Orange Belt - 4th Rokkyu

Objective

The orange belt student has demonstrated that they have the makings of a student who may stay with us for a while. Given this initial show of perseverance, we teach the orange belt their second form at this level. Two pinan is very similar to one pinan, but with a few different angles and strikes. During their time at orange belt, students will continue to refine all information previously learned, as well as learning a variety of new techniques.

Material & Techniques
(Required before next rank)

Blocks


- Knife hand blocks (circular and downward)

Stances


- Kneeling stance

Strikes


- Upward palm
- Spear (sword) hand
- Side elbow
- Leopard paw
- Ridge hand
- Driving ridge hand
- Driving knife hand

Kicks


- Reverse crescent kick
- Instep roundhouse kick
- Side blade kick

Self-Defense Techniques


- Overhead club
- Back choke
- Front choke
- Lapel grab
- Double wrist grab

Combinations


- Two
- Five

Forms


- 1 Kata

Additional Information


- 2 basic Kempo punch techniques
   (1)    L-Step to outside punch, LT hammer block, spin backwards moving right foot
           around right back elbow to back, spin forwards with left foot (now facing
           opponent's back) left palm heel to back.

   (2)    Half moon forward with right foot. #2 block. 3 RT thrust punches to groin,
           stomach, and face. LT thrust punch face. RT thrust punch face.

Kempo versus Other Martial Arts


Here at Dragon-Phoenix Martial Arts we study a martial art called Hawaiian-Shaolin Kempo. There are many different variations of Kempo, some of which you will learn later in your training. You may see Kempo spelled either with an 'M' or an 'N'. Most of the time, there is no difference in the systems besides those letters, but sometimes the two styles of Kempo/Kenpo can be very different. One of the reasons we use the 'M' is because it refers more to the Chinese influence and some Japanese, while the 'N' indicates more of the Japanese influence.

Kempo has evolved many times over the years, adding many facets of material from other systems. So there are many other styles represented in our style. Tae Kwon Do, for instance, is highly regarded for their kicks, so we use some of their kicking techniques. Aikido, which is regarded for their self-defense and energy transfers, is incorporated into the style as well. Other arts, like Boxing and Jujitsu/Judo, exert a huge influence on how we move. We do not claim to teach the best martial arts, but we teach a very well rounded martial arts for all situations and distances.