WHAT TO EXPECT — THE FIRST RANKING TEST

What do you need to know for your first ranking test?
  1. Basic Japanese terms
  2. Selected stances and techniques
  3. Punches: Stepping punch (oi tsuki) Reverse punch (gyaku tsuki)

    Blocks: Rising block (age uke) Outside forearm block (soto ude uke) Downward block (gedan barai) Shuto uke (knifehand block)

    Stances: Front stance (zenkutsu dachi) Back stance (kokustsu dachi) Horse stance (kiba dachi)

    Kicks: Front snap kick (mai geri keage)

  4. Three-step sparring
  5. The first kata, Heian Shodan (Sensei Kanazawa demo)