Blue Belt Requirements

INTRODUCTION
The Blue Belt level will require exceptional perseverance. To obtain this level you must be willing to spend time and energy. You must be prepared to sweat, and to sweat often. Above all, you must learn to work intelligently. Working intelligently will teach you that while the ultimate in proficiency comes from simplicity and repetition, the use of logic is what makes learning functional and practical.

The Blue Belt requirements encourage you to pursue avenues of excellence. They teach you how to become fluid, to develop flawless stances, to perform crisp and focused forms, and the value of confining your movements within the framework of your Outer Rim. Further study will broaden your understanding of Transition, Directional Harmony, and how to apply Continuity of Motion when sparring.

The Blue Belt precepts place major emphasis on self-defence techniques. They teach technique refinement by adding simple Suffixes to your basic moves, and how Compounding the Sequential Flow of your techniques can actually fill in the Dead Space that occurs during each transition. This procedure (Compounding) helps to reveal Hidden Moves that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. Needless to say, the benefits are abundant. You will be introduced to both the Web of Knowledge and the merits of Family Groupings. You will be encouraged to spend numerous hours in these areas to further your growth from the mechanical stage to the spontaneous stage of the art.

Kenpo is a System that is built around three key words: concept, theory, and principle. However, Mr. Parker's Kenpo System teaches you to develop your own style rather than to become a reflection of your instructor. To complete the continuous learning cycle of Kenpo you are also taught to remain flexible in your thinking. This, hopefully, will return you to the concept.

Each and every self-defence technique, freestyle technique, and form that you learn in Ed Parker's American Kenpo is an idea, or series of ideas. As logic commands your reasoning you will be able to understand these ideas in all stages (primitive, mechanical, and spontaneous) of development. You will discover that all ideas throughout the system are equally valid. Consequently, an idea learned as a White Belt is just as valid as an idea learned as a Brown Belt. You do not have to wait until you are a Black Belt to get to the "meat" of the art. You can learn any of the ideas in the system. However, until your mental, emotional, and physical development profits through the various stages of learning (primitive, mechanical, and spontaneous), many of the ideas will be only slightly useful or in some cases not useful until later during your training. Without the proper training your art will remain intangible. With training these ideas will become tangible and increasingly operative.

REQUIREMENTS - SELF DEFENCE TECHNIQUES

  1. TWIN KIMONO Front Two-Hand Lapel Grab
  2. PARTING WINGS Front Two-Hand Push
  3. THUNDERING HAMMERS Front Right Step through Punch
  4. SWINGING PENDULUM Front Right Roundhouse Kick
  5. SQUEEZING THE PEACH Rear Bear-Hug, Arms Pinned
  6. CIRCLING WING Rear Two-Hand Choke -Arms Bent
  7. OBSTRUCTING THE STORM Right Step through Overhead Club
  8. DARTING MACE Front Two-Hand Wrist Grab
  9. HOOKING WINGS Front Two-Hand Low Push
  10. SHIELD AND SWORD Front Left Step through Punch
  11. GIFT IN RETURN Front Handshake
  12. BOW OF COMPULSION Front Wrist Lock against Opponents Chest
  13. CHARGING RAM Front Tackle with Arms Extended Wide
  14. SLEEPER Front Right Step Through Punch Straight Punch
  15. CROSS OF DESTRUCTION Rear Two-Hand Choke
  16. FLIGHT TO FREEDOM Rear Hammerlock

FORMS

  • LONG FORM 2
  • OWN FORM - 10 TECHNIQUES

SETS

  • FINGER SET 1
  • STRIKE SET 1
  • BLUE FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES