Requirements for Yellow Belt

Kihon

Stances/Postures

  • hachijidachi – open-legged stance
  • musubidachi – attention stance
  • zenkutsudachi – front stance
  • kibadachi – side stance

Punching Techniques

  • chokuzuki – straight punch
  • oizuki – (stepping) lunge punch
  • gyakuzuki – reverse punch

Blocking Techniques

  • gedanbarai – low-level block
  • ageuke – rising block
  • sotouke – outside block

Kicking Techniques

  • maegeri – front kick
  • yoko keage – side snap kick

Combination Techniques

  • maegeri oizuki – front kick to lunge punch

Kata

Taikyoku Shodan

Kumite

gohon kumite; jodan & chudan – five-step sparring; head high and mid-high