Belt Testing dates and information for 2012.

 

Please read all information below! Belt Progression and Advancement information listed below

as well.

 

When belt testing, it is up to the student to test. If we say “no” they cannot test then we could be holding them back and if we say “yes” they should test then, we could be setting them up for failure.

So it is the student’s fate when they test. The student needs to know their test requirements that is listed on the Test Requirements form (and on this page) as well as their rules (and virtues if

applicable) for their belt test. Students that are 10 and older need to write the test, while 9 and under

can recite them. For Yellow belt, the student needs to know the first 5 rules. For orange belt, they need to know rules 1-9 and for blue belt, they need to know all the rules. For the next belt the student must know all rules and the first 5 virtues, for purple belt, all the rules and virtues. By this point you will

know well in advance what you will need to know in regards to the written test.

 

All Belt Testers Need To Do their Pre-Test (rules/virtues) the week of the test and NOT the day of the test. If the student doesn't know their rules and/or virtues that are required then, they cannot test until they learn them. If there are difficulties with this then please let us know.

 

If a student’s fails a belt test then they can test on the next available test a no charge. If a student receives a fair or poor in any category then they will be put on probation until they can prove that they know that particular part of the test.

 

Blue belt and higher must turn in their assisting hours to Sensei Green the day of the test. Blue belt

and higher have to have 18 hours of assisting, then 24 for the next belt, then 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42 hours and 45 hour for black belt. Half of assisting hours needs to be assisting while the other half needs to

be helping keep the dojo clean and in good condition.

 

Please register by the 10th of the month for the belt test held at the end of the month. If you register

after this date then they will have to wait for the next available test. This will make it much easier on everybody and will help us stay organized. The belt testing dates are listed below for the entire year. Some belt test dates are on Friday and some are on Saturday. If the test is on a Saturday then there is no regular scheduled classes (10A.M. to 1P.M.) on this day. If the test is on Friday's then there are no Classes held this day. Cost varies for belt testing depending on what belt you are testing for.

 

Certified Worldwide Certification:

 

The cost to be certified Worldwide is only $30.00 for the entire year (Jan 2012 - December 2012). If you sign up in mid-year then your membership expires at the end of 2012. Depending on what belt you are testing for will determine the cost for the belt test. These prices are posted in the dojo for your convenience. Register is for testing of Yellow or higher.

 

Belt testing specific time/date information:

 

Belt test for Little Dragons are held on Fridays at 4:30P.M. and Saturdays at 10:00A.M. The regular belt testing times on Friday's are 5:30 to 7:30 and Saturdays from 11:00A.M. to 1:00P.M. Currently green

belt and higher will receive a special time for their belt test. Please coordinate your schedule with Green's Karate to schedule your green belt and higher belt test.

 

Belt Testing Dates for 2012

 

January 28th (Saturday)

February 25th (Friday)

March 31st (Saturday)

April 28th (Saturday)

May 26th (Saturday)

June 29th (Friday)

July 28th (Saturday)

August 25th (Saturday)

 

No test in September due to the 5th Annual Chattanooga Karate Classic held at Lookout Valley High School (every student at the main dojo (school) required to participate that is non-special needs and has more than 2 months of experience. Exact date will be posted 2-3 months in advance to the tournament date so you can adjust your schedule accordingly.

 

October 26 (Friday)

 

No test in November due to Thanksgiving

 

December 15th (Saturday)

 

Thank You and Good Luck!

 

 

 

Belt Progress & Advancement

 

 

Karate offers a systematic method of student development and progress

measured by colored belts. Green's Karate's instructors will guide the willing

student through the intense training required to achieve the rank of "black belt."

 

Yellow Belt (Jukkyu / 10th Degree YELLOW)
10th Degree Yellow Belt

1. Katas: Taikyokyu Shodan
2. Bunkai: Taikyokyu Shodan Bunkai
3. Combination Techniques: 1 & 2 without partner
4. Counter Attacks: 1 and 2

 

Orange Belt (Kyukyu 9th Degree ORANGE)
Kyukyu Belt Test Requirements

(9th Degree Orange Belt)

1. Katas: Taikyokyu Shodan
Taikyokyu Nidan
2. Bunkai: Taikyokyu Nidan Bunkai
3. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 4 without partner
4. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 4

 

Blue Belt (Hachikyu 8th Degree BLUE)
Hachikyu Belt Test Requirements

(8th Degree Blue Belt)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (10 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
2. Kata: Taikyokyu Nidan
Taikyokyu Sandan
3. Bunkai: Taikyokyu Sandan Bunkai
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 6 without partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 6

 

Blue Belt w/Purple Stripe (Nanakyu 7th Degree Blue w/purple stp)
Nanakyu Belt Test Requirements

(7th Degree Blue Belt with Purple stripe)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (20 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
2. Kata: Taikyokyu Sandan
Gekisai Daiichi
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 8 without partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 8

 

Purple Belt (Rokkyu 6th Degree PURPLE)
Rokkyu Belt Test Requirements

(6th Degree Purple Belt)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (20 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
Nekoashidachi (Cat Stance) (20 seconds each side)
2. Kata: Gekisai Daiichi
Heian Nidan
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 10 without partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 10

 

Purple Belt w/green stripe (Gokyu 5th Deg. Purple w/green stp
Gokyu Belt Test Requirements

(5th Degree Purple Belt with Green stripe)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (20 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
Nekoashidachi (Cat Stance) (20 seconds each side)
2. Kata: Heian Shodan
Heian Nidan
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 12 with partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 12

 

Green Belt (Yonkyu 4th Degree Green Belt)
Yonkyu Belt Test Requirements

(4th Degree Green Belt)

1. Stances: Zenkutsudachi (Front Stance) (20 seconds each side)
Shikodachi (Square Stance)
Nekoashidachi (Cat Stance) (20 seconds each side)
2. Kata: Heian Shodan
Heian Sandan
Heian Yondan
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 13 with partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 14
6. Kumite: Kumite or Kata Bunkai

 

Green Belt w/ brown stripe (Sankyu 3rd Degree Green w/brown stp
Sankyu Belt Test Requirements

(3rd Degree Green Belt with Brown stripe)

1. Leadership: Minimum of 5 beginning classes
2. Kata: Heian Yondan
Heian Godan
Aoyagi
Wankan
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 16b with partner
5. Counter Attacks: 1 thru 16
6. Kumite: Kumite or Kata Bunkai

 

Brown Belt (Nikyu 2nd Degree Brown Belt
Nikyu Belt Test Requirements

(2nd Degree Brown Belt)

1. Leadership Minimum of 5 beginning classes after receiving Sankyu
2. Kata: Shinsei
Juroku
Bassai Dai
Ahnanko
One Kata from Sankyu
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 19 with partner
5. Kumite: Kumite or Kata Bunkai

 

Brown Belt w/ black stripe (Ikkyu 1st Degree Brown w/black stp
Nikyu Belt Test Requirements

(2nd Degree Brown Belt)

1. Leadership: Minimum of 5 beginning classes after receiving Sankyu
2. Kata: Shinsei
Juroku
Bassai Dai
Ahnanko
One Kata from Sankyu
4. Combination Techniques: 1 thru 19 with partner
5. Kumite: Kumite or Kata Bunkai

 

Black Belt

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