Shotokan Karate Syllabus 8th Kyu Red Belt Basics (Kihon)

This is the basic requirements for orange belts (9th kyu) taking red belt (8th kyu).

Kihon (basics) do vary from Dojo to Dojo, so please check for differences with your Sensei. Our red 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 red belt syllabus consists of the basics (kihon) in this video, three step sparring (sanbon kumite) and the kata Heian Shodan (Heian means peaceful mind and Shodan means first step).

Shotokan Karate Syllabus 8th Kyu Red 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 8th Kyu Grading Basics

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Shotokan Karate Grading Syllabus Red Belt Basics 8th kyu
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Shotokan Karate Grading Syllabus Red Belt Basics 8th kyu
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This is the basic requirements for red belt 8th kyu. Kihon (basics) do vary from Dojo to Dojo, so please check for differences with your Sensei. Our red belt shotokan karate syllabus comprises of single techniques throughout, there are no combinations.