KIHON: Basics (5 counts per technique)

  1. OI ZUKI (lunge punch-front stance)
  2. AGE UKE (rising block-front stance)  GYAKU ZUKI (reverse punch-front stance)
  3. SOTO UKE (middle inside block-front stance)  GYAKU ZUKI (reverse punch-front stance)
  4. UCHI UKE (middle outside block-front stance)  GYAKU ZUKI (reverse punch-front stance)
  5. GEDAN BARAI (down block-front stance)  GYAKU ZUKI (reverse punch-front stance)
  6. SHUTO UKE (knife hand block-back stance)
  7. MAE GERI (front kick-front stance)
  8. KAKATO OTOSHI GERI (rising kick to head with leg fully extended)
  9. MAWASHI GERI (round kick-front stance)
  10. YOKO GERI KEKOMI (side thrust kick-horse stance) 


  1. MAE GERI (front kick-front stance)  OI ZUKI (lunge punch-front stance)

SAMBON KUMITE: (3 ATTACKS - Static or stepping) According to examiner’s indications. Forward and backward with open counterattack

  • 3    JODAN (Upper Level)
  • 3    CHUDAN (Middle Level)
  • 3    MAE GERI (front kick-front stance)
  • 3    MAWASHI GERI (round kick-front stance)

KATA: Form practice (a pre-arranged pattern of defensive and offensive techniques against multiple imaginary opponents)


JUTSU: Grappling

  • Ukemi (falling and rolling) front, rear and side


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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