Black Belt Course
Candidates from SYSK and Sheffield Shotokan meet for a Dan Grading.
An examination that incorporated Basics/Kata and Kumite. This would take approx 90 minutes of Physical testing.
The candidates would be examined over a range of basic karate techniques,12 sets in total.
Next They would be examined on kata. 2 random katas being picked from the Heian Basics.
Tekki Shodan (Brown Belt) to follow. Finally finishing with two black belt katas.
The final test would be Kumite (Fighting Section) . This would be shown in basic fighting drills in a standard format,then in a pre- arranged fighting form.
Finally Ju Kumite ( Actual free fighting) 5 opponents in total .This would be continual and not stopping until Yame! is called at the point of the candidate reaching exhaustion.
Well done to all!