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Gokyu - 5th Level Green Belt

Gokyu Theme:

Self-defense Nature of Karate

Adult Requirements | Youth Requirements

Green Belt - Gokyu, Adult Requirements

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You may test for your belt between 3-4 months.  You will be awarded a stripe with the date of your promotional when you pass.

 

Green Belt - Gokyu (5th level) - All of the previous requirements, plus:

Kihon (Basics)
Drills

Demonstrate Ukemi (Break-falls, from a throw, along with rolls, and front and back falls).

Kata (Form)

Perform Naihanchi Shodan (1st Inner-stepping form).

Life
Character
Culture
Safety

Be able to properly help someone else in a class and explain the meaning of the word Samurai (to serve).

Weapons Safety: Explain what to do if you see a gun or other dangerous weapon (Stop, Don't touch, Leave the Area, Tell an appropriate person).

Physical
Self-Defense

25 Jumping Jacks, 25 Push-ups, 25 Sit-ups and 25 Mountain Climbers

Bunkai: (Apply and Explain) Fuji Kata Dai Ichi, specifically, bunkai low block, high block, & punches (e.g. where is the target)

Flexibility: Demonstrate proper upper body stretches for biceps (palm down, reach back), triceps (arm across body with elbow bent), chest (palms up, straight elbow, stretch back).

Jr. Green Belt - Gokyu, Youth Requirements

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Each progress stripe requires 1 month (8 classes).  You will be tested for your next belt after passing all four stripes AND an additional month (8 classes).

 

Jr. Green / White Stripe Belt with Progress Stripes

White Stripe

Kihon (Basics)
Drills

Ukemi (Break-falls, from a throw, along with rolls, and front and back falls)

Instructor note: Explain how a student should "tap out" and the proper amount of force to use in class.

Orange Stripe

Kata (Form)

Perform the 1st half of Naihanchi Shodan (1st Inner Stepping Form).

Extra Credit: Attacking side of a drill (step and punch and slide back)

Gold Stripe

Life
Character
Culture
Safety

Character Development: Ask for the Verbal Terminology Quiz and Take Home History Quiz at the beginning of the month.

Leadership: Be able to properly help someone else in a class.

Weapons Safety: Explain what to do if you see a gun or other dangerous weapon (Stop, Don't touch, Leave the area, Tell an adult).

Explain at least one karate master (See the Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do).

Purple Stripe

Physical
Self-Defense

25 Jumping Jacks, 25 Push-ups, 25 Sit-ups, 25 Mountain Climbers

Bunkai: (Apply and Explain) Fuji Kata Dai Ichi

Extra credit: Low, Middle, & High Blocks or Kick with a Punch, Musubi (V), Heisoku(ll), Heiko(l l), & Shizentai (walking) Dachi

Flexibility: Demonstrate proper upper body stretches for biceps (palm down, reach back), triceps (arm across body with elbow bent), chest (palms up, straight elbow, stretch back).

 

Jr. Green Belt - Gokyu (5th level) - All of the previous requirements, plus:

Additional Belt Requirements

Character Development: Be able to explain leadership.

Perform Naihanchi Shodan (1st Inner Stepping Form).

Note: At Green Belt, all students should begin to log their Leadership Classes. A minimum of 8 Classes for Blue Belt, 20 Classes for Brown Belt, and 40 for Jr. Black Belt are required. If you haven’t started yet, you need to start working on leadership classes. Under Brown Belt, Leadership hours are done in your own class. Above brown belt, they are done in another class. Talk to an Instructor for details.

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