Purple Belt Requirements

Yon Kyu

 
 

Eligibility:     90 Days

 

Blocks

  • Front Forearm Block – Mae Ude Uke
  • Elbow Block – Empi Uke
  • Roundhouse Block – Maewashi Uke
  • Hooking Wedge Block - Kagi Wagi Uke

 

Punches and Strikes

  • Back Hand Strike – Heishu Uchi
    • Front – Mae
    • Side – Yoko
  • Palm Heel Strike – Shotei Uchi
    • High Level – Jodan
    • Mid Level – Chudan
    • Low Level – Gedan
  • Elbow Strike – Empi Uchi
    • Down – Fumi
    • Front Mae
    • Back – Ushiro
    • Cross – Juji
    • Side Yoko

 

Kicks

  • Crescent Kick – Mika Zuki Geri
    • Outside to Inside – Rear/Front Leg
    • Inside to Outside – Rear/Front Leg
  • Hook Kick – Kagi Geri

 

Stances

  • Laid Out Cat Stance – Ko Neko Dachi

           

Kata

  • Pinon Shi
  • Pinon Go

 

Self-Defense

  • Self-Defense with takedowns.

           

History and Terminology

  • Blue Belt Terminology