beltgreenBLUE BELT REQUIREMENTS

Go kyu - Blue belt 1st degree

KIHON: Basics or Fundamentals

  1. Sanbon ren tzuki (Series of three punches) (A)*
  2. Age uke / Gyaku tzuki (Upper rising block with a reverse punch) (B)*
  3. Soto uke / Gyaku tzuki (Outside forearm block with a reverse punch) (A)
  4. Uchi uke / Gyaku tzuki (Inside forearm block with a reverse punch) (B)
  5. Gedan uke / Gyaku tzuki (Lower level sweeping block with reverse punch) (A)
  6. Shuto uke / Nukite (Knife-hand block with spear hand) (B)
  7. Mae ren geri (Double front kick)
  8. Mawashi ren geri (Roundhouse kick) (A)
  9. Yoko geri ke age (Side snap kick/side rising kick) (A)
  10. Yoko geri kekomi (Side trust kick/side rising kick) (A)
  11. Ushiro geri (Back kick) (A)
  12. Kakato otoshigeri (Axe kick) (A)
  13. Ushiro Mawashi geri (Spinning back kick) (A)
  14. Ura mawashi (Hook kick) (A)

KUMITE: Jitsu and self-defense from

  • 1 yodan
  • 1 chudan
  • 1 Mae geri
  • 1 Mawashi geri
  • 1 Yoko kekomi
  • 1 Ushiro geri

Ne-Waza (Ground Techniques)

  • Ukemi (falling, front, back, and front roll)
  • 3 seated, 3 standing, 3 ground techniques
  • 6 Katame-waza (Grappling techniques)

KATA (Forms)

*(A) 5 x Forward *(B) 5 x Backward

Physical Conditioning: 20 pushups • 50 sit-ups • 30 burpees

Light sparring:  2 rounds of 3 minutes 

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Encouraging karate phrases

  • "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle."
  • "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Keep moving forward."
  • "Train hard, fight easy. Your dedication and effort will bring success."
  • "A black belt is a white belt who never quit. Stay persistent and determined."
  • "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
  • "Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up. Keep pushing your limits."
  • "In karate, the spirit and the mind are just as important as the body. Cultivate all three."
  • "Pain is temporary, but the pride of achieving your goals lasts forever."
  • "The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle. Give it your all."
  • "Karate is not about being better than someone else; it's about being better than you were yesterday."
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