American Shotokan Karate Federation
American Shotokan
Karate Federation

7th kyu (blue belt) Exam

General points the examiner looks for:

  1. Completion of one technique before another is initiated.
  2. Correct position of body during blocking and striking.
  3. Demonstrate combination techniques.
  4. Movement timing in sparring.
  5. Move evenly across the floor.
  6. Shoulders down.

Kata:

Heian Nidan (Peaceful Mind #2)

Kihon:

Each series of 3 should be executed without stopping between techniques.

  1. Stepping in, lunge punch, face level.
  2. Stepping back, rising block, reverse punch.
  3. Stepping in, outside block, reverse punch.
  4. Stepping back, inside block, reverse punch.
  5. Stepping in, knife hand block, reverse punch.
  6. Yame (stop), return to starting position.
  7. Stepping in, front kick, face level. Turn and repeat.
  8. Stepping in, round kick, any level. Turn and repeat.
  9. Stepping across, side snap kick, any level. Turn and repeat.
  10. Stepping across, side thrust kick, any level. Turn and repeat.

Kumite (3 step):

Each series of 3 should be executed without stopping between techniques.

  1. Attacker: Stepping in, lunge punch, face level; Defender: Stepping back, Rising block, reverse punch on 3rd technique.
  2. Attacker: Stepping in, lunge punch, stomach level; Defender: Stepping back, outside block, reverse punch on 3rd technique.