Karate Brown Belt 3rd kyu

Karate White beltThe Shotokan Karate Brown belt is the eighth belt (3rd kyu) given to a kyū-level practitioner of this Martial Art.

Full guide on this Martial Arts style here: Shotokan Karate
For a guide to other ranks: Shotokan Karate belts

3rd kyu Karate Brown Belt

To obtain this belt usually requires 4 months of continous training from purple belt with a white stripe. The next belt after this belt is brown belt with one stripe.


Brown belt requirements


Sambon Zuki (step forwards 5 times)
Age Uke, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan Barai (step backwards 5 times)
Soto Ude Uke, Gyaku Zuki (step forwards 5 times)
Uchi Ude Uke, Yoko Empi Uchi, Uraken Uchi, Gyaku Zuki (step backwards 5 times)
Shuto Uke from Kokutsu Dachi, Kizami Mae Geri Chudan, Nukite Uchi
Mae Geri Chudan, Mae Geri Jodan
Yoko Geri Kekomi, Uranken Uchi, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan Barai (step forwards 5 times)
Gyaku Zuki, Mawashi Geri, Urankan Uchi, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan Barai (step forwards 5 times)
Ushiro Geri, Uranken Uchi, Gyaku Zuki (step forwards 5 times)
Step over Yoko Geri Keage, same leg Yoko Geri Kekomi (both sides 5 times)
Same leg on the spot: Mae Geri Chudan to the front, Yoko Geri Kekomi Chudan to the side, Ushiro Geri to the rear (step back 5 times)


Gohon Kumite (Five Step Sparring)
1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan
Kihon Ippon Kumite (One Step Sparring)
1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Mae Geri, 1 x Yoko Geri Kekomi, 1 x Mawashi Geri Jodan, 1 x Ushiro Geri (both sides, right and left)
Jiyu Ippon Kumite (Semi Free Style)
1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan, 1 x Mae Geri, 1 x Mawashi Geri


Tekki Shodan
Any previous Kata of the Examiner's choice 



Information on Karate terms

Kihon (基本, きほん) is a word (Japanese) that means "basics" or "fundamentals" and is used to refer to the basic techniques that are taught and practised as the foundation of most Japanese martial arts.

Kihon kata is prearranged partner drills. Here, two students face either other and alternate execution of a technique. This approach combines repetition with training in distancing. Targets for punching and kicking, such as bags, shields, or dummies, are also commonly used in kihon training to strengthen muscles, bones, and even skin.

Kumite (組手) is a word that  basically means sparring. It is one of the three primary sections of karate training, along with kata and kihon.  Kumite can be used to develop a particular technique or a skill or even used within a competition.

Kata is a word which is a way of describing detailed choreographed patterns of movements. There have been conflicting stories on why this has been created but the most commonly accepted explanatino is that it acts as a reference guide for a set of moves which can then be used in a sparring scenario. The main objective here is to try out different combinations of techniques in a safe manner.