RANK REQUIREMENTS MATRIX

The following categories of techniques and drills are incorporated into the Rank Requirements Matrix of Wabujitsu.     The descriptions of each category are generalized and not all encompassing.  The techniques listed are basic requirements to shodan level (first degree black belt) only; the numbers before the individual techniques indicate at what kyu level (levels leading up to shodan) the techniques will be tested.

Te Waza – Basic joint manipulations for use against wrist grabs and clothing grabs, from a standing position

Ate (or Atemi) Waza – Striking techniques from any position.

Uke Waza – Blocking, trapping, and redirecting techniques.

Nage Waza – Throwing techniques.

Kansetsu Waza – Joint-locking techniques on any joint from any position.

Ukemi Waza – Falling techniques, i.e. rolling and breakfalls.

Sabaki Waza – Techniques of repositioning/moving in relation to the attacker’s position and movement.

Shime (Jime) Waza – Techniques of strangulation.

Katame Waza – Techniques of grappling from any position.

Ne Waza – Techniques of grappling from a seated or lying position.

Kobujutsu Waza – Weapons techniques; field-expedient, traditional, and modern weapons. Weapons of choice in Wabujitsu are sticks (hanbo, jo, escrima/kali), walking canes (we endorse the hardwood combat canes produced by CaneMasters), knives, pistols (both revolver and semi-automatic) and rifles.     Weapons training is reserved solely for adults of proven reputable character.     All weapons from all styles are recognized, testable, and creditable for rank promotions.

Kata – Traditional solo drills of patterned movement, with and without weapons, against imaginary attackers. 19 traditional Japanese, Okinawan, and Chinese kata are taught in Wabujitsu; however, all kata from all styles are recognized, testable, and creditable for rank promotions.

Goshin Jutsu Kata – Drills where student defends against one or more attackers, with or without weapons, in a controlled, safe manner.

The following matrices will indicate in a generalized way the requirements for each rank. Individual techniques in each category are minimum requirements, and we will show as many as possible on the password-protected area of our web page.     Trying to describe these techniques by words alone would be time-consuming, and would have little training value. Also, the execution of techniques has to be shown by a qualified Wabujitsu instructor; sheonage performed by a jujitsu practitioner, an aikido practitioner and a student of Wabujitsu would probably have significant differences.

This matrix is offered only as a guide for Wabujitsu students, and also to provide to experienced practitioners of other arts a guideline to become ranked in Wabujitsu.     Other experienced martial artists will have to consult with us on the “flavor” of the Wabujitsu method of execution of techniques in order to be ranked in our system.

Students will also engage in jiyu kumite and randori (controlled methods of free-fighting) as part of the evaluation process for promotion.

KYU MATRIX

Kyu Grade:         10           9           8           7           6           5           4           3           2          1     1Dan    Total

Te Waza 0 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 10
Atemi Waza 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 20
Uke Waza 0 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 15
Nage Waza 0 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 15
Kansetsu Waza 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 10
Ukemi Waza 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0    7
Sabaki Waza 0 4 2 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 15
Shime Waza 0 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 10
Katame Waza 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0    6
Ne Waza 0 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Kobujutsu Waza 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 15
Kata 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 11
Goshin Jutsu Kata 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 8 40
Total 0 36 32 25 22 20 14 15 9 3 11 194

 

TE WAZA

  1. Ikkyo – First Teaching, hand trap hip shift
  2. Nikkyo – Second Teaching, hand trap and roll, gooseneck
  3. Sankyo – Third Teaching, double knife hand trap and cut
  4. Yonkyo – Fourth Teaching, reverse gooseneck, palm facing floor
  5. Gokkyo – Fifth Teaching, hand trap wrist roll-over (defender’s thumb on back of hand)
  6. Rokkyo – Sixth Teaching, hand trap hip shift elbow break (other hand passive)
  7. Shichikyo – Seventh Teaching, (hair grab) hand trap hip shift as in Ikkyo
  8. Hajikyo – Eighth Teaching, wrist grab pretzel
  9. Kukyo – Ninth Teaching, wrist grab vee-trap pretzel
  10. Kote-gaeshi – Outward wrist turn

ATEMI WAZA

  1. Seiken zuki – Full-twist punch
  2. Tate zuki (tsuki) – Vertical fist, or half-twist punch
  3. Mae geri kekomi/keage – Front thrust/snap kick
  4. Uraken – Backfist
  5. Kage zuki – Square, or hook punch
  6. Yoko geri kekomi/keage – Side thrust/snap kick
  7. Fumikomi geri – Stomping kick
  8. Shuto – Knife hand
  9. Tegatana – Sword hand
  10. Nukite – Spear hand
  11. Tettsui (Kentsui) – Hammerfist
  12. Mawashi geri – Roundhouse kick
  13. Shinage zuki – Rising punch
  14. Mawashi zuki – Roundhouse punch
  15. Kin geri – Kick with the shin
  16. Hizatsui – Strike with the knee (hiza)
  17. Haito – Ridge hand
  18. Ushiro geri – Back kick
  19. Tobi geri – Flying kick
  20. Empi – Elbowing

UKE WAZA

  1. Shinage uke – Rising high block
  2. Chudan ude uke – Arm block middle level
  3. Gedan barai uke – Lower leg block/reap
  4. Haraite uke – Slapping/sweeping parry
  5. Soto uke – Outer forearm block (with variations)
  6. Uchi uke – Inner forearm block (with variations)
  7. Soft double shuto – Redirecting with knife hands
  8. Hiza uke – Blocking with the knee
  9. Torite uke – Grasping hand interception
  10. Kin uke – Blocking with the shin
  11. Empi uke – Blocking with the elbow
  12. Ashi uke – Blocking with the foot
  13. Hard shuto – Blocking with knife hand
  14. Morote uke – Augmented block
  15. Juji uke – X-block

NAGE WAZA

  1. O-goshi – Hip throw
  2. O-soto-gari – Side trip
  3. Ippon seonage – Shoulder throw
  4. Single leg takedown
  5. Double leg takedown
  6. De-ashi harai – Foot sweep
  7. Men-nage – Head throw
  8. Tomoenage – Stomach throw, back somersault throw
  9. Shionage – “Four Corners” throw
  10. Tai otoshi – Body drop
  11. Irimi nage – Entering throw
  12. Kuzure irimi nage – Modified entering throw (tornado throw)
  13. Uchi Mata – Inner-thigh reap/throw
  14. Kani basami – Scissors throw, crabclaw throw
  15. Hane goshi – Springing leg throw

KANSETSU WAZA

  1. Juji gatame – Cross-body armlock/entanglement
  2. Ude garame – Arm lock/entanglement, “paint brush” lock
  3. Achille’s tendon lock (ankle lock)
  4. Thumb crank
  5. Large toe crank
  6. Heel hook
  7. Inverted straight knee bar
  8. Sit-back knee bar (from half-guard)
  9. Leg bar from ground on standing opponent
  10. Standing inverted leg bar (attacker behind executing bear hug)

UKEMI WAZA 

  1. Side breakfall
  2. Front breakfall
  3. Rolling breakfall
  4. Forward roll (slow roll)
  5. Backward roll (slow roll)
  6. Backward breakfall
  7. Flying breakfall

SABAKI WAZA 

  1. Back slant shuffle right (all of these for 9th kyu are on the same avi)
  2. Back slant shuffle left
  3. Front slant shuffle right
  4. Front slant shuffle left
  5. Side shuffle right
  6. Side shuffle left
  7. Spinning out right
  8. Spinning out left
  9. Spinning in right
  10. Spinning in left
  11. Entering to the rear from the right
  12. Entering to the rear from the left
  13. Cutting straight in
  14. Moving straight back
  15. Non-movement

SHIME (JIME) WAZA 

  1. Ushiro hadaka jime – Rear naked strangle
  2. Juji jime – Cross lapel strangle
  3. Sangaku jime – Triangle strangle
  4. Sleeve strangle
  5. Kata juji jime migi – Single lapel strangle right
  6. Kata juji jime hidari – Single lapel strangle left
  7. Mae hadaka jime – Guillotine (front naked strangle)
  8. Kata ha jime – Single wing strangle (shoulder-type strangle)
  9. Trachea grab
  10. Okuri eri jime – Sliding collar strangle

KATAME WAZA 

  1. Over/under drill
  2. Throwing defense
  3. Taking the rear
  4. Guillotine defense from standing position
  5. Transition from throw to ne waza
  6. Breaking the balance

NE WAZA 

  1. Guard (open);   Guard (closed)
  2. Mount
  3. Cross mount
  4. Side mount
  5. Half guard
  6. Passing the guard (on ground)
  7. Passing the guard (standing)
  8. Reversing from under the mount into the guard (bridging)
  9. Passing the mount from under, bringing the opponent into your guard (hip shuffle/knee push)
  10. Passing the guard, going to mount, bridging drill
  11. Scarf hold down (kesa gatame)
  12. Breaking out of the guard from standing position
  13. Sweeping
  14. Taking the back from kneeling position
  15. Hooking the standing opponent (with feet) to keep him from passing the guard

KOBUJUTSU WAZA 

(For testing purposes, techniques will be instructor’s choice.)

Knife: 3,3

Cane: 9,9,8,8,7,7

Jo: 5,5

Short stick: 6,6

Pistol:     Above 1DAN

Rifle: Above 1DAN

Ink pen/pencil: 4

Pepper spray: 4

Opportunistic weapons: 2

KATA 

  1. Kihon
  2. Taikyoku ichi
  3. Taikyoku ni
  4. Taikyoku san
  5. Wunsu
  6. Ananku
  7. Pinan shodan
  8. Pinan nidan

1DAN:     Pinan sandan

1DAN:     Pinan yondan

1DAN:     Pinan godan

Above black belt

Jion

Empi sho

Bassai dai

Naihanchi

Kusanku

Bokken kata

Sai kata

GOSHIN JUTSU KATA 

Will be designed by the student.

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Example 4