January 21

Red/black belt requirements

These are the requirements for high school students and adults working as red belts toward their red/black belts. The students at this stage will be the highest ranks under black belts.

1st stripe

Go Pei Sho kata, 1st level

Tsue Sho bo kata, 1st level

Ippons 13-15

Taezus 1-10, out of kiba dachi

Kihons 1-10, out of kiba dachi

Self defenses

1-8 from the back

Judo

kosoto gake (small outer hook)

2nd stripe

Go Pei Sho kata, 2nd level

Tsue Sho bo kata, 2nd level

Ippons 1-15, 4 directions

Taezus 1-10, 4 directions

Kihons 1-10, 4 directions

Self defenses

9-16 from the back

Judo

sumi gaeshi (corner throw)

3rd stripe

Go Pei Sho kata, 3rd level

Tsue Sho bo kata, 3rd level

Ippons 1-15, 8 directions

Taezus 1-10, 8 directions

Kihons 1-10, 8 directions

30 combination attacks

Self defenses

17-24 from the back

Judo

hiza guruma (knee wheel) to sasae tsurikomi ashi (supporting foot lift-pull throw)

Sparring

  • Form sparring (kata kumite), 3 minutes 30 seconds
  • Stance-focus sparring (kime-dachi kumite), 3 minutes 30 seconds

Physical requirements

  • 40 pushups
  • 70 crunches
  • 175 jump rope
  • kick to neck
  • 4 minutes 30 seconds of speed punching
  • 55 repetitions in 3 directions with 15-pound dumbbells (males) or 10-pounds (females)

January 21

Red belt requirements

These are the requirements for high school students and adults working as brown belts toward their red belts.

1st stripe

New techniques

  • inside knife block
  • arm breaking techniques
  • groin tears
  • gedan uke strike
  • mountain punch
  • reverse low block pull
  • double middle block

Bassai Dai, 1st level

Ippons 11-12

Taezus 9-10

Kihons 1-10, out of kiba dachi

Self defenses

  1. club
  2. gun

Judo

  • Escape from yoko shiho gatame
  • Escape from kesa gatame

2nd stripe

Bassai Dai, 2nd level

Ippons 1-12, 4 directions

Taezus 1-10, 4 directions

Kihons 1-10, 2 directions

Self defenses

1-12 from both sides

Judo

tai otoshi (body drop)

3rd stripe

Bassai Dai, 3rd level
Ippons 1-12, 8 directions
Taezus 1-10, 8 directions
Kihons 1-10, 4 directions
Crane animal forms
25 combination attacks

Self defenses

13-24 from both directions

Judo

uchi mata (inner-thigh reaping throw)

Sparring

  • Form sparring (kata kumite), 3 minutes
  • Stance-focus sparring (kime-dachi kumite), 3 minutes

Physical requirements

  • 35 pushups
  • 60 crunches
  • 150 jump rope
  • kick to sternum
  • 4 minutes of speed punching
  • 35 repetitions in 3 directions with 15-pound dumbbells (males) or 10-pounds (females)

January 21

Brown belt requirements

These are the requirements for high school students and adults working as purple belts toward their brown belts.

1st stripe

New techniques

  • inside kake block
  • reinforced chudan uke
  • knife thrust
  • mountain palm strike
  • extended side arm block
  • ridge fist
  • jumping spinning crescent kick

Empi Sho kata, first level

Ippons 9 and 10

Taezus 7 and 8

Kihons 1-3

Self defenses

  1. street punch
  2. cross punch
  3. lapel grab and punch

Judo

ude garami (entangled arm lock)

2nd stripe

Empi Sho kata, 2nd level

Sanchin kata, 1st level

Ippons 1-10, 2 directions

Taezus 1-8, 2 directions

Kihons 4-6

Self defenses

hook punch

Judo

juji gatami (cross arm lock)

3rd stripe

Empi Sho kata, 3rd level

Sanchin kata, 2nd and 3rd levels

Ippons 1-10, 4 directions

Taezus 1-8, 4 directions

Kihons 7-10

Leopard animal forms

20 combination attacks

Self defenses

  1. swing kick
  2. knife

Judo

waki gatami (armpit armlock)

Sparring

  • Form sparring (kata kumite), 2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Stance-focus sparring (kime-dachi kumite), 2 minutes 30 seconds

Physical requirements

  • 30 pushups
  • 50 crunches,
  • 125 jump rope
  • 3 minutes 30 seconds of speed punching
  • 15 repetitions in 3 directions with 15-pound dumbbells (males) or 10-pounds (females)

January 21

Purple belt requirements

These are the requirements for high school students and adults working as blue belts toward their purple belts.

1st stripe

New techniques

  • side hammer fist
  • chudan strike
  • double corkscrew punch
  • horizontal hammer fist
  • side punch
  • swim kake uke
  • jump side kick
  • jump spinning reverse crescent kick
  • jump spin side kick

Naihanchi Sho kata, 1st level

Ippons 7 and 8

Taezus 5 and 6

Self defenses

  1. hip throw
  2. full nelson

Judo

hadake jime (naked lock)

2nd stripe

Naihanchi Sho kata, 2nd level

Ippons 1-8, 2 directions

Taezus 1-6, 2 directions

Self defenses

jab

Judo

nami juji jime (cross arm choke)

3rd stripe

Naihanchi Sho kata, 3rd level

Ippons 1-8, 4 directions

Taezus 1-6, 4 directions

Snake animal forms

15 combination attacks

Self defenses

backfist

Judo

gyaku juji jime (reverse cross arm choke)

Sparring

  • Form sparring (kata kumite), 2 minutes
  • Stance-focus sparring (kime-dachi kumite), 2 minutes

Physical requirements

  • 25 pushups
  • 45 crunches
  • 100 jump rope
  • kick to stomach
  • 3 minutes of speed punching

January 21

Blue belt requirements

These are the requirements for high school students and adults working as green belts toward their blue belts.

1st stripe

New techniques

  • palm strike
  • simulatenous chudan and jodan uke
  • te katana
  • side of neck strike
  • jodan lock
  • simultaneous tate and mawashi tsuke
  • double head chop
  • spinning crescent kick
  • spinning reverse crescent
  • skip-to front kick
  • skip-to round house
  • skip-to side kick

Anaku kata, 1st level

Ippons 5 and 6

Taezus 3 and 4

Self defenses

  1. headlock
  2. bear hug

Judo

Kami shiho getame (top four-corner hold)

2nd stripe

Anaku kata, 2nd level

Ippons 1-6, 2 directions

Taezus 1-4, 2 directions

Self defenses

tackle

Judo

  • Koshi guruma (hip wheel)
  • ouchi gari (large inner reap

3rd stripe

Anaku kata, 3rd level

Ippons 1-6, 4 directions

Taezus 1-4, 4 directions

Dragon animal forms

10 combination attacks

Self defenses

tackle

Judo

De ashi harai (forward foot sweep)

Sparring

  • Form sparring (kata kumite), 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Stance-focus sparring (kime-dachi kumite), 1 minute 30 seconds

Physical requirements

  • 20 pushups
  • 40 crunches
  • 75 jump rope
  • 2 minutes 30 seconds of speed punching

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