Karate @ Rising Sun Martial Arts

 

Rising Sun Martial Arts - Hinode-Ryu Karate

Brown Belt 3rd Degree Requirements

The following new requirements are needed for advancement to Solid Black Belt.

What you need to know as a Brown Belt 3rd Degree:

    Now that you have reached the rank of Brown Belt 3rd degree in Hinode-Ryu Karate, you need to know that your ride on the promotion expressway has come to an end. Your test to Solid Black Belt is not scheduled on a regular promotion test cycle, AND, it is NOT an easy journey!

Reaching the Black Belt level is NOT a "Right of Passage".

It IS an earned event!

Our Solid Black Belt is defined as "Master of the Basics"...Not "Master of the Entitled".  You are entitled to nothing. If you pass this test, you will have earned it!

 Now is the time to see if you have been training and listening for the past 6 + years and whether or not you have the dedication, desire, determination and discipline needed to become a Black Belt. Many students have reached this level, but only few have achieved the honor of passing their Black Belt test. Many students have decided to stop training at this point, realizing that they were not prepared, or ready, to accept the challenge to prepare for this test. Many have made it to the actual test, but failed there. Some have made it through the test only to realize that being a Black Belt is not the end of training or of their commitment. Few have made it through and continue to train and pursue the Black Belt experience.

    A few people have commented on this practice of making the Black Belt test so difficult. It has been said that after training for so long and spending so much money, that it is terrible that students don't just get the chance to get a Black Belt. When asked if that was the kind of reputation that we wanted, the answer was simple. That is the exact reputation that we want. It has also been said that there is a fine line between running a business and a Dojo. At Rising Sun, that line is clear; Brown Belt 3rd Degree! We run a business up to Brown Belt 3rd Degree. We run a Dojo at Black Belt. We would much rather have a student leave Rising Sun while calling us unfair, than to let them "have" a Black Belt they didn't earn.

    Yes, you have been training for a long time. Yes, you have spent a lot of money during that time. Remember this; You have received valuable training for that tuition, but you are not entitled to a Black Belt! Even in a world where we are all special and receive awards for everything we do, the Black Belt stills remains the most coveted and special thing in the Martial Arts world. So when you do take this journey, and pass this test, you can honestly be part of that special group of people that have EARNED their rank.

    A Solid Black Belt test is NOT about how many people you can "beat up", but rather it's about overcoming your fears, phobias and turning up the dedication to be "better than the last time you entered the Dojo". Your Black Belt test has NOTHING to do with being better than anyone else. It's ALL about you and your improvement through your Martial Arts training.

    Here is what to expect during this time as a Brown Belt 3rd degree:

  • You have 3 choices involving your training:
  •     1. Continue training with the effort and dedication needed to achieve the Solid Black Belt rank.  
  •     2. Continue training as a Brown Belt 3rd Degree, knowing that you cannot commit the time and effort at this time to test for Solid Black Belt.  
  •     3. Stop training all together.
  • There is NO time frame to be scheduled for testing. Usually, it takes a minimum of 18 weeks to prepare for testing to Solid Black Belt, however; we have had students take up to 3 years before testing.
  • Once your minimum time-in-grade has been achieved, we will evaluate your training. If your attendance, dedication and effort towards testing has been significant, you will be invited to take your written test.
  • Written tests will include ALL levels of testing from White Belt through Black Belt. Students must score an "A" (90.00% or higher) to be invited to a physical test. Students scoring a "B" can take their written test again without delay. Earning a "C" will require you to wait at least 3 months before taking the written test again. Lower than a "C" requires a 6 month wait before re-testing.
  • If you pass the written portion of the test and are invited to take a physical test, your test will include ALL levels of testing from White Belt through Black Belt. Your physical test will also include self defense randori's and sparring against other Black Belts. Please be reminded that making it to the physical test is NOT a guarantee of passing. In fact, there is still a greater chance of failing than passing this test. Like the written portion of the test, re-tests are determined by your overall grade.

To accept this program and to acknowledge the level of your commitment needed just to take the Black Belt test, please fill out the form below, check the box to acknowledge commitment and then submit.

Brown Belt 3rd Degree Name:

E-Mail address   needed for confirmation

Date:

    I acknowledge the commitment needed to train for a Solid Black Belt test and I am willing to accept the fact that testing for Solid Black Belt is not a guarantee and that I am not entitled to test, no matter how long I train. Testing is entirely related to my effort and discipline in training.

    Training Choice:

        I will train for my Black Belt test.

        I will continue to train as a Brown Belt 3rd degree.

         I will no longer continue my training.

 

All students must also demonstrate their previous belt rank requirements in addition to these new requirements.

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Brown Belt 3rd Degree  
Jion
Kyusho's
Weapons
Elbow Drop

 

 

Previous rank requirements:

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Brown Belt  
Bassai
Empi

 

Advanced Self Defense
Chokes
Points of Balance
Grappling Techniques
Shoots
Atemi's

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Green Belt No New Requirements
Heian Yodan - Click here for the kata description and test answers.

 

Heian Godan - Click here for the kata description and test answers.

 

Takeovers

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Purple Belt No New Requirements
Heian Sandan  - Click here for the kata description and test answers.

 

Takeover Position

 

Hip Throws

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Blue Belt
Jump Front Kick
Double Jump Front Kick
360 degree Turning Wheel Kick
360 degree Turning Hook Kick
360 Jump Turning  Wheel Kick
360 Double Jump Turning  Wheel Kick
Double Jump Reverse Wheel Kick

 

Heian Nidan - Click here for the kata description and test answers.

 

Hip Throw Position

Stance dimensions:

Front Stance: 1 block long X 1.5 blocks wide

Back Stance: 1.5 blocks long X .5 blocks wide

Narrow Front Stance: 1.5 blocks long X .5  blocks wide

Fighting Stance: .5 block long X .5 blocks wide

Horse Stance: 0 block long X 1.5 blocks wide

Ready Stance: 0 block long X .5 blocks wide

Takedowns

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Orange Belt
Shuto Strike
Hammer Strike
Elbow Strike
Claw Strike
Doublefist Block
Hammer Block
Cover Block
Palm Block
Ax Kick
Shuffle Kick
Heian Shodan - Click here for the kata description and test answers.

 

Takedown Position

 

 

Applied Self Defenses

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
Yellow Belt
Front Punch
Reverse Punch
Spearhand Strike
Combination Blocks
Roundhouse Kick
Hook Kick
Wheel Kick
Taikyoku - Click here for the kata description and test answers.

 

Breakfalls
Rolls
Attacks - click here for a list of the attacks needed

 

 

Rank Techniques Kata Self Defense
White Belt
Center Punch
Dbl Center
Backfist
Reverse Jab
Combination
Down Block
Forearm Block
Rising Block
Swordhand Block
Knee Thrust
Front Kick
Side Kick
Back Kick

 

Stances
Off the line of Attack

 

 

 

White Belt  Yellow Belt  Orange Belt  Blue Belt  Purple Belt  Green Belt  Brown Belt  Brown 3rd

Solid Black Belt  Shodan Black Belt  Nidan Black Belt