The second grading test gives you the chance to move from yellow belt to orange. This test is not significantly different from the white-to-yellow test, however, you must show improvement in all the basic techniques from before, plus a few extra. In kumite, the examiner will make you do the drill on your own time. Again, it’s just another day of training. Be strong (this means bend your knee, make a tight fist, and use focus)
The examiner will call your name, and tell you where to line up
First is kihon! (basics)
Like before . . .
Gedan barai (down block in front stance) At the beginning of each exercise. Kiai each time
Oi-tsuki (step-in punch) 3 punches by count, stomach level. Kiai on the 3rd one
Age uke(rising block) stepping back, 3 blocks by count. Kiai on the 3rd one
Soto uke (outside block) 3 blocks by count. Kiai on the 3rd one
Maegeri (front snap kick in front stance) Keep your hands stiff at your sides. For the first set, kick stomach level, snap your kick back, and kiai on the last one. For the second set, kick face level.
New . . .
Shuto uke (knife hand block, in back stance) stepping back, 3 blocks by count. Kiai on the 3rd one
Mawatte (turn) When in front stance (left leg forward), the BACK leg moves to the left. Pivot to turn, making a down block and kiai. This should put you in a balanced front stance, with your right leg forward, ready to do the next technique.
Yokogeri keage (side snap kick in side stance) Hands up in kumai, do a cross-step, and kick using the EDGE of your foot, in a snapping motion. Pull it back, stepping back down into kiba-dachi. 3 times, each by count
Yokogeri kekomi (side thrust kick in side stance) Hands up in kumai, do a cross-step, and kick, THRUSTING the kick out, holding for a second (to show the difference between snap and thrust kick). Pull it back, and step back down into kiba-dachi. 3 times, each by count
Next is kata! – Heian Nidan
Last is Sanbon-kumite: 3 Step sparring in partners, on YOUR OWN time