Karate 4th Kyu: Blue belt

For the karate blue belt exam, the requirements are given below. When training for higher belts, a higher quality of the required movements is expected. Attention is then payed to stance, balance, speed, effectivity and kime (focus and power).

4th Kyu: Blue belt

 Kihon (Punches and Kicks)
Junzuki (punch delivered with front hand)
Gyakuzuki (punch delivered with rear hand)
Mawatte Gedan Barai (turning around and downward block)
Mawatte Jodan Uke (turning around and high block)
Uraken (punch with the backside of the fist)
Tobikomizuki (front hand punch and pull hand back)
Maegeri (front kick)
Mawashigeri (spin kick/roundhouse kick)
Sokutogeri/Yokogeri (side kick)
Sokuto Fumikomi (low side kick to the knee)
Junzuki no Tsukomi (leaning forward with high front hand punch)
Gyakuzuki no Tsukomi (leaning forward with low rear punch)
Nidan Geri (jumping front kick)
Hiza Geri (knee strike)
Nagashizuki (front hand punch and retracting punch with dodging movement)
Ushiro Geri (straight back kick to the stomach)

Uke (blocking technique)
Jodan Uke (high block)
Uchi Uke (block by turning forearm inwards)
Soto Uke (block by turning forearm outwards)
Gedan Barai (downward block)
Shuto Uke (block with knifehand)
Uchi Harai Uke (inwards sweeping block with forearm)

Renraku-waza (Kick & Punch Combination)
Kette Junzuki (front kick with punch with front hand)
Kette Gyakuzuki (front kick with punch with rear hand)
Surikomi Maegeri, Gyakuzuki (step with your rear foot over your front foot + Maegeri + Gyakuzuki)
Uchi Uke, Gyakuzuki
Soto Uke, Gyakuzuki
Jodan Uke, Gyakuzuki
Gedan Barai, Gyakuzuki
Maegeri, Mawashigeri, Sokutogeri
Maegeri, Tobikomizuki
Maegeri, Mawashigeri, Sokuto Fumikomi
Surikomi Mawashigeri, Gyakuzuki (step with your rear foot over your front foot + Mawashigeri + Gyakuzuki)
Surikomi Maegeri, Tobikomizuki
Kette Junzuki no Tsukomi (front kick + high punch leaning forward with front hand)
Kette Gyakuzuki no Tsukomi (front kick + low punch leaning forward with rear hand)
Ashi Barai, Surikomi Sukutogeri
Maegeri, Mawashigeri, Sukotugeri, Uraken-Jodan, Gyakuzuki
(+) Surikomi, Maegeri, Ushiro Geri (step with your rear foot over your front foor + Maegeri + Ushiro Geri)

Interactive forms of exercises
Sanbon exercise with chudan attack (3 variations)
Sanbon exercise with jodan attack (3 variations)
Sanbon exercise with Maegeri attack (2 variations)
Interactive form of exercise where A attacks with an predetermined attack and B defends using different kinds of techniques

Kata (Series of fixed movements)
Pinan Nidan
Pinan Shodan
Pinan Sandan
(+)Pinan Yodan

Jiyu Kumite (Free sparring)
3 matches of 3 minutes where the focus lies on timing, movement, posture and technique

(+) = These exercises are added for this belt