Blue Belt Requirements

Progress Information

This is a brief outline of the requirements to achieve this promotion. A more detailed curriculum is available at our school.

Adult Blue Belt generally takes 4 months, 32 sessions to obtain the requirements needed for Blue belt.

Techniques:

  1. GRIPPING LEAVES

    Defense from the closed guard

  2. DESTRUCTIVE LEAVES

    Defense from the closed guard

  3. SNAPPING BRANCH

    Defense from the closed guard

  4. SLEEPER

    Left jab with a right cross from a left to left fighting stance

  5. THUNDERING HAMMERS

    Left jab with a right cross from a left to left fighting stance

  6. DANCE OF DEATH

    Left jab with a right cross from a left to left fighting stance

  7. THRUSTING WEDGE

    Attempted two hand choke from front

  8. PARTING WINGS

    Two hand push to chest

  9. ENCOUNTER WITH DANGER

    Two hand push to chest

  10. LEAP FROM DANGER

    Two hand push from behind

  11. LOCKING HORNS

    Front guillotine choke

  12. SCRAPING HOOF

    Rear full nelson

  13. LOCKED WING

    Rear right arm lock

  14. FLIGHT TO FREEDOM

    Rear right arm lock

Forms and Sets

  1. LONG FORM II
  2. FINGER SET I
  3. COORDINATION SET I


Blue Belt Pledge

I shall never let pride rule my passions and will defend with all the skills I possess, the weak, the helpless and the oppressed. I pledge an unswerving loyalty to the Association and my instructor. In addition, I pledge to earn the same self loyalty to those who look to me for training.

TERMINOLOGY:

Synonyms

  • RAM - Tackle
  • PEACH - Testicle
  • PENDULUM - Downward Block or Strike

Sayings

  • Reaction can beat action if the target to be reached last is the first object to move out of the way.
  • To aid your action, feed it with your opponents reaction. Flow First, Power Later.
  • An ounce of logic can be worth more than a ton of tradition that has become obsolete through the weathering of time.
  • Never send an opponents weapon into orbit only to have it reorbit back at you.
  • Devote time to a particulat move before deciding whether or not it does or does not work for you.