KIDS KATA CURRICULUM

Below is the list of kata and kihon that the student must learn in order to advance to the rank listed below. For the beginner students ages 5-12, there is no kata or kihon until they reach Orange Belt. Therefore, we have listed the skills they need to learn to advance to Yellow and Orange Belts prior to learning the kata.

White Belt

Following the karate trial, new students start their karate journey at White Belt.

Yellow Belt

Kids 5-8

Basics in a horse stance (kiba-dachi):

  • Palm strike
  • Diaphragm punch
  • Chin punch
  • Shuto strike
  • Hammerfist strike
  • Low block (Gedan uke)
  • High block (Jodan uke)

Basics in front stance (Zenkutsu-dachi):

  • Knee strike
  • Groin kick
  • Diaphragm kick

Walking Basics in Zenkutsu stance:

  • Stepping forward with diaphragm punch over lead leg
  • Stepping forward with front kick with rear leg

Anti-Bullying:

  • Backfall and getting up in defensive stance with verbal self-defense
  • Forward roll and getting up in defensive stance with verbal self-defense

Stranger Danger Self-Defense:

  • Wrist breaks from being pulled away
  • Escaping when stranger picks the student up and is trying to carry him or her away

Kata & Kihon

No Kata or Kihon is required

Kids 9-12

Basics in a horse stance (kiba-dachi):

  • Palm strike
  • Diaphragm punch
  • Chin punch
  • Shuto strike
  • Hammerfist strike
  • Low block (Gedan uke)
  • High block (Jodan uke)

Basics in front stance (Zenkutsu-dachi):

  • Knee strike
  • Groin kick
  • Diaphragm kick

Walking Basics in Zenkutsu stance:

  • Stepping forward with diaphragm punch over lead leg
  • Stepping forward with front kick with rear leg

Anti-Bullying:

  • Backfall and getting up in defensive stance with verbal self-defense
  • Forward roll and getting up in defensive stance with verbal self-defense

Stranger Danger Self-Defense:

  • Wrist breaks from being pulled away
  • Escaping when stranger picks the student up and is trying to carry him or her away

Kata & Kihon

No Kata or Kihon is required

Advanced Yellow Belt

Kids 5-8

Basics in a horse stance (kiba-dachi):

  • Gedan Uke (low block) + punch combination
  • Jodan Uke (high block) + punch combination

Basics in fighting stance:

  • Side kick

Walking Basics in front and horse stance:

  • Stepping forward in front Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance) with a front kick + diaphragm punch combination
  • Stepping forward and backward in Kiba-dachi (horse stance)

Self-Defense:

  • Double collar grab
  • Front choke

Kata & Kihon

No Kata or Kihon is required

Kids 9-12

Basics in a horse stance (kiba-dachi):

  • Gedan Uke (low block) + punch combination
  • Jodan Uke (high block) + punch combination

Basics in fighting stance:

  • Side kick

Walking Basics in front and horse stance:

  • Stepping forward in front Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance) with a front kick + diaphragm punch combination
  • Stepping forward and backward in Kiba-dachi (horse stance)

Self-Defense:

  • Double collar grab
  • Front choke

Kata & Kihon

No Kata or Kihon is required

Orange Belt

Kids 5-8

Basics in a horse stance (kiba-dachi):

  • Uchi-Uke Block
  • Soto-Uke Block
  • X-Block

Basics in fighting stance:

  • Roundhouse kick

Walking Basics in front and horse stance:

  • Stepping forward in front Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance) with low block + reverse punch combo
  • Stepping forward in front Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance) with high block + reverse punch combo
  • Stepping forward in Kiba-dachi (horse stance) with side kick

Self-Defense:

  • Side choke
  • Rear choke

Kata & Kihon

No Kata or Kihon required

Kids 9-12

Basics in a horse stance (kiba-dachi):

  • Uchi-Uke Block
  • Soto-Uke Block
  • X-Block

Basics in fighting stance:

  • Roundhouse kick

Walking Basics in front and horse stance:

  • Stepping forward in front Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance) with low block + reverse punch combo
  • Stepping forward in front Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance) with high block + reverse punch combo
  • Stepping forward in Kiba-dachi (horse stance) with side kick

Self-Defense:

  • Side choke
  • Rear choke

Kata & Kihon

  • Kihon 1
  • Kihon 2

Advanced Orange Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Kihon 1
  • Kihon 2

Kids 9-12

  • Taikyoku 1 kata

Blue Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Taikyoku 1 kata

Kids 9-12

  • Taikyoku 2 kata
  • Taikyoku 3 kata

Advanced Blue Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Taikyoku 2 kata
  • Taikyoku 3 kata

Kids 9-12

  • Uke kata
  • Chon Ji kata

Purple Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Kihon 3
  • Chon Ji kata

Kids 9-12

  • Kihon 3
  • Pinan 1 kata

Advanced Purple Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Uke kata
  • Pinan 1 kata

Kids 9-12

  • Pinan 2 kata
  • Kihon 4

Green Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Kihon 4
  • Pinan 2 kata

Kids 9-12

  • Pinan 3 kata

Advanced Green Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Pinan 3 kata

Kids 9-12

 

  • Kihon 5
  • Pinan 4 kata

Brown Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Kihon 5
  • Kicking Kihon 1
  • Pinan 4 kata
  • Pinan 5 kata

Kids 9-12

  • Pinan 5 kata
  • Kicking Kihon 1

Advanced Brown Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Saifa kata

Kids 9-12

  • Saifa kata

Junior Black Belt

Kids 5-8

  • Nihaku kata

Kids 9-12

  • Nihaku kata