The following is the required study content for each rank as set by Victoria Renshikan Karate. Please download the appropriate rank test package and return the complete package to your instructor at any time during your current session. The practical portion of the test will only take place once the completed package and the appropriate fees have been submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the practical test.

PLEASE NOTE... Please do not submit one document at a time, we will only accept the complete package:
1) Full rank kyu grading application,
2) New rank registration,
3) Appropriate fees,
4) Written test (for members 9 years of age and older).

White to Yellow Belt / 5th Kyu
Youth Class Kata:
Adult Class Kata:
Zen Shin Kotai
Zen Shin Kotai and Heian Nidan
Plus: Basic Terminology
Study Content: Kihon Dosa Ichi
Kihon Dosa Ni
Downloads: Youth Test Package
Adult Test Package

Yellow to Orange Belt / 4th Kyu - (Minimum 40 classes)
Youth Class Kata:
Adult Class Kata:
Shi Ho Hi or Heian Nidan
Shi Ho Hi and Heian Sandan
Plus: Terminology
Basic kumite
Study Content: Kihon Dosa San
Kihon Kata Ichi
Downloads: Youth Test Package
Adult Test Package

Orange to Green Belt / 3rd Kyu - (Minimum 56 classes)
Youth Class Kata:
Adult Class Kata:
Ni Sei Shi and Heian Sandan
Ni Sei Shi and Heian Shodan
Plus: Kihon Bo (14 basic exercises)
Ni Sei Shi Bunkai (1-6 of 11)
Kumite
Study Content: Kihon Dosa Yon
Kihon Kata Ni
Downloads: Youth Test Package
Adult Test Package

Green to Blue Belt / 2nd Kyu - (Minimum 80 classes)
All Classes:
Youth Class Kata:
Adult Class Kata:
Seisan
Heian Shodan or Heian Yondan
Heian Yondan or Heian Godan
Plus: Ni Sei Shi Bunkai (11)
Kihon Bo Kata Ichi
Shiai Kumite (Point Sparring)
Instructor assistant (assist with class)
Participation in at least one tournament
Study Content: Kihon Kata San
Downloads: Youth Test Package
Adult Test Package

Blue to Brown Belt / 1st Kyu - (Minimum 96 classes)
All Classes: Bassai Dai
Jion
Plus: Nage No Kata (15)
Kihon Bo Kata Ni
Shiai Kumite (Point Sparring)
Instructor assistant (assist with class)
Participation in at least one tournament
Study Content: Ni Sei Shi Bunkai - Counters
Kumi Bo
Downloads: Youth Test Package
Adult Test Package

Brown to Black Belt / Shodan - (Minimum 120 classes)
Two Katas From: Koshokun Dai
Matsumura Rohai
Seienchen
Plus: Kihon Bo Kata Ichi & Ni
Choice of One Heian (Pinan) kata
Instructor assistant (plan and lead class)
Essay (all ages)
Participation in at least one tournament


 Written Tests
All members, 9 years and older, are required to do a written test. Younger members are encouraged to do it to test themselves. Click the appropriate link in the tables below to download tests.

 Forms / Fees
All ranks above white belt are registered with Renshikan Karate-Do International who levy a certificate (and belt) fee. Please download the appropriate Test Package to submit certificate information and see applicable fees.

PLEASE NOTE... Please do not submit one document at a time, we will only accept the complete package:

1) Full rank kyu grading application,

2) new rank registration,

3) appropriate fees,

4) written test (for members 9 years of age and older).





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