Syllabus
Technical Guide
 

The Japan Karate Association of India follows the JKA syllabus for kyu and Dan gradings: Though examiners may vary the order, by and large the syllabus is standardized throughout the world. A technical licence issued by the JKA is a prerequisite in order to take the kyu examinations in India, The Examiners Panel for the country is headed by the Technical Director of the JKA India Branch. Certificates issued by the the JKA HQ are awarded for the 3rd, 2nd & 1st kyu grades. Dan examinations are conducted by the Special Dan Examination Rights holder as per rights issued.

Rank
(Dan/Kyu)

Technical segment

Description of Technique

Kyu - 10

Kihon
in place
shizen tai
(Hachi ji dachi)
  • Chudan Junzuki
  • Jodan Age-uke
  • Chudan Soto-uke
  • Gedan barai
  • Maegeri (Heisoku-dachi -Gedan Kakiwake)

Kata

Kumite

Kyu - 9 Kihon
in place
shizen tai
(Hachi ji dachi)
to Zenkutsu dachi
  • Chudan Junzuki (Oizuki )
  • Jodan Age-uke   Step in
  • Chudan Soto-uke
  • Gedan barai
  • Maegeri      Gedan Kakiwake

Kata

 

Kumite

 
Kyu - 8
Kihon
  • Chudan Junzuki (Oizuki )(Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Chudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Gedan barai (Zenkutsu-dachi)====>
  • Shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Maegeri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Yokogeri Keage (Heisoku dachi right and left leg)

Kata

  Taikyoku Shodan

Kumite

  Gohon Kumite (5 steps in  Zenkutsu-dachi)
 
Jodan Oizuki   &   Chudan Oizuki

Kyu - 7

Kihon
  • Chudan Junzuki (Oizuki )((Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi)  <====
  • Chudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Chudan Uchi-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi)====>
  • Maegeri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Yoko geri Keage (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right &Left)

Kata

  Heian Shodan

Kumite

  Gohon Kumite (5 steps in  Zenkutsu-dachi)
 
Jodan Oizuki   &   Chudan Oizuki

Kyu - 6

Kihon
  • Chudan Junzuki (Oizuki )((Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Chudan Soto-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Chudan Uchi-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Maegeri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Yoko geri Keage (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)
  • Yoko geri Kekomi (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)

Kata

  Heian Nidan

Kumite

  Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 step Zenkutsu-dachi )
 Jodan Oizuki & Chudan Oizuki (Both legs Right & Left

Kyu - 5

Kihon
  • Chudan Junzuki (Oizuki )( (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Chudan Soto-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Chudan Uchi-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Maegeri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chudan-jodan)(Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Yoko geri Keage (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)
  • Yoko geri Kekomi (Kiba-dachi) ====>((Right & Left)

Kata

  Heian Sandan

Kumite

Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 step  Zenkutsu-dachi)
Jodan Oizuki, Chudan Oizuki & Mae-geri (both legs right & left)

Kyu - 4

Kihon
  • Chudan Junzuki (Oizuki )((Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Chudan Soto-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Chudan Uchi-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Maegeri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chudan-jodan)(Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Yoko geri Keage (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)
  • Yoko geri Kekomi (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)

Kata

Heian Yondan  

Kumite

 Kihon Ippon Kumite (1 step  Zenkutsu-dachi)
  Jodan Oizuki, Chudan Oizuki & Mae-geri (both legs right & left)

Kyu - 3

Kihon
  • Chudan Junzuki (Oizuki )((Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Sanbon Renzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Chudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) + Yoko Empi (Kiba-dachi)  ====>
  • Chudan Uchi-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Maegeri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chudan-jodan)(Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Yoko geri Keage (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)
  • Yoko geri Kekomi (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right &Left)
  • Yoko geri Kekomi (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>

Kata

Heian Godan

Kumite

  KUMITE - KIHON IPPON KUMITE (KIRI KAESHI)
1. Attacking side: JOUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), JOUDAN AGEUKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left
Blocking side: JOUDAN AGEUKE (step back), JOUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), right and left
2. Attacking side: CHUUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), CHUUDAN SOTOUKE, GYAKU ZUKI (step back), right and left
Blocking side: CHUUDAN SOTOUKE (step back), CHUUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), right and left
* Attacking order to be right JOUDAN, right CHUUDAN, then left JOUDAN, left CHUUDAN. No TAISABAKI

Kyu - 2

Kihon
  • Chudan Junzuki (Oizuki )((Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Sanbon Renzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Chudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) + Yoko Empi (Kiba-dachi) Uraken Uchi ====>
  • Chudan Uchi-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Maegeri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chudan-jodan)(Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Yoko geri Keage (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)
  • Yoko geri Kekomi (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)

Kata

Tekki Shodan
Kumite

KUMITE - KIHON IPPON KUMITE (KIRI KAESHI)
1. Attacking side: JOUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), JOUDAN AGEUKE, GYAKU ZUKI                         (step back), right and left
     Blocking side: JOUDAN AGEUKE (step back), JOUDAN JUNZUKI (step in),                          right and left
2. Attacking side: CHUUDAN JUNZUKI (step in), CHUUDAN SOTOUKE, GYAKU                          ZUKI (step back), right and left
    Blocking side:   CHUUDAN SOTOUKE (step back), CHUUDAN JUNZUKI (step                           in), right and left
3. Attacking side: CHUUDAN MAEGERI (step in), GEDAN BARAI, GYAKU ZUKI                          (step back), right and left
     Blocking side: GEDAN BARAI (step back), CHUUDAN MAEGERI (step in),                          right and left
* Attacking order to be right JOUDAN, right CHUUDAN, then left JOUDAN, left CHUUDAN. No TAISABAKI

Kyu - 1

Kihon
  • Chudan Junzuki (Oizuki )( (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Sanbon Renzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Chudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) +Yoko Empi + Yoko Urakan (Kiba-dachi)  ====>
  • Chudan Uchi-uke + Kizami Zuki + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Gedan Barai Gyakuzuki ====>
  • Shuto-uke (kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi)<====
  • Maegeri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chudan-jodan) (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Yoko geri Keage (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)
  • Yoko geri Kekomi (Kiba-dachi) ====>(Right & Left)
  • Yoko geri Kekomi (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>

Kata

   Bassai - dai
   Kanku - dai

Kumite

 Jiyu Ippon Kumite (Semi Free 1 step in one direction)
  
Jodan Oizuki
   Chudan Oizuki
   Mae-geri
   Yoko-geri Kekomi
   Mawashi-geri
(one side only)

Dan - 1

Kihon
  • Sanbon Renzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke + Chudan Mae-geri +Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Chudan Soto-uke (Zenkutsu-dachi) + Yoko Empi + Yoko Uraken Uchi (Kiba-dachi)  ====>
  • Chudan Uchi-uke + Jodan Kizami-zuki + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Zenkutsu-dachi) <====
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Mae-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Rengeri (Mae-geri -Chudan-Jodan) (Zenkutsu-dachi) ====>
  • Yoko-geri Keage (Kiba-dachi) ====>
  • Yoko-geri Kekomi (Kiba-dachi) ====>
  • Mawashi-geri (Zenkutsu-dachi) ===>

Kata

 Choose one kata
  
Bassai - dai
   Kanku - dai
   Jion
   Empi

Kumite

Jiyu Ippon Kumite)
Jodan, Chudan, Maegeri, Yoko Geri, Mawashi Geri )

Dan - 2

Kihon
  • Start from Jiyu Kamae ( Free style posture)
  • Kizami + Sanbon Renzuki ====>
  • Mae-geri + Junzuki (Oizuki ) + ====>
  • Age Uke Soto Uke (same hand ) + Gyakuzuki   <====
  • Gedan Barai + Junzuki (Oizuki ) + Junzuki (Oizuki )
     <====                ====>            ====>
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) + Kizami-Mae-geri + Nukite (Zenkutsu-dachi)
  • Kiba-dachi Yoko Geri keage (Change the leg) Yoko geri Kekomi ====>
  • ( Free style posture) Yoko geri Kekomi + Gyakuzuki ====>
  • ( Free style posture) Mawashi Geri + Gyakuzuki ====>

Kata

  Favorite Kata

Kumite

  Jiyu Kumite (free style)

Dan - 3

Kihon
  • Start from Jiyu Kamae ( Free style posture)
  • Kizami Zuki + Sanbon Renzuki ====>
  • Jodan Age-uke +Chudan Soto-uke (same hand) +Chudan Gyakuzuki <====
  • Chudan Uchi-uke + Jodan Kizami-zuki + Chudan Gyakuzuki (shifting from Kokutsu dachi to Zenkutsu dachi) ====>
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) + Kizami-Mae-geri + Nukite <====
  • (stepping back) Jodan Age-uke +(moving forward)Mawashi-geri + uraken uchi + Chudan oizuki===>
  • Maegeri +Yoko geri kekomi + Mawashi geri + Gyaku zuki (changing the leg)
  • Standing in place zenkutsu dachi same leg : mae geri/yokogeri kekomi/ushiro geri (right leg & lrft Leg)

Kata

  Favorite Kata

Kumite

  Jiyu Kumite (free style)(Competition style)

Dan - 4

Kihon
  • Start from Jiyu Kamae ( Free style posture)
  • Kizami Zuki + Sanbon Renzuki ====>
  • Chudan Uchi-uke + Jodan Kizami-zuki + Chudan Gyakuzuki (Kokutsu dachi)to (Zenkutsu dachi) <====
  • Shuto-uke (Kokutsu-dachi) + Kizami-Mae-geri + Nukite (Kokutsu dachi)to (Zenkutsu dachi)====>
  • (Same leg) Mae-geri + Yoko-geri Kekomi Chudan Gyakuzki ===>
  • Standing in place zenkutsu dachi same leg : mae geri/yokogeri kekomi/ushiro geri (right leg & lrft Leg)
  • Gyaku zuki (shifting target)

Kata

  Favorite Kata

Kumite

  Jiyu Kumite (free style)(Competition style)
Dan - 5 Kihon
  • Gyaku zuki (shifting target) + +
Kata Tokui (Favorite) Kata with Question & Answer
Examinee will be asked questions about the kataShitei Kata (One designated kata from Heian 1 - 5 and Tekki Shodan )

Kumite

  Jiyu Kumite (free style)(Competition style)
Dan - 6Kata Tokui (Favorite) Kata with Question & Answer
Examinee will be asked questions about the kata

Kumite

  Jiyu Kumite (free style)(Competition style)

Presentation

The presentation of one's research paper about karate techniques
Dan - 7Kata Tokui (Favorite) Kata with Question & Answer
Examinee will be asked questions about the kata

Kumite

Jiyu Kumite (free style)(Competition style)

Presentation

The presentation of one's research paper about karate techniques
Dan - 8By recommendation of Shihan Kai
Dan - 9By recommendation of Shihan Kai
Dan - 10By recommendation of Shihan Kai
THE NEW SYALLABUS IS EFFECTIVE FOR ALL EXAMINATIONS FROM 1ST APRIL 2014