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seisan ryu karate
Curriculum

    

Formal requirements for rank promotions:

Rank Belt Requirements
12th kyu White w/ 1 yellow stripe 8 Soft Blocks
11th kyu White w/ 2 yellow stripes 6 Elbow Strikes
10th kyu White w/ 3 yellow stripes 14 Hard Blocks
9th kyu Yellow Taikyoku ichi
8th kyu Yellow w/ 1 green stripe Taikyoku shi
7th kyu Yellow w/ 2 green stripes Taikyoku go
6th kyu Green Pinan ichi, 1st weapon
5th kyu Green w/ 1 brown stripe Pinan ni, Pinan san
4th kyu Green w/ 2 brown stripes Pinan shi, Pinan go
3rd kyu Brown Sanchin Dai, Taijiquan 24 Form, 2nd weapon
2nd kyu Brown w/ 1 black stripe Sanseiru, Seisan, Seiuchin
1st kyu Brown w/ 2 black stripes Naihanchi ichi, ni, san, shi
1st dan Black Nijushiho, Wansu, Shiho-Hai, 3rd weapon
2nd dan Black belt w/ 1 red stripe Passai Dai, Kusanku Dai, 4th weapon
3rd dan Black belt w/ 2 red stripes Instructor's discretion
4th dan Black with centered narrow red stripe Instructor's discretion
5th dan Black & red split, black on top Instructor's discretion
6th dan Black & red split, red on top Instructor's discretion
7th dan Red & white split, white on top Instructor's discretion
8th dan Red & white blocks Instructor's discretion

Weapons kata: Bokken Ji San, Chessenkunbo, Hamahiga no Kama, Kusanku no Sai, Matsuhiga no Tonfa, Shishi no Kun, Taiji 32 Straight Sword, Taiji 42 Straight Sword, Taiji Chen Straight Sword, Taiji Chen Double Straight Sword, Taiji Chen Double Saber, Taiji 52 Fan, Tokumine no Kun, Urashi no Kun, Yotaha no Jo

Informal requirements for rank promotions:

As a student progresses in rank, less tangible requirements arise over and above the mere accumulation of kata. Some of these are:

  • generation of power using body mechanics rather than just muscle
  • smoother performance of kata
  • crisper performance of kata
  • deeper understanding of kata applications
  • ability to defend against typical acts of violence
  • ability to teach how to defend against typical acts of violence

Quiet Dragons, LLC 2014-05-22