Green Belt Requirements

INTRODUCTION
Speed is one of the key ingredients in your development toward Green Belt. Mr. Parker's quote, "He who hesitates meditates in horizontal position" is an indication of how speed can work for or against you. The quote "To beat action, meet action." confirms the merits of the use of speed. It is important, therefore, that speed be stressed in all of the Green Belt material. While the Purple Belt material required developing co-ordination on both left and right sides, and the Blue Belt stressed fluidity and continuity of motion; the Green Belt material capitalises on speed. Following this introduction there is a section on speed which contains a wealth of information that you should scrutinise.

Remember! Do not be enticed to advance your study of the art prematurely. When you learn a new idea, you are responsible for developing it to an acceptable level before graduating to another plateau of learning. The amount of time and work you put into it is up to you, but the results must satisfy the standards. Therefore, practice with understanding. Know the how, what, and why of what you practice.

Learning Kenpo at this stage should be easy for you. It is the proper application of Kenpo that requires more dedicated effort on your part. You must develop a positive and unconquerable attitude, become more persistent, constantly aware of detail, more flexible, quicker, stronger, more intense, as well as assert greater control of your emotions. You must be realistic in your approach, and be able to apply your art with maximum effectiveness.

Your basics should reflect your basic understanding of the concepts and principles of technique movement. Mentally, physically, and emotionally our actions should be Directionally Harmonised. When executing your Forms, you should move with speed and clarity of motion. There should be no mumbled motion. Your attitude should be confident and inspiring.

When Freestyling apply your moves with continuity and speed. Internalised with a positive and unconquerable attitude, you should be able to destroy your opponent's foundation and confidence with intimidating ease. Periodically re-examine your basics. Do not take them for granted. Review the topics that comprise your Eight Considerations. Analyse, understand, and apply them when sparring. Develop solutions to sparring situations against multiple attackers.

Similar to your Blue Belt material, major emphasis will be attached to self-defence techniques. Add your Green Belt techniques into your Web of Knowledge, and Family Groupings. Additionally, re-examine the suffixing of all your techniques and try to advance them to new co-ordination levels that fit you. You will learn to fill Dead Space during your Sequential Flow of action, by inserting other Words of Motion. This should teach you to construct more sophisticated Sentences and Paragraphs of motion. Sophistication requires review. Dedicate many hours working your Orange and Purple Belt techniques. Analyse them from Three Points of View. Refine their themes by continually drilling the principles contained in each move. Once you feel the effectiveness of each IDEAL PHASE, practice the SECOND and THIRD PHASES of each technique.

Learn to combine realism with effective self-defence methods. Get into the spirit of the technique and encourage your partner to get into the spirit of the attack. Grasp the principles associated with each move, and learn to tailor them to your own distinctive capabilities. As you learn to tailor, you learn to become innovative. As variables become routine, appropriate responses become second nature and spontaneous. Such responses may be necessary in the street where a surprise attack may delay your ability to examine all of the possible options. Only instinctive responses, developed through logical training methods and conditioning, provide the proper transfer of knowledge required In these situations. Logic as it applies to the times is your key to success.

REQUIREMENTS - SELF DEFENCE TECHNIQUES

  1. BEGGING HANDS Front Two-Hand Grab to Wrists
  2. THRUSTING WEDGE Front Two-Hand High Push
  3. FLASHING WINGS Front Right Step Through Punch
  4. HUGGING PENDULUM Front Right Thrusting Knife-Edge Kick
  5. REPEATED DEVASTATIONS Full Nelson
  6. DESTRUCTIVE TWIN Front Two-Hand Choke - Pulling In
  7. DEFYING THE STORM Front Right Step Through Roundhouse Club
  8. CROSSED TWIGS Rear Two-Hand Grab to Wrists
  9. SNAKING TALON Front Two-Hand Push
  10. SHIELD AND MACE Front Right Step Through Punch
  11. RETREATING PENDULUM Front Right Thrusting Heel Kick Executed with either a Right Step-through or a Left Rear Crossover
  12. TRIPPING ARROW Front Bear-Hug, Arms Free
  13. WINGS OF SILK Rear Two-Arm Armlike
  14. CONQUERING SHIELD Front Left Stiff-Arm Lapel Grab
  15. ENTANGLED WING Front Arm Lock
  16. RAKING MACE Front Two-Hand Lapel - Pulling In

FORMS

  • SHORT FORM 3
  • OWN FORM - 15 TECHNIQUES

SETS

  • CO-ORDINATION SET 2
  • GREEN FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES