Blue Belt

The color blue is a very cool color. It is the color of the sky, and it passively surrounds the Earth and trees. The Blue Belt student learns about the power of air, and how to pull what you need from the air around you. Learning to fly is the key to finding out about this color, and the Blue Belt soars to new heights in their training.

Blue Belt Curriculum (4th Gup)

Blue Belt Techniques

Fifty classroom hours are required before testing.

Kicks

  • Triple – Any Combination
  • 360 Jump Spin Hook
  • 360 Jump Spin Side
  • Pop up – Side, Front, Round
  • Spin Wheel
  • Spin Sweep
  • Ax Kick – Out-to-In, In-to-Out, Spin, Snap and Jump

Stances

  • Open Ready Stance (C)
  • Dragon
  • X-Stance

Hands

  • Arm and Knee Break
  • Hammer Fist – Vertical
  • Reinforced Back Fist
  • Wrist Strikes

Blocks

  • Reinforced Down
  • Palm Back – Rising and Descending
  • Knife Hand Twin Blocks
  • Reverse Double Knife Hand Guarding
  • Reverse Single Knife Hand Guarding
  • Ridge Hand Down Block

Grappling

  • Arm Weaves
  • Basic Wrist Locks
  • Arm Bars
  • Hand Snatches
  • Rolling and Falling

Chi Sau

  • Shutting down the lines – Inside and Outside Passage
  • Roll ups
  • Two finger traps and hooks
  • Wrist Rolls

Blue Belt One Steps

1.

Attacker: Rear leg front kick to the groin.
Defender: Step backwards with the right foot to a back stance, ridge hand down block. Then, turn hook kick with the right leg. Step forward while pivoting 180 to the left to a back stance, reinforced right horizontal elbow strike to the face, hammer fist to the groin, back fist to the face.

2.

Attacker: Rear leg round kick to the face.
Defender: Step forward with the right foot while pivoting 180 to the left to a back stance, knee break. Right elbow to the solar plexus, right hook kick to the groin. Wrap your right arm around the back of the attacker’s head, pivot 180 to the right, and execute a horizontal knee strike to the face.

3.

Attacker: Lunge punch to the face.
Defender: Evade to the right by stepping forward with the right foot, and execute a reverse horizontal hammer fist to the solar plexus. Pivot 90 to the left, reverse knife hand strike (O-I) to the back of the neck. Using the right foot, kick to the back of the knee to take down, then ax kick (O-I) to the back of the head.

Blue Belt Form

Spirit

Start from open ready stance (C)

  1. Leading with the right foot, hop forward to an X-Stance and execute a twin uppercut.
  2. Wedge block.
  3. Right protected back fist.
  4. Switch your stance to crane by lifting the left foot up behind the right knee, simultaneously executing a knife hand square block.
  5. Reverse palm block (O-I).(Execute as you move to next stance).
  6. Step forward with the left foot to a back stance, descending palm block.
  7. Reverse target punch, then step forward to a front stance, reinforced horizontal elbow strike to the temple.
  8. Protected back fist to the bridge of the nose.
  9. Turn around in a back stance, double knife hand low guarding block (reverse.)
  10. Front kick, then side kick. Turn 90 to the left and step backwards to a front stance. Execute an arm break to a redirect.
  11. Turn your attention 180 to the right. Execute a front leg side kick and immediately turn your attention 180 to the left. Step forward while pivoting 180 to the left to a back stance, knife hand down block.
  12. Round kick, step forward fighting stance.
  13. Hop front leg side kick, stepping forward to a front stance, reinforced down block.
  14. Reverse scissor.
  15. Turn around to a front stance, knee break.
  16. Slide axe kick (I-0), step forward fighting stance
  17. Spin wheel kick, continue all the way around 360 to a back stance, double knife hand guarding block.
  18. Turn your attention 180 to the right, lift your right leg up to a dragon stance and execute a guarding block.
  19. Turn your attention 180 to the left and execute a right leg round kick (B. O. F.), step forward fighting stance.
  20. Double round kick ( low, high ), step forward fighting stance.
  21. Pop up side kick, KIHAP. Step forward while rotating 180 to the right to a front stance, twin punch.
  22. Turn your attention 90 to the left. Pull the left foot to the right foot and execute a left vertical hammer fist.
  23. Step forward with the left foot to a cat stance, horizontal back fist.
  24. Step your left foot forward to a front stance, reverse upset spearhand.
  25. Slide your left foot back to a high front stance, twin middle block.
  26. Reverse horizontal elbow strike (target).
  27. Reverse protected back fist.
  28. Reverse knife hand down block and rising palm block simultaneously.
  29. Slide the left foot to the right foot and execute a right horizontal hammer fist.
  30. Reverse punch.
  31. Step forward with the right foot to a back stance, ridge hand down block (O-I)
  32. Spin hook kick, rotating all the way back 360 to a back stance, ridge hand middle block.
  33. Rising wrist strike.
  34. Dropping crane block.
  35. Reverse palm block (O-I).
  36. Protected back fist.
  37. Lunge forward with the right foot to an even stance, reverse uppercut and KIHAP.
  38. Shift the balance to the left foot and pivot 135 to the left. Step forward to a front stance, protected vertical spearhand.
  39. Shift the balance back to the left foot, and lunge forward to an extra deep front stance, horizontal spearhand, KIHAP.
  40. Shift the balance to the right foot and pivot your body 225 to the left, but only pivot your attention 135 to the left to a horse stance, right hook punch. 26b. Right horizontal target elbow strike.
  41. Turn to the left to a pseudo front stance, but maintain your attention forward and execute a right protected back fist.
  42. Drop your right knee to the ground, execute a reverse down block and a rising palm block simultaneously.
  43. Right jabbing uppercut knife hand scissor.
  44. Jump up off the ground, and leading with the left foot, land in an X-stance, twin punch straight down. KIHAP.
  45. Step forward with the right foot to a front stance, reverse punch.
  46. Middle punch.
  47. 360 jump turn side kick. Land in a back stance, double knife hand guarding block.
  48. Shift your balance to the left foot and pivot 45 to the left. Step forward while rotating 180 to the left to a back stance square block (left hand closed, right hand open).
  49. Slide front kick, step forward fighting stance.
  50. Triple round kick (high, low, middle). Pivot 45 to the left, and step forward while turning around to a back stance double knife hand guarding block (low, reverse).
  51. Drop down to an extra deep front stance, and put both fists on the ground (one on either side of your body)
  52. Lunging rear leg front kick, land in a back stance and execute a middle block, palm out.
  53. Bring your left foot up behind the right foot to a crane stance, execute a right straight fist.
  54. Drop back into a deep back stance, double knife hand guarding block (low).
  55. Turn your attention 90 to the left. Execute a right leg side kick.
  56. Double jumping front – round kick. Turn your attention 45 to the left, step forward to a back stance and execute a palm heel strike to the face.
  57. Turn around to a back stance reverse palm lifting block.
  58. Horizontal spearhand to the ribs and KIHAP.
  59. Sliding side kick, then hook. (low-high), step forward fighting stance.
  60. Shift the balance to the left foot and pivot 135 to the left. Step backwards to a front stance, but maintain your attention in the original direction and execute a down block. Simultaneously execute a back fist 180 from your down block.
  61. Turn your attention 180 to the left and execute a diamond block.
  62. Shift the balance to the left foot and pivot 90 to the left. Pull the right foot to the left foot and execute closed ready stance C. (Slow and with breath)
  63. Shift your attention 90 to the right. Execute a right leg slow motion side kick, step forward to a back stance. Quickly shift the balance to the right foot and turn your attention 180 to the left. Simultaneously pull your left foot back to a walking stance, palm block.(O-I).
  64. Reverse palm block.
  65. Bend your right knee slightly and turning to the left, execute a protected vertical hammerfist to the groin.( reverse )
  66. Bring your weight forward again, moving the left foot to a cat stance and execute a Protected back fist to the bridge of the nose.
  67. Step forward to a horse stance, shifting your attention 90 to the left and execute a double scissor block.
  68. Twin middle block.
  69. Shift your attention 90 to the right and execute a sliding crescent kick (I-O), Step forward fighting stance.
  70. Jump crescent (O-I), step forward fighting stance.
  71. Spin horizontal reinforced elbow strike (ribs) (spin to a horse stance.)
  72. Pivot 180 to the left and put your right knee on the ground, execute a reverse punch.
  73. Side kick, step forward fighting stance.
  74. Slow- motion front kick, step forward fighting stance.
  75. Slide side kick, step forward fighting stance, back fist to the temple.
  76. Reverse punch.
  77. Four circular punches.
  78. Shift the balance to the right foot, pivot 180 to the left to a back stance, square block.
  79. Turning your attention 180 to the right, shift the balance to the left foot and pivot 90 to the right. Step backwards to a front stance, reverse knife hand strike (O-I).
  80. Turn your attention 90 to the left, execute a reverse knife hand down block.
  81. Turn your attention 180 to the left and execute a left target crescent kick (I-O). Step forward fighting stance.
  82. Reach out and grab. Execute a hopping target horizontal knee strike. Step forward while pivoting 180 to the left to a back stance, twin vertical elbow strikes to the rear.
  83. Front leg front kick, step down and step forward to a back stance, double knife hand guarding block. (low, reverse).
  84. Leg trap
  85. Front leg double side kick (low, high), step down and step forward to a back stance, low knife hand X- block.
  86. Spin hook – round kick, step all the way back 360 to a front stance, twin punch. KIHAP.

Right leg forward to ready stance.

High Blue Belt Curriculum (3th Gup)

High Blue Belt Techniques

Seventy-five classroom hours are required before testing.

Kicks

  • Jump Spin Wheel
  • Double Jumping Crescent
  • Twist
  • Dropping Round (Reverse Ax)
  • Jumping 45 degree – Round and Side
  • Sitting – Front, Round, Side, Hook
  • Scissor Kick
  • Straight Leg Round

Stances

  • Cat
  • Even

Hands

  • Turning Punch
  • Jump Spin Back Fist
  • Jump Spin Knife Hand
  • Straight Punch

Blocks

  • Palm Lifting Block
  • High Middle Block
  • Palm Pressing Block
  • Stick Block

High Blue Belt One Steps

4.

Attacker: Running hook lunge punch.
Defender: Left high rising block simultaneously grabbing the back of the attacker’s head with the right hand. Turn your body 90 to the left, stepping backwards with the left foot and redirect the attacker to the ground. Maintaining control over the right arm, circle it around behind the attacker’s head to a hog – tie.

5.

Attacker: Sliding back fist.
Defender: Block then grab attacker’s arm and drop to left side executing a right side kick to the ribs or a right round kick to the groin (depending on the size and position of the attacker). Then scissor take down and ax kick to the tail bone.

6.

Attacker: Lunge jab.
Defender: Left high middle block, and right tiger mouth to the throat. Then, maintaining control over your attacker’s arm, turn 180 to the left and execute a shoulder or hip throw.

High Blue Belt Form

A Walk in the Park

1. Shift the balance to the right foot and pivot 90 to the left to a cat stance, reverse palm block (O-I)
1b. Uppercut.
2. Double side kick (low, high), step forward to a fighting stance.
3. Jump rear leg front kick, step forward while rotating 180 to the right to a front stance, palm pressing block.
4. Jump side kick, step forward to a fighting stance.
5. Spin hook kick, but spin only 270 to the right stepping backwards to a front stance tension horizontal spear hand.
6. Snapping crescent kick (O-I) stepping forward to a fighting stance.
7. Slide twist kick stepping forward to a fighting stance.
8. Shift the balance to the right foot and pivot 135 to the right and assume a horse stance, left back fist to the rear with a right down block to the right. Attention should be towards the back fist.
8b. Right turning punch.
8c. Left turning punch.
8d. Right tension grabbing block to the right.
9. Grab right wrist with left hand and pull back to a left chamber. Simultaneously execute a sliding side kick and kihap. Step forward to a fighting stance.
10. Shift the balance to the right foot. Pivoting 225 to the left, bring the left foot to the right foot and execute a right (O-I) target down block (palm out).
11. Jump in the air and turn 180 to the left. Land in a horse stance, right tension middle punch.
11b. Left tension middle punch.
12. Shift your attention 90 to the left and pull the right foot to the left foot executing a right target punch.
13. Step forward to an even stance and execute a stick block.
14. Pull the left foot back to shoulder width, then pivot on the left foot 90 to the left stepping backwards with the right foot to a walking stance, reverse punch.
15. Kneel down on right knee and punch.
15b. Reverse punch.
16. Roll over right shoulder, standing up in an X-stance with the right foot in front of the left and execute a tension rising palm rising block.
17. Grab attacker’s wrist with your left hand and execute a left leg snapping crescent kick. Shift your attention 90 to the left and step forward to a fighting stance.
18. Roll over right shoulder and stand up with your right foot forward. Shifting your balance to the right foot, step forward while rotating 180 to the right and assume a back stance knife hand low X – block.
19. Shift the balance to the right foot. Pull the left foot up and pivot 135 to the right, stepping backwards to a back stance, double knife hand guarding block.
20. Maintaining your attention in the original direction, shift the balance to the right foot and pivot 45 to the left. Step forward to a front stance, reverse middle block (I-O).
20b. Reverse knife hand down block.
21. Continue your attention in the original direction and step forward to a front stance, reverse back fist.
22. Turn side kick (towards the right with the left foot).
22b. Shift your attention 90 to the right and execute a left ball of the foot round kick. Pivot your body back 90 to the left and step backwards to a back stance, knife hand square block.
23. Three step jump 45 round – side kick, kihap. Land while turning 180 to the left to a back stance, double knife hand guarding block.
24. Slide round kick and step forward to a front stance, tension grabbing block.
25. Pull attacker’s arm behind you while rotating 360 to the right. Step forward to a front stance, knife hand strike.
25b. Reverse punch.
26. Turn your attention 45 to the left. Double front kick, then step backwards to a front stance and execute a reinforced middle block.
27. Double jumping crescent kick, land in a fighting stance.
28. Slide side kick, then turn your attention 180 to the left and step backwards to a fighting stance.
29. Roll forward over your right shoulder to a kneeling position (left knee down) and execute a reverse punch.
30. Stand up while executing a rear leg front kick. Turn your attention 45 to the right and step forward while rotating 180 to the right to a cat stance, reverse double knife hand guarding block.
31. Step forward to a cat stance, double knife hand guarding block.
32. Step forward to a cat stance, guarding block.
33. Jump rear leg side kick. Land in a fighting stance and immediately shift the balance to the left foot and pivot 180 to the left to a walking stance, reverse target punch.
34. Step forward to a front stance, reverse rising elbow strike (targeted).
34b. Downwards knife hand strike, kihap.
35. Shift the balance to the right foot, and pivot 90 to the left to a back stance, high X- block.
35b. Shift the balance to the right foot and shorten your stance to walking. Simultaneously grab the attacker’s arm and pull back into a reverse punch.
35c. Immediately step forward to a front stance, single knife hand guarding block.
36. Shift the balance to the right foot and pivot 45 to the right to closed ready stance (B).
37. Shift your attention 180 to the right, and execute a right jump spin crescent kick pivoting all the way around 270 and landing in a fighting stance.
38. Turn hook kick stepping forward to a cat stance, low knife hand X- block.
38b. Twin horizontal elbow strikes to the rear.
38c. Horizontal spearhand to the throat.
38d. Protected vertical hammerfist to the groin.
38e. Twin middle blocks.
38f. Target vertical hammerfist, kihap.
39. Step forward while rotating 180 to the right to a back stance, left backfist to the bridge of the nose and right down block simultaneously.
40. Hopping forward with the left foot to an X- stance, protected back fist to the bridge of the nose.
41. Turning round kick (with the right foot) and step forward to a back stance, double knife hand guarding block.
42. Jump snapping crescent kick (O-I), land in a fighting stance.
43. Turn side kick, step forward in a back stance, double knife hand guarding block.
44. Shift the balance to the right foot and pivot 90 to the right and step backwards to a back stance, palm heel strike to the face and knife hand reverse rising block.
45. Lunging forward with the left foot, execute a jump spin back fist landing in a cat stance.
46. Pull the left foot up behind the right and pivot 135 to the left to a crane stance, guarding block.
47. Step backwards to a horse stance, side punch.
47b. Shift your attention 90 to the left and execute a twin punch.
47c. Shift your attention 90 to the left and execute a side punch.
48. Pull the left leg back to a knee block. Execute a descending palm block and reverse palm block (O-I) simultaneously.
48b. Step down into a horse stance, down block.
48c. Tension twin grabbing block.
48d. Right knee strike, kihap. Step back into a horse stance and execute a knife hand down block.
48e. Shift your attention 180 to the right shifting into an even stance and execute a stick block.
49. Double side kick, step forward to a fighting stance.
50. Jump rear leg front kick, then pivot 45 to the left to a front stance, reverse scissor block.
51. Step forward to a front stance, reverse high knife hand middle block.
51b. Tension palm pushing block.
51c. Reverse punch, Kihap.
52. Ax kick (O-I), step forward while rotating 180 to the left. Step backwards to a back stance, back fist to the temple.
53. Turn around, back stance knife hand square block.
54. Turn around, back stance reverse low double knife hand guarding block.
55. Turn around, back stance double knife hand guarding block.

Right foot back to ready stance.