Shotokan Karate Syllabus 7th Kyu Yellow Belt Basics (Kihon)

This is the basic requirements for red belts (8th kyu) taking yellow belt (7th kyu).

Kihon (basics) do vary from Dojo to Dojo, so please check for differences with your Sensei. Our yellow belt shotokan karate syllabus comprises of single techniques throughout, there are no combinations. Our 6th kyu shotokan karate grading syllabus, has the first combinations in our syllabus. We will be uploading a shotokan karate syllabus pdf as soon as we have finished all the filming, which you can use as a reference.

Many shotokan grading syllabus are similar, but there are many small variations, our shotokan yellow belt syllabus consists of the basics (kihon) in this video, three step sparring (sanbon kumite) and the kata Heian Nidan (Heian means peaceful mind and Nidan means second step).

Shotokan Karate Syllabus 7th Kyu Yellow Belt Basics

  1. Stepping forward oi zuki (stepping punch) in zenkutsu dachi (front stance) x4
  2. Stepping back age uke (upper block) in zenkutsu dachi (front stance) x4
  3. Stepping forward uchi uke (inside block) in zenkutsu dachi (front stance) x4
  4. Stepping back soto uke (outside block) in zenkutsu dachi (front stance) x4
  5. Stepping forward shuto uke (knife hand block) in kokutsu dachi (back stance) x4
  6. Stepping back shuto uke (knife hand block) in kokutsu dachi (back stance) x4
  7. Mae geri (front kick) in jyu kamae (free fighting stance) x4
  8. Mawate (turn) then another mae geri (front kick) in jyu kamae (free fighting stance) x4
  9. Mawate (turn) Mawashi geri (round kick) in jyu kamae (free fighting stance) x4
  10. Mawate (turn) then another Mawashi geri (round kick) in jyu kamae (free fighting stance) x4
  11. Mawate (turn) Yoko geri keage (side snap kick) in kiba dachi (horse riding stance) x4
  12. Mawate (turn) then another Yoko geri keage (side snap kick) in kiba dachi (horse riding stance) x4
  13. Mawate (turn) Yoko geri kekomi (side thrust kick) in kiba dachi (horse riding stance) x4
  14. Mawate (turn) then another Yoko geri kekomi (side thrust kick) in kiba dachi (horse riding stance) x4

Video Showing The Zanshin 7th Kyu Grading Basics

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Shotokan Karate Grading Syllabus Yellow Belt Basics 7th kyu
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Shotokan Karate Grading Syllabus Yellow Belt Basics 7th kyu
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This is basic requirements for yellow belt 7th kyu. Our yellow belt shotokan karate syllabus comprises of single techniques throughout, there are no combinations until our 6th kyu shotokan karate grading syllabus.

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