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

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

Sparring:

  • Bo sparring (padded, soft contact) 
  • Sparring against 2 opponents 
Forms:
  • Kata Shodan-Ho bunkai 
  • Bo Form 2 bunkai 
  • [3rd weapon] Form 2 
  • Chinese Form (Circle of the Leopard, Snake, OR Five Dragons Face the Four Winds) - Origin: Chinese Kenpo 
  • Empi - Origin: Shotokan 
  • Development of a creative form

What's on the test:
  • Complete 1 additional community service project 
  • Must have shown high level of respect, humility and strength of character 
  • 2 typed pages on how martial arts has helped you make a positive impact on someone else 
  • Techniques- weapon combat & defense 
  • Blocking systems- 8-point w/ strikes & elbows, 8-point knifehand w/ strikes, 8-point palm, 4-point, star, iron fortress, 10-point, dragon, plum tree, 12 hands of the tiger, eagle claw, 12-point bo 
  • Defense- 100 pressure points, previous defense techniques done at random, demonstration of own developed techniques; combinations demonstrated on person at random, combo's 1-52 done as a form 
  • Sparring- 3 min. sparring against 2 opponents, 5 min. bo sparring (padded, soft contact) 
  • Bunkai- Kata Shodan-Ho, Bo Form 2 
  • Forms- 3 underbelt forms chosen at random, Honsuki, Swift Tigers, Empi, 2 Man Fist Set (North & South), 4 Chinese forms (Circle of the Tiger AND Statue of the Crane; 2 from: Circle of the Leopard, Snake, OR Five Dragons), Shushi No Kon Sho, 2 original empty-hand forms, original Bo form, 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, [4th weapon] basics & techniques, Eagle Claw blocking system

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

Sparring:

  • Bo (staff) sparring, padded soft contact 
  • Full contact sparring (moderate contact for under age 16) 
  • Standing & ground grappling techniques 
Forms: (see forms section)

  • Kata Ich-kyu bunkai 
  • [2nd weapon] Form 1 bunkai 
  • [4th weapon] Form 1 
  • Chinese form (Circle of the Leopard, Snake, OR Five Dragons Face the Four Winds) 
  • Swift Tigers 
  • Original bo form 

What's on the test:
  • Must have shown high level of respect, humility and strength of character 
  • 2 typed pages on how martial arts has helped you in an everyday situation 
  • Techniques- grappling & take-downs, bo combat 
  • Blocking systems- 8-point w/ strikes & elbows, 8-point knifehand w/ strikes, 4-point, star, iron fortress, 10-point, dragon, plum tree, 12 hands of the tiger, eagle claw 
  • Defense- 50 pressure points, previous defense techniques done at random, demonstration of own developed techniques; combo's 1-45 (demonstrated on person in non-sequential order), combo's 1-45 done as a form 
  • Sparring- 10 minutes of full-contact sparring (two 5-min. rounds; moderate contact for under age 16), 5 minutes of padded bo sparring (soft contact) 
  • Bunkai- Kata Ich-kyu, [2nd weapon] Form 1 
  • Forms- 2 underbelt forms chosen at random, Honsuki, Swift Tigers, 2 Man Fist Set (North & South), 3 Chinese forms (Circle of the Tiger AND Statue of the Crane; Circle of the Leopard, Snake, OR Five Dragons), [4th weapon] Form 1, 2 original empty-hand forms and original Bo form 
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 blocking system, 12-point bo blocking system

Defense Training: pressure point training; 1 tiger technique, 1 snake technique, 1 leopard technique, 2 crane techniques, 2 dragon techniques; 2 of each: choke, lapel grab, bear hug, headlock, nelson, club, gun technique; 3 of each: wrist grab, knife technique; Kempo combinations #31-37 (see combinations section)

Sparring:

  • Conditioning, padwork & bag work 
  • Standing & ground grappling 
  • Full contact sparring (age 16+ only) 
Forms: (see forms section)

  • Kata Ni-kyu bunkai 
  • Bo Form 1 bunkai 
  • Shushi No Kon Sho (bo form)- Origin: Okinawan Kobudo 
  • 2-Man Fist Set (South)- Origin: Shaolin Kempo 
  • [2nd weapon] Form 2 
  • Chinese form (Circle of the Tiger OR Statue of the Crane)- Origin: Chinese Kenpo 
  • Honsuki- Origin: Shaolin Kempo

What's on the test:
Note: there will be no formal test for Shodan, instead there will be a 1 year journal project. Progress will be assessed at intervals.
  • Complete 1 additional community service project 
  • Must have shown high level of respect, humility and strength of character 
  • Combinations 1-30 done as a form 
  • Blocking systems- 8-point w/ strikes & elbows, 8-point knifehand w/ strikes, 4-point, star, iron fortress, 10-point, dragon, plum tree, 12 hands of the tiger, 12-point bo 
  • Defense- 1 of each: tiger, snake, leopard, 2 of each: crane dragon; identify 50 pressure points; 2 of each: choke, lapel grab, bear hug, nelson, club, gun technique; 3 of each: wrist, knife technique; previous defense techniques done at random; combo's 1-37 (demonstrated on person in non-sequential order) 
  • Sparring- 8 minutes of full-contact sparring (moderate contact for under age 16), 4 minutes of ground grappling 
  • Forms- 2 underbelt forms chosen at random, Kata Ni-kyu bunkai, Bo Form 1 bunkai, Kata Shodan-Ho, Honsuki, 2 Man Fist Set (North & South), 2 Chinese forms (Circle of the Tiger AND Statue of the Crane), [2nd weapon] Form 2, original empty-hand form
Minimum time in rank: 1 year