Hinode  Karate & Kobudo

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Telephone: 604 - 340 - 3319 or email: info@hinodekarate.ca


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Tekunikaru - (Technical)

These characters translate to "technical art".  This page is meant to provide the student with assistance from a technical perspective.  "Tekunikaru" translates to the english term "technical".  The Hinode Dojo strives to meet and maintain the ideals and technical standards of the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF).  The ISKF is a traditional Shotokan Karate organization, founded by Master Teruyuki Okazaki, who studied directly under Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate.  The ISKF provides it's members with world wide technical standards and certification.


Shotokan Karate Grading Syllabus

Below are the various kyu and dan levels that make up the Hinode Karate grading syllabus.  They are a compilation of the Japan Karate Association, ISKF and ITKF (Nishiyama Sensei's) examination guidelines.  The Hinode Dojo follows these guidelines to prepare it's students for their examinations.  Keep in mind that these are guidelines only, and the examiner has the option of adding or deleting elements from the syllabus as deemed necessary.

The guidelines presented here can be used as a glossary of techniques, as each technique is described in both English and Japanese.  We encourage the student to study the material bilingually, as our instructors refer to Japanese terminology throughout all of our classes.

Kyu Grades - Beginner to Intermediate
Hachi Kyu 8th level Yellow Belt
Nana Kyu 7th level Orange Belt
Roku Kyu 6th level Green Belt
Go Kyu 5th level Blue Belt
Yon Kyu 4th level Purple Belt
San Kyu 3rd level Brown Belt
Ni Kyu 2nd level Brown Belt
Ichi Kyu 1st level Brown Belt
Dan Grades - Advanced
Shodan First Step 1st Degree Black Belt
Nidan Second Step 2nd Degree Black Belt



Shotokan Karate-do Technical Papers 

Below are some technical papers that I have written on various Shotokan karate-do subjects.  These papers represent my understanding and interpretation of each topic, and reflect the teachings of the Hinode Karate Dojo.

Respectfully, Krister Naab

Kenshusei Technical Papers
Stances (dachi)   April 2010