Ku (9th) Kyu Master: 1. Kata: Short 1 2. Upper Bodies 1-4. 3. Front kick. 4. Stances: Attention, Horse, Ready, Seisan. Memorize: 5. Bible verses (please use only approved translation): Proverbs 1:7 Proverbs 3:5 & 6 6. Japanese Karate' words: Karate' = empty hands Dojo = karate’ school or training hall Sensei = black belt instructor Gi = karate' uniform Obi = karate' belt Kiai! = karate’ yell Iasou wa shu nari = “Jesus is Lord.” Karate' ni sente nashi = "Karate' is for defense only."
Hachi (8th) kyu I. Master Mastery is comprehensive. You are expected to know all that you’ve previously learned. 1. Katas: Short 1 with offense, seisan mini kata 2. Stances: a) Kibi dachi (horse), b) Seisan dachi (fighting), c) musubi dachi (attention) d) Yoi or ready position. 3. Upper Bodies 1-9. 4. Kicks: a) front, b) back, c) side. II. Memorize 5. Terminology: Isshinryu = Our style of karate’, word means “one heart way” Bunkai = explanation of kata or technique Dachi = stance Rei = bow Hajime = begin Yamae = stop Kiai = A gutteral yell from the diaphragm intended to: a) intimidate the opponent, b) tighten the stomach, and c) expel air from the lungs. Kata = A choreographed series of movements designed to simulate a fight, usually of ancient origin. 6. Bible verses: Proverbs 1:7 Proverbs 15:1 Proverbs 3:5-6 Proverbs 16:18 Proverbs 10:19 Proverbs 16:32 Proverbs 14:12 7. Color belt (Kyu) system: 10th ju-white, 9th ku- yellow tip, 8th hachi- yellow, 7th sichi- orange, 6th roku -blue, 5th go- green, 4th shi-purple, 3rd san- brown + 2 stripes, 2nd ni- brown + 1 stripe, 1st sho- brown (no stripes)
Sichi (7th) Kyu I. Master: Mastery is comprehensive. You are expected to know all that you’ve previously learned. 1. Katas: Seisan kata with form and focus. 2. Upper Bodies 1-15. 3. Kicks: a) front, b) side, c) back, d) roundhouse. 4. Stances: a) Kibi dachi, b) Seisan dachi, c) Musubi dachi, d) Heiko Dachi or Yoi, e) Neko ashi dachi, f) L-stance, g) Kosa dachi, h) Heisoku Dachi II. Memorize: 5. Japanese Terminology: Te = hand Makiwara = striking board Nukite = spear hand Kumite = sparring Ippon = one point Kumae = on guard Seiken = fist Tzuki = punch Uke = block Age Uke = rising block Gedan Uke = downward block Uchi = strike Kime = focus Shihan = Master Hanchi = Grand Master 6. The following passages from the book of Proverbs (use an approved modern translation). 1:7, 14:12, 16:3, 28:13, 3:5-6, 15:1, 16:18, 10:19, 15:32-33, 16:32 III. IDENTIFY: Tatsuo Shimabuku, Okinawa, Shorin Ryu, Goju Ryu
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 10:19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end is leads to death.
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
Proverbs 28:13 He who conceals sin does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
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