Training Syllabus

Please select the grade on the right hand side of the page to take you to the Kyokushin syllabus requirements for each grade.

Kyokushin Kihon Syllabus: Kyokushin Kihon (click word link for video)

Dynamic Stretching & Warm-up Excercises.

Although not part of the Kyokushin grading syllabus, all students should familiarise themselves with the 17 hand techniques and 21 leg techniques. Created by Hanshi Steve Arneil as warm up exercises and now used throughout the IFK and other Kyokushin groups as a dynamic stretch and to develop strong limbs.

Due to the benefits of this dynamic stretching at Elite Fighting Arts, we also use the 21 Leg Technique(click word link for video) exercises for the Tsuyoi-Kakuto syllabus, as a grading requirement for 10th Kyu. Click on the pictures below to see a larger image of the exercises where you will also be able to zoom in if required.

17 Hand Techniques.

21 Leg Techniques.

For the English translations of the Japanese terminology in this section and the details of Kyokushinkai stances and their weight distributions please select the Glossary of Japanese Terms.

There is no fixed syllabus for Muay Thai Kickboxing at Elite Fighting Arts.

Kudo Belt promotion exam content is conducted as follows:
Kihon Keiko/Geiko (Basic Training)
Performing punches and Kicks from static position, keeping good balance during performance, using body motion in all techniques.

Kihon Ido Keiko/Geiko (Basic Movement Training)
Keeping Kihon form while moving.
* Yellow and upper belts do kicks with punches combination.

Kudo Kihon (Basics) Kudo Kihon Ido (click word link for video)

Yakusoku Kumite (Pre-arranged Sparring/Grappling Hands)
In Yakusoku Kumite the both, attacking partner and defending partner, are examined. The purpose is to demonstrate ability to control the distance, good form, and defense basics. In defense the one can use:
Blocks, parries, slips, duckings, sways, step-backs, holdings, pushes to the shoulders, stoppings by mae-geri.
Nage-Waza (Throwing Techniques)
White belts have to acquire descent ukemi (break-fall) techniques for personal safety. Green belts demonstrate Uchikomi (repetition practice) only, brown belts demonstrate Nage in motion. Green belts are required to demonstrate basic attacking techniques in Ne-Waza (ground techniques), brown belts required to be able to escape or perform attack from on-the-bottom position.

Kumite (Free-Sparring)
Demonstrate techniques acquired in Kihon and Ido Keiko in competition match with the opponent.

Similarly, the syllabus for Tsuyoi-Kakuto training is not as formally structured as Kyokushin and does not therefore require a whole section, however a syllabus guide for students has been attached below.

Tsuyoi-Kakuto syllabus Kyokushin-Syllabus

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Gellilydan Village Hall.
Gwynedd. Wales. LL41 4EF

Kyokushinkai - Ultimate Karate 7.00-8.00pm
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Pay as You Train Fees:
£5.00 per session. (Live/Face to Face).
£3.00 per session. (Online/Zoom).

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£20 per month. (Live/Face to Face).
£30 per month including Fight Club
£10 per month. (Online/Zoom).

121 Classes by Prior Appointment:
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£15 per hour. (Online/Zoom).

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