Requirements for Promotion to 2nd Grade Brown Belt

1) Basic Motion – the student should be able to demonstrate all lower belt techniques with increased proficiency.

a) Foot techniques

i) Jump round kick

ii) Spin kick

b) The student should be able to demonstrate all the required techniques in combination with each other

c) The student should be able to demonstrate the following techniques with a partner as either attacker or defender. (They are listed attack – defense)

i) Hands only (a variety of well timed, powerful, accurate hand strikes)

ii) Feet only (a variety of well timed, powerful, accurate kicks)

iii) Hands and feet (a well balanced mixture of both)

2) Kata

a) Lower belt forms (Taegot 1, 2, 3, Pinan 1, 2, 3, and 4)

b) New forms

i) Kibon 4

ii) Pinan 5

iii) Bo 1 (weapons kata)

3) One Step Sparring

a) The student should demonstrate five new techniques

b) Elbow locks, wrist locks, chokes, strangles, and basic take-downs are permitted.

c) Wrist throws, aerial throws, and “high level” throws are not permitted.

4) Jujitsu

a) The student should be able to defend against all attacks except full arm chokes and

strangles.

b) Elbow locks, wrist locks, chokes, strangles, and basic take-downs are permitted

c) Wrist throws, aerial throws, and “high level” throws are not permitted.

5) Technique Limits

a) Examples of techniques that are permitted

i) Simple sweeps

ii) Reaps

iii) Shiho nage

iv) Chin techniques

v) Ikkyo, nikyo, sankyo

b) Examples of techniques that ARE NOT permitted

i) Hip throws (in any form)

ii) Chinese sweep

iii) Tomonage

iv) Body scissors

v) Kote gaeshi

6) Other

a) The student must have competed in at least two intramural tournaments and one USERKC to be eligible.

b) The student will fight at least one match against an opponent of the instructor’s choosing