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PROGRAM

 

"One must practice every day, even if only for a short time. Class should NOT be your only practice. Class is where you learn, practice is where you perfect."

 

CLASS OVERVIEW

___ Opening

___ Exercise Set

 

___ 4 Direction Stepping

___ Kata

___ Interactive Exercises

___ Chanbara/Sparring

___ Closing

STANCE & MOBILITY

___ Stance

___ 4 Direction Stepping

___ Falling/Rolling/Rising

 

 

TECHNIQUES: GIVING

___ Hands

___ Forearms

___ Elbows

___ Knees

___ Shins

___ Feet

​​Notes:

1) Power = mass behind structured tool + movement.

2) Forward movement.

3) Circular movement.

4) Rising/dropping movement.

TECHNIQUES: RECEIVING​​

​___ Evasion

___ Parrying

___ Blocking

Notes:

1) Evasion is moving so that you avoid or minimize incoming energy.

2) Parrying is redirecting incoming energy.

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

KATA

 

___ CHONAN

 

___ I-HON

___ KICK KATA

___ 4 Point

___ 12 Point

___ Taikyoku

___ Pinan

___ Naihanchi

___ Sanchin

___ Bassai

___ Chonan Shodan

INTERACTIVE EXERCISES

___ 4 Direction Stepping with a Partner

 

___ Target Practice (pad and shield)

___ Interactive Exercises

___ Complementary Sparring/Chanbara

Notes:

1) Each side is given specific instructions.

2) Start slowly, gradually add speed as you become proficient.

3) Interactive exercises should be practiced individually and in combinations.

YOUTH BELT RANKS

 

___ WHITE BELT - all new students

___ BLUE BELT - minimum 6 months training; 1 Kata

___ PURPLE BELT - minimum 6 months training; 2 Kata

___ GREEN BELT - minimum 6 months training; 3 Kata

___ BROWN BELT - minimum 12 months training; 5 Kata

___ BLACK BELT - minimum 12 months training; Skills Test

Notes:

 

1) The belt ranks are designed to provide students with an external incentive to attend class, learn the curriculum, and practice.

2) Each month, a student may be chosen as "student of the month" and awarded a special gold belt to wear for the month.

 

3) Earning a black belt means that a student is proficient in our basics.

 

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