CURRICULUM

 

​SECTION 1 - PRELIMINARY MATTERS (White Belt Requirements)

___ Review your goals and reasons for studying Martial Arts

 

___ Review our Class Values

___ Review our Curriculum

___ Discuss with the Teacher and make your Decision

​​SECTION 2 - BASIC OFFENSE (Green Belt Requirements plus kata)

Mobility:​

___ "Boxing Feet"

___ 4 Direction Stepping

Notes:

1) Feet about shoulder width apart, left or right foot forward.

2) Hands up elbows down.

3) Unlock knees, weight on the balls of the feet, maintain balance.

4) Foot closest to the direction you are moving moves first.

5) Live side, dead side, inside, outside (positioning)

Offense:

___ Jab

___ Cross

___ Hook

___ Uppercut

___ Elbow

___ Front Kick

___ Cut/Round Kick

___ Side/Back Kick

___ Knee

Notes:

1) Power = mass behind structured tool + speed.

2) Forward movement to generate velocity.

3) Circular movement to generate velocity.

4) Rising/dropping movement to generate velocity.

Interactive Exercises:

___ Pad and Shield work

___ "Boxing hands" jab, cross, hook, uppercut - individual and combinations

___ Arm Toughening

Notes:

1) One person learns how to hold targets while the other person learns how to test the basics.

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

​​SECTION 3 - BASIC DEFENSE (Brown Belt Requirements plus kata)

Mobility:

___ Falling

___ Rolling

___ Rising

Defense:

​___ Evasion

___ Parrying

___ Blocking

___ Trapping

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.

4) Trapping is catching/holding/controlling.

5) E/P/B/T can and should be combined.

Interactive Exercises:

___ Evade/Parry/Block/Trap - individual and combinations

___ Freestyle Sparring

Notes:

1) Start with single techniques and build up to combinations.

2) One person designated to practice offensive moves with another person designated to practice defensive moves.

3) Practice with and without gloves.

4) Start slowly, gradually add speed as you become more skilled.

​​SECTION 3 - KARATE KATA

Green Belt:

___ I-hon

___ Kick Kata

___ Chonan

 

 

Brown Belt:

___ Pinan 1

___ Pinan 2

 

Black Belt:

___ Pinan 3

___ Pinan 4

___ Pinan 5

 

 

Additional Kata:

___ Chonan Shodan

 

___ Bassai Dai

___ Naihanchi

___ Sanchin

___ Taikyoku (empty hand, bo, stick)

___ Sai

___ Cane

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