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Belt Stripes Required for Testing in June 2018: 

Those highlighted are yellow stripes. Those not highlighted are black stripes. 

Tiger Cubs Stripes

  • Parent ties belt
  • Cub ties belt - optional
  • Life Lesson: Sharing: "My turn, your turn, sharing is caring."
  • Stances: Sitting Stance & Back Stance
  • Strikes & Kicks: Palm Heel & Front Kick
  • Blocks: High Block & Innfer Forearm Block
  • Safety Skill: Backwards fall - stand in base & "Stop! Don't touch me stranger" - wrist release

Life Lessons:

  • Tiger Cubs: Sharing: "My turn, your turn, sharing is caring."
  • White & Yellow Belts: "Like most things in life we must first CHOOSE the path that we are willing to take and COMMIT to see the journey through until the end."
  • Green & Blue Belts: "We must maintain our desire to GROW both personally and professionally."
  • Brown & Red Belts: "We must not blindly follow the crowd but instead DISTINGUISH ourselves and our mission."
  • Black Belts: "While our journey is long and has many obstacles our training provides us with opportunites, abilities, and responsibilites to TRANSFORM the world around us. It is what we do with this training through action that will ultimately determine just how high our RISE can be."

White & Yellow Belt Stripes

  1. Life Lesson & Belt Tying
  2. Stances & Listening Positions
  3. Strikes & Blocks
  4. Kicks
  5. Form
  6. Self Defense:
    1. Backwards fall & stand in base
    2. Wrist releases 

Green Belt Stripes

  1. Life Lesson & Belt Tying
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 front kick, #1 jab, #2 punch, #2 round kick
  4. Self Defense:
    1. Backwards fall and stand in base
    2. Wrist Releases
    3. Escape from standing headlock

Blue Belt Stripes

  1. Life Lesson & Belt Tying
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 front kick, #1 jab, #2 punch, #2 round kick
  4. Self Defense:
    1. Backwards fall & stand in base
    2. Wrist releases
    3. Escape from standing headlock 
  5. Board Breaking:
    1. #3 Side kick
    2. Downward palm heel
    3. Downward elbow

Brown - Red Belt Stripes

  1. Life Lesson & Belt Tying
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 double side kick, spin heel kick
  4. Self Defense:
    1. Side mount escape from headlock
    2. Standing escape from headlock
    3. Wrist lock with side fall
  5. Board Breaking:
    1. #3 side kick
    2. Downward palm heel
    3. #2 front kick 
    4. Downward elbow 

Black Belt Stripes

  1. Belt Tying & Life Lesson
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 double side kick, spin heel
  4. Self Defense:
    1. Side mount escape from headlock
    2. Standing escape from headlock
    3. Wrist lock with side fall
  5. Board Breaking:
    1. Spin side kick
    2. Downward palm heel
    3. #3 Front Kick
    4. Downward elbow

 


 

Board Breaking Requirements (Blue - Black Belts)

  • Students get one attempt at each break.
  • Blue Belts must break 1 out of 3 boards to pass.
  • Brown - Black Belts must break 2 out of 4 to pass. 

 

Board Color Chart

5-6yrs
7-9yrs
10-11yrs

12-13yrs Males

12-14yrs & 46+yrs Females

14-15yrs & 46+yrs Males (up to 2DL4 Black Belt)

15-45yrs Females

16-45yrs Males (up to 2DL4 Black Belt)

46+yrs Males (3rd Degree Black Belt & Above)

16-45 Males (3rd Degree Black Belt @ Above)
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