The Shukokai Karate Association has a number of combinations that are needed in gradings. In all there are 10 combinations. Early gradings require fewer combinations and later gradings require proficiency in all the combinations.

10th Kyu – White belt with red stripe – no combinations
9th Kyu – Red belt – combinations 1, 2
8th Kyu – Yellow belt – combinations 1, 2
7th Kyu – Orange belt – combinations 1, 2, 3
6th Kyu – Green belt – combinations 3, 4, 5
5th Kyu – Blue belt – combinations 4, 5, 6
4th Kyu – Purple belt – combinations 5, 6, 7
3rd Kyu – Brown belt – combinations 6, 7, 8
2nd Kyu – Brown belt with white stripe – combinations 7, 8, 9
1st Kyu – Brown belt with red stripe – combinations 8, 9, 10
1st Dan and above – refer to SKA Manual.

Combination Number 1
Step forward and land

Right hand Jodan (face) punch

Left hand thrust

Combination Number 2
Project forward

Right hand Chudan (stomach) punch

Left hand thrust

Combination Number 3
Project forward

Change hands, left hand Jodan punch

Right hand thrust

Combination Number 4
Right leg snap kick and land

Right hand Jodan punch

Left hand thrust

Combination Number 5
Right hand Chudan punch

Left hand thrust

Step with the right leg and left leg snap kick and land

Right hand Jodan punch

Left hand thrust

Combination Number 6
Step back

Right hand Shuto block

Left hand Chudan punch

Right hand thrust

Combination Number 7
Project forward

Left hand Gedan Block

Right hand Chudan punch

Left hand thrust

Combination Number 8
Right hand feint (Taisho strike)

Left hand Chudan punch

Right hand thrust

(all movements are carried out as you are stepping forward).

Combination Number 9
Right foot Ashi bari and land

Right hand Jodan punch

Left hand thrust

Combination Number 10
Right foot Mawashi Geri kick and land

Left hand Chudan punch

Right hand thrust

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