Grading Requirements


Know the Fundamentals:

  • Demonstrate formal and informal sitting position: Seiza-formal & Anza-informal

  • Demonstrate how to bow: Standing & Kneeling

  • Four formal positions and what they represent: Bow-respect, Attention-pride,Ready-discipline,Guard- confidenceHow to address an instructor: By his or her's last name....... example: Mr. SmithHow to answer a question from an instructor: Use Sir or Ma'am....example: Yes, Sir!

  • How to ask a question or to leave the mat: Raise your hand and wait to be recognized.

  • How to move when asked by an instructor to do something: Quickly

  • Aways step back into Yoi after a technique

  • From a sitting position bow and sound out Oni gai Shimashita, get up quickly and assume Yoi

  • After an instructor help you with a techinque, bow and sound Osu.

  • What type of school is this: "A Black Belt School"

Know the Japanese Terms:

  1. Count one to ten:
    • Ichi, ni, san, shi, go, roku, shichi, hachi, ku & ju
  2. Names for the four fundenmental positions:
    • Rei (ray) = bow
    • Kiyotsuka (key-yo-skay) = attention
    • Koi..(.yo-ee) = ready
    • Kumaite..(ku-might-tay) = guard
  3. Pronounciation of terms to start and end class:
    • Oni gai shimashita (own-knee-guy-she-must) = please teach us
    • Arigato gozaimashita (are-re-got-toe-go-zi-ee-must-ta) = thank you for teaching us
  4. Meaning of important terms:
    • Sensei (sen-say) = instructor
    • Deshi (day-she) = student
    • Seiza (say-za) = formal sit position
    • Anza (an-za) = informal sitting position
    • Gi (gee) = uniform
    • Obi (o-bee) = belt
    • Yamae (ya-may) = stop
    • Tori (tor-ree) = performer of technique
    • Uke (ue-key) = receiver of technique
    • Kiai (key-I) = spirit yell
    • Kaite (ki-tay) = turn
    • Seiken (say-ken) = punch
    • Shiko dachi (she-ko-dot-chee) = spreadout stance
    • Mae geri (my-gerry) = front kick
    • Osu (oss) = thank you and I understand, I will do i

Know Child( Adult) Safety...(All Ages)

*There is no charge for this informal test to receive the Flag Patch, student receives this in class and No Belt Ceremony is involved as with formal testing.

(Many of these items can be applies equally well to adult or family safety.)

  1. Trust Your Feelings
    • Turn on your radar (Self defense is not only fighting skill, but a state of mind)

  2. Avoid Dangerous Situations
    • Always avoid hanging around lonely park, woods, parking lots and even school yards late after school.
    • Always work out the best route to school and other places.
    • Always go places with a buddy if possible.
    • Always say, "No", if a grown-up invites you alone into their home or car.
    • Always ignore people who knock on your door when you' re home alone............"Never open the door!"
    • When your home alone and answering the phone...always pretend that your parents are too busy to come to the phone right now. Never say they're out. For example, "Washington's resisdence, may I help you?" "Sorry, my parent's are too busy to come to the phone right now, may I have your name and phone number, so they can return the call later."
  3. Avoid Strangers:
    • Always refuse to go anywhere with a stranger.
    • Always step well back if a stranger stops to ask you for least three feet.
    • Always remember:..........No stranger has the right to make you do anything.
  4. Danger In safe Places
    • Stay alert...stay safe. If a situation feels uncomfortable, get out fast.
    • Always say, "No".....If your invited alone into anyone's home, car or office unless a parent has given permission and knows where you are.
    • Be suspicious of people who act one way in front of other grown-ups and then treat you differently when they talk to you alone.

  5. Stay Alert For Tricks:
    • Bad people might try to persuade you to go off wth them by offering you somethiong that would make you really happy; such as, kitten, dog, a toy , candy, money, ice cream, etc. Say to them, "I won't go with you unless you know the password"
    • Other bad people might approach you or phone you and pretend they want you to be in a movie or on TV or in a newspaper or magazine, photograph. Dont' go with them
    • Dangerous people might pretend there's an emergency or ask for your help. They might pretend your Mom or Dad has been rushed to the hospital, and say they' ve come to take you to them. Or your brother or sister or pet has been hurt........"Don't go!"
    • Anyone your parents would sent wouldn't be a stranger and would know the secret family password.

  6. When You Need Help:
    • Call 911
    • Policemen , Firemen, Block Parents, Mothers or Fathers with children, Uniformed bus or subway drivers, Teachers and People who work in stores.
    • Tell the safe person you choose what has happened and ask them to phone your parents or to wait with you until they arrive.

  7. If You Are In Danger:
    • If someone grabs your wrist......Scream loudly and keep screaming, "Help! Kidnap!", Then kick your attacker in his shin and follow with the basic wrist grab escape. Then run away!
    • If someone grabs your body...Scream loudly and keep screamin, "Help! Kidnap!", Rear grab over arms: Use your heel to kick to the top of you opponent's instep. Front grab over arms: Knee to groin.. Front grab under arms: Elbows to jaw follow with palm to nose. Rear grab underarms: Knuckles to hands. Then run away!
    • If you can not run, drop to the ground on your back , so the person has to bend over to reach you....keep your feet aimed at your attacker and kick at their groin, knees or shins while screaming for help.
    • If you get away, run fast and keep screaming....head for crowds, stores, block parent's house or a house with lots of evidence of children's toys and bikes outside.
    • If trapped in a car, try to get out when the car stops at stop lights.
    • If the car door is locked, open the window and scream loudly.
    • Get to a phone and use your emergency number for the police
    • Don' t forget that common items around you can become weapons; such as, your shoes, books, pencils, keys.

  8. Know the Following, Have Your Parents Help You:
    • Your address.
    • Your phone.
    • Emergency number for police.....911.
  9. Have Your Parents Do The Following:
    • Establish a single information and message center in the house (on the fridge or bulletin board) where you and your parents can leave notes detailing where everybody is and when they'll be back.
    • Parents: Should know your child's routes to school or friends homes and play areas.
    • Check out the neighborhood with your child. Warn of hazards and point out "Block Parent Homes" and other safe places.
    • Develop a back-up system with a neighbor or friend whom your child can get help from when you are out.
    • Establish a secret password that has special significance to your family, and keep reminding your child of it

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12th Kyu (Junnikyu)


1. Soto katate hazushi (Outside wrist grab escape)
2. Uchi katate hazushi (Inside wrist grab escape)
3. Morote hazushi (Two hands on one wrist grab escape)
4. Mae ryote hazushi (Front double wrist grab escape)
5. Ushiro ryote hazushi..AB (Rear double wrist grab escape)
6. Akushu hazushi (Handshake escape)
7. Mae momiji hazushi (Front choke escape)
8. Ushiro momiji hazushi (Rear choke escape)
9. Ichi eri hazushi (Single Lapel escape)
10. Kata Hazushi (Shoulder grab escape)
11. Ryote mune oshi hazushi (Double chest push escape)
12. Mae dake hazushi (Front bearhug escape)
13. Ushiro dake hazushi (Rear bearhug escape)
14. Kubi nuki hazushi (Headlock escape)
11th Kyu (Juikkyu)


1. Soto katate ate (Outside wrist grab strike)
2. Uchi katate ate (Inside wrist grab strike)
3. Morote ate (Two hands on one wrist grab strike)
4. Mae ryote ate (Front double wrist grab strike)
5. Ushiro ryote ate..AB (Rear double wrist grab strike)
6. Akushu ate (Handshake strike)
7. Mae momiji ate (Front choke strike)
8. Ushiro momiji ate (Rear choke strike)
9. Ichi eri ate (Single lapel grab strike)
10. Kata ate (Shoulder grab escape)
11. Ryote mune oshi ate (Double chest push strike)
12. Mae dake ate (Front bearhug strike)
13. Ushiro dake ate (Rear bearhug strike)
14. Kubi nuki ate (Headlock strike)
10th Kyu (Jukyu)


1. Soto katate shigarami (Outside wrist grab takedown)
2. Uchi katate shigarami (Inside wrist grab takedown)
3. Morote shigarami (Two hands on one wrist grab takedown)
4. Mae ryote shigarami (Front double wrist grab takedown)
5. Ushiro ryote shigarami..AB (Rear double wrist grab takedown)
6. Akushu shigarami (Handshake takedown)
7. Mae momiji shigarami (Front choke takedown)
8. Ushiro momiji shigarami (Front bearhug takedown)
9. Ichi eri shigarami (Single lapel grab takedown)
10. Kata shigarami (Shoulder grab takedown)
11. Ryote mune oshi shigarami (Double chest push takedown)
12. Mae dake shigarami (Front bearhug takedown)
13. Ushiro dake shigarami (Rear bearhug takedown)
14. Kubi nuki shigarami (Headlock takedown)
9th Kyu (Kukyu)

Blocking and Takedowns:

A. Ju Jitsu Blocking and Striking:
1. Soto harai uke (Outside brush block/strike)
2. Uchi hari uke (Inside brush block/strike)
3. Soto shoto uke shigarami (Outside chop block/strike)
4. Mae ryote shigarami (Inside chop block/strike)
5. Gyaku hari uke (Reverse brush block/strike)
6. Empi uke (Elbow block/strike)
7. Gedan osae uke (Low extended block/strike)
8. Gedan oruude uke (Low bend arm block/strike)

B. Intermediate Takedowns:
9. Akushu shigarami (Handshake takedown)
10. Ushiro kata shigarami..AB (Rear Shoulder takedown)
11. Gyaku gaeshi shigarami (Hammerlock takedown)
12. Kubi nuki shigarami (Headlock takedown)
13. Osaegami shigarami..AB (Hair grab front and rear takedown)
14. Hagai shigarami (Full Nelson takedown)
8th Kyu (Hachikyu)

Basic Joint Locks:

A. Locking Techniques:
1. Katate tori AB (Wrist lock)
2. Yoko kote tori AB (Side wrist lock)
3. Gyakute tori AB (Reverse wrist lock)
4. Kote hiji tori AB (Wrist elbow lock)
5. Ude tori AB (Elbow lock)
6. Oruude tori..AB ( Bend arm lock)
7. Temaki tori AB (Hand twist lock)
8. Yawara AB Combinations

B. Lifting and Turning Methods:
9. Lifting methods (3)
10. Turning methods (4)

C. Comealongs:
11. Kote tori (Wrist hold)
12. Mae dake ate (Front chest push ate)
12. Kote gyaku gaeshi (Wrist hammerlock)
13. Tsuki gyaku gaeshi (Punch hammerlock)
14. Tsuki ude gaeshi (Punch armlock)
7th Kyu (Nanakyu)

Falling and Rolling:

1a. Forward roll
1b. Back roll
1c. Side fall
1d. Back fall
1e. Front fall
1f. Combination

Ground Fighting Techniques:

A. From the Mount:
1. Kiba Nori (Entering the mount)
2. Kiba Nori Mamoru (Defending the Mount A..B)
3. Kiba Nori Tenbin Gatame (Double Chest Push Armbar
4. Kiba Nori Shiho Gatame (Punch to Armlock)
5. Kiba Nori Shiho Jime (Turn to Figure 4 Choke)
6. Kiba Nori Gyaku Shiho Jime (Punch to Reverse Figure 4 Choke)
7. Kiba Nori Ude Mawashi (Punch to Armwrap)
8. Kiba Nori Morote Sode Jime (Single Lapel Choke)

B. Escaping the Mount:
9. Mawashi Gaeshi (Lapel Grab)
10. Koshi Gaeshi (Punch to Double Arm Wrap)
11. Tsuki Gaeshi (Punch to Armbar)
12. Kesa Gatame (Punch to Belt Grab)

C. Headlock Escapes:
13. Kubi Nuki Teningatame (Headlock)
14. Kubi Nuki Teningatame (Headlock)
6th Kyu (Rokukyu)

Chokes and Groundwork:

A. Chokes:

1. Ichimomiji jime (Long and short choke)
2. Kataeri jime (Single lapel choke)
3. Hadaka jime (Standard choke)
4. Ushiho jime (Four sided choke)
5. Ushiro okuerieri jime (Rear perfect choke)
6. Ushiro tetori jime (Rear hand clasp choke)
7. Gaeshi nage jime (Sacrife throw)
8. Ichita (One hand defense)
9. Ushiro jime AB (Rear choke defense)

B. Groundwork:

10. Shiko yoko (Squatting side)
11. Shiko ashi (Squatting between legs AB)
12. Seiza mune AB (Sitting on chest)
13. Seiza mune ude (Sitting on chest & arms)
14. Seiza mune tuski (Sitting on chest, punch to face)
5th Kyu (Gokyu)

Weapon Defenses:

A. Basic Knife (Naifu):
1. Koka dori (Overhead defense)
2. Yoko dori (Side defense)
3. Guito osu dori (Thrust defense)
4. Sasaeeru dori (Upward defense)
5. Keikaku dori (Attempted)

B. Basic Gun: (Kenju)
6. Itami dori (Stomach defense)
7. Ushiro dori (Rear defense)

C. Knife Hostage:
8. Mae nuki tanto (Knife to neck front)
9. Ushiro nuki tanto (Knife to neck rear)

D. Intermediate Knife:
10. Migi kiru dori (Rt. slash defense)
11. Hidari kiru dori (Lt. slash defense)

12. Kao dori (Face defense)
13. Itami dori...AB (Stoamch defense)
14. Ushiro dori...AB (Rear defense)
4th Kyu (Yonkyu)

Throwing Methods:

A. Ju Jitsu-Judo Throws:
1. Ashi harai...AB (Foot sweep throw)
2. Ogoshi nage...AB (Hip throw)
3. Seoi nage...AB (Shoulder throw)
4. Tai otoshi...AB (Body drop throw)
5. Osoto gari...AB Outer reaping throw
6. Harai ogoshi...AB (Sweeping hip throw)
7. Yoko gake...AB (Side drop throw)
8. Tani otoshi...AB (Valley drop)
9. Tomoe nage...AB (Stomach throw)
(A=judo grips, B=punch)

B. Aiki Throws:
10. Irimi nage...AB (Entering throw)
11. Kaiten nage...AB (Rotary throw)
12. Koku nage...AB (Breath throw)
13. Yoko ogoshi...AB (Side hip throw)
14. Shiho nage...AB (Four sided throw)
(A=wrist grabs, B=punch)
3rd Kyu (Sankyu)

Close Techniques:

A. Push Techniques:
1. Mune oshi ichi (First chest push)
2. Mune oshi ni (Second chest push)
3. Mune oshi san (Third chest push)
4. Mune oshi yon (Fourth chest push)
5. Mune oshi go (Fifth chest push)
6. Mune oshi roku (Sixth chest push)
7. Mune oshi shichi (Seventh chest push)
8. Mune oshi hachi (Eighth chest push)
9. Morote mune oshi...ABCD (Double chest push)

B. Punch Techniques:
10. Tsuki dori ichi...AB (First punch technique)
11. Tsuki dori ni (Second punch technique)
12. Tsuki dori san (Third punch technique)
13. Tsuki dori yon (Fourth punch technique)
14. Tsuki dori go (Fifth punch technique)
2nd Kyu (Nikyu)

Intermediate Joint Locks:

1. Soto katate tori (Outside wrist grab lock)
2. Uchi katae tori (Inside wrist grab lock)
3. Morote tori (Two hands on one lock)
4. Mae ryote tori...AB (Front double grab lock)
5. Ushiro ryote tori..AB (Rear double grab lock)
6. Akushu hazushi (Handshake lock)
7. Momiji tori (Front choke lock)
8. Ushiro momiji tori (Rear choke lock)
9. Kataeri tori...AB (Single lapel lock)
10. Kata tori (Shoulder grab lock)
11. Mae dake tori...AB (Front bearhug lock)
12. Ushiro dake tori...AB (Rear bearhug lock)
13. Tsuki Kote hiji tori (Punch wrist elbow lock)
14. Tsuki hiji tori (Punch elbow lock)
1st Kyu (Ikkyu)

Advanced Ground Technique:

A. Using the Guard:

1. Shiho gatame (Figure four lock)
2. Kubi nuki jime (Guillotine choke)
3. Gyaku shiho jime (Reverse figure four choke)
4. Kao sageru ude tori (Face down armbar)
5. Hiza ude tori (Knee armbar)
6. Oku ude tori (Advanced armbar)

B. Escaping Their Guard

7. Hiji ate (Elbow strike)
8. Hasami nuki hazushi...AB (Slip the guard)
9. Karada Shizuku (Body slam)
10. Mazwashi hiza shizuku (Turning knee drop)
11. Genkutsu ogoshi (Punch to hip throw)
12. Genkutsu ushiro otoshi (Punch to rear drop)
13. Genkutsu ashi kagi (Punch to leg hook)
14. Genkutsu mawashi shizuku (Punch to lifting drop)

Student Creed
1. Respect country, parents, teachers and one another.
2. Develop confidence of the mind, honesty of the heart and strength of the body.
3. Fight NOT for selfish ends, but develop MIGHT for Right.

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