Kata Requirements for Promotions
(Please refer to your Student Manual for any other promotion requirements)

The Giordano Family Methuen Karate Association uses a 15 Kyu ranking system consisting of 5 colored belts to be earned on the Karateka's journey to his or her Black Belt. Each of the 5 Belts, White, Blue, Yellow, Green and Brown has two Kyu ranks associated with it. The following list explains the GFMKA ranking System regarding the katas the must be known for each Kyu rank.

 

Belt Kyu Rank Katas
White Belt 15th Kyu (Ju Go Kyu)
14th Kyu (Ju Shi Kyu)
13th Kyu (Ju San Kyu)
Basics (Tying Belt, 1-10 Japanese, Punches, 4 Blocks, 3 Kicks)
Taikyoku Sono Ichi
Taikyoku Sono Ni
If the student has trained for 3 months* and is proficient in the Katas listed above, he or she may test for Blue Belt.
Blue Belt 12th Kyu (Ju Ni Kyu)
11th Kyu (Ju Ichi Kyu)
10th Kyu (Ju Kyu)

Introduction to kumite

Taikyoku Sono San
Pinan Sono Ichi

If the student has trained for 3 months* (from the receipt of Blue Belt) and is proficient in the Katas listed above, he or she may test for Yellow Belt.
Yellow Belt 9th Kyu (Ku Kyu)
8th Kyu (Hachi Kyu)
7th Kyu (Shichi Kyu)

7 Kicks

Pinan Sono Ni
Pinan Sono San
 

If the student has trained for 6 months* (from receipt of Yellow Belt) and is proficient in the Katas listed above, he or she may test for Green Belt.
Green Belt  6th Kyu (Roku Kyu)
5th Kyu (Go Kyu)
4th Kyu (Shi Kyu)
Basic Sanchin No Kata
Pinan Sono Yon
Pinan Sono Go
Formal Sanchin No Kata
 
Assist in teaching class with a Black Belt twice a month If the student has trained for 1 year* (from receipt of Green Belt) and is proficient in the Katas listed above, he or she may be invited to test for Brown Belt.
Brown Belt   3rd Kyu (San Kyu)
2nd Kyu (Ni Kyu)
1st Kyu (Ichi Kyu)
Geiksai Dai
Yantsu
Tsuki No
 Bo Kata

Assist in teaching class with a Black Belt two times a month If a student has trained for 2 years* (from receipt of Brown Belt) and is proficient in the Katas listed above, he or she may be invited to attend Black Belt promotion. A list of additional requirements is available from Hanshi if the student is invited.

 

Note: Under 14 years of age will be a Junior Grade Black Belt. 18 years and over will be tested for Senior Black Belt. (by invitation of promotion board)
Each kyu in each belt will be awarded in class when a student has met the requirements for that kyu. The minimum length of training is based on consistent attendance in class. Two nights a week.

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