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Rising Sun Martial Arts - Hinode-Ryu Karate

Blue Belt Requirements

The following requirements are needed for advancement to Purple Belt. These are also the answers to your written test for the Blue Belt Section.

All students must also demonstrate their previous belt rank requirements in addition to these new requirements.

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Blue Belt
Jump Front Kick
Double Jump Front Kick
360 degree Turning Wheel Kick
360 degree Turning Hook Kick
360 Jump Turning  Wheel Kick
360 Double Jump Turning  Wheel Kick
Double Jump Reverse Wheel Kick

 

Heian Nidan - Scroll below for the kata description and test answers.

 

Hip Throw Position

Stance dimensions:

Front Stance: 1 block long X 1.5 blocks wide

Back Stance: 1.5 blocks long X .5 blocks wide

Narrow Front Stance: 1.5 blocks long X .5  blocks wide

Fighting Stance: .5 block long X .5 blocks wide

Horse Stance: 0 block long X 1.5 blocks wide

Ready Stance: 0 block long X .5 blocks wide

Takedowns

 

 

Previous rank requirements:

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Orange Belt
Shuto Strike
Hammer Strike
Elbow Strike
Claw Strike
Doublefist Block
Hammer Block
Cover Block
Palm Block
Ax Kick
Shuffle Kick
Heian Shodan
Takedown Position

 

 

Applied Self Defenses

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Yellow Belt
Front Punch
Reverse Punch
Spearhand Strike
Combination Blocks
Roundhouse Kick
Hook Kick
Wheel Kick
Taikyoku

 

Breakfalls
Rolls
Attacks

 

Previous rank requirements:

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
White Belt
Center Punch
Dbl Center
Backfist
Reverse Jab
Combination
Down Block
Forearm Block
Rising Block
Swordhand Block
Knee Thrust
Front Kick
Side Kick
Back Kick

 

Stances
Off the line of Attack

 

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Kata: Heian Nidan

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.    Turn 90 degrees to the left until the focus is in the west direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left back stance, execute double blocks (left backarm block and right rising block

2.    Maintain focus (west) and maintain stance (left back stance), execute a right undercut strike.

3.    Maintain focus (west) and maintain stance (left back stance), execute a left horizontal hammer strike.

4.    Turn 180 degrees to the right until the focus is in the east direction (moving only the right leg) - enter a right back stance, execute double blocks (right backarm block and left rising block).

5.    Maintain focus (east) and maintain stance (right back stance), execute a left undercut strike.

6.    Maintain focus (east) and maintain stance (right back stance), execute a right horizontal hammer strike.

7.    Maintain focus (east) - 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.

8.   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.

9.    Maintain focus (north) - travel forward with the right leg into a right back stance, execute a right swordhand block.

10.   Maintain focus (north) - travel forward with the left leg into a left back stance, execute a left swordhand block.

11.    Maintain focus (north) - travel forward with the right leg into a right front stance, execute a right spearhand strike. (kiai)

12.      Turn 270 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.

13.    Focus 45 degrees to the right (southeast) - travel forward into a right back stance, execute a right swordhand block.

14.    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.

15.    Focus 45 degrees to the left (southwest) - travel forward into a left back stance, execute a left swordhand block.

16.    Focus 45 degrees to the left until the focus is in the south direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance, execute a reverse forearm block with the right arm.

17.    Maintain focus (south) - execute a right leg front kick and step forward into a right front stance.

18.    Maintain focus (south) - maintain stance - execute a reverse punch with the left arm.

19.    Maintain focus (south) - maintain stance while executing a small shuffle backwards and execute a reverse forearm block with the left arm.

20.    Maintain focus (south) - execute a left leg front kick and step forward into a left front stance.

21.    Maintain focus (south) - maintain stance - execute a reverse punch with the right arm.

22.    Maintain focus (south) - travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right doublefist block.

23.    Turn 270 degrees to the left until the focus is in the west direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance, execute a left down block.

24.    Maintain stance and body position, focus 45 degrees to the right (northwest) - bring left hand back to hip.

25.    Maintain stance and focus (northwest) - execute a left open hand rising block.

26.    Maintain focus (northwest) - travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right rising block

27.    Turn 135 degrees to the right until the focus is in the east direction (moving only the right leg) - enter a right front stance, execute a right down block.

28.    Maintain stance and body position, focus 45 degrees to the left (northeast) - bring right hand back to hip.

29.    Maintain stance and focus (northeast) - execute a right open hand rising block.

30.    Maintain focus (northeast) - travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left rising block. (kiai)

 

Hip Throw Position

Left side:

1.    Turn 90 degrees to the left until focus is in the west direction (moving only the right leg) - enter a right front stance, execute a right down block and a left extended rising block.

2.    Maintain focus and stance position, switch arms to a right forearm block trap and a left down block trap.

3.    Turn 180 degrees left until focus is in the east direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance, execute a hammer catch at the left hip. (kiai)

Right side:

1.    Turn 90 degrees to the right until focus is in the east direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance, execute a left down block and a right extended rising block.

2.    Maintain focus and stance position, switch arms to a left forearm block trap and a right down block trap.

3.    Turn 180 degrees right until focus is in the west direction (moving only the right leg) - enter a right front stance, execute a hammer catch at the right hip. (kiai)

 

 

Self Defense Requirements

TAKEDOWNS

Collar Grab    Left side    Step with the left leg into a front stance, execute a double extended rising break to remove the hold. Maintain your position and place your arms in the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Collar Grab    Right side    Step with the right leg into a front stance, execute a double extended rising break to remove the hold. Maintain your position and place your arms in the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Choke Hold    Left side    Trap your arms above your attacker's arms and grab your wrist. Travel in reverse with your left leg into a right front stance and pull your attackers arms down towards your stomach to control their arms. Step forward towards their front leg and enter the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Choke Hold    Right side    Trap your arms above your attacker's arms and grab your wrist. Travel in reverse with your right leg into a left front stance and pull your attackers arms down towards your stomach to control their arms. Step forward towards their front leg and enter the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Wrist Grab    Left side    Travel forward with the left leg into a left front stance while reversing the grab in a counter-clockwise direction. Enter a takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Wrist Grab    Right side    Travel forward with the right leg into a right front stance while reversing the grab in a clockwise direction. Enter a takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Front Punch    Left side    Travel forward with the left leg into a left front stance, execute a left cover block. Enter a takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Front Punch    Right side    Travel forward with the right leg into a right front stance, execute a right cover block. Enter a takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Round Punch    Left side    Travel forward with the left leg into a left front stance, execute a left extended rising block. Pull arm down and enter a takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Round Punch    Right side    Travel forward with the right leg into a right front stance, execute a right extended rising block. Pull arm down and enter a takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Push    Left side        Step forward into a left front stance, double downward scooping blocks to remove attack, shoulder bump to attacker. Maintain takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Push    Right side        Step forward into a right front stance, double downward scooping blocks to remove attack, shoulder bump to attacker. Maintain takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Earslap    Left side    Step forward into a left front stance, double rising scooping blocks to block attack. Trap arms and enter the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Earslap    Right side    Step forward into a right front stance, double rising scooping blocks to block attack. Trap arms and enter the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Bearhug       Left side     Maintain an attention stance position, thrust both arms forward and utilize your hips to thrust backward towards your opponent's lower abdomen. Focus over your left shoulder, with your right hand - grab your opponent's left wrist. Continue focusing towards your attacker, draw your left elbow across the attackers jaw while turning to face your attacker by crossing your left foot behind your right foot to enter a left front stance. Control your opponent by grabbing their right arm with your left hand and placing your extended right arm across their throat. * At this point, you should be in position one of the Takedown Position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Bearhug       Right side     Maintain an attention stance position, thrust both arms forward and utilize your hips to thrust backward towards your opponent's lower abdomen. Focus over your right shoulder, with your left hand - grab your opponent's right wrist. Continue focusing towards your attacker, draw your right elbow across the attackers jaw while turning to face your attacker by crossing your right foot behind your left foot to enter a right front stance. Control your opponent by grabbing their left arm with your right hand and placing your extended left arm across their throat. * At this point, you should be in position one of the Takedown Position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Headlock   Left side    With your attacker on your left side, step forward with your right foot into a right balanced stance, execute a left hammer strike to the back shoulder of your opponent. While grabbing you opponent's right wrist with your right hand, slide your left hand over their right shoulder to push on their jaw. Stand up, push on the jaw and begin to peel their right wrist backwards. Focus 180 degrees to the left until your focus is in the south direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance. While you are turning, duck under the right arm of the attacker, swing their arm in a clockwise motion with your right arm and transfer their arm to your left hand. Place your extended right arm across their throat. * At this point, you should be in position one of the Takedown Position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Headlock   Rightside    With your attacker on your right side, step forward with your left foot into a left balanced stance, execute a right hammer strike to the back shoulder of your opponent. While grabbing you opponent's left wrist with your left hand, slide your right hand over their left shoulder to push on their jaw. Stand up, push on the jaw and begin to peel their left wrist backwards. Focus 180 degrees to the right until your focus is in the south direction (moving only the right leg) - enter a right front stance. While you are turning, duck under the left arm of the attacker, swing their arm in a counter-clockwise motion with your left arm and transfer their arm to your right hand. Place your extended left arm across their throat. * At this point, you should be in position one of the Takedown Position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Uppercut    Left side    Since the attacker is closer on this attack as with the others, we will step to the front leg of the attacker. With the attacker's right side forward, step forward into a left front stance and execute a left hammer block and enter the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Uppercut    Right side    Since the attacker is closer on this attack as with the others, we will step to the front leg of the attacker. With the attacker's left side forward, step forward into a right front stance and execute a right hammer block and enter the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Overhead    Left side    Step forward with the left leg into a left front stance, execute an open-hand rising x block and quickly redirect the strike in a circular clockwise motion to enter the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

Overhead    Right side    Step forward with the right leg into a right front stance, execute an open-hand rising x block and quickly redirect the strike in a circular counter-clockwise motion to enter the takedown position. Continue the takedown position to execute the takedown.

 

As with ALL attacks, the side you step to is determined by the stance of the attacker.

If they are in a right fighting stance, you step to their left side (your right). If they are in a left fighting stance, you step to their right side (your left).  *Exception - uppercut strike

Remember to keep your distance from attacker far enough away that they have to move to attack you.