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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