1st Kyu / Shodan

Minimum 10 months of consistent attendance as a brown belt
 

Perform Kata 

  • Sanchin

  • Gekisai Ichi

  • Gekisai Ni

  • Saifa

  • Shisochin

  • Seiunchin

  • Tenchi

  • Seiryu

  • Byakko

  • Tensho

Perform Kobudo

  • Gekisai Ichi no bo

  • Gekisai Ni no bo

  • Saifa no bo

  • Gekisai Ichi no sai

  • Gekisai Ni no sai

  • Saifa no sai

  • Gekisai Ichi no tonfa

  • Gekisai Ni no tonfa

  • Saifa no tonfa

Kumite and partner work 

  • Jiyu kumite

  • Point sparring

  • Renzoku kumite (3 pattern)

  • Kakome kumite (3 patterns)

  • 4 bunkai from each traditional kata

Knowledge of history & terminology

  • General history of CNGK karate in Canada

  • 1500 word essay related to goju karate

Other requirements

  • 50 consecutive push-ups

  • Participation in a minimum of 2 CNGK events per year

  • Attendance at the CNGK Black Belt grading previous to your scheduled test date
     

Elora Karate Dojo

Sensei Barb Lamble, Head instructor

c/o Elora Centre for the Arts

74 Melville St

Elora ON N0B 1S0

call / text: 519-669-0853