Karate Orange Belt 9th kyu

The Shotokan Karate Orange belt is the second belt 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


Karate Orange belt9th kyu Karate Orange Belt

To obtain this belt usually requires 4 months of continous training from white belt. The next belt after this belt is red belt.


Orange belt requirements


Choku Zuki (5 times)
Oi Zuki Jodan (step forwards and backwards 5 times)
Oi Zuki Chudan (step forwards and backwards 5 times)
Age Uke (step forwards and backwards 5 times)
Soto Ude Uke (step forwards and backwards 5 times)
Uchie Ude Uke (step forwards and backwards 5 times)
Gedan Barai (step forwards and backwards 5 times)
Mae Geri Chudan (step forwards and backwards 5 times)
Yoko Geri Keage from Kiba Dachi (step sideways to the left, then to the right, 5 times)


Gohon Kumite (Five Step Sparring)
1 x Jodan, 1 x Chudan


Kihon Kata




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.