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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2nd Degree Black Belt Training Guide

2nd Degree Black Belt: Nidan

NOTE: These rank requirements are posted for reference. Sensei Kristalyn is not certified to promote beyond Shodan at this time.

Techniques: Further exploration weapon combat & defense techniques


Sparring: Padded weapon sparring, 2 on 1 sparring

Defense Training: Continue pressure point training; develop 1 of each: bear hug, headlock, nelson, Leopard technique, Crane technique, Dragon technique (these must be effective in a real situation); combination 46-52


Weapons: 5th weapon basics, [5th weapon] Form 1, Iai 1, [3rd weapon] Form 2 (see weapons section)
Forms:
  • Choose one of: Circle of the Leopard, Snake, OR Five Dragons Face the Four Winds
  • Empi
  • Development of a creative form

NOTE: For instructor certification, must have 100 teaching hours and completion of Instructor Certification Program.

Minimum time in rank: 3 years

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

1st Degree Black Belt Training Guide

1st Degree Black Belt: Shodan

NOTE: Sensei Kristalyn is currently not certified to promote above 1st Degree Black Belt. If you are here, please speak with Sensei about how you can test for the next rank.

Techniques: Further exploration of grappling & take-downs, bo combat techniques, Eagle Claw blocks (see blocking systems)


Sparring: Padded bo sparring, standing & ground grappling techniques

Defense Training: Continue pressure point training; develop 1 of each: wrist grab, choke, lapel grab, Tiger technique, Snake technique (these must be effective in a real situation); Kempo combinations #38-45 (see combinations section)


Weapons: 4th weapon basics, [4th weapon] Form 1, [2nd weapon] Form 2 (see weapons section)

Forms: (see forms section)
  • Choose one of: Circle of the Leopard, Snake, OR Five Dragons Face the Four Winds
  • Swift Tigers
Minimum time in rank: 2 years

Observation Black Belt Training Guide


Observation Black Belt: Shodan-Ho

NOTE: May begin Instructor Certification Program.
Techniques: 12 Hands of the Tiger blocks (see blocking systems), 12-point bo blocking system


Sparring: Full contact (age restricted), standing & ground grappling, conditioning, padwork & bag work

Defense Training: pressure point training, technique #5 for each animal, Kempo combinations #31-37 (see combinations section)

Weapons: [3rd weapon] Form 1 (see weapons section)

Forms: (see forms section)

  • 2 Man Fist Set North OR South
  • Honsuki
  • Original Form development

Minimum time in rank: 1 year