Promotion Test Requirements for White Belt (No Kyu)

※48 Hours = 3 Months

A) Techniques

Kihon (Basics) (1) Tachikata (Stances)
Heisoku Dachi, Musubi Dachi, Heiko Dachi, Shizen Dachi (Sotohachiji Dachi), Uchihachiji Dachi, Sanchin Dachi, Moroashi Dachi, Zenkutsu Dachi, Kiba Dachi, Tsuruashi Dachi

(2) Tsuki (Punches / Strikes)
Seiken Chudan Tsuki, Seiken Jodan Tsuki, Seiken Ago Uchi, Seiken Shita Tsuki, Seiken Kagi Tsuki, Hiji Uchi, Uraken Gammen Uchi, Uraken Sayu Uchi, Uraken Hizo Uchi , Uraken Mawashi Uchi, Shuto Gammen Uchi, Shuto Sakotsu Uchi, Shuto Sakotsu Uchikomi, Shuto Hizo Uchi, Shuto Uchi Uchi

(3) Uke (Blocks)
Jodan Uke, Chudan Soto Uke, Chudan Uchi Uke, Gedan Barai, Uchi Uke Gedan Barai

(4) Keri (Kicks)
Mae Keage, Uchimawashi, Sotomawashi, Hiza Geri, Kin Geri, Mae Geri, Mawashi Geri, Yoko Keage, Yoko Geri, Kansetsu Geri, Ushiro Geri

Ido (Moving Basics) In Zenkutsu Dachi: Moving forward and backward, Turning—combined with one technique (Tsuki, Keri, Uke)

eg: Zenkutsu Dachi + Seiken Oi Tsuki or Gyaku Tsuki

Kata Taikyoku Sono Ichi & Ni, Sokugi Taikyoku Sono Ichi

B) Conditioning

* Flexibility: Head reaches the floor from a seated position with legs open.
* Push-ups: 20
* Jumping Squats: 20
* Hand Stand: 20 seconds (supported by another person)
* Chin-ups: 3
* Jump (Tobi Geri): to a target the level of your own height

C) Kumite

(1) Yakusoku Kumite: Block only against attack;
Hand block against tsuki / leg block against tsuki / hand block against keri / leg block against keri

(2) Jiyu Kumite: 30 seconds
Criterion: Reigi (Composure, attitude) / Kamae (readiness) / Kiai

D) Written Examination

* In the terminology and philosophy pertaining to this rank. Contents of which shall be provided by the WKKO Honbu

Promotion Test Requirements for Orange Belt (10 & 9 Kyu)

Kyu 10: 48 Hours = 3 Months / Kyu 9: 48 Hours = 3 Months
Basic techniques as for white belt as well as the following:

A) Techniques

Kihon (Basics) (1) Tachikata (Stances)
Kokutsu Dachi, Nekoashi Dachi
Ido (Moving Basics) Kokutsu Dachi (Nekoashi Dachi): Moving forward and backward, Turning

eg: Kokutsu Dachi + Chudan Uchi Uke

Repetition of same technique: eg: Zenkutsu Dachi + Seiken Oi Tsuki twice,
Zenkutsu Dachi + Seiken Chudan Sanbon Tsuki

Kata Taikyoku Sono San, Sokugi Taikyoku Sono Ni & San

B) Conditioning

* Flexibility: same criterion as for white belt, with improvement from that level.
* Push-ups: 30
* Jumping Squats: 30
* Hand Stand: 30 seconds
* Chin-ups: 5
* Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 10 cm

C) Kumite

(1) Yakusoku Kumite: Block only against attack;
Hand block against tsuki / leg block against tsuki / hand block against keri / leg block against keri

(2) Jiyu Kumite: 30 seconds
* Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kiai

D) Written Examination

* In the terminology and philosophy pertaining to this rank. Contents of which shall be provided by the WKKO Honbu.

Promotion Test Requirements for Blue Belt (8 & 7 Kyu)

Kyu 8: 48 Hours = 3 Months / Kyu 7: 48 Hours = 3 Months
Basic techniques as for white & orange belts as well as the following:

A) Techniques

Kihon (Basics) (1) Tachikata (Stances)
Kakeashi Dachi

(2) Tsuki (Punches / Strikes)
Tettsui, Nukite, Shotei

(3) Uke (Blocks)
Morote Uke, Mawashi Uke, Shuto Mawashi Uke

(4) Kokyu Ho (Breathing Technique)
Ibuki

Ido (Moving Basics) Kokutsu Dachi Shuto Mawashi Uke, Enkei Gyaku Tsuki

Sanchin Dachi: Moving forward and backward, Turning — eg: Sanchin Dachi + Seiken Chudan Gyaku Tsuki
Kiba Dachi: Moving sideways to front & back (Mae Kosa, Ushiro Kosa), Turning — eg: Kiba Dachi Jun Tsuki, Tettsui
Combination: (Uke and Attack) — eg: Zenkutsu Dachi + Jodan Uke – Seiken Chudan Gyaku Tsuki
Combination (Tsuki and Keri) — eg: Zenkutsu Dachi + Mae Geri Seiken Chudan Tsuki

Kata Pinan Sono Ichi & Ni, Sanchin

B) Conditioning

* Flexibility: Shoulders touch the floor in a seated position with legs open.
* Push-ups: 40
* Jumping Squats: 40
* Hand Stand: 40 seconds
* Chin-ups: 8
* Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 15 cm

C) Kumite

(1) Yakusoku Kumite: Uke Kaeshi (Block and Retaliation);
Opponent attack, Block, Retaliation using a variety of attacks, blocks & reactions. Eg: hand, hand, hand / hand, hand, leg / hand, leg, hand / leg, hand, hand / hand, leg, leg / leg, leg, hand / leg, hand, leg / leg, leg, leg

(2) Jiyu Kumite: 60 seconds
Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kiai / Speed / Power / Stamina (Kokyu) / Uke Kaeshi

D) Written Examination

* In the terminology and philosophy pertaining to this rank. Contents of which shall be provided by the WKKO Honbu.

Promotion Test Requirements for Yellow Belt (6 & 5 Kyu)

Kyu 6: 48 Hours = 3 Months / Kyu 5: 48 Hours = 3 Months
Basic techniques as for white through blue belts as well as the following examples:

A) Techniques

Kihon (Basics) (1) Tsuki (Punches / Strikes)
Koken Uchi, Haito Uchi, Morote Tsuki

(2) Uke (Blocks)
Koken Uke, Haito Uchi, Jyuji Uke

Ido (Moving Basics) Kaiten Ido (Spinning) — eg: Kiba Dachi + Kaiten Tettsui
Dako Ido (45 Degree Angle) — eg: 45 Degree Kiba Dachi + Gedan Barai
Kata Pinan Sono San & Yon, Yantsu, Tsuki No Kata

B) Conditioning

* Flexibility: Same as for blue belt with notable improvement.
* Push-ups: 50
* Jumping Squats: 50
* Hand Stand: 50 seconds
* Chin-ups: 10
* Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 20 cm

C) Kumite

(1) Yakusoku Kumite: Uke Kaeshi (Block and Retaliation);
Opponent attack, Uke, Retaliation using a variety of attacks, blocks & reactions. Eg: hand, hand, hand / hand, hand, leg / hand, leg, hand / leg, hand, hand / hand, leg, leg / leg, leg, hand / leg, hand, leg / leg, leg, leg

(2) Jiyu Kumite: 60 seconds * 3 rounds
Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kiai / Speed / Power / Stamina (Kokyu) / Uke Kaeshi

D) Written Examination

* In the terminology and philosophy pertaining to this rank. Contents of which shall be provided by the WKKO Honbu

Promotion Test Requirements for Green Belt (4 & 3 Kyu)

Kyu 4: 96 Hours = 6 Months / Kyu 3: 96 Hours = 6 Months
Basic techniques as for white through Yellow Belts as well as the following:

A) Techniques

Ido (Moving Basics) Basic step work in Kumite No Kamae: Okuri Ashi, Fumi Ashi, Kosa, Oiashi (Sagari)
Kata Pinan Sono Go, Taikyoku Sono Ichi Ura & Ni Ura & San Ura, Gekisai Dai, Tekki Sono Ichi

B) Conditioning

* Flexibility: Chest touches the floor in a seated position with legs open.
* Push-ups: 60
* Jumping Squats: 60
* Hand Stand: 60 seconds
* Chin-ups: 12
* Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 30 cm

C) Kumite

(1) Yakusoku Kumite: Uke and Uke Kaeshi combination in Kumite No Kamae, Step work

(2) Jiyu Kumite: 60 seconds * 5 rounds
Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kiai / Speed / Power / Stamina (Kokyu) / Uke Kaeshi / Rhythm / Combination (Balance between hand techniques and kicks) / Step work

D) Written Examination

* In the terminology and philosophy pertaining to this rank. Contents of which shall be provided by the WKKO Honbu.

Promotion Test Requirements for Brown Belt (2 & 1 Kyu)

Kyu 2: 96 Hours = 6 Months / Kyu 1: 96 Hours = 6 Months
Basic techniques and terminology as for white through green belts as well as the following:

A) Techniques

Ido (Moving Basics) Kumite No Kamae Step work moving in various angles
Kata Pinan Sono Ichi – Go ‘Ura’, Tensho, Saifa, Gekisai Sho, Tekki Sono Ni

B) Conditioning

* Flexibility: Chest touches the floor in a seated position with legs open.
* Push-ups: 100
* Jumping Squats: 100
* Hand stand: 90 seconds
* Chi- ups: 15
* Jump (Tobi Geri): Your own height + 30 cm (Tobi Ushiro Geri or Tobi Ushiro Mawashi Geri, right & left)

C) Kumite

(1) Yakusoku Kumite: Uke and Uke Kaeshi Combination in Kumite No Kamae, Step work

(2) Jiyu Kumite: 60 seconds * 10 rounds
Criterion: Reigi / Kamae / Kiai / Speed / Power / Stamina (Kokyu) / Uke Kaeshi / Rhythm / Combination (Balance between hand technique and kicks) / Stepwork

D) Tameshi Wari

More than the IKO Tournament Rule Standard

E) Goshin Jitsu (Self-Defense): Basic Movements

F) Written Examination

* In the terminology and philosophy pertaining to this rank. Contents of which shall be provided by the WKKO Honbu.
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*Kyu/Dan ranks obtained by YOUTHS aged twelve years old and under are considered “JUNIOR” ranks.

*Youths must re-test for his/her equivalent “Adult” rank after he/she reaches age thirteen years old.
Initial “Adult” Sho Dan (1st Dan) ranks can only be obtained at age fifteen years old or over.

DAN

Promotion Test Requirements for Black Belt 1st Dan “Shodan Senpai” / 1 year after Brown Belt
Excellent Martial Arts Practitioner and Superior example for the students.
Excellent conditioning exceeding Brown Belt requirements.
Be a minimum of 15 years.
Contribution to the WKKO.
Kata:1- Seienchin. 2- Garyu. 3- Tekki Sono San. 4- Bassai Dai.
Gyakute, Self-Defense: Attend an official seminar.
Free Fighting (Jiyu Kumite):60 Seconds: 20 rounds.
Written Examination:Research About WKKO HONBU.

Promotion Test Requirements for Black Belt 2nd Dan “Nidan-Senpai” / 2 years after 1st Dan
Excellent conditioning exceeding 1st Dan (Shodan) requirements.
Consistent contribution to the WKKO.
Test before Kancho or officials appointed by Kancho.
Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
Kata:Superior and current Kata proficiency including Seipai.
Free Fighting (Jiyu Kumite):60 Seconds: 30 rounds

Promotion Test Requirements for Black Belt 3rd Dan “Sandan-Sensei” / 3 years after 2nd Dan
Recognition as a model citizen and a record of distinguished service within the WKKO.
Test before Kancho or officials appointed by Kancho.
WKKO Senior Advisor’s formal written recommendation letter for promotion.
Be a minimum of 21 years o