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I just found out I'm testing for my purple belt on Friday. Wish me luck. I think I'm gonna need it.:eek:
 

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Originally posted by rachel
I just found out I'm testing for my purple belt on Friday. Wish me luck. I think I'm gonna need it.:eek:

Nah. If you needed luck, you wouldn't be testing ;)

Rather, I'll wish you "good focus."

Relax, go with the flow. You'll do fine.

Mike
 
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Thank you. My problem is that I know everything I need to know. It's doing it at the drop of a hat that has me flustered. I have to execute it as soon as he says it without thinking and that has me worried. I practice out in the parking lot of the dojo with 2 others in my class while our kids have their class inside. That helps a little.
 
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I'm sure you won't need luck! Get plenty of rest and drink lots of water. Go for the gusto and have fun!

In my own case I enjoyed testing for Purple far more than testing for Orange. I felt more able to keep it all together under pressure.

All the best on your test. Will look forward to hearing about it!

:CTF:
 

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Originally posted by rachel
Thank you. My problem is that I know everything I need to know. It's doing it at the drop of a hat that has me flustered. I have to execute it as soon as he says it without thinking and that has me worried. I practice out in the parking lot of the dojo with 2 others in my class while our kids have their class inside. That helps a little.

In the wise words of a generally wisea$$ friend of mine, "Don't think of it as a test. Think of it as an intense training session. Nothing more."

Thinking of it as a "test" tends to get you stressed out. Just relax and do your thing.

Mike
 
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Rachel,

I'm with pesilat: instead of "good luck," I'll wish you "good focus" (although a little luck never hurts ;) ).

In my tests so far, I've also been most nervous about being able to pull of whatever the tester calls at the drop of a hat (my tests have all been private, we don't do group tests). My advice would be, "trust yourself."

Rich
 
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How many techniques/kata/form etc... do you learn in each belt?

You've been training since november 2002, four months.
Please know that I'm not saying anything is wrong, just curious what your system is. :D

Dot
 

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Originally posted by KenpoGirl
How many techniques/kata/form etc... do you learn in each belt?

You've been training since november 2002, four months.
Please know that I'm not saying anything is wrong, just curious what your system is. :D

Dot

I'm curious too..


Takes almost 6 mos in our school to make even Yellow belt~!
 
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i have to do everything I've learned from the beginning plus 2nd overhead, 2nd side club,2 combination,5 combination and 1st dragon.plus sho lung. Tess, what do you have to know in your school to get purple? from beginner all the way up to purple. I know you're an owner/instructor and I respect your opinion alot.
 

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Rachel.. Here you go :) We follow the I.K.K.O. curriculum.
hope this gives you an insight ~!

Tess


For Yellow Belt

KENPO CREED & 7 SAYINGS

STANCES
* Attention
* Natural
* Training Horse
* Neutral Bow
* Forward Bow
* 45 degree Cat

BLOCKS
* Inward
* Outward ( Vertical )
* Outward ( Extended )
* Upward
* Downward
* Downward horizontal forearm

PUNCHES
* Thrusting Horizontal
* Snapping Horizontal
* Thrusting Vertical
* Snapping Vertical
* Thrusting Uppercut
* Snapping Uppercut
* Step Through Punches

STRIKES
* Inward hand sword
* Outward hand sword
* Inward horizontal elbow
* Outward horizontal elbow
* Inward overhead elbow
* Obscure elbow
* Back hammer fist
* Outward horizontal back knuckle
* Back knuckle rake

FINGER TECHNIQUES
* Inward overhead claw
* 5 - finger pinch

KICKS
* Front snapping ball
* Front snapping roundhouse
* Side snapping knife edge
* Back snapping heel
* Step through kicks

FOOT MANEUVERS
* Step through
* Step drag
* Drag step

SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
1. DELAYED SWORD - (Front right hand lapel grab)
2. ALTERNATING MACES - ( Front two hand push )
3. SWORD OF DESTRUCTION - ( Front left roundhouse punch )
4. DEFLECTING HAMMER - ( Front right thrust kick )
5. CAPTURED TWIGS - ( Rear high bear hug - arms pinned )
6. GRASP OF DEATH - ( Left flank right arm headlock )
7. CHECKING THE STORM - ( Front overhead club )
8. MACE OF AGGRESSION - ( front two hand lapel grab pulling in )
9. ATTACKING MACE - ( Front right step through punch )
10. SWORD AND HAMMER - ( Right flank left hand shoulder grab )

FORMS & SETS
SHORT FORM # 1
BLOCKING SET # 1

FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES
1. B1a
2. B1b
3. B2a
4. B2b
5. B3a
6. B3b
7. B4a
8. B4b

Orange Belt

ORANGE PLEDGE & 10 SAYINGS

ORANGE I.K.K.O. PATCH DESCRIPTIONS

EQUATION FORMULA

STANCES
* Reverse Bow
* Wide Kneel
* Close Kneel

BLOCKS
* Inside Downward (palm down)
* Inside Downward (palm up)

PARRIES
* Inward Parry
* Outward Parry

PUNCHES
* Thrusting Horizontal - inverted
* Snapping Horizontal - inverted
* Step Through Block Punch

STRIKES
* Thrusting heel palm
* Upward elbow
* Back elbow
* Underhand reverse hammerfist

FINGER TECHNIQUES
* Horizontal finger thrust
* Outward whip

KICKS
* Front snapping knife edge
* Front thrusting stomp
* Side thrusting stomp
* Back thrusting stomp
* Shuffle kicks (Drag/kick)

FOOT MANEUVERS
* Switch (F-B - B-F - I-P)
* Cover

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SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
1. CLUTCHING FEATHERS - (Front left hair grab)
2. TRIGGERED SALUTE - ( Front right hand direct push )
3. DANCE OF DEATH - ( Front right reverse punch )
4. THRUSTING SALUTE - ( Front right step through kick )
5. GIFT OF DESTRUCTION - ( Front handshake )
6. LOCKING HORNS - ( Front headlock )
7. EVADING THE STORM - ( Front right step through overhead club )
8. LONE KIMONO - ( front left hand lapel {palm up )
9. GLANCING SALUTE - ( Front right cross push )
10. FIVE SWORDS - ( Front right step through punch )
11. SCRAPING HOOF - ( Rear full nelson )
12. GRIP OF DEATH - ( Left flank right arm headlock )
13. REPEATING MACE - ( Front left hand push )
14. SHIELDING HAMMER - ( Front left step through roundhouse punch )
15. STRIKING SERPENT'S HEAD - ( Front bear hug - arms free )
16. CRASHING WINGS - ( Rear bear hug arms free )

FORMS & SETS
LONG FORM # 1
KICKING SET # 1

FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES

1. B1a 9. KB1a 17. B1aH 25. B1aHK
2. B1b 10. KB1b 18. B1bH 26. B1bHK
3. B2a 11. KB2a 19. B2aH 27. B2aHK
4. B2b 12. KB2b 20. B2bH 28. B2bHK
5. B3a 13. KB3a 21. B3aH 29. B3aHK
6 B3b 14. KB3b 22. B3bH 30. B3bHK
7. B4a 15. KB4a 23. B4aH 31. B4aHK
8. B4b 16. KB4b 24. B4bH 32. B4bHK


COORDINATION EXERCISES

1. i - o
2. d - o
3. u - o
4. i - u
5. rr - rl -ll - lr
6. innovate



ORANGE BELT LEG EXERCISES

1. Slow motion - Positioning
2. Slow motion - Kicking
3. Fast motion - Kicking
4. Fast motion - Vary levels
5. Innovate

Purple Belt

PURPLE PLEDGE & 9 SAYINGS

PURPLE PATCH DESCRIPTIONS

STANCES
* One Leg F/R
* Cat (90 degree)
* Front Twist
* Rear Twist

BLOCKS
* Push down
* Cross (upward)
* Universal

PARRIES
* Inside downward
* Outside downward

PUNCHES
* Roundhouse

STRIKES
* Inward horizontal forearm
* Outward horizontal forearm
* Inner diagonal wrist
* Underhand heel palm
* Inward horizontal heel palm
* Upward lifting back knuckle
* Downward elbow
* Inward overhead elbow
* Vertical thrusting back knuckle
* Vertical snapping back knuckle

FINGER TECHNIQUES
* Vertical finger thrust
* Upward thrust
* Overhand whip
KICKS
* Front thrusting ball
* Front thrusting roundhouse
* Side thrusting knife edge
* Back thrusting heel
* Thrusting sweep

FOOT MANEUVERS
* Push drag
* Front crossover
* Rear crossover

SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
1. TWIRLING WINGS - ( Rear 2 hand stiff arm shoulder grab)
2. SNAPPING TWIG - ( Front left hand chest push )
3. LEAPING CRANE - ( Front right step through punch )
4. BUCKLING BRANCH - ( Front left step through kick )
5. CRUSHING HAMMER- ( Rear high bear hug - arms pinned )
6. CAPTURED LEAVES - ( Right flank finger lock )
7. CALMING THE STORM - ( Front right step through roundhouse club )
8. CROSSING TALON- ( front right cross wrist grab )
9. REVERSING MACE - ( Front left step through punch )
10. THRUSTING PRONGS - ( Front bear hug - arms pinned )
11. LOCKED WING - ( Rear right hammer lock )
12. OBSCURE WING - ( Right flank left hand shoulder grab )
13. RAINING CLAW - ( Front right uppercut punch )
14. SPIRALING TWIG - ( Rear bear hug - arms free )
15. TWISTED TWIG - ( Front wrist lock )
16. OBSCURE SWORD - ( Right flank left hand shoulder grab )

FORMS & SETS
SHORT FORM # 2
COORDINATION SET # 1
STANCE SET # 1
OWN FORM (5 TECHNIQUES)

FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES

1. B5a 9. tsKrk 17. tsKB5aPbk 25. rKtsKB5a
2. B5b 10. rKtsk 18. tsKB5aPhk 26. rKtsKB5b
3. B5aP 11. B1atsKrK 19. tsKB5aPbkhK 27. rKtsKB5aP
4. B5bP 12. tsKrKB1a 20. tsKB5aPhKbk 28. rKtsKB5bP
5. B5aPbk 13. tsKB5a 21. rKtsK6bk 29. rKtsKB5aPbk
6 B5bPhK 14. tsKB5a 22. rKtsK6hK 30. rKtsKB5aPhK
7. B5aPbkhK 15. tsKB5b 23. rKtsK6bkhK 31. rKtsKB5aPbkhK
8. B5bPhKbk 16. tsKB5aP 24. rKtsK6hKbk 32. rKtsKB5aPhKbk


COORDINATION EXERCISES

1. i - p - o - p
2. d- p - o - p
3. u - p - o - p
4. i - p - u - p
5. rl - rl
6. lr - lr
7. rr - ll
8. innovate
 
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Good to see others have to suffer through leg exercise LOL
 
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SingingTiger

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Originally posted by KenpoTess
COORDINATION EXERCISES

1. i - o
2. d - o
3. u - o
4. i - u
5. rr - rl -ll - lr
6. innovate



COORDINATION EXERCISES

1. i - p - o - p
2. d- p - o - p
3. u - p - o - p
4. i - p - u - p
5. rl - rl
6. lr - lr
7. rr - ll
8. innovate

Tess,

Can you elaborate on these? Maybe just an indication of what the letters stand for, and a description of one or two?

Thanks,
Rich
 
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Originally posted by rachel
wow. I'm speechless.:eek:

And what you have to realise Rachel is that is only the Yellow and Orange belts for the IKKO there are 6 plus other belts. :eek:

I believe the IKKO curriculum is one of the more advanced and the amount you need to know of the various systems. Of course this is just a guestimation haven't really seen anyone elses except the local stuff.

Regardless I am starting on 3rd Brown so I'm up to what? Something like 72 techniques, 4 forms, and 6 sets. Not to mention the basics though for us they are not a requirement of the test, but must be learned in class. It is a challenge to get through all of them, an excellent workout.

But many systems vary, the IKCA only has 54 techniques for the whole system, which must be completed in one LONG form for the test, plus has to be done on an attacker. At least that's what I'm told, I could have parts of that wrong.

Then you have Tracy Kenpo, which has what is it Ricardo 600 techniques plus forms and sets. So see it varies from style to style.

:asian:
 

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Originally posted by SingingTiger
Tess,

Can you elaborate on these? Maybe just an indication of what the letters stand for, and a description of one or two?

Thanks,
Rich

Here ya go Rich :)


COORDINATION EXERCISES

1. i - o Inner block - outer block
2. d - o down block-outer block
3. u - o upward block -outer block
4. i - u Inner block -upward block
5. rr - rl -ll - lr done right right side.. right left.. left -left left right
6. innovate -

COORDINATION EXERCISES

1. i - p - o - p P for Parry
2. d- p - o - p
3. u - p - o - p
4. i - p - u - p
5. rl - rl
6. lr - lr
7. rr - ll
8. innovate
 

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