David Deaton Karate

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).

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 years old must have your Intent to Promote card filled out, signed by your parents and school teachersand turned in by the end of Stripe Test/Belt Test Week.
  5. You must make both an A& 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 test.
  8. With age and rank, more is expected of you for each test.

The following are the requirements for each belt:

Gold

  • First QC Form turned in
  • Minimum 16 classes
  • Minimum 2 months
  • Hand techniques: jab & reverse
  • Kicks: front
  • Blocks: highs, low & middle
  • Stances: attention, ready, front & horse
  • Form techniques: stepping front punch, kick front punch
  • Kata: basic
  • Kisos: 1-3 attacking & defending

Orange

  • Second QC Form turned in
  • Minimum 32 classes
  • Minimum 4 months
  • Hand techniques: back fist, knife hand & spear hand
  • Kicks: round house
  • Blocks: hammer fist & circular
  • Stances: lunge, side facing cat & front facing cat
  • Form techniques: lunge punch & kick lunge punch
  • Kata: pinan ni dan
  • Kisos: 1-6 attacking & defending

blue

  • Third QC Form turned in
  • Minimum 48 classes
  • Minimum 6 months
  • Hand techniques: ridge hand & one finger spear hand
  • Kicks: side
  • Blocks: open hand
  • Stances: reverse
  • Form techniques: reverse punch & kick reverse punch
  • Kata: pinan sho dan
  • Kisos: 1-9 attacking & defending

Purple

  • Minimum 64 classes
  • Minimum 8 months
  • Hand techniques: elbow
  • Kicks: hook & jump front
  • Kata: pinan san dan
  • Kisos: 1-11 attacking & defending

Green belt candidate

  • Minimum 80 classes
  • Minimum 10 months
  • Hand techniques: back hand
  • Kicks: spin kicks
  • Blocks: X & back fist
  • Stances: reverse
  • Form techniques: reverse punch & kick reverse punch
  • Kata: pinan yon dan
  • Kisos: 1-11 attacking & defending

Green belt

  • Minimum 96 classes
  • Minimum 12 months
  • Kicks: jump side
  • Stances: reverse lunge
  • Kata: pinan go dan
  • Kisos: 1-11 attacking & defending

brown belt candidate

  • Minimum 120 classes
  • Minimum 15 months
  • Stances: lunge reverse
  • Form techniques: lunge reverse & kick lunge reverse
  • Kata: all pinan katas
  • Kisos: 1-11 attacking & defending

brown belt

  • Minimum 144 classes
  • Minimum 18 months
  • Kata: first half kusanku
  • Kisos: 1-11 attacking & defending

1st brown

  • Minimum 168 classes
  • Minimum 21 months
  • Kata: all kusanku
  • Kisos: 1-11 attacking & defending

black belt candidate

  • Minimum 200 classes
  • Minimum 24 months
  • Kata: Nihanchi

black belt

  • Minimum 300 classes
  • Minimum 36 months
  • Minimum age: 9-10 years
  • Have competed in at least 3-4 tournaments

Degrees of Black Belt

  • Complete 6 star reviews
  • 7th review is test