CURRICULUM

Practice hard and learn the basic curriculum of the school, become role models to the other students. No matter how skilled, one should aspire to humility and avoid arrogance.​

BASICS​​​

 

___ Stances (Front, Back, Cat, Horse, Square)

___ Mobility (4 direction stepping)

___ "Giving Hands" (straight punch, reverse punch, hook punch, uppercut, overhand, back fist, hammer fist, palm, forearm, elbow)

 

___ "Giving Feet" (front kick, side kick, cut kick, back kick, crescent kick, stomp kick, shin, knee)

___ "Receiving" (evasion, parrying, blocking, trapping)

___ "Boxing hands" (jab, cross, hook, uppercut)

___ Falling and Rising

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Notes on "Giving":

1) Power equals mass behind structured tool plus speed.

2) Forward motion.

3) Circular motion.

4) Rising/dropping motion.

​Notes on "Receiving":

1) Evasion is moving so that you avoid or minimize an attack.

2) Parrying is redirecting an attack.

3) Blocking is covering a more vulnerable body part with a less vulnerable body part to absorb/disperse an attack.

4) Trapping/Controlling is catching and immobilizing an attack and/or an attacker.

​GRADING

 

FIRST DEGREE

___ Minimum 4 years training

___ Demonstrate entire Curriculum at a basic level

___ Demonstrate Selected Kata

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SECOND DEGREE

 

All prior requirements plus:

 

___ Minimum 2 years training after First Degree

___ Demonstrate the Curriculum at an advanced level

THIRD DEGREE

All prior requirements plus:

___ Minimum 4 years training after Second Degree

___ Demonstrate the Curriculum at an expert level

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FOURTH DEGREE

All prior requirements plus:

___ Minimum 6 years training after Third Degree

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FIFTH DEGREE

All prior requirements plus:

___ Minimum 8 years training after Fourth Degree

 

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