Requirements for 1st Blue Belt

Kihon

Additional Stances/Postures

  • kokutsudachi – back stance

Additional Blocking Techniques

  • uchiuke – inside block
  • shutouke – knife-hand block

Additional Kicking Techniques

  • yokokekomi – side thrust kick

Additional Combination Techniques

  • gyakuzuki maegeri – reverse punch front kick

Kata

Heian Shodan

Kumite

gohon kumite; jodan, chudan, maegeri – five-step sparring; head high & mid-high punch and front kick