Karate Promotion Test! Trivia Quiz

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Karate is as an unarmed means of self-defence which consists of different defensive techniques using all parts of the body. It evolved in East Asia over a period of centuries. Karate emphasizes on mental attitude, rituals of courtesy and a complex ranking system. This quiz will help us to prepare and learn for Karate Rank Promotion exams. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name 5 types of stances

    • A.

      Heisoku Dachi Musubi Dachi Heiko Dachi Kusure Heiko Dachi Fudo Dachi

    Correct Answer
    A. Heisoku Dachi Musubi Dachi Heiko Dachi Kusure Heiko Dachi Fudo Dachi
    Explanation
    The given answer lists five types of stances in martial arts: Heisoku Dachi, Musubi Dachi, Heiko Dachi, Kusure Heiko Dachi, and Fudo Dachi. These stances are commonly used in various martial arts disciplines and each has its own specific purpose and characteristics.

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  • 2. 

    Name 4 types of fists

    • A.

      Tate Ippon Nakadaka Tettsui

    Correct Answer
    A. Tate Ippon Nakadaka Tettsui
    Explanation
    The given answer lists four types of fists: Tate, Ippon, Nakadaka, and Tettsui. These are all different techniques or forms of fist strikes used in various martial arts or self-defense systems. The Tate fist is a vertical fist with the thumb on top, used for striking with the knuckles. Ippon fist is a one-knuckle punch, where the first knuckle of the index finger is used for striking. Nakadaka fist is a middle knuckle punch, where the knuckles of the middle and ring fingers are used. Tettsui fist is a hammer fist, where the strike is delivered with the bottom of the clenched fist.

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  • 3. 

    What is the Japanese word for Crouching Dragon stance?

    • A.

      Garyu Dachi

    Correct Answer
    A. Garyu Dachi
    Explanation
    The Japanese word for Crouching Dragon stance is Garyu Dachi.

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  • 4. 

    What is Kake Dachi?

    • A.

      Hooked stance

    • B.

      Gliding step

    • C.

      Hook kick

    • D.

      One knee

    • E.

      One legged stance

    Correct Answer
    A. Hooked stance
    Explanation
    Kake Dachi refers to a hooked stance in martial arts. This stance involves bending one knee and keeping the other leg straight, creating a hook-like shape with the body. It provides stability and balance, allowing the practitioner to execute various techniques effectively. The hooked stance is commonly used in self-defense and combat situations, enabling the martial artist to generate power and maintain control over their movements.

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  • 5. 

    What is the most important purpose for kata?

    • A.

      Body conditioning and to nurture the ability to focus and maintain spirit

    Correct Answer
    A. Body conditioning and to nurture the ability to focus and maintain spirit
    Explanation
    Kata serves multiple purposes, but the most important one is body conditioning. Through repetitive movements and techniques, practitioners develop strength, flexibility, and coordination. Additionally, kata helps to nurture the ability to focus and maintain spirit. The concentration required to execute precise movements and maintain the correct mindset during kata practice enhances mental discipline and resilience. By combining physical conditioning with mental focus, kata becomes a holistic training method that promotes overall development in martial arts.

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  • 6. 

    What is the first move in Seido 1 (in English)?

    • A.

      Front leaning stance into a right middle reverse punch

    Correct Answer
    A. Front leaning stance into a right middle reverse punch
    Explanation
    The first move in Seido 1 (in English) is to start in a front leaning stance and then execute a right middle reverse punch. This means that the practitioner should position their body slightly forward with one leg extended and the other leg bent, while simultaneously throwing a punch with their right hand towards the middle of the opponent's body. This move is likely the initial action taken in the Seido 1 sequence to establish a strong and assertive position while launching an offensive strike.

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  • 7. 

    What is a kansetsu geri?

    • A.

      Hook kick

    • B.

      Side kick

    • C.

      Upper block

    • D.

      Joint kick

    • E.

      Groin kick

    Correct Answer
    D. Joint kick
    Explanation
    A kansetsu geri refers to a joint kick. This type of kick targets the joints of an opponent's body, such as the knee or elbow, with the intention of causing pain or disabling them. By focusing on attacking the joints, a kansetsu geri can be an effective technique in self-defense or martial arts situations.

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  • 8. 

    What is the Japanese for heel kick?

    • A.

      Kakato geri

    Correct Answer
    A. Kakato geri
    Explanation
    The Japanese term for heel kick is "kakato geri."

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  • 9. 

    What does soto mean?

    • A.

      Inside

    • B.

      Upper

    • C.

      Outside

    • D.

      Block

    • E.

      Punch

    Correct Answer
    C. Outside
    Explanation
    Soto is a Japanese term that means "outside." It is often used in martial arts to refer to a strike or movement that is directed towards the opponent's outer side or surface. This can be seen in techniques such as soto-uke, which is an outside block used for deflecting an attack from the outside.

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  • 10. 

    Name 5 types of open hand weapons and their English translations. Write them in this format: Japanese word=english translation

    • A.

      Shuto=knife hand

    • B.

      Haito=inner knife hand

    • C.

      Nukite=spear hand

    • D.

      Toho=sword peak hand

    • E.

      Shotei=palm heal

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Shuto=knife hand
    B. Haito=inner knife hand
    C. Nukite=spear hand
    D. Toho=sword peak hand
    E. Shotei=palm heal
    Explanation
    The answer provided lists five types of open hand weapons and their English translations. The Japanese word "shuto" translates to "knife hand," "haito" translates to "inner knife hand," "nukite" translates to "spear hand," "toho" translates to "sword peak hand," and "shotei" translates to "palm heal."

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