Purple Belt - 3rd Rokkyu

Objective

The purple belt is the first of the intermediate belts. The purple belt student is allowed to wear a black Gi. At purple belt the student is introduced to a traditional Japanese form and as a balance, animal techniques from the Chinese side of our training. At purple belt lower rank students start to see you as a role model. The black Gi is a privilege that the student should take very seriously. The future of our school rests, partly, on the continued development of quality martial artists. Do your part to be an example of excellence for the lower ranks.

Material & Techniques
(Required before next rank)

Written Test


At Master Dwire's discretion, a written exam may be presented on test day. If you fail the written exam you will not pass the test. Tests will only happen if it appears that the students have not been studying their material and cannot answer questions during group discussions.

Blocks


- Windmill Blocks
- Dropping crane's wings block

Stances


- Twist (Dragon) stance
- Forward stance
- Back stance

Strikes


- Two-finger poke
- Dropping crane's wings strike
- U-punch
- Tiger's mouth strike
- Tiger's rake

Kicks


- Kempo roundhouse kick
- Spinning back kick

Self-Defense Techniques


- Overarm bearhug
- Underarm bearhug
- One-arm back choke

Combinations


- Four
- Eighteen

Forms


- Heian Nidan (first half) or
- Tiger Finds its Claws

Additional Information


- 2 animal techniques
   Leopard:    Step RT foot to LT, #3 block. Spin backwards with left foot into opponent
           LT side elbow to face, RT leopards paw to throat.

   Tiger:    Step back RT, LT cat stance. LT inward palm block. Half moon forwards left foot,
           RT tiger palm to stomach, LT tiger rake to face, RT tigers mouth throat.

- 2 Kempo punch techniques
   (1)    Half moon forward with left foot, #1 block. RT reverse hammer fist to ribs,
           LT palm to face, RT instep roundhouse kick to stomach.

   (2)    Half moon forward with LT foot, LT inward palm block. RT Thrust punch to stomach,
           LT thrust punch to ribs, RT tigers mouth to throat. RT leg
           hawk to front leg.

What are Kajukembo and Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu?


In Hawaii around the year 1950, a man named Adriano Emperado, a student of William Chow (both of whom you will learn much more about as your study continues), began developing a hybrid martial arts form. By combining KArate, JUdo/JUjitsu, KENpo (spelled with an "n" by Emperado), and Chinese BOxing, Emperado created KAJUKENBO. A student of Emperado, Victor 'Sonny' Gascon (you will also learn more about him later) brought KAJUKENBO to the West Coast of the United States in 1953. After a dispute with some of the lesser KAJUKENBO people (NOT Emperado himself), Gascon decided to change the style to incorporate more structured forms and self-defense techniques. Gascon called the new style Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu. This is the style which we are most closely aligned with today, with its pinans, katas, and numbered combinations.