Requirements for Promotion to 1st Grade Brown Belt

1) Basic Motion

a) The student should be able to demonstrate all lower belt techniques with increased proficiency.

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, 4 and 5; Kibon 4; Bo 1)

b) New forms

i) Ni An Chi 1

ii) Ni An Chi 2

iii) Sho shi no kan (weapons kata)

3) One Step Sparring

a) The student should demonstrate five new techniques

b) Elbow locks, wrist locks, chokes, strangles, and wrist throws are permitted.

c) Aerial 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, chokes, strangles, and wrist throws are permitted

c) Aerial throws are not permitted.

5) Technique Limits

a) Examples of techniques that are permitted

i) all sweeps

ii) Reaps

iii) Shiho nage

iv) Chin techniques

v) Ikkyo, nikyo, sankyo

vi) Body scissors

vii) Kote gaeshi

b) Examples of techniques that ARE NOT permitted

i) Hip throws (in any form)

ii) Chinese sweep against the front of the leg

iii) Tomonage

6) Free Sparring

a) The student should be ready to demonstrate fighting skills.

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