Kyu og Dan grader

Anvendelsen af Dan/Kyu grader indenfor karate skete i 1924, da Gichin Funakoshi adopterede systemet fra judo.
Grad inddelingen der anvendes indenfor Shotokai Karate-do ligger i intervallet fra 10. Kyu til 1. Kyu, samt 1. Dan til 5. Dan.
Den højeste grad som er givet af Gichin Funakoshi og Shigeru Egami er 5. Dan, og denne Dan grad regnes fortsat for den højst opnåelige indenfor Shotokai Karate-do. Der er fra Gichin Funakoshi 's side ikke specificeret grader over femte Dan.
Da vi i KDS Danmark ønsker at fastholde værdierne indenfor den sande Karate-do, har vi selvsagt ikke behov for at sætte os ud over de fem Dan grader etableret af Gichin Funakoshi.

 

Kyu grader børn 

Anvendes til børn i aldersklassen 5 til 6 år.

Begynder (Mukyū)
Hvid bælte
Begynder (Mukyū) Hvid bælte
11 Mon Kyu
Hvid m/snip
11 Mon Kyu Hvid med rød snip
10 Mon Kyu
Hvid m/2 snip
10 Mon Kyu Hvid med 2 røde snip

 

Anvendes til børn i aldersklassen 7 til 10 (12) år.

Begynder (Mukyū)
Hvid bælte
Begynder (Mukyū) Hvid bælte
9 Mon Kyu
Hvid/Gul bælte
9 Mon Kyu Hvid/Gul bælte
8 Mon Kyu
Hvid/Orange bælte
8 Mon Kyu Hvid/Orange bælte
7 Mon Kyu
Hvid/Rød bælte
7 Mon Kyu Hvid/Rød bælte
6 Mon Kyu
Hvid/Grøn bælte
6 Mon Kyu Hvid/Grøn bælte
5 Mon Kyu
Hvid/Blå bælte
5 Mon Kyu Hvid/Blå bælte
4 Mon Kyu
Hvid/Violet bælte
4 Mon Kyu Hvid/Violet bælte
3 Mon Kyu
Hvid/Brun bælte
3 Mon Kyu Hvid/Brun bælte
 

Kyu grader voksne 

Anvendes til juniorer og voksne.

Begynder (Mukyū)
Hvid bælte
Mukyu Hvid Bælte
9. Kyu (Kukyū) 九級
Gul bælte
9 Kyu Gul Bælte
8. Kyu (Hachikyū) 八級
Orange bælte
8 Kyu Orange Bælte
7. Kyu (Nanakyū) 七級
Rød bælte
7 Kyu Rød Bælte
6. Kyu (Rokkyū) 六級
Grøn bælte
6 Kyu Grøn Bælte
5. Kyu (Gokyū) 五級
Blå bælte
5 Kyu Blå Bælte
4. Kyu (Yonkyū) 四級
Violet bælte
4 Kyu Violet Bælte
3. Kyu (Sankyū) 三級
Brun bælte
3 Kyu Brun Bælte
2. Kyu (Nikyū) 二級 
Brun bælte m/snip
2 Kyu Brun Bælte med 1 snip
1. Kyu (Ikkyū) 一級 
Brun bælte m/2 snip
1 Kyu Brun Bælte med 2 snip

 
 
1 Dan Shodan-Ho
(Kan evt anv. u/16 år)
1 Dan Shodan-Ho
1 Dan Shodan 1 Dan Shodan
 

Dan grader 段

Dan
grad

Betegnelse

Kanji

År mellem
dangrad

Min.
alder

Min. års
træning

1

Shodan-Ho

初段-仮

1 år efter 1.kyu

< 16

5

1

Shodan

初段

1 år efter 1.kyu

16+

5

2

Nidan

ニ段

3

20+

8

3

Sandan

三段

3

25+

11

4

Yondan

四段

4

30+

15

5

Godan

五段

5

35+

20


Det sorte bælte repræsenterer det øjeblik, hvor du har lært den nødvendige teknik godt nok, til at påbegynde den sande karate-do træning. Så når du får det sorte bælte, efter mange års træning, er du klar til at begynde.

Hanshi Gert Corfitzen Jürgensen

 

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When Master Funakoshi arrived in Japan (from Okinawa) he was more than 50 years old and his students thought he executed his movements in a relaxed way due to his age. This relaxation is, in fact, fundamental. It is only nowadays that all is done with strength and this is actually a true contradiction.

Furthermore the evolution of competition in Karate is opposed to Karate-do ettiquette. Competition has resulted in the loss of many things in Karate-do.... but possibly, we may not have the right to criticize considering that we practiced it and now we have abandoned it! [Murakami Sensei originally trained in sports karate]. Competition, today, is not the result of practice, rather the result of practice for competition... and this is very different. A specific preparation is not pure practice!

Anyway, I believe that comparing Shotokai with other styles is not possible, because it truly is something completely different. It does not have competition as the objective, rather the liberation of body and spirit.

Tetsuji Murakami (1927 - 1987).

"In our physical movements, there are those that are natural and others that are not. Through the practice of Karate-do, we can learn to differentiate between the two and also learn to acquire natural movements. We also learn of the power that nature endowed us with and how to use it, for a man has a great deal of hidden power of which he is not aware."

Shigeru Egami (1912 - 1981).

Udklip af: Foreword of Karate-Do Nyumon (Bog: Karate-Do Nyumon af Gichin Funakoshi, Dec. 1943)

Often in practicing the advanced kata, students concentrate too much on the order and continuity of the movements, without considering the effectiveness of each technique. In extreme cases, they may have the illusion that they have mastered the kata by simply memorizing the order of the movements. It should be clear that, in reality, one must practice both basic techniques and advanced kata, and that the study of basics takes on a new and deeper meaning after one experiences more complex practice.

In traditional kata such as Bassai, the difference between simply executing the movements in the correct order and performing the kata while taking maai into account is immediately apparent. If one imagines a real opponent and performs the kata while thinking of maai, a blending of hard and soft, quick and slow elements appear quite naturally. Then each movement of the hands and feet takes the shortest possible route.

Genshin [Motonobu] Hironishi (1913 – 1999)

Gichin Funakoshi

Karate-Dõ er Karatens rigtige brug, udført med den rette forståelse. Den der oprigtigt træner i denne Dõ og virkelig forstår Karate-Dõ bliver aldrig nemt trukket ind i en kamp.

Studerende af enhver kunstart, som klart indbefatter karate-dõ, må aldrig glemme at forædle sind og krop.

At vinde et hundrede sejre i et hundrede slag er ikke den største færdighed. At besejre fjenden, uden at kæmpe, er den største færdighed.

Gichin Funakoshi (1868 - 1957).

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