4th Kyu to 2nd Kyu Belt Test

Belt Test Class May 10, 2015To continue sharing of my journey in Shotokan Karate, you can read Shotokan Karate, First Ever Belt Test, Multiple Belt Test, 5th Kyu to 4th Kyu Belt Test, and studying Karate in England.


On May 10th, 2015, I had another belt test.  This one was to go from fourth (4th) Kyu to second (2nd) Kyu, which is I went from second (2nd) purple to second (2nd) brown.  I only have one more Kyu level, under black belt level, to test, and then I will be testing for my Shodan, first (1st) degree black.  I think I was the most nervous for this test then I have been since my first test.  I felt I wasn’t fully sure about my Kihon, techniques.  Well, I knew the techniques, but I wasn’t sure about what they were in Japanese.  Have a look, and you can see how I did.


Kihon 4th Kyu to 2nd Kyu:



1.   From Zenkutsu-dachi

A.  Sanbon-zuki (step forward 5 times)

B.  Jodan Age-uke, Mae-geri, Gyaku-zuki (step backward 5 times)

C.  Chudan Soto-uke, Kiba-dachi Enpi (step forward 5 times)

D.  Koukutsu-dachi Shutou-uke, Nukite (step backward 5 times)

E.  Gedan Barai, Nekoashi-dachi, Uchi-uke, Zenkutsu-dachi, Ura-zuki, Gyaku-zuki (step forward 5 times)

2.  Mawatte Gedan-gamae

A.  Same leg Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri (step forward 5 times)

3.  Mawate Gedan-gamae

A.  Ushiro-geri (step forward 5 times)

4.  From Kiba-dachi

A.  Changing legs Yoko Ke-age, Ke-komi (step foward 3 times)

5.  Mawatte Gedan-gamae

A.  Jodan Shutou-uchi, Turning & stepping forward Enpi, Returning & stepping back Uchi Jodan Shutou-uchi (step forward 5 times)

6.  Mawatte Gedan-gamae

A.  Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki, Step forward Gedan Barai, Yori-ashi Gyaku-zuki, Gedan-gamae (step forward 5 times)


Next I had to do Jiyu-Ippon-Kumite with my Sensei as my partner.



1.  Jodan Oi-zuki / Jodan Age-uke

2.  Chudan Oi-zuki / Chudan Soto-uke

3.  Mae-geri / Gedan Barai

4.  Yoko Ke-komi / Chudan Soto-uke

5.  Mawashi-geri / Chudan Uchi-uke

6.  Ushiro-geri / Gedan Barai


Lastly, I had to execute two (2) katas for 4th Kyu to 3rd Kyu and two (2) katas for 3rd Kyu to 2nd Kyu.


The first kata I did was Tekki Shodan





From Another angle



The second kata I did was Junro Sandan



From another angle



The third kata I did was Junro Yondan



From another angle



The fourth kata I did was Jion


From another angle


The play list of my journey through 4th Kyu to 2nd Kyu belt test.



That was my belt test for 4th Kyu to 2nd Kyu.  I did pass the test.  Whew, was it a hard one, but I really enjoyed it.  I hope you have enjoyed it as well.


Keep an eye out for the next step in my journey.


Always remember:  You should always push yourself to be better or better may never come.


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