Promotion Requirements

Little Dragons Promotion Requirements

Belt testing will be done while in class during Stripe Test/Belt Test Week. The Graduation Ceremony will be the Friday of the week following Stripe Test Week (unless otherwise informed). Please see our karate class schedule for more information.

The following requirements apply to all belt levels:

  1. There must be a minimum of 2 months between your last promotion and this one.
  2. You must have a minimum of 8 classes in the month preceding your promotion.
  3. You must know all 3 Student Creeds.
  4. Below 18 yrs. Old must have your Intent to Promote card filled out, signed by your parents and school teachers and turned in by the end of Stripe Test/Belt Test Week.
  5. You must make both and A and B class during Stripe Test/Belt Test Week.
  6. You must attend the Graduation Ceremony.
  7. You are always responsible for knowing material that has been covered on previous tests.
  8. With age and rank, more is expected of you for each test.

The following are requirements for each belt:

Jr. Gold Belt

  • First QC Form turned in
  • Minimum 16 classes
  • Minimum 2 months
  • Hand Techniques: Jab and Reverse
  • Kicks: front
  • Blocks: High, Low, and Middle
  • Stances: Attention, Ready, Front, and Horse
  • Form Techniques: Stepping Front Punch
  • Kata: 1/2 Basic
  • Kisos: 1-3 Attacking

Gold Belt

  • Second QC Form turned in
  • Minimum 32 classes
  • Minimum 4 months
  • Hand Techniques: Back Fist
  • Form Techniques: Kick Front Punch
  • Kata: Basic
  • Kisos: 1-3 Attacking and Defending

Jr. Orange Belt

  • Third QC Form turned in
  • Minimum 48 classes
  • Minimum 6 months
  • Hand Techniques: Knife Hand
  • Kicks: Round House
  • Stances: Lunge
  • Form Techniques: Lunge Punch

Orange Belt

  • Minimum 64 classes
  • Minimum 8 months
  • Hand Techniques: Spear Hand
  • Blocks: Hammer Fist
  • Stances: Side Facing Cat
  • Form Techniques: Kick Lunge Punch
  • Kata: 1/2 Pinan Ni Dan
  • Kisos: 1-6 Attacking

Jr. Blue Belt

  • Minimum 80 classes
  • Minimum 10 months
  • Blocks: Open Hand
  • Stances: Front Facing Cat
  • Kata: Pinan Ni Dan
  • Kisos: 1-6 Attacking and Defending

Blue Belt

  • Minimum 96 classes
  • Minimum 12 months
  • Hand Techniques:
 Ridge Hand
  • Kicks: Side
  • Blocks: Circular

Jr. Purple Belt

  • Minimum 112 classes
  • Minimum 14 months
  • Kata: 1/2 Pinan Sho Dan
  • Kisos: 1-9 Attacking

Purple Belt

  • Minimum 128 classes
  • Minimum 16 months
  • Hand Techniques: One Finger Spear Hand
  • Kicks: Hook
  • Kata: Pinan Sho Dan
  • Kisos: 1-9 Attacking and Defending

Jr. Green Belt

  • Minimum 144 classes
  • Minimum 18 months
  • Kicks: Jump Front

Green Belt

  • Minimum 160 classes
  • Minimum 20 months
  • Kicks: Jump Side
  • Kata: 1/2 Pinan Sho Dan
  • Kisos: 1-11 Attacking

Jr. Brown Belt

  • Minimum 176 classes
  • Minimum 22 months
  • Hand Techniques: Elbow
  • Blocks: Elbow and Sweep
  • Stances: Reverse
  • Form Techniques: Reverse Punch
  • Kata: Pinan Sho Dan
  • Kisos: 1-11 Attacking and Defending

3rd Brown Belt

  • Minimum 192 classes
  • Minimum 24 months
  • Kicks: Spin Kicks

Rev. 2nd Brown Belt

  • Minimum 208 classes
  • Minimum 26 months
  • Hand Techniques: Back Hand
  • Blocks: X
  • Form Techniques: Kick Reverse Punch
  • Kata: 1/2 Pinan Yon Dan

2nd Brown Belt

  • Minimum 224 classes
  • Minimum 28 months
  • Blocks: Back Fist and Palm Hand
  • Kata: Pinan Yon Dan

Rev. 1st Brown Belt

  • Minimum 240 classes
  • Minimum 30 months

1st Brown Belt

  • Minimum 256 classes
  • Minimum 32 months
  • Kata: 1/2 Pinan Go Dan

Pre-Test Black Belt

  • Minimum 272 classes
  • Minimum 34 months
  • Stances: Reverse Lunge
  • Kata: Pinan Go Dan

Youth Black Belt

  • At least 8 years Old
  • Minimum 300 classes
  • Minimum 36 months

First Review

  • Kata: 1/2 Kusanku

Second Review

  • Kata: Kusanku

Third Review

  • Kata: Nihanchi

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