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BASICS
 
STANCES                                         KICKS          
Zen Kutsu dachi                                 Front snap
Kiba dachi (horse stance)                   Back
Kokutsu dachi (back stance)              Side thrust
                                                      (to side and front facing)

Neko ashi dachi (cat stance)               Round kick
t-stance
sanchin (di and sho)
 
STRIKES                                          BLOCKS
Inverted punch                                   High
Vertical punch                                    Middle
Full twist punch                                  Low
Inner knife hand                                 Cross
Outer knife hand                                Hammer
Back fist snap                                    Outer knife
Back fist punch                                  Hook
Lateral back fist                                 
 
HAND POSITIONS
Fist
Shuto (knife hand)
 
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Reverse punch
Lunge punch
Blocks and reverse punch with zen kutsu
Back kick from kiba dachi
3 step spar
move forward and back in back stance with knife hand block
move forward and back in cat stance with front kick
 
14 POINT BLOCKING SYSTEM
high, middle, low, low, middle, high, cross, cross, hammer, hammer, outerknife, outer knife, hook, hook
 
ELBOW SET
Up, back, round, side, down




Grade Requirements
These are the Grade Requirements developed and used by Sensei Jensen and his students.
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