Martial Arts Brown Belt Testing Requirements

Brown Belt Requirements (3rd, 2nd, & 1st Kyu)

Basic Requirements

-All requirements for white, yellow, blue and green belts
-ADVANCED sparring experience
-ADVANCED knowledge of karate basics, forms, and history
-MUST be able to demonstrate proper self-defense skills
-MUST display a good attitude, discipline and spirit

Kata Requirements:

-Tekki Shodan
-Tekki Nidan
-Tekki Sandan

Techniques

- Flying Kicks
- Hook Kick
- Axe Kick
- Wheel Kick
- X Block
- Mountain Block
- Tate Zuki
- Kizami Zuki
- Straight Arm Bar
- Rear Naked Choke

Terms

Haragi- Intuitive Thought
Bassai Dai- Penetrate a Fortress
Mezu No Kokoro- Mind Like the Millpond
Hiden- Hidden Techniques
Shiwari- Breaking
Makiwara- Striking Post
Hanshu- Main Island in Japan
Maai No Heiho- Strategy of Combative Distance
Shinai- Pliable Bamboo Sword in Kendo
Shorin- Soft Style of Karate
Shorei- Hard, Strong Style of Karate
Aiki- Indomitable Spirit
Zuki No Kokoro- Mind Like the Moon
Bushi Damashi- Warrior Spirit
Yojimbo- Bodyguard
Nunashin- Mendable Mind
Fudo Tai- Immovable Body
Do- Way or Spiritual Path
Zen- Path of Enlightenment
Juji Uke- X Block
Yama Uke- Mountain Block
Otoshi Keri- Axe Kick

Naha, Shuri, Tomari- Three cities in Okinawa where styles of Te originated
Miyamoto Musashi- Known as “Kensai” or sword saint. Great Samurai Warrior died in 1645 AD. Wrote “The Book of Five Rings”
Ronin- “Wave Man”, Samurai Warrior without work, either by disgrace or death of his master.
Hakama- Pants worn in Kendo, Kyudo, and Aikido- to hide foot movements
Fudo Shin- Immoveable mind, calm spirit in face of danger.

Judo/ Jujitsu/ Aikido

- Standing Bent Arm Throw
- Head Twist Takedown
- Standing Arm Bar
- Entering Throw

*Students MUST wait a minimum of 4 months to test between ranks up to 1st kyu for students 11 years and older
*Students MUST wait 4 months to test between ranks up to 1st kyu brown belt and Shodan 1st degree black belt for students 11 years and older
*Students MUST wait a minimum of 6 months to test between 1st kyu brown belt and Jr black belt or Shodan 1st degree black belt for students 10 years and under.

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