Purple Belt Requirements at your school?

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Had a thought... my GF just passed her BlackBelt test, and I 'borrowed' her techniques sheet. I'm currious on what it takes to reach Black in other schools. To that end, I'll be posting up what techniques were required at each belt level, and I'm hoping others will do the same, so we can compare and contrast things across organizational boundaries. I'm only going to be looking at full belt levels, so 'Advanced Yellow' for example will be included with Orange, etc.

:asian:

School : International BlackBelt Academy - Alden NY http://internationalkenpo.com/
Organization - UMAA (United Martial Arts Alliance)
Belt ranks (Yellow, Oranger, Purple, Blue, Green, Brown, Black) (colors only listed, not levels within color ranks)

Belt Level - Purple
1 Snapping Twig
2 Leaping Crane
3 Crushing Hammer
4 Captured Leaves
5 Evading the Storm
6 Charging Ram
7 Parting Wings
8 Thundering Hammer
9 Circling Wing
10 Calming the Storm
11 Darting Mace
12 Hooking Wings
13 Shield and Sword
14 Twin Kimono
15 Sleeper
16 Cross of Destruction.
 
Originally posted by Kaith Rustaz
Belt Level - Purple
1 Snapping Twig
2 Leaping Crane
3 Crushing Hammer
4 Captured Leaves
5 Evading the Storm
6 Charging Ram
7 Parting Wings
8 Thundering Hammer
9 Circling Wing
10 Calming the Storm
11 Darting Mace
12 Hooking Wings
13 Shield and Sword
14 Twin Kimono
15 Sleeper
16 Cross of Destruction.

Belt Level - Purple
1. Reversing Mace
2. Buckling Branch
3. Thrusting Prongs
4. Twisted Twig
5. Obscure Sword
6. Repeating Mace
7. Raining Claw
8. Crashing Wings
9. Twirling Wings
10. Snapping Twigs
11. Leaping Crane
12. Swinging Pendulum
13. Crushing Hammer
14. Captured Leaves
15. Evading The Storm
16. Charging Ram
 
SCHOOL: American Kenpo Karate Academy
ASSOCIATION: AKKI
RANK COLOURS: Yellow, Orange, Purple, Blue, 3rd Brown, 2nd Brown, 1st Brown, 1st Black etc.

SELF DEFENCE TECHNIQUES

Twin Kimono
Divided Fury
Thundering Hammers
Avenging Pendulum
Taming the Bear
Darting Viper
Evading the Storm
Snapping Limb
Rising Thunder
Gathering Clouds
Descending Ram
Circling Wing
Intercepting the Storm
Sleeper
Darting Mace
Intercepting Devastation

FORMS & SETS
Form 1 - Phase 5 & Conclusion
Form 2 - Introduction & Phase 1

Finger Set - Level 1

Plus a bunch of FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES

Les
 
This is what I have used for Purple

1. Thrusting Salute
2. Striking Serpents Head
3. Locked Wing
4. Obscure Wing
5. Reversing Mace
6. Buckling Branch
7. Thrusting Prongs
8. Twisted Twig
9. Obscure Sword
10. Repeating Mace
11. Raining Claw
12. Crashing Wings
 
Originally posted by Kaith Rustaz
I'm currious on what it takes to reach Black in other schools.


While a member of the IKKA Mr. Duffy developed the 16 Technique Curriculum for use in his school. It runs through 5th Black. The technique, set and forms requirements can be found here
http://www.akfkenpo.com/curriculum/

I need to embellish it a little. Maybe I'll try to get it done this week now that I"ve publicized it again. :eek:
 
1. TWIRLING WINGS
2. SNAPPING TWIG
3. LEAPING CRANE
4. BUCKLING BRANCH
5. CRUSHING HAMMER
6. CAPTURED LEAVES
7. CALMING THE STORM
8. CROSSING TALON
9. REVERSING MACE
10. THRUSTING PRONGS
11. LOCKED WING
12. OBSCURE WING
13. RAINING CLAW
14. SPIRALING TWIG
15. TWISTED TWIG
16. OBSCURE SWORD
 
School - Scornavacco Martial Arts

The curriculum is EPAK organized a little different than other Kenpo schools.

Purple belt -

1. grip of death
2. escape from death
3. striking serpents head
4. thrusting prongs
5. crossing talon
6. crossed twigs
7. thrusting salute
8. buckling branch
9. reversing mace
10. repeating mace
11. locked wing
12. flight to freedom
13. crashing wings
14. crushing hammer
15. spiraling twig
16. raining claw
17. heavenly ascent
18. five swords


:asian:
 
A clarification question:

Are the techniques listed those needed to grade for a Purple belt, or those learnt once the Purple belt is attained??

Also what about Basics, Sets and Forms, e.g. what do people learn in strikes, blocks, etc. for Purple?
 
Another thought on this topic:

Does anyone know the particular thinking behind the choices of techniques for a particular grade? Is it purely on perceived difficulty, or reinforcement, or knowing/understanding the required basics, or some other grouping of certain techniques together??
 
Techniques required to atain the rank. Sorry for the confusion.
 
Originally posted by Chu-Chulain
Another thought on this topic:

Does anyone know the particular thinking behind the choices of techniques for a particular grade? Is it purely on perceived difficulty, or reinforcement, or knowing/understanding the required basics, or some other grouping of certain techniques together??

The web of knowledge found in infinite insights vol 5. That should help you out.;)
 

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