Grading Syllabus

General Grading Information & Dojo etiquette

At the Hakudakan we consider a belt to be a by product from consistent high quality training rather than a specific goal to aim for. A belt indicates that a student has met the requirements of the Hakudkan syllabus. We don’t tend to do gradings at regular intervals, the students are regularly assessed during training and when the Sensei feel […]

7th KYU – White belt red stripe

Dojo etiquette and conduct. Bow on entering the dojo, bow on leaving the dojo – Rei All Dan grades (Black belt) to be referred to as Sensei All Senior grades (brown white stripe) to be referred to as Sempai Breakfalls – Ukemi Forward Rolling, – Zempo kaiten ukemi Side, left and right – HidariMigi Yoko ukemi Back – Ushiro ukemi […]

6th KYU – Red belt

Dojo etiquette and conduct. A demonstration and explanation of the opening sequence. Striking combinations to be preformed on pads from a fighting stance Hands: J, 2J,JC,JCH, JCU, JCHH, JCUU Demonstration of footwork on its own and while striking J,C,H Forward, Back, Side to side, Circle A ridge hand wrist lock against a single hand throat grab and punch (to be […]

5th KYU – Yellow belt

Dojo etiquette and conduct. A good understanding of all the rules of the dojo. A demonstration of basic striking combinations on pads, integrating hands, legs and other strikes A demonstration of the student holding hook & jab pads and calling combinations for an experienced striker. Breaking a front double lapel grab and head butt. Hip/neck throws left & right handed […]

2nd KYU – Blue belt

Chokes & Strangles Naked strangle (& variations) – Hadaka jime Normal cross strangle  – Nami Juji jime Reverse cross strangle  – Gaku Juji jime Half cross strangle – Kata Juji jime Escapes from head chancery (4). The dropping version of a body drop (2). a) standard technique b) joint locking version Escapes from garrotting, front and rear (4). A scissors […]

1st KYU – Brown belt

Advanced striking combinations on pads showing good focus, body movement, footwork and smooth techniques. Floating hip throw – Uki goshi Outer winding throws – Soto maki komi Inner winding throw – Uchi maki komi Leg sweeps (5). – Harai goshi, uchi mata A leg wheel. – Ashi guruma An outer wheel throw – Osoto guruma A shoulder crash throw. A […]

SHODAN HO – Senior Brown belt white stripe

A percentage of the Shodan ho grading is based on teaching ability. With guidance and supervision from your Sensei you will be expected to: Teach varied warm ups to the class, with confidence Teach syllabus techniques to the class and individuals, appropriate to the level of the students Control and supervise effectively, with clear instruction and voice control Oversee the […]