Shotokan Karate Grading
Below are the various kyu and dan levels that make up the
Hinode Karate grading syllabus. They are a compilation of the
Japan Karate Association, ISKF and ITKF (Nishiyama Sensei's) examination guidelines. The Hinode Dojo follows these guidelines to
prepare it's students for their examinations. Keep in mind that these
are guidelines only, and the examiner has the option of adding
or deleting elements from the syllabus as deemed necessary.
The guidelines presented here can be used as a
glossary of techniques, as each technique is described in both English
and Japanese. We encourage the student to study the material
bilingually, as our instructors refer to Japanese terminology throughout
all of our classes.