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RANKING SYSTEM

American Martial Arts belts are tied evenly to represent the balance of physical excellence and behavior.


BLACK STRIPES


Black Stripes are earned by demonstrating the physical and mental material for your belt rank. You must know the required material at level 10 to progress. 

White Belt

Jab, Cross, Front Kick, Clear

Jab, Jab, Side Kick, Clear

Jab, Cross, Weaves, Front Kick, Clear

Kata #1

Jump Rope, Push Up, Crunch 

Slide Step in Guarding Stance

Nunchuck

Phone Number, Address, Parent Name

Gold Belt

Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut, Jump Front Kick,  Clear

Round Kick, Uppercut, Hook, Side Kick, Clear

Kata #1, Sparring Style

Jump Rope, Push Up, Crunch

Pivot Step

Nunchuck

Orange Belt

Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut, Digs, Double Round Kick

Double Round Kick, Uppercut, Hook, Digs, Clear

Shadow Fighting, Bagwork

Kata #1 with Partner

Targetwork with a Partner

Nunchuck

Green Belt

Jab, Jab, Uppercut, Hook Kick, Side Kick, Clear

Uppercut, Uppercut, Jump Side Kick, Clear

Jab, Cross, Jab, Cross, Jump Round Kick, Clear

Defensive Kata with a Partner

Bodyshield Work

Sparring

Bo Staff

Purple Belt

Jab, Cross, Hook, Spin Side Kick, Bk. Round Kick, Clear

Triple Kicks - All Directions

Defensive and Offensive movement and techniques 

Defensive Kata with a Partner and Movement

Sparring

Bo Staff

Blue Belt

Jab, Cross, Hook, Spin Hook Kick, Bk. Round Kick, 

Elbow Strikes

Knee Strikes

Cutting Kicks

Defensive Kata with a Partner and Movement

Sparring

Bo Staff

Red Belt

Jab, Uppercut, Hook, Jump Hook Kick

Jab, Cross, Hook, Side Kick, Jump Side Kick

Muay Thai Kata

Stomp Kicks

Sparring

Sword

Brown Belt

Jab, Cross, Jab, Cross, Ax Kick

Switch Round Kick, Digs, Uppercuts

Mauy Thai Kata with a Partner

Sparring with Multiple Partners

Sword

Black Belt Candidate

Jab, Cross, Hook, Jump Spin Hook Kick

Slow Motion Requirements

Tan Gun Kata

Multiple Sparring

Sword

1st Black

Palm Heel, Back fist

Cresent Kick, Tornado Kick, 

Double Jump Front

Kichung

Kama

Kama Kichung

Kama Freestyle

Empty Hand Freestyle

2nd Black

Running Jump Spin Kicks 

Tigi

Kali Sticks

Kali Tigi

Kali with Partner

Kali Freestyle

Musical Freestyle




3rd Black

Warrior Kata

Freestyle Kata

Team Freestyle Kata

Your choice of Weapon


Video

kata #1 

Required for White belts

kata #1 - sparring style

Required for Gold and Orange belts

defensive kata

Four different defensive sparring combos, required for Green, Purple and Blue belts

muay thai

Required for Red and Brown belts

tan gun

Required for Black Belt Candidates

nunchuck

Level 1 - Weapon

bo staff

Level 2 - Weapon

sword 

Level 3 - Weapon

Black Belt 

ki chung

EXAMS

Exams are held on the last class of each month.

Students test for their White Belt after the first month of training.


Students testing for Gold Belts and higher need to turn in the EXAM SHEET and FEE to

Mrs. Jackson before their exam to reserve your belt. If not turned in, we will assume that your child is not receiving your permission to test.