An Overview of Our Belt Levels
No Belt/White Belt
6 lessons (average of 1 to 3 weeks). This is an introductory program into the basics of Karate. The student will learn the basic fundamentals of the art as well as Karate Club rules and core values to give them a solid base for personal growth and development.
1-3 months of Karate training. Classical Karate: Form 1: This belt level training places emphasis on proper stances, strikes and blocks. Form is a series of classical moves and is an excellent mental exercise requiring spatial logic and memory. Self Defense Drills: Learn to develop self defense skills timing and reactions. New Kicking Technique: Students will see improved balance and coordination with their kicks.
3 months of Karate training. Combinations: A student learns to execute kicks and punches in fluid succession. New Kicking Technique: The student has increased ability to balance at this level and begins to learn turn kicks. New Self Defense Drills are taught. Sparring: Green belt students may begin to spar after purchasing protective equipment. Control, light contact and blocking techniques are emphasized.
3 months of Karate training. Classical Karate: Form 2: Students will learn a more advanced form. Kicking Techniques: Emphasis on control, power and speed. Spinning and jumping is introduced in kicking as well as Advanced Self Defense Drills.
3 months of Karate training. Combinations: New advanced combinations are taught. Excellent training drills to increase endurance, speed, mechanics and memory. New Advanced Self Defense Drills: Emphasis on accuracy and control. Kicking Techniques: Students will work on power, control and speed. Jump and spin kicks are used more frequently.
Red Stripe Belt
3 months of Karate training. Combinations: Students perform the combinations with increased speed and accuracy. New advanced jump and spin kicks are taught. Sparring: Students are more self confident in their sparring abilities, they are able to use sparring combinations with accuracy and control.
5 months of Karate training (average of 45 lessons). Weapons - Bo is taught at this level. More complex jump and spin kicks are also introduced.
Brown Stripe Belt
5 months of Karate training (average of 45 lessons). At these advance belt levels the techniques become more complex. Students are working on sparring, combinations, forms, x-ray kicking, pad kicking and self-defense techniques.
7 months of Karate training (average of 60 lessons). Students will learn a new form, advance combinations and self-defense drills.
1st Black Stripe Belt
7 months of Karate training (average of 60 lessons). On average the student trains for 7 months at the expert belt levels perfecting techniques, and performing with speed, agility and power.
2nd Black Stripe Belt
7 months of Karate training (average of 60 lessons). Students training at this level are preparing for the black belt test. They work on endurance, details, power, advanced sparring skills and self defense drills.
The black belt exam marks an achievement in a student’s training. Students are evaluated on their endurance and skill developed over several years of training. It is very exciting and rewarding for students to accomplish this feat and earn a Black Belt. And it is just the beginning. After black belt, students test for degrees of black belt.