First Degree Black 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.

Black Belt tests are administered bi-annually every six month in March and September of each year.

Techniques:

  1. HACKING LANCE

    Right long blade knife thrust to mid section with right long blade defense

  2. SCRAPPING LANCE

    Right long blade knife thrust to mid section with right short blade defense

  3. TRAPPING LANCE

    Right long blade knife thrust to mid section with right long blade left short blade defense

  4. DESTRUCTIVE LANCE

    Right long blade knife thrust to mid section with double short blade defense

  5. CROSSING LANCE

    Right long blade knife thrust to mid section with double short blade defense

  6. SCISSORING LANCE

    Right long blade slash to mid section with double long blade defense

  7. FALCONS OF FORCE

    Two flanking shoulder grabs

  8. REPRIMANDING THE BEARS

    Rear bear hug arms pinned and front right punch

  9. RAM AND THE EAGLE

    Rear left hand to right shoulder grab with front right punch

  10. GRASPING EAGLES

    Front right lapel grab and rear right shoulder grab with right hand

  11. GATHERING OF THE SNAKES

    Front left punch rear left shoulder grab

  12. THRUSTING LEAVES

    Left jab right cross while in left neutral bow

  13. LEAP OF DEATH

    Front right step through punch while in left neutral bow

  14. FALLING FALCON

    Front left lapel grab with right hand

  15. CAPTURING THE STORM

    Front right step through overhead club

  16. CIRCLING THE STORM

    Front right club thrust

  17. TWISTED ROD

    Front right pistol

  18. CAPTURING THE ROD

    Front right pistol against chest

  19. DEFYING THE ROD

    Front right pistol

  20. BROKEN ROD

    Rear right hand pistol against back

Forms and Sets

  1. PERSONAL FORM
  2. STICK SET II
  3. KNIFE SET II


First Degree Black Belt Pledge

Black Belt Candidates must also present a written 10 page thesis.

I hold that my time and skill are assets of my profession, assets which grow in value as I progress in the art until, as a THIRD Degree black belt, I stand as a fully qualified instructor. It shall also be my responsibility to protect any student from ravenous individuals who would try to take advantage of personal weakness to divest the gullible into unprofitable paths, to peverse sacred things, GOD, family, country and Association, I pledge my all.

TERMINOLOGY:

Synonyms

  • No new synonyms for 1st Degree Black

Sayings

  • No new sayings for 1st Degree Black