San kyu - Brown belt 1st degree

KIHON: Basics or Fundamentals (A) 5 x Forward (B) 5 x Backward

  1. Sanbon ren tzuki (Series of three punches) (A)*
  2. Age uke / mae ashi / gyaku tzuki (Rising sweeping block, front kick with a reverse punch)
  3. Soto uke / enpi ukaken/ Gyaku tzuki (Outside forearm block, elbow and reverse punch) (A)
  4. Uchi uke / Mawashi ashi / Gyaku tzuki (Inside forearm block, front roundhouse kick with a reverse punch) (B)
  5. Gedan uke / mae ashi / gyaku tzuki (Lower level sweeping block, front kick with reverse punch) (A)
  6. Shuto uke / Nukite (Knife-hand block with spear hand) (B)
  7. Mae ashi geri (Front kick, followed by rear kick)
  8. Mawashi ashi ren geri (Front roundhouse kick, followed by rear kick) (A)
  9. Ushiro geri (Back kick) (A)
  10. Kakato otoshigeri (Axe kick) (A)
  11. Ushiro Mawashi geri (Spinning back kick) (A)
  12. Ura mawashi (Hook kick) (A)
  13. Yoko keage (turning) Yoko Kekomi 
  14. Yoko Kekomi (turning) Ushiro Kekomi


  • Maegeri - Mawashi - gyaku tzuki
  • Mawashi - kekomi - gyaku tzuki
  • Kekomi- mawashi - gyaku tzuki

Kihon Balance

  • 2 geris (maegeri - keage)

KUMITE: Ippon and self-defense

  • 1 yodan
  • 1 chudan
  • 1 Mae geri
  • 1 Mawashi geri
  • 1 Yoko kekomi
  • 1 Ushiro geri

Ne-Waza (Ground Techniques)

  • 9 Katame-waza (Grappling techniques)


Physical Conditioning: 2 sets of 20 pushups • 2 sets of 50 sit-ups • 2 sets of 30 burpees 

Light sparring:  2 rounds of 3 minutes 

Competition: The evaluation will be performed in a competition setting in which student’s performance will be evaluated by an instructor.


Encouraging karate phrases

  • "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle."
  • "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Keep moving forward."
  • "Train hard, fight easy. Your dedication and effort will bring success."
  • "A black belt is a white belt who never quit. Stay persistent and determined."
  • "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
  • "Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up. Keep pushing your limits."
  • "In karate, the spirit and the mind are just as important as the body. Cultivate all three."
  • "Pain is temporary, but the pride of achieving your goals lasts forever."
  • "The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle. Give it your all."
  • "Karate is not about being better than someone else; it's about being better than you were yesterday."
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