Kirsch's HapKiDo Academy

                RANK REQUIREMENTS  ADULT CLASS

YELLOW BELT
Approximately 2 months training time (Minimum 12 classes).  Basic history knowledge.

Kicks:      Side kick       Blocks:Down block
Front thrust kick        High block
Snap kick to groin
Roundhouse kick   Stances:      Forward leaning
Outside/inside Crescent kick     Natural stance (fighting stance)
Sweep to shin    Horse stance
Outside/inside heel to knee   Techniques:  Basic breakaways
      Inside/outside heel to knee        Cho Kueb Son Mok Sool 1-5
Strikes:    Lunge punch                             Reverse punch                     Falls:     Front, back, & side falls
Palm strikes


ORANGE BELT
Minimum training time 3 months (Minimum 20 classes).  All previous requirements with increased proficiency.  Basic history knowledge.

Kicks:      Step side kickStrikes:Knifehand strike
Jump-in side kickElbow strikes
Slide-in roundhouse kicks      Stances:      Movement drills
Inside to outside crescent kick
Blocks:    Redirecting/parry/trap block
                      Knife hand blocks         Techniques:  Cho Kueb Son Mok Sool 1-10
Inside to outside block       Outside to inside block
Falls:Front, back & side falls         Rolls:    Forward & backward rolls


GREEN BELT
Minimum training time 4-5  months (Minimum 30 classes).  All previous requirements with increased proficiency.  Working knowledge of Korean dojang terminology.   Required reading.

Kicks:             Turning kicksRolls:     Right hand roll
       Back kicks Left hand roll
                Forwards roll
                Backwards and rising roll
            Techniques: Combination techniques
Strikes:   Point strikes       Freestyle self-defense
                     Combination strikes    Training concepts
                Cho Kueb Son Mok Sool 1-10
                Cross hand and from clothing grabs


BLUE BELT
Minimum training time 6  months (Minimum 40 classes). All previous requirements with increased proficiency.  Working knowledge of Korean dojang terminology.  Required reading.

Strikes:      Point strikes     Techniques: Combination techniques
                Combination strikes      Freestyle self-defense
Knife Defense: Lunge attack – 5 techniques          Training concepts
                                                                                        Hip throws
Falls:      Aireal falls        Kicks             Ground kicks/drop kicks


RED BELT
Minimum training time 6  months (Minimum 40 classes). All previous requirements with increased proficiency.  Working knowledge of Korean dojang terminology. Required reading.

Strikes:  Point strikesTechniques:       Combination techniques
            Combination strikes      Freestyle self-defenseKnife Defense : Lunge, overhead, slashing attacks             Training concepts
          Basic sword strikes
Breaking : one board with hand, one board with kicking technique

FIRST  DEGREE  BLACK  BELT
Minimum training time: 1 year (Minimum 80 classes). All previous requirements with increased proficiency.  Advanced knowledge of Korean dojang terminology.  Required reading.

Strikes:Point strikesTechniques:    Combination techniques
                  Combination strikes   Freestyle self-defense                                   Multiple (3+) opponent self-                                                                                                           defense
Weapon Defense: Stick & knife            Training concepts
                   Basic Healing Techniques
Sword form                          Cho Kueb Son Mok Sool 1-10                       from kick/punch defense
    with one hand
Breaking:4 breaks – 1 board each, 2 kicks, 2 hand techniques



SECOND  DEGREE  BLACK  BELT
Minimum training time: 1 1/2 years (Minimum 120 classes). All previous requirements with increased proficiency. 

Techniques:Cane
         Sword Form
         Advanced Healing Techniques
                        Sitting, lying techniques


THIRD DEGREE  BLACK  BELT
Minimum training time: 2 years 3 months (Minimum 200 classes). All previous requirements with increased proficiency. 

Techniques: Belt
          Advanced Healing Techniques


  Mr. Tom Stanfield receiving ceremonial sword for achieving 1st Dan Black Belt in HapKiDo                8/14/2004