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1st Degree Black Belt

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

Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt, consists of 30 Self Defense Techniques and 21 Variations.

At this point in the students training they have learned 444 Self Defense Techniques and Variations.
This is the lowest of the Dan levels and the time requirement for Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt, varies from person to person, since each person advances at their own rate and is tested individually. The time required for test preparation and review is approximately 52 Weeks This review & test preparation time varies depending on how much review time is needed for the student.

The Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt, Test consists of all techniques taught Yellow Belt thr 1st Degree Black Belt, all Basics taught Yellow Belt thru 1st Degree Black Belt, and all Katas taught in Orange Belt thru 1st Degree Black Belt.

Technique Name
1. Chinese Pinchers (AB)
Right punch
2. Crossing Hooks
Right punch
3. Turning the Flame
4. Stopping the Staff
Right punch
5. Twisting Vine
Overhead club
6. Breaking the Staves (AB)
Bear hug from behind as your arms are being pinned
7. Hands of Jade
Left punch
8. Spinning Log
Right punch
9. Lever of Ming (AB)
Right/Left punch or Left/Right punch
10. The Lion (AB)
Two hand choke from the front
11. Double Lance (ABCDE)
Right punch
12. Covering the Moon
Two man attack: Bear hug from behind arms are pinned/Right punch from the front
13. Returning Fist (AB)
Left punch
14. Falling Blades
15. Dance of the Dragon
Right punch
16. Falling Hammers
Left/Right punch from 3:00
17. Corkscrew (ABC)
Right punch from 3:00
18. The Whip
Right/Left punch
19. Winding Elbows (ABCDE)
Right punch
20. Twisting Serpent
Left punch
21. Splitting the Log
Defense against a roundhouse kick
22. Falling Tree (ABC)
Left punch
23. The Python (AB)
Right punch from 3:00
24. Twisting Dragon
Defense against our kick that the opponent has caught
25. Slicing Hands (AB)
Left punch
26. The Scorpion
Two hand grab; high
27. Chinese Thumbscrew (AB)
Wrist grab
28. 4 Fists
Right punch
29. Attacking Leopard
Two hand lapel grab; High
30. The Lock
Right punch
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