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Belt Stripes Required for Testing: February 2018

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

Tiger Cubs Stripes

  1. Belt Tying
  2. Obedience: Mom's way, Dad's way, teacher's way, right away!
  3. Stances: Attention Stance, Listening Positions
  4. Strike & Kick: Punch, Palm Heel, Front Kick
  5. Block: High Block, Inner Forearm Block
  6. Safety Skill: Backwards Fall / Stand in Base, "Stop! Don't Touch Me Stranger!" / Wrist Release (one-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: "Like most things in life we must first CHOOSE the path that we are willing to take."
  • Yellow Belts:  "We must 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. R15E Stripe: Life lesson and turn in R15E card
  2. Belt Tying
  3. Stances & Listening Positions
  4. Strikes
  5. Kicks
  6. Blocks
  7. Form
  8. One-step #1: Right front kick, right outside block (sitting stance), right knifehand (head), right knifehand (body) -- Get Away! 
  9. One-step #2: Left outside crescent kick, right front kick, #1 right punch (head), #2 left punch (body) -- Get Away!
  10. Self-Defense: Bakcwards fall & stand in base

Green Belt Stripes

  1. R15E Stripe: Life lesson, turn in R15E card, and belt tying
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #1 Jab, #2 Punch, #2 Round Kick, Spin Side Kick
  4. Pad Drills: #1 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick
  5. Self Defense:
    1. Upa Escape
    2. Rear Choke Escape

Blue Belt Stripes

  1. R15E Stripe: Life lesson, turn in R15E card, and belt tying
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #1 Jab, #2 Punch, #2 Round Kick, Spin Side Kick
  4. Pad Drills: #1 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick
  5. Self Defense:
    1. Upa Escape
    2. Rear Choke Escape
  6. Board Breaking
    1. #3 Side Kick
    2. Downward Elbow
    3. Downward Palm Heel
    4. One Attempt. You must break 1 out of 3 to pass.

Brown - Red Belt Stripes

  1. R15E Stripe: Life lesson, turn in R15E card, and belt tying
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #1 Jab, #2 Punch, #2 Round Kick, Spin Side Kick, Spin Heel Kick, #3 Front Kick
  4. Pad Drills: #1 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, Spin Heel Kick
  5. Self Defense:
    1. Upa Escape
    2. Rear Choke Escape
  6. Board Breaking :
    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
Black belts require 16 class credits from Dec. 4, 2017 - Feb. 7, 2018

  1. Life Lesson and Belt Tying
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #1 Jab, #2 Punch, #2 Round Kick, Spin Side Kick, Spin Heel Kick, #3 Front Kick
  4. Pad Drills: #1 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, Spin Heel Kick
  5. Self Defense:
    1. Upa Escape
    2. Rear Choke Escape (Youth & Adults add control technique)
    3. Wrist lock
  6. Board Breaking :
    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.

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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