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Nidan
2nd Degree Black Belt

Nidan is the second black belt rank in Kenpo Karate and all Japanese martial arts. The rank is always awarded as Nidan by a Kenpo karate Yudansha.

Nidan, 2nd Degree Black Belt, consists of 30 Self Defense Techniques and 14 Variations.

At this point in the students training they have learned 487 Self Defense Techniques and Variations.

The time required to attain Nidan is approximately 2 years of training after receiving Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt. Students have been studying and/or teaching for approximately 7 or 8 years to achieve the Nidan Rank. This time frame is approximate and denotes continuous training.

The Nidan, 2nd Degree Black Belt, test consists of all techniques taught Yellow Belt thru 2nd Degree Black Belt done on both sides. All Katas will be done on only one side. The Instructor will select basics at time of test so the student should be prepared to do any or all of the basics. Each basic will be done 5 times each and will include kicks and punches done on both sides against a bag or focus pad.


1. Lunging Elbow (AB)
Cross hand wrist grab
2. Crushing Log
Right overhead club attack
3. Attacking Ram (ABC)
Offensive movement; Man in boxer stance; left side forward
4. Slappng Hands
Knive attack to throat
5. Twisting Wrist
Cross hand wrist grab; Right to right
6. Spinning Limbs
Right step/right roundhouse punch
7. Double Evasion
Right front kick/right punch combination
8. Dropping Blade (ABC)
Knife attack
9. Sweeping Reeds
Atempted club attack
10. Dropping the Log
Side club attack
11. Battering Ram
Two hand choke from the front
12. Two Man Crashing Elbows
Two man attack; man in front throwing a right punch; man in back throwing a right punch
13. Pouncing Tiger
Right step/right hooking punch
14. Crushing Rock
Right step punch
15. Tail of The Dragon (ABC)
Opponent lunges forward with a knife
16. Slapping Silk
Knife thrust
17. Twisting Rope
Right punch
18. Wrapping The Gift
Right punch
19. Single Knot
Right kick, Right punch
20. Hangman
Right punch
21. The Leopard's Tail
Right punch
22. Following Fist (AB)
Defense against an inward block against your punch
(A) Right inward block
(B) Left inward block
23. Hands of Air (AB)
Defense against an inward block against your punch
(A) Right inward block
(B) Left inward block
24. Whirlwind (ABCD)
Combination punches either left/right or right/left
25. Disappearing Hand (AB)
Your counter to a rising block, the opponent used against your overhead chop
(A) Left rising block
(B) Right rising block
26. Chinese Hook (AB)
Right punch
27. Stick of Death
Overhead club
28. Betraying Stick
Overhead club
29. Catching The Cobra
Right club poke to the mid section
30. Spinning Fire
Right gun right side

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