WADO INTERNATIONAL KARATE- DO FEDERATION

Dan Grade Syllabus (2017 – 2019)

All candidates must possess a valid WIKF Passport (Membership License)

Juniors can grade for 1st & 2nd Dan only. Juniors taking 1st Dan may choose only one Ohyo Gumite, Kihon Gumite and Kata from the grading syllabus. Juniors taking 2nd Dan may choose as well only one Ohyo Gumite, Kihon Gumite, Kata and Tanto Dori. Juniors taking senior 2nd Dan or senior 3rd Dan must first complete the full senior 1st or 2nd Dan examination.

A grading application fee of £35 will be collected from all applicants prior to the examination.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS ARE:-

SHODAN – Regular practice as 1st kyu minimum 9 months

NIDAN – Regular practice as Shodan minimum 18 months

SANDAN – Regular practice as Nidan minimum 3 years

YONDAN – Regular practice as Sandan minimum 4 years

GODAN – Regular practice as Yondan minimum 5 years.

Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Dan grades are awarded at the discretion of Sensei Wicks following regular practice and when the respective minimum time in grade requirements of 6, 7, and 8 years are met.

Candidates must wear a clean white Gi, and bring