Calderdale Family Karate Syllabus

Please click on the  coloured box links for details of the syllabus and example test requirements for each individual grade. Graduations/gradings are held once every three months in Calderdale. Only students who demonstrate that they can meet the requirements of the grading syllabus will be invited to test for promotion. Junior grades will normally be permitted to test once every three-months. Dan grades will wait a minimum of two-years (1st to 2nd Dan) between tests. Students who do not train regularly will not be permitted to grade. 

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9th Gup - 8th Gup Syllabus


General Requirements

Good moral character

Regular attendee at classes

Good understanding of test syllabus

Adherence to the club rules

Hand Technique (Soo Gi)

Horse riding stance, middle punch

Front stance, low block

Front stance middle punch

Leg Technique (Cha Gi)

Front stretch kick

Inside to outside kick

Outside to inside kick

Front snap kick

Hyung (Forms/Patterns)

Basic form number one (Ki Ch Hyung Il Bu) - by the count

Basic form number two (Ki Ch Hyung E Bu) - by the count

One Step Fighting (Il Soo Sik)

Children - One step number one and two drill

Adults - One step number one, to four with a partner

Self Defence (Ho Sin Sul)

Children - Not required

Adults – Cross arm grab defence


Free sparring against a partner

Breaking (Kyok Pa)

Front snap kick


Attention: Cha Ryut

Ready stance: Choon Bee

Meditation: Muk Nyum

Salute the flag: Kuk Gi Bay Ay

Bow: Kyung Yet

Prepare to kick: Bal Cha Gi Choon Bee

Basic: Ki Cho

Return: – Ba Ro

Courage: Yong Gi