Curriculum at SFMA

to earn:
you'll be tested on:

Orange Belt

8th Kyu

  • Dojo Kun
  • Kihon Waza (15 basics set)
  • Kihon Waza Oyo (standing application)
  • Shiho 1

Yellow Belt

7th Kyu

  • Zenshin Kotai - Free Style (forward and backward techniques)
  • Kihon Kata 1-4
  • Shiho 1 Application

Blue Belt

6th Kyu

  • Pinan Nidan Kata
  • Pinan Nidan Oyo
  • Pinan Nidan Omote
  • Shiho 2
  • Shiho 2 Application

Green Belt

5th Kyu

  • Pinan Shodan Kata
  • Pinan Shodan Oyo
  • Pinan Shodan Omote
  • Shiho 3
  • Shiho 3 Application
  • Zenshin Kotai 1-10 (forward and backward drill)
  • Zenshin Kotai Application
  • Jion Kata (optional)

Purple Belt

4th Kyu

  • 40 Basics
  • Pinan Sandan Kata
  • Pinan Sandan Oyo
  • Pinan Sandan Omote
  • Shiho 4
  • Shiho 4 Application

Brown Belt

3rd Kyu

  • Pinan Yondan Kata, Oyo & Omote
  • Shiho 5 + application
  • Yakusoku Kumite 1

Brown/Black Belt
(stripe on the top)

2nd Kyu

  • Pinan Godan Kata, Oyo & Omote
  • Naifanchi Shodan Kata, Oyo & Omote
  • Yakusoku Kumite 2

Brown/Black Belt
(stripe on the bottom)

1st Kyu

  • Ananku Kata, Oyo & Omote
  • Naifanchi Nidan Kata & Omote
  • Naifanchi Sandan Kata & Omote

Note: Spirit First Martial Arts reserves the right to modify the curriculum content at any time without notice.


At Spirit First Martial Arts Dojo we practice and teach traditional Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and Kobudo, which consists of Chubu Shorin Ryu, Machimura Seito Shorin Ryu and Koga Ryu Kobudo (weapons' art) martial arts.

Located in Springwood, Queensland, we deliver karate classes to students from Springwood, Underwood, Slacks Creek, Rochedale, Rochedale South, Daisy Hill, Shailer Park, Loganholme, Tanah Merah and other Qld. suburbs.

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