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An Oyata Te School
11001 S. Jackson Ave.
Kansas City , Missouri 64137-2040
Instructors: Tony Skeen, Lee Richards

Assistant Instructors: Bob Koenig, Becky Dreisewerd


 Belt Rankings
June 07, 2014
10th Kyu (Jukyu)    
White Belt    
Interview with Instructor    
9th Kyu (Kukyu)    
White with Stripe or Tip Training Stances Theorem
Kata & Exercises Attention Begin "Sticky Hands" Exercises
Renshu Dai Ichi Bow (Rei---RAY) Begin Basic Tuite
Naihanchi Shodan no kata Ready Position (Yoi---YOO-EE) Know Kumite Kisoku (Sparring Rules) 
  Crane Stance Know and explain proper breathing
Hand Techniques Horse Stance Dojo Kisoku
Punches (High, Low, Double, Triple)   Count 1-10 in Japanese
Downward Forearm Strike (Back of Forearm) Combat Stances Dojo Kun   (1 thru 5)
Double Forearm Strike Natural Stance Understand Dojo Kokoroe
High Outside Knuckle Strike Back Stance Memory/Discipline
Outside Forearm Strike Side Stance Dojo Kun     
Inside Forearm Strike Cat Stance Dojo Kokoroe (1-2)
Low Forearm Strike Step Stance Ryu Te® Ren Mei Motto
Rising Forearm Strike Forward Stance * Leg techniques
Upward Forearm Strike Hourglass Stance* Straight Kick
(Palm "in" & "out" variations of above)
(*"Ending position" stances) Front Snap Kick
    Front Kick
8th Kyu (Hachikyu)    
Yellow Belt    
Kata & Exercises Hand techniques Theorem
Naihanchi Nidan no kata Shuto Strikes   Explain The 6 Basic Tuite Principles
Naihanchi Sandan no kata Palm-Heel Strike (+ Reverse) Learn Proper “Break-Fall” Techniques  
Renshu Dai Ni Backfist Front Begin Basic Combination  Techniques
  Backfist Side  
Leg Techniques Forearm Thrust Memory/Discipline
Shin Kick (Down, Side, Reverse) Dojo Kokoroe (3-4)
Roundhouse Kick Thumb Strike Japanese Vocabulary List
Inside Roundhouse Kick    
7th Kyu (Nanakyu)    
Orange Belt    
Kata & Exercises Hand techniques Theorem
Renshu Dai San (Zig Zag Zu) Wrist Strike "Double Kick" Concept
Bokken  Renshu Dai Ichi           Wrist Parry Begin Basic Throwing Techniques
Tomari Seisan no kata Palm Parry Kiai Check in Formation
  Uppercut Punch (Front)  Controlled Kumite
Leg Techniques Uppercut Punch (Side) Perform all Techniques from Natural
Thrust Kick (To Front and Side) Ridgehand Stance (During formation practice)
Back Kick    
Crescent Kick   Memory/Discipline
Ankle and Leg Sweeps   Dojo Kokoroe (5-6)
6th Kyu (Rokyu)    
Purple Belt    
Kata & Exercises Hand techniques Theorem
Passai no kata Down Elbow Strike Bogu Kumite
Renshu Dai Yon - Turtle Side Elbow Strike Controlled Takedowns
  Back Elbow Strike  
Leg Techniques Forward Elbow Strike Memory/Discipline
Reverse Roundhouse Kick Spinning Elbow Strike Dojo Kokoroe (7-8)
Heel Kick   Tamashiware
Spin Back Kick    
5th Kyu (Gokyu)    
Blue Belt    
Kata & Exercises Hand techniques Theorem
Kusanku no kata Submission Holds 1-4 Demonstrate controlled "take-down" with all Tuite
Weapons Elective 1 Cup Strikes
  Spinning Back Fist  
Leg Techniques   Memory/Discipline
Front Knee Thrust   Dojo Kokoroe (9-10)
Round Knee Thrust    
4th Kyu (Yonkyu)    
Green Brown    
Kata & Exercises Memory/Discipline Theorem
Ni Sei Shi no kata Anatomy 1 (Bones) Assist Instructors
Weapons Elective 2    
3rd Kyu (Sankyu)   Memory/Discipline
Brown with Quarter Black Stripe   Shodo kihon daiichi
Kata & Exercises   Anatomy 2 (Muscles)
Weapons Elective 3    
Pinan Kata - (1-5 These need to be completed for during the three brown belts)
2nd Kyu (Nikyu)    
Brown with 1/2 Black Stripe    
Kata & Exercises   Memory/Discipline
Weapons Elective 4   Shodo kihon daini
Naihanchi kata with Technical Application   Anatomy 3 (Nerves)
1st Kyu (Ikyu)    
Brown with three quarter black stripe    
Kata & Exercises   Memory/Discipline
Weapons Elective 5   Shodo Kihon Daisan
Advanced form of Pinan Kata   Oyata Renmei History
Weapons Kata Electives
Bo Kihon (Six foot staff) Kunishi no Sai Chizikun bo Kihon
Suji no Kun (Bo) Uhugushiku no Sai Tan bo Kihon (Two Foot Pairs)
Sakugawa Sho (Bo) Manji Sai Dai Ni Jo Kihon (Four foot staff)
Sakugawa Nidan Saku (Bo) Tsukumi no Kun (Bo)  
Note: The student will learn a minimum of five weapons kata at the various ranks above. They may select from this list or pursue other kata from Oyata Te Seminars or localOyata Teinstructors at their own cost.

First Degree Black Belt

Shodan - 1st Degree Black Belt
(Typical Training Time is Six Years to This Point Assuming No Previous Martial Training)
Memorization of all Requirements
Minimum Attendance in Preceeding Year Greater Than 50% Excluding Pre-Arranged Exeptions
Consent of Both Owners of RyuShinKan Kenshūkai
Passing of Test in Front of Yudansha

Dojo Kun

Counting in Japanese
Dojo Kun
To strive for good moral character.
Shichi (Nana)
To keep an honest and sincere way.
To cultivate perseverance, or the will for striving.
Shi (Yon)
To develop a respectful attitude.
To restrain your physical abilities by spiritual attainment.
Oyata  Moto
To strive to obtain true moral goodness and to express it through ones every action.

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