1st Dan - Shodan
Please note that if a student is applying for a grading he/she will be tested for an increase in stamina as in previous gradings, plus the ability to perform, teach and explain all basic techniques fully.
|Canes||Double sinawali, Redonda,|
|Self-defence (Goshin jutsu)||Ten techniques from seated/kneeling position,|
|Breaking ( Tamashiwari)||Mandatory break with forefist, mandatory break with kick (head level), optional break,|
|Exercises||70 push ups on knuckles,
20 push ups on two fingers,
150 sit ups,
2.4 kilometre run (10.3 mins),
|Grading Credit Points||The applicant must have accumulated 10 Grading Credit Points since joining the ATKA|
|Other qualifications||The applicant must hold a current First Aid Certificate.|
|Notes:||The applicant must be physically fit to perform all techniques i.e. not injured.
Students will be tested on all previous grading techniques and patterns.