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

Techniques:

  1. TWIRLING WINGS

    Rear two hand choke

  2. LEAPING CRANE

    Right step through right punch to face

  3. REVERSING MACE

    Left punch to face from left neutral bow while in a right neutral bow

  4. STRIKING SERPENTS HEAD

    Front bear hug with arms free

  5. EVADING THE STORM

    Right overhead club attack

  6. CHECKING THE STORM

    Right overhead club attack

  7. CROSSING TALON

    Right cross to right wrist grab

  8. OBSCURE SWORD

    Right flank right shoulder grab with left hand

  9. CHARGING MACES

    Left to left fighting stance

  10. HAMMERING MACE

    Left to left fighting stance

  11. RETURNING MACE

    Left to left fighting stance

  12. THRUSTING KNEE

    Shoot attach while in a left neutral bow

  13. OPPOSING CIRCLES

    Shoot attack while in a left neutral bow (head goes to right)

  14. COLLAPSING WEDGE

    Shoot attack while in a left neutral bow (head goes to left)

Forms and Sets

  1. SHORT FORM II
  2. STANCE SET I
  3. STRIKING SET I


Purple Belt Pledge

I hold the art of Kenpo sacred and freely take upon myself the obligations and responsibility that I shall never misuse my art to hurt or make afraid. I shall only fight when forced to defend myself and shall be slow to anger, loathe to take offense, quick to forgive personal affronts.

TERMINOLOGY:

Synonyms

  • PRONGS - Thumbs
  • BRANCH - Leg
  • TALON - Grab
  • CLAWS - Finger Tips

Sayings

  • To beat action meet it.
  • Fair play is when your opponents definitiion of fair play is equally matched to yours.
  • It is not the size of the man but the size of the fear that has been the cause of many a defeat.
  • Waisted inches are waisted time.
  • Knowledge is bound when one is compelled to tradition: Knowledge is endless when tradition is bound.