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Rising Sun Martial Arts - Hinode-Ryu Karate

Yellow Belt 2nd Degree Requirements    

Below is a list of requirements for advancement to Solid Orange Belt. It is also a list of the scheduled release for the videos in this series. No link for the videos are provided. They are sent directly to our students e-mails.

Test for Solid Orange Belt: *ALL tests begin with the White Belt Level.

The testing fee for this rank advancement is $30.00

 

White Belt to Yellow Belt Requirements and Video Schedule:

Week # 1 Bow, Stances
Week # 2 Center, Double Center
Week # 3 Backfist, Rev. Jab, Combo.
Week # 4 Traditional Down Block
Week # 5 Traditional Forearm Block
Week # 6 Traditional Rising Block
Week # 7 Traditional Swordhand Block
Week # 8 Knee Thrust
Week # 9 Front Kick
Week # 10 Side Kick
Week # 11 Back Kick
Week # 12 Get off the line of attack
Week # 13 Review
Week # 14 Review
Week # 15 Review
Week # 16 Practice Test

Yellow Belt to Yellow Belt 1st Degree Requirements and Video Schedule:

Week # 1 Front Punch 
Week # 2 Reverse Punch
Week # 3 Spearhand Strike
Week # 4 Combination Down Block
Week # 5 Combination Forearm Block
Week # 6 Combination Rising Block
Week # 7 Comb. Swordhand Block
Week # 8 Roundhouse Kick
Week # 9 Hook Kick
Week # 10 Wheel Kick
Week # 11 Taikyoku Moves 1-4
Week # 12 Taikyoku Moves 4-8
Week # 13 Taikyoku Moves 8-12
Week # 14 Taikyoku Moves 12-16
Week # 15 Taikyoku Moves 16-20
Week # 16 Taikyoku Moves 1-20

Yellow Belt 1st Degree to Yellow Belt 2nd Degree Requirements and Video Schedule:

Week # 17 Kneeling Front Roll
Week # 18 Standing Front Roll
Week # 19 Seated Back Breakfall
Week # 20 Squatting Back Breakfall
Week # 21 Standing Back Breakfall
Week # 22 Collar Grab Attack
Week # 23 Choke Attack
Week # 24 Wrist Grab Attack
Week # 25 Front Punch Attack
Week # 26 Round Punch Attack
Week # 27 Push Attack
Week # 28 Earslap Attack
Week # 29 Bearhug Attack
Week # 30 Headlock Attack
Week # 31 Uppercut Attack
Week # 32 Overhead Attack

Yellow Belt 2nd Degree to Solid Orange Belt Requirements and Video Schedule:

Week # 33 Review
Week # 34 Review
Week # 35 Review
Week # 36 Review
Week # 37 Review
Week # 38 Review
Week # 39 Review
Week # 40 Review
Week # 41 Review
Week # 42 Review
Week # 43 Review
Week # 44 Review
Week # 45 Practice Test
Week # 46 Practice Test
Week # 47 Practice Test
Week # 48 Practice Test

 

Yellow Belt Promotion Help

Kata:    Taikyoku

To execute this kata using the compass directions, make sure that north is the direction that you start from. You will only need to use the 8 compass directions of north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west and northwest. Place the compass directions on your surrounding walls to make sure your directions are correct.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

1.    Turn 90 degrees to the left until the focus is in the west direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance, execute a left down block.

2.    Maintain focus (west) - travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right front punch.

3.    Turn 180 degrees to the right until the focus is in the east direction (moving only the right leg) - enter a right front stance, execute a right down block.

4.    Maintain focus (east) - travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left front punch.

5.    Turn 90 degrees to the left until the focus is in the north direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance, execute a left down block.

6.    Maintain focus (north) - travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right front punch.

7.    Maintain focus (north) - travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left front punch.

8.    Maintain focus (north) - travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right front punch. (kiai)

9.    Turn 270 degrees to the left until the focus is in the east direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance, execute a left down block.

10.    Maintain focus (east) - travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right front punch.

11.    Turn 180 degrees to the right until the focus is in the west direction (moving only the right leg) - enter a right front stance, execute a right down block.

12.    Maintain focus (west) - travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left front punch.

13.    Turn 90 degrees to the left until the focus is in the south direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance, execute a left down block.

14.    Maintain focus (south) - travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right front punch.

15.    Maintain focus (south) - travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left front punch.

16.    Maintain focus (south) - travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right front punch. (kiai)

17.    Turn 270 degrees to the left until the focus is in the west direction (moving only the left leg) - enter a left front stance, execute a left down block.

18.    Maintain focus (west) - travel forward into a right front stance, execute a right front punch.

19.    Turn 180 degrees to the right until the focus is in the east direction (moving only the right leg) - enter a right front stance, execute a right down block.

20.    Maintain focus (east) - travel forward into a left front stance, execute a left front punch.

To return to the ready position, focus 90 degrees to the left until the focus is back to the north direction,  bring the left foot back to the right foot and then to the ready position.

Ready Position, Feet Together (Kiotsuke), Bow (Rei), Ready Position (Yoi)

 

Self Defense:    Attacks

Collar Grab     - reach forward and grab the lapel of your opponent

Choke Hold    - reach forward with both hands and execute a choke with both hands around your opponent's neck

Wrist Grab   - reach straight forward and grab your opponent's wrist. (Note: If you're reaching with your right, you should be grasping your opponent's left wrist.

Front Punch - Knuckle up with your opponent. Step back into a fighting stance with guard up. Travel forward with back leg and execute front punch to stomach.   

Round Punch    -Knuckle up with your opponent. Step back into a fighting stance with guard up. Travel forward with back leg and execute round punch towards the head.

Push  -Knuckle up with your opponent. Step back into a fighting stance with guard up. Travel forward with back leg and execute push towards the shoulders.

Earslap- Knuckle up with your opponent. Step back into a fighting stance with guard up. Travel forward with back leg and execute an earslap to the sides of the head.  

Bearhug  - From behind your opponent, wrap your arms around them with their arms pinned to their sides.     

Headlock - From the side of your opponent, wrap your arm around their neck pulling them forward and down towards your belt.   

Uppercut - Knuckle up with your opponent. Step forward into a fighting stance with guard up. Shuffle step with front leg and execute an uppercut strike towards their chin.   

Overhead - Knuckle up with your opponent. Step back into a fighting stance with guard up. Travel forward with back leg and execute overhead strike towards the top of their head.

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