Syllabus or guide?

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  1. Emptyhand

    Emptyhand Orange Belt

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    I would like to know if it is standard or not, within the martial arts, for instructors to provide a syllabus or guide to what a beginner would be expected to learn or some type of list of punches, kicks etc...?

    First, my question is general to the different MA disciplines, but more specifically to my interest in Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali and American Kenpo.
     
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    I velieve every instructor should have some type of stllabus, but I do not know if all style give one out to there students.
     
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    In the American Kenpo school I used to train at, and every other one I've known of, students were given lists of techniques, basics, knowledge factors, sets, forms, and other required material for every belt rank. They were also required to keep notebooks where they would write down notes on the material they were taught.

    This may not be universal, and I can't speak for other arts, but in my experience this is fairly standard for American Kenpo schools.


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    I've seen it more often than not, but not always (and less so with the FMAs).

    American Kenpo is one very organized art--sometimes for better, but othertimes for worse. Theorizing can only get you so far.
     
  5. Xue Sheng

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    I have not run into this in CMA.

    My TKD teacher did not have one and my jujitsu teacher did not either but those last 2 are over 20 and 30 years ago
     
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    That is very true. All the lists of knowledge in the world are worthless unless the knowledge is practically applied. I could have a library of cookbooks, that doesn't make me a cook, much less a chef.


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    Yes, having a syllabus seems pretty common. I have a notebook for my Kenpo class, which has all of the rank sheets, from white to black. On them are the required puches and kicks, blocks, techs. and kata. The techs. are written out. This is used as a guide, not to learn from. Some of the katas are written out, some are not. Of course, anyone is free to do that on their own if they'd like to serve as a training aid.
     
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    I have a List though its always subject to change

    Curricullum

    to get a Yellow belt:
    Cycle of destruction
    All the meridians in the right cycle for destruction
    All abreviations for the meridians
    start of D.E.T.
    All Kicks (these for me are front, side, oblique or seisan, round regular and muay thai, and knees)
    All hand strikes
    start of speed hitting
    start of sticky hands
    stick/knife (rolling and abiniquo)
    stand up locks (center lock, outside wrist turn, arm bars, finger locks)
    ground arm bars and chokes
    standing chokes
    single and double leg take down
    major and minor reaps
    and naifanchi shodan

    Orange belt:
    Diurnal cycle
    cycle of creation
    start of healing
    D.E.T. level two (applications)
    stomache line
    gall bladder line
    spleen line
    Large intestin line
    Lung line
    neck breaks
    body locking
    firemans throw
    over the shoulder throws
    hip throws
    leg bars
    ankle locks
    single sinawali
    knife angles
    Jo angles
    Kata Seisan, Seiuchin
    Aiki Walk

    Blue belt:
    Healing level two
    Neck Break throws
    locks for riop tears and breaks
    using weapons of opportunity
    Sticky hands incorporating the legs
    knife and stick advanced angles and start of combinations
    Jo Locks
    randori grappling and throwing
    Kata tomari Passai, and Wansu
    Jo Kata

    Brown Belt:
    Healing level three
    Anatomy (major bones and major muscles)
    Small intestine line
    bladder line
    liver line
    kidney line
    triple warmer/heater line
    pericardium line
    heart line
    angles and directions of three points per line
    your martial lineage
    Katas Naifanchi Nidan and Naifanchi Sandan

    Black Belt:
    Anatomy (major ligaments and tendons)
    healing level four
    history of the arts you study lineage
    history of the katas you do
    ability to teach and lead
    fight for your belt
    stick fighting
    knife fighting
    Break down all katas at the least 5 moves per kata123
     

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