The Purple Belt Syllabus

The Purple Belt Syllabus

Ukemi Waza

  • Forward rolls with extended hight and distance
  • Handstand breakfall

Atemi Waza

  • Empi Kata (Elbow form, now 12 moves, must demo on uke as well as moving)

Kansetzu Waza

  • Wristlocks 4 to 6 with full application and finish

Nage Waza

  • Ouchi Gari from a punch (Major inner reap)
  • Kouchi Gari from a punch (Minor inner reap)
  • Tsuri Komi Goshi (Lifting pulling hip)
  • Ko Tomoe Seio Nage (Minor circle shoulder throw)
  • Hane Goshi (Spring hip)
  • Ashi Garuma (Ankle wheel)
  • O Guruma (Major wheel)
  • Osoto Otoshi from kick (Major outer drop)
  • Yoko Otoshi (Side drop)
  • Yama Arashi (Mountain Storm)

Nage No Kata

  • As taught at the phase one nage no kata course, just uki otoshi, seoinage, uki waza
  • Know the names and order of all throws and sets

Osaekomi Waza

  • Juji Gatame (Cross hold)
  • Ude Garami (Arm entanglement)
  • Ude Gatame (Arm hold)


  • Defense against a safety chain
  • Defense against a Bokken from overhead attack (from 45 degrees) and straight down
  • Defense against slash attacks to head with a knife or straight to head with a broken bottle
  • Defense against two attackers grabbing wrists
  • Defense against two attackers attacking with straight punches
  • Defense against two attackers armed with bottles


  • The student must have experience of teaching novices under supervision of the Club Instructor and must have completed the Assistant Instructor Course
  • The student must have full knowledge of terminology to the level of their grade