If you are expecting to get a new belt or a tip you will need to go through a grading. A grading is a test that could include:point sparring , Kata and showing fighting techniques to the Sensei. When I had my first grading I was very nervous(obviously) and I had butterflies in my tummy. Still,when the Sensei called me and my big sister up to do some fighting techniques (in front of the whole class!) it was pretty nerve racking but when we were finished I felt so free and awesome. So when you are doing a grading don’t try to panic too much and always give it your strongest and best shot.
I thought it was an amazing experience and I never thought I would feel so good afterwards.
The Yellow Belt Jodan Kata
The kata we had to do is called Jodan. Jodan Kata is basically a mix of punches to the face and Jodan blocks in a big I shape. Don’t forget the kia at each third punch in the line or the breathing in from the nose and out from the mouth.
Here’s a video of the Jodan Kata that we had to do for our yellow belt. Can you see the blocks and the punches? It feels great when you can do these, and they are not too hard.
Hope you enjoyed the video. Drop us a comment and let us know. Feel free to point out what we can improve in our karate techniques, too. After all, we’re still learning 🙂
I can’t wait to learn more advanced katas and fighting techniques. Watching the higher belt people practice their katas looks so awesome. But even being a yellow belt, just above white already feels very cool!
Hope that’s helpful if you’re looking for how to get your yellow belt.