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Blue Belt

Blue Belt

Two classes per week for at least 8 months as an Green Belt. Regular attendance at Kobudo class.

Practice Guide

Three months prior to your grading date, you should know the moves for all kata to your level.

Pick 2 or 3 days that are not karate class days to practice, spend at least 15 minutes per session.

Repetition is important. Practice each kata 3 times in a row before moving on to the next one.

Be diligent - All of your kata repertoire will be tested.

Do not neglect the beginner kata or kobudo.

Consider attending optional classes or private kata reviews for extra support when preparing for a belt test.

Kaishu Kata


Gekisai Ichi

Gekisai Ni


Kobudo Kata

Gekisai Ichi no Bo

Gekisai Ichi no Sai

Gekisai Ni no Bo

Gekisai Ni no Sai

Yagi Kata



Block and counter

Renzoku kumite (3 patterns)

Kakome kumite (jo chu gei)

Jiyu kumite

Point sparring (min 6 matches)

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