The Yellow Belt Syllabus

The Yellow Belt Syllabus

Students must have a good style and control and basic knowledge of terminology.

Ukemi Waza

Students must exhibit good posture and timing.

Kneeling Left and Right

  • Forwards
  • Backwards
  • Sideways

Standing Left and Right

  • Forwards
  • Backwards
  • Sideways

Pegleg Breakfall Left and Right

Atemi Waza (strikes, seniors only)

Dangerous Parts kata

On the head

On the front of body

On the back of body

Kansetzu Waza

Wristlocks without put down

  1. Kote Gaeshi (wrist twist / turn over)
  2. Ura Kote (Reverse wrist)
  3. Kote Gatame (Wrist Lock)

Arm Locks

  • 1 (outside) Kujiki Gatame (Arm Break)
  • 1 (Inside) Kannuki Gatame (Bolt Lock)
  • 2 karada Gatame (body Lock)
  • 2 (Tall) Katsugi gatame (shoulder-carry lock)
  • 3 Jodan Ude Garami (Upper body arm entanglement)

Nage Waza (Throws)

Ko Soto Gari (Minor Outer Reap)

O Soto Gari (Major Outer Reap)

Ko Soto Gake (Minor Outer Prop/hook)

Defenses

  • Defense against strangles from front and rear
  • Defense against hair and ear grabs from front and rear
  • Defense against single-handed wrist grabs from the front with releases
  • Defense against two hands grabbing single wrist from the front with release
  • Defense against a punch using throws
  • Bottle disarms from overhead and backhand attacks
  • Introduction top defense in a “V”