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Rising Sun Martial Arts - Hinode-Ryu Karate

Black Belt Requirements:  

The following new requirements are needed for advancement within the Solid Black Belt Rank.

  

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Solid Black Belt to Solid Level 1
Center Punch
Dbl Center
Backfist
Reverse Jab
Combination
Taikyoku - Individual plus Bunkai

Positions: Takedown, Hip Throw, Takeover

 
All defenses: Collar Grab
All defenses: Choke

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Solid Level 1 to Solid Level 2
Combination Blocks:
Down Block
Forearm Block
Rising Block
Swordhand Block
Doublefist Block
Hammer Block
Heian Shodan - Individual plus Bunkai

Waza Iti

Waza Ni

 
All defenses: Wrist Grab
All defenses: Front Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Solid Level 2 to Solid Level 3
Knee Thrust
Front Kick
Side Kick
Back Kick
Roundhouse Kick
Heian Nidan - Individual plus Bunkai

Waza San

Waza Si

 

 
All defenses: Reverse Punch
All defenses: Round Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Solid Level 3 to Solid Level 4
Spearhand Strike
Shuto Strike
Hammer Strike
Elbow Strike
Claw Strike
Heian Sandan - Individual plus Bunkai

Waza Go

Waza Roku

 

 
All defenses: Push
All defenses: Earslap

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Solid Level 4 to Solid Level 5
Palm Block
Cover Block
Scooping Blocks
Inai
Heian Yodan - Individual plus Bunkai

Waza Siti

Waza Hati

 

 
All defenses: Bearhug
All defenses: Grab & Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Solid Level 5 to Solid Level 6
Hook Kick
Wheel Kick
Ax Kick
Shuffle Front Kick
Heian Godan - Individual plus Bunkai

Waza Ku

Waza Zyuu

 

 
All defenses: Headlock
All defenses: Full Nelson

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Solid Level 6 to Shodan Black Belt
Jump Front Kick
Double Jump Front Kick
360 degree Turning Wheel Kick
360 degree Turning Hook Kick
360 Jump Turning  Wheel Kick
360 Dbl Jump Turning  Wheel Kick
Double Jump Reverse Wheel Kick
All Kata - Taikyoku through Heian Godan - Individual plus Bunkai

Waza Zyuu Iti

 

 
All defenses: Uppercut
All defenses: Overhead

 

 

Black Belt Requirements:  

The following new requirements are needed for advancement within the Shodan Black Belt Rank.

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Shodan Black Belt to Shodan Level 1 Chanbara - Mein Strike
Bassai - Individual plus Bunkai

Heian Kata: Move 1 through first Kiai

 
All attacks: Kyusho Iti
Wrist Grab: Kotegaeshi

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Shodan Level 1 to Shodan Level 2 Chanbara - Kote Strike

Kali: 2-count

Kali: 2-count Cob / Block

Empi - Individual plus Bunkai

Heian Kata: First Kiai through end

All attacks: Kyusho Ni

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Shodan Level 2 to Shodan Level 3 Chanbara - Do Strike

Kali: 3-count

Kali: 3-count Cob / Block

 

Jion - Individual plus Bunkai

Heian Kata

 

All attacks: Kyusho San

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Shodan Level 3 to Shodan Level 4 Kali: 4-count

Kali: 4-count Cob / Block

 

Kwanku - First half
All attacks: Kyusho Si - Inward

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Shodan Level 4 to Shodan Level 5 Chanbara - Ashi Strike

Kali: 5-count

Kali: 5-count Cob / Block

 

Kwanku - Second half
All attacks: Kyusho Si - Outward
Wrist Grab: Sankyo

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Shodan Level 5 to Shodan Level 6 Chanbara - Tsuki Strike

Kali: Heaven Six

Kali: Heaven Six Cob / Block

 

Kwanku
All attacks: Kyusho Iti
All attacks: Kyusho Ni
All attacks: Kyusho San
All attacks: Kyusho Si-In
All attacks: Kyusho Si-Out

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Shodan Level 6 to Nidan Black Belt Chanbara - All Strikes

Kali: All Strikes

Kali: All Strike Cob / Block

 

Kwanku
Heian Kata
All attacks: Kyusho Iti
All attacks: Kyusho Ni
All attacks: Kyusho San
All attacks: Kyusho Si-In
All attacks: Kyusho Si-Out

 

 

Black Belt Requirements:  

The following new requirements are needed for advancement within the Nidan Black Belt Rank.

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Black Belt to Nidan Level 1 Kali Disarm:  #1 Strike
Agaru-Sho: First Half
 
Kotegaeshi: Collar Grab
Kotegaeshi: Choke
Kotegaeshi: Wrist Grab
Kotegaeshi: Front Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Level 1 to Nidan Level 2 Tenbimnage - Iremi: Wrist Grab
Agaru-Sho: Second Half
 
Sankyo: Collar Grab
Sankyo: Choke
Sankyo: Wrist Grab
Sankyo: Front Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Level 2 to Nidan Level 3 Tenbimnage - Tenkan: Wrist Grab
Taikyoku Bo
Shodan Bo
Nidan Bo
 
Kotegaeshi: Reverse Punch
Kotegaeshi: Round Punch
Kotegaeshi: Push
Kotegaeshi: Earslap

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Level 3 to Nidan Level 4 Kali Disarm:  #2 Strike
Sandan Bo
 
Sankyo: Reverse Punch
Sankyo: Round Punch
Sankyo: Push
Sankyo: Earslap

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Level 4 to Nidan Level 5 Shihonage - Iremi: Wrist Grab
Yodan Bo
 
Kotegaeshi: Bearhug
Kotegaeshi: Grab & Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Level 5 to Nidan Level 6 Shihonage - Tenkan: Wrist Grab
Godan Bo
 
Sankyo: Bearhug
Sankyo: Grab & Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Level 6 to Nidan Level 7 Kali Disarm:  #3 Strike
Bo Roku
 
Kotegaeshi: Headlock
Kotegaeshi: Full Nelson

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Level 7 to Nidan Level 8 Kali Disarm:  #4 Strike
Bo Siti
 
Sankyo: Headlock
Sankyo: Full Nelson

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Level 8 to Nidan Level 9 Kali Disarm:  #5 Strike
Agaru Bo Shodan
 
Kotegaeshi: Uppercut
Kotegaeshi: Overhead Strike

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Nidan Level 9 to Sandan Black Belt Kali Disarm:  #1-5 Strikes 7 Sword Techniques  
Sankyo: Uppercut
Sankyo: Overhead Strike

 

 

Black Belt Requirements:  

The following new requirements are needed for advancement within the Sandan Black Belt Rank.

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Black Belt to Sandan Level 1  
Agaru-Ni: First Half
 
Tenbimnage Iremi: Collar Grab
Tenbimnage Iremi: Choke
Tenbimnage Iremi: Wrist Grab
Tenbimnage Iremi: Front Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 1 to Sandan Level 2  
Agaru-Ni:

Create A Second Half

 
Shihonage Iremi: Collar Grab
Shihonage Iremi: Choke
Shihonage Iremi: Wrist Grab
Shihonage Iremi: Front Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 2 to Sandan Level 3  
Katana ShiShi:

First Half

 
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Collar Grab
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Choke
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Wrist Grab
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Front Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 3 to Sandan Level 4  
Katana ShiShi:

Second Half

 
Shihonage Tenkan: Collar Grab
Shihonage Tenkan: Choke
Shihonage Tenkan: Wrist Grab
Shihonage Tenkani: Front Punch

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 4 to Sandan Level 5 Ushiro Kata Otoshi: Wrist Grab Tekki Shodan  
Tenbimnage Iremi: Reverse Punch
Tenbimnage Iremi: Round Punch
Tenbimnage Iremi: Push
Tenbimnage Iremi: Earslap

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 5 to Sandan Level 6 Chanbara Judging Terminology Tekki Nidan  
Shihonage Iremi: Reverse Punch
Shihonage Iremi: Round Punch
Shihonage Iremi: Push
Shihonage Iremi: Earslap

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 6 to Sandan Level 7 Chanbara Judging Certification Tekki Sandan  
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Reverse Punch
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Round Punch
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Push
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Earslap

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 7 to Sandan Level 8 Hachimawashi: Wrist Grab Agaru-Kuren  
Shihonage Tenkan: Reverse Punch
Shihonage Tenkan: Round Punch
Shihonage Tenkan: Push
Shihonage Tenkan: Earslap

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 8 to Sandan Level 9 Ikkyo: Wrist Grab    
Tenbimnage Iremi: Bearhug
Tenbimnage Iremi: Grab & Punch
Tenbimnage Iremi: Headlock

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 9 to Sandan Level 10 Nikyo: Wrist Grab    
Shihonage Iremi: Bearhug
Shihonage Iremi: Grab & Punch
Shihonage Iremi: Headlock

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 10 to Sandan Level 11 Ireminage: Wrist Grab    
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Bearhug
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Grab & Punch
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Headlock

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 11 to Sandan Level 12 Ude Garame: Wrist Grab    
Shihonage Tenkan: Bearhug
Shihonage Tenkan: Grab & Punch
Shihonage Tenkan: Headlock

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 12 to Sandan Level 13      
Tenbimnage Iremi: Full Nelson
Tenbimnage Iremi: Uppercut
Tenbimnage Iremi: Overhead Strike
Shihonage Iremi: Full Nelson
Shihonage Iremi: Uppercut
Shihonage Iremi: Overhead Strike

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Sandan Level 13 to Yodan Black Belt      
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Full Nelson
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Uppercut
Tenbimnage Tenkan: Overhead Strike
Shihonage Tenkan: Full Nelson
Shihonage Tenkan: Uppercut
Shihonage Tenkan: Overhead Strike

 

Kata: Kwanku - "To Look At The Sky"   (Shodan Black Belt)

To execute this kata using the compass directions, make sure that north is the direction that you start from. You will only need to use the 8 compass directions of north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west and northwest. Place the compass directions on your surrounding walls to make sure your directions are correct.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

  1. Maintain focus in the north direction  and stance position. Execute a low "Rising Sun" symbol at belt level. Begin to raise the hands to a level above the forehead. Maintain your focus straight forward until your hands cross in front of your focus. At that point, allow your focus to follow the Rising Sun symbol to its' endpoint.
  2. While your focus remains high, open the hands in a circular motion back towards the Ki. When your hands reach a downward diagonal level, approximately 4 and 8 on a clock, sharply bring focus directly forward while the hands meet at the Ki with the left hand executing a Shuto into the open right hand.
  3. Focus left, (moving only the left leg) turn 90 degrees into a left back stance, execute a left swordhand block.
  4. Focus right, (moving only the right leg) turn 180 degrees into a right back stance, execute a right swordhand block.
  5. Focus left, (moving only the left leg) turn 90 degrees into a horse stance. Prepare a left swordhand block by crossing an open left hand under an extended right preparation arm. With dynamic breathing, execute the left swordhand block.
  6. Maintain focus (north) and stance (horse) - execute a right center punch.
  7. Maintain focus (north) - elongate the horse stance to the left and execute a right reverse forearm block.
  8. Maintain focus (north) - return to the horse stance and execute a left center punch.
  9. Maintain focus (north) - elongate the horse stance to the right and execute a left reverse forearm block.
  10. Focus 90 degrees right, bring left leg halfway up to right leg, then bring right leg back to left leg into an attention stance, execute a hammer catch at the left hip.
  11. Maintain stance (attention stance), focus 90 degrees to the right until focus is in the south direction - execute a right side kick and a right backfist strike. Change focus 180 degrees to the left until focus is in the north direction - Retract the side kick into a chamber position and prepare the arms for a left swordhand block. Step back with the right leg into a left back stance, execute a left swordhand block.
  12. Maintain focus (north) - travel forward with the right leg into a right back stance, execute a right swordhand block.
  13. Maintain focus (north) - travel forward with the left leg into a left back stance, execute a left swordhand block.
  14. Maintain focus (north) - travel forward with the right leg into a right front stance, execute a right spearhand strike. KIAI
  15. Focus left, turn 180 degrees, moving only the left leg, enter a left front stance, execute a left open hand rising block while simultaneously executing a right, reverse shuto strike.
  16. Maintain focus (south), execute a rear leg front kick. On the re-chamber of the front kick, pivot left and focus 180 degrees to the north direction while entering a left crane stance and a left down block preparation.
  17. Maintain focus to the north, step back to a left back stance and execute a double block, left down block / right backarm block.
  18. Maintain focus north, elongate the stance into a left narrow front stance, execute a right swordhand strike.
  19. Maintain focus, while dynamically executing a left down block, draw your left foot back to the right into an attention stance facing the northeast direction.
  20. Maintain focus, moving only the left leg, enter a left front stance, execute a left open hand rising block while simultaneously executing a right, reverse shuto strike.
  21. Maintain focus (north), execute a rear leg front kick. On the re-chamber of the front kick, pivot left and focus 180 degrees to the south direction while entering a left crane stance and a left down block preparation.
  22. Maintain focus to the south, step back to a left back stance and execute a double block, left down block / right backarm block.
  23. Maintain focus south, elongate the stance into a left narrow front stance, execute a right swordhand strike.
  24. Maintain focus, while dynamically executing a left down block, draw your left foot back to the right into an attention stance facing the southwest direction.
  25. Maintain focus, south, pivot stance to the south direction, execute a right hammer catch.
  26. Focus 90 degrees to the left until the focus is in the east direction. Execute a left front kick, then step down so that you are in a left front stance facing the east direction. While executing the front kick, simultaneously execute a left backfist strike, and leave it extended when you enter your stance.
  27. Maintain focus (east) -  execute an right augmented elbow strike into the extended left hand.
  28. Focus 90 degrees to the right until the focus is in the south direction (moving only the left leg) - enter an attention stance, execute a left hammer catch.
  29. Focus 90 degrees to the right until the focus is in the west direction. Execute a right front kick, then step down so that you are in a right front stance facing the west direction. While executing the front kick, simultaneously execute a right backfist strike, and leave it extended when you enter your stance.
  30. Maintain focus (west) -  execute an left augmented elbow strike into the extended left hand.
  31. Focus left, turn 180 degrees to the left until the focus is in the east direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left back stance, execute a left swordhand block.
  32. Focus 45 degrees to the right (southeast) - travel forward into a right back stance, execute a right swordhand block.
  33. Turn 135 degrees to the right until the focus is in the west direction (moving only the right leg) - enter a right back stance, execute a right swordhand block.
  34. Focus 45 degrees to the left (southwest) - travel forward into a left back stance, execute a left swordhand block.
  35. Focus left, moving only the left leg, turn 45 degrees to enter a left front stance, execute a left open hand rising block while simultaneously executing a right, reverse shuto strike.
  36. Maintain focus, travel forward into a right cross stance by executing a right front kick. Upon entering the right cross stance, execute a right back-knuckle strike.
  37. Maintain focus, travel in reverse to a right front stance, execute a right forearm block followed by a double punch (left reverse punch followed by a right front punch).
  38. Turn 360 degrees to the left until the focus is back to the south direction (moving the right leg, then the left leg) - jump into a right back stance, execute a right swordhand block.
  39. Maintain focus (south) - Draw left leg up to right leg, then right leg backwards to a left back stance, execute in a circular motion a low level  swordhand block.
  40. Maintain focus, travel forward into a right back stance, execute a right swordhand block.
  41. Focus left, moving only the left leg, turn 270 degrees until the focus is in the west direction enter a left front stance, execute a left forearm block follow by a right reverse punch.
  42. Focus right, moving only the right leg, turn 180 degrees until the focus is in the east direction enter a right front stance, execute a right forearm block follow by a left reverse punch, then a right front punch.
  43. Focus 90 degrees right, bring left leg halfway up to right leg, then bring right leg back to left leg into an attention stance, execute a hammer catch at the left hip.
  44. Maintain stance (attention stance), focus 90 degrees to the right until focus is in the south direction - execute a right side kick and a right backfist strike. Change focus 180 degrees to the left until focus is in the north direction - Retract the side kick into a chamber position and prepare the arms for a left swordhand block. Step back with the right leg into a left back stance, execute a left swordhand block.
  45. Maintain focus (north) - travel forward with the right leg into a right narrow front stance, execute a right spearhand strike.
  46. Turn 360 degrees to the left to enter a left side horse stance. While turning, rotate the right spearhand to a palms up position and slightly draw that hand towards your right ear. Upon entering the stance, execute a left back-knuckle strike. With a slight shuffle of the stance forward, execute a left backfist strike.
  47. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right augmented elbow strike into the open left hand.
  48. Maintain stance, focus 180 degrees to the right to the south direction, execute a left hammer catch followed by a right down block.
  49. Maintain focus and stance, execute a left hook punch.
  50. Focus 90 degrees to the right toward the west direction, moving only the left leg, travel forward into a horse stance, hands to the hips.
  51. Maintain focus and stance, execute a downward X block followed by an open hand rising X block.
  52. Maintain the open hand rising X block, focus right, turn 270 degrees to the south direction by moving only the left leg into a right narrow front stance. After entering the stance, with dynamic breathing, draw hands down to a closed middle level X block.
  53. Maintain focus, execute a jump front kick to a right cross stance. Upon entering the stance, execute an augmented hammer strike. KIAI

To return to the ready position, focus right, turn 180 degrees moving the left foot to a ready position while executing a scooping motion with the right arm.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

 

 

Kata: Agaru-Sho - "First Rising Sun Kata"   (Nidan Black Belt)

To execute this kata using the compass directions, make sure that north is the direction that you start from. You will only need to use the 8 compass directions of north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west and northwest. Place the compass directions on your surrounding walls to make sure your directions are correct.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

  1. Maintain focus in the north direction, slightly pivot heels outward from the attention stance. Execute a low "Rising Sun" symbol at belt level. Begin to raise the hands to a level above the forehead. Maintain your focus straight forward until your hands cross in front of your focus. At that point, allow your focus to follow the Rising Sun symbol to its' endpoint.
  2. While your focus remains high, open the hands in a circular motion back towards the Ki. When your hands reach a downward diagonal level, approximately 4 and 8 on a clock, sharply bring focus directly forward while the hands meet at the Ki in a double shuto position. At that point, pivot heels inward from the attention stance.
  3. Maintain focus and stance, with dynamic breathing, draw the hands towards the body while pivoting toes inward from the attention stance.
  4. Maintain focus, travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left forearm block followed by a dynamic right reverse punch.
  5. Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right forearm block followed by a dynamic left reverse punch.
  6. Maintain focus, travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left forearm block followed by a right reverse punch.
  7. Maintain focus and stance, after drawing hands back towards your ribs, execute dynamic finger pokes.
  8. Maintain focus and stance, extend open hand preparations straight up above your head, then execute double open hand down blocks to the side.
  9. Focus left, moving the right leg only, turn 180 degrees into a left front stance, execute double open hand blocks, left down block / right reverse forearm block.
  10. Maintain focus, stance and open hand down block position, rotate the right hand palm down then dynamically draw back towards body.
  11. Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute double open hand blocks, right down block / left reverse forearm block.
  12. Maintain focus, stance and open hand down block position, rotate the left hand palm down then dynamically draw back towards body.
  13. Maintain focus, travel forward into a left front stance, execute double open hand blocks, left down block / right reverse forearm block.
  14. Maintain focus, stance and open hand down block position, rotate the right hand palm down then dynamically draw back towards body.
  15. Focus 90 degrees right to the west direction, pivot into a right front stance, execute a right forearm block followed by a left reverse punch then a right front punch.
  16. Focus left, turn 180 degrees to the east direction, moving only the left leg, enter a left front stance, execute a left forearm block followed by a right reverse punch.
  17. Focus 90 degrees right to the south direction, pivot into a right front stance, execute a right forearm block followed by a left reverse punch then a right front punch.
  18. Focus left, turn 180 degrees to the north direction, moving only the left leg, enter a left front stance, execute a left forearm block followed by a right reverse punch.
  19. Maintain focus, with a slight pivot to the northeast direction, enter an attention stance with a right hammer catch by executing a slight step with the right followed by bringing the left foot back.
  20. Focus 90 degrees to the left, travel forward into a left side horse stance by executing a left circular hook stance with a left back-knuckle strike.
  21. Maintain focus. Left back-knuckle strike draws back to the left hip while the right leg crosses in front of the left.
  22. Maintain focus, execute a left front kick to enter a side horse stance. Once in the stance, execute a left horizontal hammer strike.
  23. Maintain focus and stance position,  pivot hips into target and execute a right center punch with the left in a preparatory guard above the punch.
  24. Maintain focus, return to side horse stance and execute a left rising block.
  25. Focus 90 degrees to the left to the south direction, with a slight pivot to the southwest direction, enter an attention stance with a right hammer catch by executing a slight step with the right followed by bringing the left foot back.
  26. Focus 90 degrees to the left, travel forward into a left side horse stance by executing a left circular hook stance with a left back-knuckle strike.
  27. Maintain focus. Left back-knuckle strike draws back to the left hip while the right leg crosses in front of the left.
  28. Maintain focus, execute a left front kick to enter a side horse stance. Once in the stance, execute a left horizontal hammer strike.
  29. Maintain focus and stance position,  pivot hips into target and execute a right center punch with the left in a preparatory guard above the punch.
  30. Maintain focus, return to side horse stance and execute a left rising block.
  31. Focus 90 degrees left to the east direction, with a slight pivot to the southeast direction, enter an attention stance with a right hammer catch by executing a slight step with the right followed by bringing the left foot back.
  32. Focus 90 degrees to the left to the north, travel forward into a left side horse stance by executing a left circular hook stance with a left back-knuckle strike followed by a left open hand backarm block.
  33. Maintain focus, moving only the right leg, step into a left front stance, execute a right reverse punch. KIAI
  34. Focus left, moving only the left leg turn 45 degrees into a left cat stance, execute a low level leg block.
  35. Maintain focus northwest, travel forward into a left back stance. In a circular motion from the leg block, execute a right reverse hammer catch followed by a left horizontal hammer strike then a right reverse punch.
  36. Maintain focus, travel forward with a right reverse wheel kick. Upon the re-chamber of the kick, focus left 180 degrees to the southeast direction, step down with the right into a left front stance, execute a right reverse punch.
  37. Maintain focus, southeast, travel forward into a right narrow front stance, execute a low level swordhand block.
  38. Focus left, pivot 135 degrees to the north direction into a left front stance, execute an open hand rising X block.
  39. Maintain focus and stance, close hands and dynamically draw hands down to a middle level X block.
  40. Maintain focus, travel forward into a left narrow front stance by executing a left jump front kick, followed by a downward X block.
  41. Focus 180 degrees right to the south direction, moving only the left leg, travel forward into a left back stance, execute a left low level swordhand block.
  42. Focus 180 degrees right to the north direction. Pivot into a right back stance, execute in a circular motion a right low level swordhand block.
  43. Focus 90 degrees left to the west direction. Shuffle the right leg forwards to a horse stance, execute double dynamic open hand forearm blocks.
  44. Maintain focus and stance, execute double open hand down blocks.
  45. Maintain focus, while raising your center and your stance to an attention stance, execute an open hand rising X block. Maintain focus in the west direction, but raise the focus to the level of the block.
  46. Maintain focus. While your focus remains high, open the hands in a sliding motion through a Rising Sun symbol and continue in a circular motion back towards the Ki. When your hands reach a downward diagonal level, approximately 4 and 8 on a clock, sharply bring focus directly forward while the hands meet at the Ki in a double shuto position. At that point, pivot heels inward from the attention stance.
  47. Maintain focus and stance, with dynamic breathing, draw the hands towards the body while pivoting toes inward from the attention stance.
  48. Focus 90 degrees left to the south direction, moving only the left leg, enter a left back stance, execute double blocks, left down block / right backarm block.
  49. Maintain focus, travel forward into a right back stance, execute double blocks, right down block / left backarm block.
  50. Maintain focus, switch your stance into a left back stance by drawing your left leg up to the right, then stepping back with the right into the stance, execute double blocks, left down block / right backarm block.
  51. Focus 90 degrees to the right to the west direction, moving only the right leg, step backwards to a left front stance, execute a downward X block, followed by bringing the hands to the hips then to a rising leg block.
  52. Maintain focus, travel forward into a right cross stance by executing a right leg knee thrust while drawing hands to chest, execute a right hammer strike.
  53. Maintain focus, travel in reverse to a right front stance, execute a right forearm block followed by a left reverse punch, then a right front punch.
  54. Focus left, turn 180 degrees to the east direction by jumping into a right cross stance, execute a downward X block.
  55. Focus 90 degrees left to the north direction, with dynamic breathing, draw the left leg up to a right crane stance while simultaneously executing double blocks, left down block / right backarm block.
  56. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right circular vertical hammer strike followed by a left front kick. Step forward with the left leg then travel forward with the right leg into a right front stance, execute a right front punch.
  57. Turn 360 degrees to the left until the focus is back to the north direction (moving the right leg, then the left leg) - jump into a right back stance, execute a right swordhand block. KIAI
  58. Maintain focus (north) - Draw left leg up to right leg, then right leg backwards to a left back stance, execute a left swordhand block.

To return to the ready position, maintain focus north, after a small step with the right foot, bring left foot back to right foot and to the ready position and reverse the Rising Sun symbol to meet above your head. After hands meet, bring them back to your sides and bring left left foot to right to the attention stance.  Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

 

 

Kata: Tekki Shodan - "First Level- Horse Riding Kata"   (Nidan Black Belt)

To execute this kata using the compass directions, make sure that north is the direction that you start from. You will only need to use the 8 compass directions of north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west and northwest. Place the compass directions on your surrounding walls to make sure your directions are correct.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

  1. Maintain focus North, execute a left cross stance while preparing hands at a low level "War and Peace" symbol.
  2. Focus right 90 degrees, with a high stepping motion with the right leg, enter a side horse stance, execute a dynamic right open hand backarm block.
  3. Maintain focus and stance, execute a left augmented elbow strike into the open right hand.
  4. Maintain stance, focus 180 degrees left, execute a right hammer catch.
  5. Maintain focus and stance, execute a left down block followed by a right hook punch.
  6. Maintain focus, travel forward into a right cross stance.
  7. Focus 90 degrees right to the North, continue stepping with the left leg into a horse stance, execute a right forearm block.
  8. Maintain focus and stance, execute a double block, left rising block / right down block.
  9. Maintain focus and stance, execute a left circular augmented uppercut strike.
  10. Focus 90 degrees left, while executing a left leg sweep, return to the horse stance position. While maintaining the augmented uppercut strike position, execute a left augmented hammer strike.
  11. Focus 180 degrees right, while executing a right leg sweep, return to the horse stance position. While maintaining the augmented uppercut strike position, execute a reverse augmented hammer strike.
  12. Maintain stance, focus left 180 degrees. From a right hammer catch position, execute double strikes, left horizontal hammer strike / right hook punch.
  13. Maintain focus and stance, execute a dynamic left open hand backarm block.
  14. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right augmented elbow strike into the open left hand.
  15. Maintain stance, focus 180 degrees right, execute a left hammer catch.
  16. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right down block followed by a left hook punch.
  17. Maintain focus, travel forward into a left cross stance.
  18. Focus 90 degrees left to the North, continue stepping with the right leg into a horse stance, execute a left forearm block.
  19. Maintain focus and stance, execute a double block, right rising block / left down block.
  20. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right circular augmented uppercut strike.
  21. Focus 90 degrees right, while executing a right leg sweep, return to the horse stance position. While maintaining the augmented uppercut strike position, execute a right augmented hammer strike.
  22. Focus 180 degrees left, while executing a left leg sweep, return to the horse stance position. While maintaining the augmented uppercut strike position, execute a reverse augmented hammer strike.
  23. Maintain stance, focus right 180 degrees. From a left hammer catch position, execute double strikes, right horizontal hammer strike / left hook punch. KIAI

To return to the ready position, focus left to the North direction, move the left foot to the right to a ready position.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

 

 

Kata: Tekki Nidan - "Second Level- Horse Riding Kata"   (Nidan Black Belt)

To execute this kata using the compass directions, make sure that north is the direction that you start from. You will only need to use the 8 compass directions of north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west and northwest. Place the compass directions on your surrounding walls to make sure your directions are correct.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

  1. Focus 90 degrees right, execute a left cross stance while executing a dynamic left hook punch.
  2. Maintain focus, with a high stepping motion with the right leg, enter a side horse stance, execute a right horizontal hammer strike and a left hook punch.
  3. Maintain focus, travel forward by crossing left foot in front of right, then to a side horse stance, execute a low level circular, vertical, augmented hammer strike.
  4. Focus 180 degrees left, bring left foot to right, then left steps down to left side horse stance, while executing a dynamic right hook punch.
  5. Maintain focus, cross in front with the right then with a high stepping motion with the left leg, enter a side horse stance, execute a left horizontal hammer strike and a right hook punch.
  6. Maintain focus, travel forward by crossing right foot in front of left, then to a side horse stance, execute a low level circular, vertical, augmented hammer strike.
  7. Maintain stance, focus 180 degrees right, execute a left hammer catch followed by a right doublefist block to the side.
  8. Focus North, with a right leg block, enter a horse stance, execute a right augmented elbow strike.
  9. Maintain stance, focus 90 degrees right, execute a dynamic open hand backarm block followed by a left hook punch.
  10. Maintain focus, with a crossing motion with the left leg and a leg block with the right, travel into a horse stance while focus changes North, execute a left forearm block.
  11. Maintain focus and stance, execute a double block, right rising block / left down block.
  12. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right circular augmented uppercut strike.
  13. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right hammer catch followed by a left doublefist block.
  14. Maintain focus, with a left leg block, enter a horse stance, execute a left augmented elbow strike.
  15. Maintain stance, focus 90 degrees left, execute a dynamic open hand backarm block followed by a right hook punch.
  16. Maintain focus, with a crossing motion with the right leg and a leg block with the left, travel into a horse stance while focus changes North, execute a right forearm block.
  17. Maintain focus and stance, execute a double block, left rising block / right down block.
  18. Maintain focus and stance, execute a left circular augmented uppercut strike. KIAI

To return to the ready position, maintain focus, move the left foot to the right to a ready position.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

 

 

Kata: Tekki Sandan - "Third Level- Horse Riding Kata"   (Nidan Black Belt)

To execute this kata using the compass directions, make sure that north is the direction that you start from. You will only need to use the 8 compass directions of north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west and northwest. Place the compass directions on your surrounding walls to make sure your directions are correct.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

  1. Maintain focus North, step right leg into a horse stance, execute a left forearm block.
  2. Maintain focus and stance, execute double blocks, left down block / right rising block.
  3. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right circular augmented uppercut strike.
  4. Maintain focus and stance, from a right hammer catch, execute a right augmented center punch with the left hand in an open position on the top of the forearm.
  5. Focus 90 degrees right, while turning right palm upward, in a crossing motion left leg in front of right, enter a horse, execute an augmented low level forearm block.
  6. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right circular augmented hammer strike.
  7. Maintain stance, focus 90 degrees left to the North direction, after a left-open hand hammer catch at the right hip, execute a right augmented center punch with the left hand in an open position on the top of the forearm.
  8. Maintain focus and stance, execute double blocks, left down block / right forearm block.
  9. Maintain focus and stance, execute double blocks, left forearm block / right down block.
  10. Maintain focus and stance, execute a left augmented hammer block.
  11. Focus 90 degrees left, in a crossing motion right leg in front of left, enter a horse, focus North, execute double blocks, left rising block / right down block.
  12. Maintain focus and stance, execute a left circular augmented uppercut strike.
  13. Maintain focus and stance, from a left hammer catch, execute a left augmented center punch with the right hand in an open position on the top of the forearm.
  14. Focus 90 degrees right, while turning right palm upward, in a crossing motion left leg in front of right, enter a horse, execute an augmented low level forearm block.
  15. Maintain focus and stance, execute a left circular augmented hammer strike.
  16. Maintain stance, focus 90 degrees right to the North direction, after a right-open hand hammer catch at the left hip, execute a left augmented center punch with the right hand in an open position on the top of the forearm.
  17. Maintain stance, focus 90 degrees right, execute a dynamic open hand backarm block followed by a left hook punch.
  18. Maintain focus, in a crossing motion with the left leg in front of the right, enter a horse stance, execute a left hook punch.
  19. Maintain focus and stance, execute double blocks, left down block / right rising block.
  20. Maintain focus and stance, execute a right augmented uppercut strike. KIAI

To return to the ready position, maintain focus, move the left foot to the right to a ready position.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

 

Waza's:

Waza Iti: Self Defense against the Collar Grab

1                    Focus forward. Step with the left into a Horse Stance, execute a left palm block.

2                    Maintain focus. Bring the left foot to the right foot, bring hands to the hips.

3                    Maintain focus. Step with the right into a Horse Stance, execute a right palm block.

4                    Maintain focus. Bring the right foot to the left foot, bring hands to the hips.

5                    Maintain focus. Travel forward into a right front stance, execute double rising breaks.

6                    Maintain focus. Brings hands to the hips.

7                    Maintain focus. Travel forward into a left front stance, execute double rising breaks.

8                    Maintain focus. Brings hands to the hips.

9                    Maintain focus. Travel in reverse into a right front stance, execute double rising breaks. KIAI.

10                To return to the ready position, maintain focus, bring the right leg back to the left leg and then out to a ready position.

 

Waza Ni: Self Defense against the Choke

1                    Focus left, turn 90 degrees into a left front stance, bring hands to the hips.

2                    Maintain focus, reach forward with both hands and trap at the wrist.

3                    Maintain focus, travel in reverse into a right front stance, pull trap to your Ki.

4                    Maintain focus and stance, bring your hands to your hips.

5                    Maintain focus and stance, execute a downward scoop with the right, trap with the left.

6                    Focus right, turn 180 degrees into a right front stance, alternate your elbows.

7                    Maintain focus and stance, bring hands to hips.

8                    Maintain focus and stance, reach forward with both hands and trap at the wrist.

9                    Maintain focus, travel in reverse into a left front stance, pull trap to your Ki.

10                Maintain focus and stance, bring your hands to your hips.

11                Maintain focus and stance, execute a downward scoop with the left, trap with the right.

12                Focus left, turn 180 degrees into a left front stance, alternate your elbows. KIAI

13                To return to the ready position, focus 90 degrees to the right, bring the right foot back to the left foot and then to a ready position.

 

Waza San: Self Defense against the Wrist Grab

1                    Maintain ready position, focus 90 degrees to the left.

2                    Maintain focus, step back with the left leg into a right fighting stance, execute a left backarm block / right down block.

3                    Maintain focus and stance, bring left hand to the hip while right hand executes a trap.

4                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a left side horse stance, execute a left elbow strike.

5                    Focus right 180 degrees.

6                    Maintain focus, step back with the right leg into a left fighting stance, execute a right backarm block / left down block.

7                    Maintain focus and stance, bring right hand to the hip while left hand executes a trap.

8                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a right side horse stance, execute a right elbow strike. KIAI

9                    To return to the ready position, focus 90 degrees left towards the front, bring the left foot to the right foot and then to a ready position.

 

Waza Si: Self Defense against the Front Punch and Reverse Punch

1                    Maintain focus, travel forward with the left leg into a left front stance, execute a left cover block.

2                    Maintain focus, travel forward with the right leg into a right front stance, execute a right cover block.

3                    Focus left, turn 90 degrees into a left front stance, execute a left cover block followed by a downward reverse punch.

4                    Focus right, turn 180 degrees into a right front stance, execute a right cover block followed by a downward reverse punch.

5                    Focus left, turn 90 degrees into a left front stance, execute a left swordhand block.

6                    Maintain focus, travel forward with the right leg into a right front stance, execute a right swordhand block.

7                    Focus left, turn 90 degrees into a left front stance, execute a left swordhand block followed by a rising reverse punch.

8                    Focus right, turn 180 degrees into a right front stance, execute a right swordhand block followed by a rising reverse punch. KIAI

9                    To return to the ready position, focus 90 degrees left towards the front, bring the left leg back to the right leg, then to a ready position.

 

Waza Go: Self Defense against the Round Punch / Hair Grab

1                    Focus 90 degrees to the left, moving the left leg enter a left balanced stance, bring hands to hips.

2                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right rising front punch.

3                    Focus 180 degrees to the right, moving the right leg enter a right balanced stance, bring hands to hips.

4                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left rising front punch.

5                    Focus 90 degrees left, turn into a left front stance, execute a left extended rising block.

6                    Maintain focus and stance, with the left arm, execute a circular trap.

7                    Focus left, turn 180 degrees into a left front stance, bring hands to the hips.

8                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right extended rising block.

9                    Maintain focus and stance, with the right arm, execute a circular trap.

10                Focus right, turn 180 degrees into a right front stance, bring hands to the hips.

11                Maintain focus and stance, trap both hands on the head against the hair grab.

12                Maintain focus and hand position, travel in reverse into a left front stance.

13                Maintain focus, execute a rear leg knee thrust and return to the left front stance position. KIAI

14                To return to the ready position, maintain focus forward, bring left leg back to right and then to a ready position.

 

Waza Roku: Self Defense against the 2 Hand Push / Earslap

1                    Maintain focus, travel in reverse into a right front stance, execute double downward scoops.

2                    Maintain focus and stance, bring hands to the hips.

3                    Maintain focus and stance, execute an augmented trap with the right hand.

4                    Focus right, turn 180 degrees into a right front stance, slide the augment under the elbow.

5                    Maintain focus and stance, bring hands to the hips.

6                    Maintain focus, travel in reverse into a left front stance, execute double downward scoops.

7                    Maintain focus and stance, bring hands to the hips.

8                    Maintain focus and stance, execute an augmented trap with the left hand.

9                    Focus left, turn 180 degrees into a left front stance, slide the augment under the elbow.

10                Maintain focus and stance, bring hands to the hips.

11                Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute double rising scoops.

12                Maintain focus, travel forward into a left front stance, execute double shuto strikes.

13                Focus left, turn 180 degrees into a left front stance, execute double rising scoops.

14                Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute double shuto strikes. KIAI

15                To return to the ready position, focus and turn 180 degrees to the left, moving the left leg back to the right leg then to a ready position.

 

Waza Siti: Self Defense against the Grab & Punch

1                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right rising block.

2                    Maintain focus, travel in reverse into a left front stance, execute a left hammer block.

3                    Focus right, turn 180 degrees into a right front stance, execute a right arm trap.

4                    Maintain focus and stance, execute a reverse hammer strike.

5                    Focus left, turn 90 degrees into a left front stance, execute a left forearm block.

6                    Maintain focus and stance, execute a reverse rising block.

7                    Maintain focus and stance, execute a rear leg front kick.

8                    Focus right, turn 180 degrees into a right front stance, in a swinging motion bring hands to hips.

9                    Maintain focus and stance, execute double vertical punches.

10                Maintain focus and stance, execute a rear leg knee thrust, KIAI, return hands to the vertical punch position.

11                To return to the ready position, bring right foot back to left then to a ready position.

 

Waza Hati: Self Defense against the Bearhug

1                    Maintain focus, step with the right leg into a horse stance, bring hands to the hips.

2                    Maintain focus and stance, with a left center punch preparation, execute a left elbow strike and right hook punch.

3                    Maintain focus, bring right foot back to the left, bring hands to hips.

4                    Maintain focus and stance, execute simultaneous center punch followed by double rear strikes to the ribs.

5                    Maintain focus, right foot steps forward into a crossed stance.

6                    Focus left, turn 180 degrees into a left back stance, execute a forearm block.

7                    Maintain focus, elongate stance, execute a rising reverse punch.

8                    Maintain focus, bring right foot to left foot, enter a rest position.

9                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute double rising blocks.

10                Maintain focus, bring left foot up to right, execute double shuto strikes.

11                Maintain stance, focus 180 degrees to the right, execute a right downward scoop to the rear.

12                Maintain focus, turn 180 degrees into a horse stance, bring hands to hips.

13                Focus 45 degrees to the right, elongate stance, execute a downward reverse punch. KIAI

14                To return to the ready position, maintain focus forward, bring left foot to right and then to a ready position.

 

Waza Ku: Self Defense against the Headlock / Full Nelson

1                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right hammer block followed by a reverse punch.

2                    Maintain stance, focus 90 degrees right, execute a right downward scoop.

3                    Focus right, turn body 180 degrees into a right front stance, bring hands to the hips.

4                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left hammer block followed by a reverse punch.

5                    Maintain stance, focus 90 degrees left, execute a left downward scoop.

6                    Focus left, turn body 180 degrees into a left front stance, bring hands to the hips.

7                    Maintain focus, travel forward with the right foot to the left foot then to a horse stance, execute double downward strikes to the side.

8                    Focus right, turn 180 degrees into a right side horse stance by bringing right foot to the left foot then to the stance, execute a right elbow strike.

9                    Maintain stance, focus 90 degrees left, bring hands to hips.

10                Maintain focus and stance, execute double extended rising breaks followed by double rear strikes to the head.

11                Focus left, turn 90 degrees into a horse stance by bringing left foot to right foot then to the stance, execute a left circular hook punch. KIAI

 

Waza Zyuu: Self Defense against the Uppercut / Overhead Strike

1                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left hammer block.

2                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute a reverse swordhand block.

3                    Maintain focus, trap with the right hand, travel forward into a left side horse stance, raise hands above the head.

4                    Focus right, turn 180 degrees with the right leg into a left front stance, execute a reverse hammer catch.

5                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right hammer block.

6                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a left front stance, execute a reverse swordhand block.

7                    Maintain focus, trap with the left hand, travel forward into a right side horse stance, raise hands above the head.

8                    Focus left, turn 180 degrees with the left leg into a right front stance, execute a reverse hammer catch.

9                    Maintain focus and stance, bring hands to hips.

10                Maintain focus, travel forward into a left front stance, execute a right rising X block.

11                Maintain focus, travel forward into a right stance, execute a hammer catch.

12                Focus left, turn 180 degrees into a left front stance, execute a rising X block.

13                Maintain focus and stance, execute an open hand trap.

14                Focus right, turn 180 degrees into a right front stance, execute an open hand catch at the right hip. KIAI

15                To return to the ready position, maintain focus, bring right foot back to left and then to a ready position.

 

Waza Zyuu-Iti: Self Defense against the weapons

1                    Maintain focus, travel in reverse into a right front stance, execute a right augmented wedge.

2                    Focus left, pivot 90 degrees into a left front stance, execute a left swordhand block.

3                    Maintain focus, travel forward into a right side horse stance, execute a left hammer catch.

4                    Maintain focus, travel in reverse into a left side horse stance, alternate hammer catch to right hip.

5                    Maintain stance, focus 180 degrees right, execute a right cover block.

6                    Maintain focus, step back with the right leg into a horse stance, bring hands to hips.

7                    Maintain focus and stance, execute a right open hand X block.

8                    Maintain stance, focus 90 degrees left, execute a left swordhand block.

9                    Turn 180 degrees left into a left front stance while executing a right hammer strike to a hammer catch position.

10                Maintain focus, bring right foot up to an attention stance, hands to the hips.

11                Maintain focus, step right into a horse stance, execute a right palm block followed by a left trap.

12                Focus left, turn 180 degrees into a left front stance, execute a left hammer catch. KIAI

13                To return to the ready position, maintain focus, bring left foot back to the right then to a ready position.

 

 

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