Ranks & Requirements

SUMMARY RANK REQUIREMENTS  (overview, not all inclusive)
  • WHITE BELT – Basic kicks, strikes, stances, 8 point blocking system, Combos 6 & 7, 1 kempo punch technique, 1 knife defense, 1 club defense, 2 grab defenses
  • YELLOW BELT – Combo #3, 8 point blocking system with natural strikes, 1 Pinan (1/2 for young kids), added Leopard & Tiger hand strikes and kicks, 2 kempos, 2 knives and clubs defenses, 4 grappling defenses
  • ORANGE BELT – 2nd half of #1 Pinan (for kids), Combos 5 & 2, Snake Strike, crescent kicks, additional self defense techniques, Elbow Set
  • PURPLE BELT – Combos 18 & 4, #2 Pinan, Snake Tooth & Snake’s Head strikes, roundhouse kick, spinning back kick, additional self defense techniques to include firearm disarms
  • BLUE BELT – Combos 8 & 9, #1 Kata, hook kick, Dragon handstrikes, new stances, additional self defense techniques
  • BLUE/STRIPE – Combo #12, #2 Kata, spinning hook kick, new stances, self defense techniques, Finger Set#1
  • GREEN BELT – Combos #10, 14, 15, Statue of the Crane, 10 Point Blocking System, #3 Pinan, Eagle hand strikes, new stances, more self defense techniques.
  • GREEN/STRIPE – Combos 16, 17, #4 Pinan, #5 Pinan, more self defense techniques
  • BROWN BELT – #3 Kata, Combo #26 and #1, more self defense techniques (minimum time between Brown degrees 6 months)
  • 2nd BROWN – #4 Kata, Plum Tree Blocking System, Combos 11, 20
  • 1st BROWN – #5 Kata, Combos 13,19, more self defense techniques, new stances and strikes, more self defense techniques