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Shotokan Karate 6th Kyu Belt

 

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The Shotokan Karate Green belt is the fifth belt given to a kyu-level practitioner of this Martial Art.

6th kyu Karate Green Belt

To obtain this belt usually requires 4 months of continous training from yellow belt. The next belt after this belt is purple belt.

Green belt requirements

Kihon

Sanbon Zuki (step forwards 5 times)

Age Uke, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan Barai (step backwards 5 times)

Soto Ude Uke, Yoko Empi Uchi, Gyaku Zuki (step forwards 5 times)

Uchi Ude Uke, Kizami Zuki Jodan, Gyaku Zuki (step backwards 5 times)

Shuto Uke from Kokutsu Dachi / Nukite Uchi (step forwards 5 times)

Mae Geri Chudan, Mae Geri Jodan (step forwards 5times)

Mawashi Geri Chudan (step forwards 5 times)

Yoko Geri Keage from Kiba Dachi (5 times both sides)

Yoko Geri Kekomi from Kiba Dachi (5 times both sides)

Kumite

Kihon Ippon Kumite (One Step Sparring)

1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Mae Geri

Kata

Heian Sandan

+Any previous Kata of the Examiner's choice

Information on Karate terms

Kihon is a word (Japanese) that means "basics" or "fundamentals" and is used to refer to the basic techniques that are taught and practised as the foundation of most Japanese martial arts.

Kihon kata is prearranged partner drills. Here, two students face either other and alternate execution of a technique. This approach combines repetition with training in distancing. Targets for punching and kicking, such as bags, shields, or dummies, are also commonly used in kihon training to strengthen muscles, bones, and even skin.

Kumite is a word that basically means sparring. It is one of the three primary sections of karate training, along with kata and kihon. Kumite can be used to develop a particular technique or a skill or even used within a competition.

Kata is a word which is a way of describing detailed choreographed patterns of movements. There have been conflicting stories on why this has been created but the most commonly accepted explanatino is that it acts as a reference guide for a set of moves which can then be used in a sparring scenario. The main objective here is to try out different combinations of techniques in a safe manner.



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