At the intermediate level, the green, blue, and purple belts learn to perform basic techniques followed by combinations with good mental participation.

Basic techniques

Kata – Heian Sandan

Kata – Heian Yondan

Kata – Heian Godan

Kata – Tekki Shodan


Belt grading is the evaluation of the practitioner’s learning and comprehesion of the next belt level. This evaluation should not only be based on the technical aspect but also on the mental and spiritual development of the karateka.

The practitioner should be able to perform the basic techniques with combinations supported by a good kime and good mental participation. The normal time for exams at this level is 6 months with  2 to 3 trainings per week.