERICHUDAN,(MAEGERI UKE) GYAKUZUKI‐CHUDAN, HIDARI‐HIZAGERI, MIGI‐FURIUCHI‐EMPI.
Obviously change for right stance. Migi Hamni Gamae.
SANBON GUMITE‐ all grades up to 3rd Dan – 4th and 5th Dan applicants will not do Sanbon Gumite)
Jodan Uke (1 & 4) Maegeri Uke (4 & 6)
OHYO / KIHON / IDORI / TANTO / TACHI
|Ohyo Gumite||Kihon Gumite||Tanto Dori||Idori||Tachi Dori|
|Shodan||2 & 4||1 & 3||None||None||None|
|Nidan||5 & 6||4 & 9||2 & 10||None||None|
|Sandan||3 & 8||6 & 8||3 & 7||1||None|
|Yondan||Any two||Any two||1 & 9||2||2 & 3|
|Godan under 50 years||Any two||Any two||Any two||Any two||Any two|
SHODAN ‐ Kushanku, Chinto
NIDAN ‐ Kushanku, Jitte + Pinan chosen on the day
SANDAN ‐ Kushanku, Wanshu+ Pinan chosen on the day
YONDAN ‐ Jion + one advanced kata + Pinan chosen on the day
GODAN ‐ Any two + Pinan (Chosen on the day)
JIYU KUMITE & WRITTEN TEST(all grades bring mitts, pen and paper)