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Hachikyu-White

Signifies innocence. This is the beginning of the student's journey.

Minimum time in rank: 3 months OR 48 hours

Rank Requirements

Student must demonstrate ability to listen and follow directions in their first class to receive a white belt.

Rank Priveledges

Martial Arts uniform (white)

Observation

Basics
Front position, chamber, shifting stances

Sparring
Moving forward & backward, basic padwork

Self-defense
Learn the 5 Kempo animals, front choke escape

1st Degree

Basics
8-point blocking system, pivot, guard, out-on-elbows

Sparring
Basic padwork, moving forward & backward in time with partner

Self-defense
Intro to bully defense strategies, combination #6

2nd Degree

Basics
8-point blocking system with extenstions 9-12, breathing techniques

Sparring
1-step Set A

Self-defense
Double wrist grab escape, combination #7

Form
Kata Shoshinsha (segment 1)

3rd Degree

Basics
Review all

Sparring
Review all

Self-defense
Review all

Form
Kata Shoshinsha (segment 1)

Shichikyu-Yellow

Rising sun. Beginning of the next step in the student's journey.

Minimum time in rank: 3 months OR 48 hours

Rank Requirements

Student must pass a 30 min. test demonstrating all they have learned during white belt, and show potential to work hard to achieve goals.

Rank Priveledges

School/flag patch for uniform
Student may enter sparring division at tournaments

Observation

Basics
Balance, weight distribution, shuffle, 8-point knifehand blocking system

Sparring
Shuffle steps, rules & safety, freestyle no-contact

Self-defense
Lapel grab escape, Tiger #1, Snake #1

1st Degree

Basics
8-point knifehand blocking system with extensions 9-15, box step

Sparring
1-step Set B

Self-defense
Bully defense strategies, combination #5, Leopard #1, Crane #1

Form
Kata Shoshinsha (segment 2)

2nd Degree

Basics
8-point knifehand blocking system with extenstions 9-15, halfmoon step

Sparring
Basic padwork, basic counterstrikes, maneuvering around opponent

Self-defense
Single wrist grab escape, combination #2, Dragon #1

Form
Kata Shoshinsha (segment 2)

3rd Degree

Basics
Review all; kicking low to mid height

Sparring
Review all

Self-defense
Review all

Form
Kata Shoshinsha (segment 1 & 2)

Rokkyu-Orange

Setting sun, end of the beginning. This is the last beginner rank before moving to intermediate.

Minimum time in rank: 4 months OR 64 hours

Rank Requirements

Student must pass a 45 min. test demonstrating all they have learned during white and yellow belt, and show potential for personal development.

Rank Priveledges

Begin bo (long staff) training
Student may enter forms divisions at tournaments

Observation

Basics
Coordination, cup&saucer chamber, 8-point palm blocking system

Sparring
Counter strikes, basic padwork

Self-defense
Bully defense strategies, alternatives to fighting, combination #3

Weapons
Bo staff basics (see weapons section)

1st Degree

Basics
8-point palm blocking system with extentions 9-20

Sparring
2-step Set A

Self-defense
Bully defense strategies, back choke escape, Tiger #2

Weapons
Bo staff basics (see weapons section)

Form
Kata Shoshinsha (segment 3)

2nd Degree

Basics
8-point palm blocking system with extenstions 9-20, footwork/maneuvers

Sparring
Basic padwork, basic footwork & maneuvers, counter strikes

Self-defense
Bully defense strategies, combination #18

Weapons
Bo staff basics (see weapons section)

Form
Kata Shoshinsha (segment 3)

3rd Degree

Basics
Review all

Sparring
Review all

Self-defense
Review all

Weapons
Bo staff basics (see weapons section)

Form
Kata Shoshinsha

Gokyu-Green

Budding plants of Spring, growth. Student is now an intermediate, which comes with more responsibility and higher expectation.

Minimum time in rank: 4 months OR 64 hours

Rank Requirements

Student must pass a 1 hour test demonstrating all they have learned from white to orange belt, and show ability to handle increased expectation and responsibility.

Rank Priveledges

Martial Arts uniform (black)
Bo patch for uniform

Observation

Basics
Power, speed, 8-point blocking system with strikes

Sparring
Light contact point sparring, speed padwork, footwork & maneuvers

Self-defense
Rear double wrist grab escape, combination #8

Weapons
Bo Form 1 (segment 1)

Form
Kata Chukantai (segment 1)

1st Degree

Basics
8-way direction, rear foot pivot

Sparring
2-step Set B

Self-defense
Cross wrist grab escape, combination #9

Weapons
Bo Form 1 (segment 1)

Form
Kata Chukantai (segment 1)

2nd Degree

Basics
4-point blocking system

Sparring
Power techniques, moderate contact (age restricted)

Self-defense
Front choke escape, combination #4

Weapons
Bo Form 1 (segment 2)

Form
Kata Chukantai (segment 2)

3rd Degree

Basics
Review all

Sparring
Review all

Self-defense
Review all

Weapons
Bo Form 1 (segment 1 & 2)

Form
Kata Chukantai (segment 1 & 2)

Yonkyu-Blue

Sky, reaching new heights. Halfway point for kyu ranks.

Minimum time in rank: 5 months OR 80 hours

Rank Requirements

Pass a 1 hour test demonstrating all material learned since white belt. Student must have shown enough dedication to handle the increased amount of material for intermediate ranks.

Rank Priveledges

Become Sempai by assisting with beginner classes
Choose a 2nd weapon

Observation

Basics
Precision, 8-point knifehand blocking system with strikes

Sparring
2-step Set C

Self-defense
Overhead club disarm, combination #10

Weapons
Bo Form 1 (segment 3)

Form
Kata Chukantai (segment 3)

1st Degree

Basics
Pop shift, change point of view

Sparring
Precision targeting, fake-out techniques, footwork & maneuvers

Self-defense
Bully defense strategies, Leopard #2, combination #11

Weapons
Bo Form 1 (segment 3)

Form
Kata Chukantai (segment 3)

2nd Degree

Basics
8-point blocking system with strikes & elbows

Sparring
1-step Set A alternate

Self-defense
Legal considerations, lapel grab escape, combination #15, combination #24

Weapons
Bo Form 1 (segment 3)

Form
Kata Chukantai (segment 4)

3rd Degree

Basics
Review all

Sparring
Review all

Self-defense
Review all

Weapons
Bo Form 1

Form
Kata Chukantai

Sankyu-Purple

Horizon at dusk. The last intermediate rank.

Minimum time in rank: 6 months OR 96 hours

Rank Requirements

Pass a 1.5 hour test demonstrating all the student has learned thus far. Student must also have shown increased strength, flexibility, and self-discipline.

Rank Priveledges

Enter weapons divisions at tournaments
Blue uniform (after fulfillment of 50 sempai hours)

Observation

Basics
Star blocking system

Sparring
1-step Set B alternate

Self-defense
Crane #2, combination #12, combination #26

Weapons
2nd weapon basics

Form
Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane

1st Degree

Basics
Speed, accuracy

Sparring
Speed & accuracy padwork, counter techniques

Self-defense
Control & subdue techniques, double wrist grab escape, combination #14, combination #19

Weapons
2nd weapon basics

Form
Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane

2nd Degree

Basics
Iron Fortress blocking system

Sparring
Speed & accuracy padwork, counter techniques, take-downs

Self-defense
Take-down techniques, swinging club disarm, Dragon #2, combination #1, combination #20

Weapons
2nd weapon basics

Form
Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane

3rd Degree

Basics
Review all

Sparring
Review all

Self-defense
Review all

Weapons
2nd weapon basics, Bo Form 1

Forms
Kata Shoshinsha, Kata Chukantai,
Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane

Nikyu-Brown

Earth, ground, strong roots. Student is now advanced, and tasked with the responsibility of being a leader and model student for others.

Minimum time in rank: 7 months OR 112 hours

Rank Requirements

Pass a 2 hour test demonstrating all the student has learned so far and ability to handle the test requirements. Student must have shown much dedication, self-discipline, and responsibility that will be required to reach black belt.

Rank Priveledges

2nd weapon patch for uniform
Assist teaching up to intermediate level classes

Observation

Basics
10-point blocking system, impact minimizing techniques

Sparring
3-step Set A

Self-defense
Rear bear hug escape, Tiger #3, combination #16, combination #17, combination #13

Weapons
[2nd weapon] Form 1 (segment 1)

Form
Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane

1st Degree

Basics
Standing grappling techniques

Sparring
Moderate contact (age restricted), impact minimizing drills, advanced padwork

Self-defense
Knife front disarm, Snake #3, Leopard #3, combination #21, combination #22

Weapons
[2nd weapon] Form 1 (segment 2)

Form
Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane

2nd Degree

Basics
Dragon blocking system, standing grappling techniques

Sparring
3-step Set B

Self-defense
Back choke escape, poking club disarm, Crane #3, Dragon #3, combination #23, combination #25

Weapons
[2nd weapon] Form 1 (segment 3)

Form
Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane

3rd Degree

Basics
Review all

Sparring
Review all

Self-defense
Review all

Weapons
[2nd weapon] Form 1

Form
Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane

Ikkyu-Red

Danger, warning, blood. Student has reached a point in their training where they have to exercise a high level of responsibility and caution.

Minimum duration: 8 months OR 128 hours

Rank Requirements

Pass a 2 hour test demonstrating all material learned so far. Student must have shown exceptional leadership, dedication, responsibility, and self-discipline.

Rank Priveledges

Enter board-breaking & self-defense tournament divisions
Lead classes unsupervised (age 16+ only)

Observation

Basics
Ground grappling techniques

Sparring
2-step Set A alternate

Self-defense
Rear headlock escape, full nelson escape, Tiger #4, combination #27

Weapons
[3rd weapon] basics, Shushi No Kon Sho (segment 1)

Form
Kata Kodona (segment 1 & 2)

1st Degree

Basics
Plum Tree blocking system, ground grappling techniques

Sparring
2-step Set B alternate

Self-defense
Knife/gun rear disarm, Snake #4, Leopard #4, combination #28, combination #29

Weapons
[3rd weapon] basics, Shushi No Kon Sho (segment 2)

Form
Kata Kodona (segment 3 & 4)

2nd Degree

Basics
Ground grappling techniques

Sparring
2-step Set C alternate

Self-defense
Gun front disarm, Crane #4, Dragon #4, combination #30

Weapons
Shushi No Kon Sho (segment 3)

Form
2-Man Fist Set (North)

3rd Degree

Basics
Review all

Sparring
Review all

Self-defense
Review all

Weapons
Shushi No Kon Sho

Form
Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane, Kata Kodona, 2-Man Fist Set (North)

Shodan-Ho

Night, stealth, wisdom, maturity, the accumulation of all colors. Student has mastered all basics and is now ready for the next level of training.

Minimum duration: 1 year for Observation Black Belt

Rank Requirements (Observation)

Pass a 4 hour test demonstrating all material learned in kyu ranks. Student must demonstrate expert level skill in all basics, ablility to endure the test requirements, and have shown exceptional personal development.

Rank Priveledges (Observation)

Enter black belt level tournament divisions
Lead up to advanced level classes
Assist teaching specialty classes and private lessons

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