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Belt Stripes Required for Testing: December 2017

Those highlighted are yellow stripes. Those not highlighted are black stripes. 

Tiger Cubs Stripes

  1. Belt Tying
  2. Polite Greeting: "Nice to meet you today, sir/ma'am. My name is ___." "Nice to meet you today, ___."
  3. Stances: Chung-Be Stance, Front Stance
  4. Strike & Kick: Knife hand Strike, Outside Crescent Kick
  5. Block: Low Block, Twin Low Block
  6. Safety Skill: Backwards Fall / Stand in Base, "Stop! Don't Touch Me Stranger!" / Wrist Release (two-handed grab)
  7. Physical Challenge: Sit ups
    1. The Abs of Steel award will go to the cub who does the most sit ups in 30 seconds at testing.

Life Lessons:

  • White & Yellow Belts: "Like most things in life we must first CHOOSE the path that we are willing to take and COMMIT to see the journey through until the end."
  • Green 1: "We must maintain our desire to GROW both personally and professionally."
  • Green 2: "We can accomplish growth by maintaining our FOCUS on the right people and information"
  • Green 3: "We must be confident to BELIEVE in our own ambitions and PRACTICE the actions that move us in the right direction."
  • Blue 1: "We must mark the progress of our journey as we ACHIEVE different milestones."
  • Blue 2: "We must CHALLENGE our own limitations and COMPETE for the opportunities to shine." 
  • Blue 3: "We must never forget to take the time to EVALUATE our actions as they relate to our goals."
  • Brown 1: "We must not blindly follow the crowd but instead DISTINGUISH ourselves and our mission."

  • Brown 2: "We must avoid bias as we OBSERVE our environment"

  • Brown 3: "We must take time to RECOGNIZE the challenges and RESPOND with the proper solutions."

  • Red 1: "Along this journey we must not only look to improve our lives but INFLUENCE others to do the same."
  • Red 2: "We must COLLABORATE to find common ground and INSPIRE to bring hope"
  • Red 3: "We must DEMONSTRATE through our own actions that we can indeed reach our destinations."
  • Black Belts: "While our journey is long and has many obstacles, our training provides us with opportunities, abilities, and responsibilities, to TRANSFORM the world around us. It is what we do with this training through action that will ultimately determine just how our RISE can be."

White & Yellow Belt Stripes

  1. Form
  2. One-Step #1: Right Front Kick, Right Outside Block (right back stance), #1 Right Knifehand Strike, #2 Left Punch (right front stance) - Get Away
  3. One- Step #2: Jump to Left, Left Outside Block (sitting stance), Right Punch Body, Left Punch Body, Right Punch Head
    TOURNAMENT READY STRIPE
  4. Belt tying
  5. Life Lesson
  6. Stances & Listening Positions
  7. Strikes
  8. Kicks
  9. Blocks

Green Belt Stripes

  1. Form
    TOURNAMENT READY STRIPE
  2. Belt Tying & Life Lesson
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #1 Jab, #2 Punch, #2 Round Kick, Spin Side Kick
  4. Self Defense:
    1. One- Step #1: Right Front Kick, Right Outside Block (right back stance), #1 Right Knifehand Strike, #2 Left Punch (right front stance) - Get Away

Blue Belt Stripes

  1. Form
    TOURNAMENT READY STRIPE
  2. Belt Tying & Life Lesson
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #1 Jab, #2 Punch, #2 Round Kick, Spin Side Kick
  4. Self Defense:
    1. One- Step #1: Right Front Kick, Right Outside Block (right back stance), #1 Right Knifehand Strike, #2 Left Punch (right front stance) - Get Away
  5. Board Breaking (Tactical board breaking course with obstacles, students get one attempt and must break 1 out of 3 to pass):
    1. #3 Side Kick
    2. Downward elbow
    3. Downward palm heel

 

Brown - Red Belt Stripes

  1. Form
    TOURNAMENT READY STRIPE
  2. Belt Tying & Life Lesson
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #1 Jab, #2 Punch, #2 Round Kick, Spin Side Kick, Spin Heel Kick, #3 Front Kick
  4. Self Defense:
    1. One- Step #1: Right Front Kick, Right Outside Block (right back stance), #1 Right Knifehand Strike, #2 Left Punch (right front stance) - Get Away
    2. One- Step #2:  Jump to Left, Left Outside Block (sititng stance), Right Punch Body, Left Punch Body, #2 Right Outside Crescent Kick, #1 Left Round Kick - Get Away
  5. Board Breaking (competition board breaking course):
    1. #3 Side Kick
    2. Downward Elbow
    3. Downward Palm Heel
    4. #2 Front Kick
    5. One Attempt. You must break 2 out of 4 to pass.

Black Belt Stripes

  1. TOURNAMENT READY STRIPE

This cycle is focused on the District Tournament, which is November 10th and 11th! As part of the Black Belt No Limits experience, you have the opportunity to rank up at the tournament. Check out the details below.

RANK UP AT TOURNAMENT: Win the following combination of medals in Form and Sparring (no other competition medals count):

District: one gold medal and another medal

Nationals: any two medals

Worlds: any one medal

If you do earn a Rank Up Card at the tournament, turn it into your academy manager to receive your next belt at the end-of-cycle Black Belt Seminar!

Black Belt Seminar: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM at Hoover Tiger Rock

 

Testimonials

Read what people are saying about our programs.

 


"I think the academy is well-organized and flexible, and the instructors are keeping a good balance between the discipline required by martial arts and the softness the tender age of 8 requires."

--Yiannis A.

 
"The year that we started at Tiger Rock, my son was struggling in many ways. He has been diagnosed with a mild case of benign essential tremors. This is a neurological disorder that causes mild tremors in his arms and hands. It helps in every area in which he needs help:  balance, coordination, and strength. I have to say that the biggest change I’ve seen in Owen is his confidence.  A big part of that is from Taekwondo. He BELIEVES he can do anything and he has developed a very good work ethic to be able to do what everyone else does."
--Michele M.
 
"My son and I started Taekwondo together when he was 8 years old.  We stayed with it and went on to earned our black belts together.  Now that he's a teenager, we still both agree it's one of the best things we could have done together.  It really gave us something to connect on.  Now we'll always cherish the accomplishment, the shared interest and the shared time."
 
Catherine S.
 
 
"This morning Hudson set the table for breakfast while I was cooking. He said, 'Mama, that's self-discipline.' Then he explained to his sister and baby sister the difference between discipline and self-discipline. When I told him that was pretty important, he replied, 'We learn more in karate than just moves, Mama.'"
 
Jennifer C.

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