International Shotokan Karate
Federation of Colorado Springs
Promotion and Minimum Testing Requirements:
Testing is currently held in
by Sensei Yaguchi every three months. The date and times of testing will be
announced in class and posted on the web site.
- All students must have
- Students must attend class
regularly for at least three months before testing. (75% of classes is a
- Students must know every
kata up to and including their personal kata.
- Testing includes kata,
basics and sparring. Students should show growth in all three areas;
basics, kata and sparring. Sensei will make final determination as to
readiness to test. As you get into the higher belts a greater proficiency
is expected, and you may require more time between tests. Although it is
common to test every three months when beginning, it is common to wait 6
months to a year between testing once reaching the brown belt level. You
must train regularly for at least one year as 1st KYU before testing for
your Shodan. To test for shodan you must know
all of the brown belt katas.
- Students must be up to
date with ISKF annual dues to test.