First Degree Brown 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.

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

Techniques:

  1. BRUSHING THE STORM

    Right flank right club attack

  2. SCAPE FROM THE STORM

    Right flank right club attack

  3. TRIPPING ARROW

    Front bear hug arms free

  4. OBSCURE CLAWS

    Right flank right shoulder grab with left hand

  5. DOMINATING CIRCLES

    Right flank right shoulder grab with right hand

  6. GRIPPING TALON

    Front right wrist grab with left hand

  7. DESPERATE FALCONS

    Front direct two hand wrist grab

  8. GLANCING SPEAR

    Front left wrist grab with right hand

  9. FALLEN CROSS

    Rear two hand choke

  10. DETOUR FROM DOOM

    Right round house kick while in right neutral bow

  11. DESTRUCTIVE KNEE

    Left jab while in right neutral bow

  12. DESTRUCTIVE CLAWS

    Left jab while in right neutral bow

  13. DESTRUCTIVE CROSS

    Left jab while in right neutral bow

  14. DARTING MACE

    Front two hand right wrist grab

  15. HOOKING WINGS

    Attempted front two hand low grab

  16. FLASHING WING

    Left jab right cross from left to left fighting stance

  17. FLASHING MACE

    Left jab right cross from left to left fighting stance

  18. DESTRUCTIVE FANS

    Left jab right cross from left to left fighting stance

  19. CIRCLING THE HORIZON

    Left jab right cross from left to left fighting stance

  20. GATHERING CLOUDS

    Left jab right cross from left to left fighting stance

Forms and Sets

  1. LONG FORM III
  2. KICKING SET II
  3. COORDINATION SET II


First Degree Brown Belt Pledge

I pledge that as my skill as a teacher progresses I will never condemn, ridicule, embarass or shame any student or fellow instructor in the presence of a class or group. All greivances or disputes shall be conducted in private away from group observation.

TERMINOLOGY:

Synonyms

  • No new synonyms for 1st Degree Brown Belt

Sayings

  • There are only a set number of basic moves--all else are varations of the same.
  • When you exaggerate a move your build and offense into a defense. When you condense a move, the reverse holds true.
  • You must earn what you learn.
  • Environment is what is around you, on you or in you at the time of confrontation.
  • Mastery of the art comes when the tiger is seen, but the dragon prevails.