Zanshinkan Karate, LLC

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Chesapeake, VA 23320

The following is a list of required kata and techniques for attaining each belt rank. Please bear in mind that knowledge of the listed techniques does not necessarily mean you are ready for promotion.  Advancement in rank is based on knowledge and execution of techniques and kata, class attendance, time since last promotion, progression of skill, and demonstration of budo spirit. 

Kyu Guy - Beginner

10th Kyu

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Kihon Techniques

Uke Waza

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9th Kyu

E Gata Ippon Mae

E Gata Nihon Mae

E Gata Sanban Mae

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8th Kyu

Empi Waza

Ten No Kata

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7th Kyu

Chi No Kata

Sanpo No Kata

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6th Kyu

Empi Ha

Pinan Shodan

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5th Kyu

Pinan Nidan

Pinan Sandan

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4th Kyu

Pinan Yondan

Pinan Godan

3rd Kyu

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Hangetsu

Bassai Dai

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2nd Kyu

Rohai

Matsukazi

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Shodan

Neiseishi

Tensho

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1st Kyu

Bassai Sho

Tomari Bassai

Bunkai Kumite

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Nidan

Naihanchin Kata

Useshi

Chinto

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Seisan

Seipai

Seinchin

Sandan

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Godan

Yondan

Kusanku Dai

Shiho Kosokun

Kururunfa

Hakutsuru/Hakucho

Kata List