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和道流

Wado Ryu
&
Free Style - Sport Karate
空手道

At Rising Sun Martial Arts

We teach a curriculum based on

The Wado Ryu (Way of Peace/Harmony) school of Karate as well as Free Style Sport Karate

Karate is primarily considered a Striking Art,
Wado Ryu includes, Striking, Locking and Throwing, examples include, Punches, Kicks, Blocks, Counter Attacks,
Balance Breaking, Sweeps, Throws, Joint-Locks, Pins, Chokes and Strangles.
Competition: Sparring & Kata (Forms) is encouraged

Our syllabus includes:

Kihon
(Basics or Fundamentals)
Stances, Punches, Kicks, Blocks, Etc.
(Solo Drills / Pairs Drills)


Renraku-Waza
(Combination Techniques)
(Solo Drills / Pairs Drills)

8 Ohyo Gumite
Semi-Free Fighting
(Pairs Drills)

10 Kihon Gumite
[Yakusoku Kumite]
(Basic or Fundamental Fighting)
(Pairs Drills)

12 Sanbon Gumite:
(3-Step Fighting)
6 Kick Blocks
6 Punch Blocks
(2 Body Blocks, 4 Head Blocks)
+ 2 Arm-Lock Variations
(Pairs Drills)

15 Kata
(Solo Patterns or Forms)
Pinan Nidan
Pinan Shodan
Pinan Sandan
Pinan Yo(n)dan
Pinan Godan
Kushanku
Naihanchi (Shodan)
Chinto
Seishan
Bassai (Dai)
Niseishi
Wanshu
Rohai (Shodan)
Jitte (Jutte)
Jion

Kata Bunkai - [Kaishaku / Kaisetsu]
(Applications of techniques found in Kata)
[Kaisetsu: Application / Explanation, Kaishaku: Interpretation, Bunkai: Analysis]
(Pairs Drills / Group Drills)

Jiyu Kumite
(Sparring with Protective Gear)
(Pairs Drills)

Goshin Jutsu
(Self Defence)
Pairs Drills / Group Drills

Makiwara
(Pad Drills/Bag Work)
Pairs Drills

Supplementary Drills and Exercises
(Solo Drills / Pairs Drills / Group Drills)

Aspects of Weapons Training and other elements,
including some Groundwork / Grappling practice,
(tameshiwari) board breaking, are sometimes optionally covered
(but are not required for rank advancement)
(Solo Drills / Pairs Drills / Group Drills)

Non Syllabus Supplementary Elements for Dan Grades
(not required for rank advancement)
Idori (Kneeling Defence)
Tanto dori (Knife Defence)
Shinken Shira-ha Dori / Muto Dori (Sword Defence)
Kumite Gata (Application of Kata Techniques)
Gyaku-Nage Dori & Taoshi-Waza (Throws & Take-Down Techniques)
Joshi Goshin Jutsu (Womens Self Defence)

Ranks (Karate)

We use a coloured belt system to denote rank, like our kickboxing Grades, varying colours for beginners and lower grades, black for advanced students and instructors.
Students must pass a grading (Practical Exam) for each belt including white belt. Time between gradings increases with rank.

 Ranks / Grades are:

(Mu-Dan) - Mu-Kyu  -
10th Kyu -
9th Kyu -
8th Kyu -
7th Kyu -
6th Kyu -
5th Kyu -
4th Kyu -
3rd Kyu -
2nd Kyu -
1st Kyu -

Shodan Ho* -
1st Dan -
2nd Dan -
3rd Dan -

Beginner
White
Red
Yellow
Orange
Green
Blue
Purple
Brown
Brown - White Tag
Brown  - Black Tag

Black Belt
Black Belt
Black Belt
Black Belt

(No Grade or Rank)
(First Belt/Grade)
(Second Belt/Grade)
(Third Belt/Grade)
(Fourth Belt/Grade)
(Fifth Belt/Grade)
(Six Belt/Grade)
(Seventh Belt/Grade)
(Eighth Belt/Grade)
(Ninth Belt/Grade)
(Tenth Belt/Grade)

(Eleventh Belt/Grade)
(Twelfth Belt/Grade)
(Thirteenth Belt/Grade)
(Fourteenth Belt/Grade)

* Shodan-Ho (Preliminary Black Belt)

Grading Timeframes

Minimum training time requirements
(Students must attend classes equivalent to the following Periods)

White – Red – Yellow –Orange =

Green – Blue – Purple =

Brown 3rd Kyu =

Brown 2nd Kyu – Brown 1st Kyu =

Black Belt (Shodan-Ho*) =

1st Dan – 10th Dan =

 3 Months (12 Weeks)

 4 Months (16 Weeks)

 6 Months (24 Weeks)

 9 Months (36 Weeks)

 12 Months (52 Weeks)

 1 Year – 10 Years

(All Dan Grades are equivalent in years to the rank been taken -
1 year to 1st Dan, 2 years to 2nd Dan, 3 years to 3rd Dan, Etc.)

* Shodan-Ho (Preliminary Black Belt)

All our Karate Instructors are Black Belt ranked:

Master Trevor Middleton,
Stuart Hardy,
Nigel Codling,
Robert Gledhill

Links To Karate (General)

Wado Ryu - Wikipedia (External Link)