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Adult Rank Requirements

Rank Requirements for Adults (16 years of age and older)


White Belt to Yellow Belt


Attendance: 50 hours minimum and 4 months. Tournaments are encouraged and count as 2 hours of training time.


Essay: Why I want to study Christian Martial Arts. (1 Paragraph)


Bible Verse: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


Kata: Chi Kata and Pinan Shodan


Techniques: Natural Stance, Attention Stance, Front Stance, Knee Strike, Low Block, High Block, Punch, Lunge Punch, Elbow, Horse Stance, Back Stance, Front Kick, Wedging Block, X Block, Foot Sweep Avoidance, Spear Hand, Hammer Fist, Palm Heel.  Improve all previous Techniques.


Other: Tie Belt, Count to 10 in Japanese.


Yellow Belt to Orange Belt


Attendance: 50 hours minimum and 4 months. Tournaments are encouraged and count as 2 hours of training time.


Essay: How does karate training helps with self defense both physically, mentally and spiritually. (Minimum 1 paragraph)


Bible Verse: Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”


Kata: Chonan and Pinan Nidan, Improve previous Kata’s.


Techniques:  Cross Body Block, Outside Block, Reverse Punch, Side Kick, Knife Hand.  Improve all previous Techniques.


Orange Belt to Green Belt


Attendance: 50 hours minimum and 4 months. Tournaments are encouraged and count as 2 hours of training time.


Essay: The Dojo Kun maxims: Seek perfection of character, Be faithful, Endeavor, Respect others, and Refrain from violent behavior. Pick one of these maxims and describe how it relates to you, your christian faith and your martial arts. (Minimum 1 paragraph)


Bible Verse: 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Kata: Chonan Shodan and Pinan Sandan, Improve previous Kata’s.


Techniques: Cat Stance, Sweeping Block, Vertical Fist Punch, Ridge Hand, Crossing Stance, Roundhouse Kick, Upper Cut, Back Fist.  Improve all previous Techniques.


Green Belt to Blue Belt


Attendance: 50 hours minimum and 4 months. Tournaments are encouraged and count as 2 hours of training time.


Essay: Pick a Martial Arts Master and write an essay on him or his teachings. (Minimum 1 page)


Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.


Kata: Shopai and Pinan Yondan, Improve previous Kata’s.


Techniques: Reverse Cat Stance, Crescent Kick, Back Kick, Back of Hand Strike.  Improve all previous Techniques.


Blue Belt to Brown Belt


Attendance: 75 hours minimum and 6 months. Tournaments are encouraged and count as 2 hours of training time.


Essay: What is Bunkai and describe the bunkai of one of the kata you know. (Minimum 1 Page)


Bible Verse: Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.


Kata: Seisho and Pinan Godan, Improve previous Kata’s.


Techniques: Hourglass Stance.  Improve all previous Techniques.


Brown Belt to 1st Degree Black Belt


Minimum Age: 16 years


Attendance: 150-225 hours minimum and 12-18 months. Tournaments are encouraged and count as 2 hours of training time.


Essay: What it means to be a black belt. (Minimum 1 Page)


Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.


Kata: Sankio and Kushanku, Improve previous Kata’s.


Techniques: Improve all previous Techniques.


1st Degree Black Belt to 2nd Degree Black Belt


Minimum Age: 20 years


Attendance: 2 Years. Tournaments are encouraged and count as 2 hours of training time.


Essay: To be determined.


Bible Verse: To be determined.


Kata: Seishan, and Naihanchin, Improve previous Kata’s.


Techniques: Improve all previous Techniques.


2nd Degree Black Belt to 3rd Degree Black Belt


Minimum Age: 25 years


Attendance: 3 Years. Tournaments are encouraged and count as 2 hours of training time.


Essay: To be determined.


Bible Verse: To be determined.


Kata: Chinto, Improve previous Kata’s.


Techniques: Improve all previous Techniques.


3rd Degree Black Belt to 4th Degree Black Belt


Minimum Age: 30 years


Attendance: 4 Years. Tournaments are encouraged and count as 2 hours of training time.


Essay: To be determined.


Bible Verse: To be determined.


Kata: Wanshu, Improve previous Kata’s.


Techniques: Improve all previous Techniques.

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