4th Dan - Yondan
|Pattern (Kata)||Enpi, Gankaku,|
|Aiki-Jo||Thirty-one count kata, thirteen count pairs, ten kumijo, controlling (jo against grabs and empty hand against jo),|
|Bokken||Basic cuts, six controls, eight directions,|
|Aiki-Budo||Form 9. (right hand to collar from behind),
Form 10. (two hands to one wrist),
Form 11. (one hand holding each wrist from the front),
Form 12. (one hand holding each elbow from the front),
Form 13. (one hand holding each shoulder from the front),
Form 14. (one hand holding each wrist from behind),
Form 15. (one hand holding each shoulder from behind),
Form 16. (right arm around the neck from behind),
|Exercises||100 push ups (knuckles and fingers as directed),
100 sit ups,
|Essay/Thesis||An original essay or thesis on any karate or related topic. Length approx. 2000 words,|
|Grading Credit Points||The applicant must have accumulated 15 Grading Credit Points since promotion to 3rd Dan,|
|Other qualifications||The applicant must hold Coaching Level 2 Accreditation.
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.