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

Techinques

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

Terms

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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.