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 Mixed Martial Arts
 

WHITE BELT REQUIREMENTS

Stances
Attention Stance, Fighting stance, Horse stance
 
Blocks - Outside Blocks
 
Hand Strikes 
Straight Punches, Palm Strike , Hammer Fist, Forward Elbow
 
Leg Strikes 
Front Snap Kick, Front Thrust Kick, Roundhouse kick , Upward Knee Strike
 
Forms - Form # 1 
 
Takedowns
Outer Reaping Throw, Inner Reaping Throw
Ground work
Hold downs -Side Control, Guard Posistion, Mount
Escapes - Bump and Roll from Mount
 
Self-Defense
Vs Roundhouse Punch
 
 Submissions
 Baseball Choke
 Kids - Not Required
Foward Roll, Backward Roll, Jiu-Jitsu stand up, Wrestling stand up 

 YELLOW BELT REQUIREMENTS

Previous belt requirements
Stances
Side Stance
 
Blocks - High Blocks, Blocking with Elbows
 
Leg Strikes  - Side Kick , Switch Roundhouse Kick , Jumping Snap Kick, Forward Knee
 
Hand Strikes - Back Fist , Hook , Uppercut , Knife Edge, Side Elbow
 
 Form - Form # 2
 
Combinations - 1,2,3 Rear Leg Roundhouse
 Four Straight Punches , Double Knee Strike
 Lead Leg Front Kick, Rear Leg Roundhouse Kick  ( put leg in front) , Side Kick
 
Self Defense
vs Roundhouse Kick
 
Takedowns
 Arm Drag, Duck Under, Double Leg , Sprawl, Snap Downs
 
Ground
Hold Downs - Back Mount, North South, Sissor Hold
Escapes -  Mount elbow escape to regain guard / Elbow Home Sissor Escape -
Submissions -  Bent Arm Bar from Mount & Side Control, Guillotine
 
 
 
 
 
 

 ORANGE BELT REQUIREMENTS
Previous Belt Requirements
 
Blocks - Bottom Blocks, Inside Blocks
 
Hand Strikes - Spinning Back Fist, Back Elbow, Downward Elbow, Ridge Hand
 
Leg Strikes -  Back Kick , Cresent Kick , Hook Kick, Turn Around Roundhouse, Roundhouse Knee Strike
 
Forms - Form #3
 
Combinations
1,2,3 Spinning Back fist 
 3 Punch , Neck Clinch , Multiple Knee Strikes
 3 Takedowns Into Holddown and Finish  
 
Self-defense
vs Tackle
 
Takedowns -
Hip Throw, Cowboy, Snatch Single Leg, Shoulder Throw , Drop Shoulder Throw, Headlock Throw , Jumping Guard
Ground
Headlock Excape from standing,  Knees and Back
Mount Escape
Guard Sissor sweep
Classic Guard Pass 
Defense on Ground Vs Standing Opponent - Kicks and Takedowns from Back
 
Submissions
Gi Chokes From Mount , Guard, Side Mount , Back
 
 
 Green Belt  is our First Important Rank
Green Belts are expected to represent our school with a positive attitude, Good technique and must be able to pass all fitness requirements.
All green belts will be developing leadership qualities and should be able to help instruct others as a junior leader.
 

 GREEN BELT REQUIREMENTS
 
Blocks -  Knees and Uppercuts blocks
 
Hand Strikes - Up Punches, Spinning Elbow, Upward Elbow
 
Leg Strikes - Axe Kick, Spinning Back Kick, Foot Stomps, Jumping Knee Strike
 
Forms - Form # 4
 
Combinations
Front Kick, Spinning Back Kick , Roundhouse
Quarter Nelson -  Knee Strike - Takedown
4  - Take Downs into Hold Downs and Finish
 
Self - defense
vs Double Wrist Grab
vs Full Nelson
 
Takedowns
  Pancake, Foot Sweeps, Jap Whizzer, Head Lock Escapes w/Takedowns,
Quarter Nelson Counter, Back Roll Counter vs Double and Single Legs
 
Submissions - Kimora from Guard, Side Mount ,  Arm Bar from Mount, Arm Bar from Guard , Omaplata
 
Ground
Standing Guard Pass, Half Guard Pass, Knee through guard pass
 
Escapes
cross arms Stacking Arm bar escape, Arm bar escape Thumb to ground
 
Sparring Requirements - 3 Rounds
1 Round  Strikes   -   Kickboxing (Adults) Karate Sparring ( Kid's)
1 Round Takedowns -  Shoot Takedowns
1 Round Grappling -  Start on Ground ( No Striking )
 
 

 BLUE BELT REQUIREMENTS
 
Blocks
Slipping , bobbing and weaving
Hand Strikes
Slide In Hook, Jump Jab
 
Leg Strikes
Spinning Cresent Kick, Jumping Roundhouse, Flying Side Kick
 
Combinations
3 - 7 Fast Hand & Elbow Fluid Strikes
Roundhouse, Switch , Spinning Cresent Kick
Low Kicks, Punches , Low Kicks
 
Self- Defense
vs Bear Hug from Front and Behind
 
Forms - Form # 5
 
Takedowns -
Lateral Drop, Back Roll Foot Throw , T- Bar , Head Lock Throw , Outside Single Leg, Ankle Pick ,
 Submissions -
 Double Arm Bar from Guard, Arm Triangle from Guard, Mount, Side Mount and Standing ,
Outside arm bar from knee on belly , Triangle choke
Key Lock to Arm Bar, Key Lock to Kimura
Arm bar to Triangle to Omaplata to Yriangle
Arm bar to Gogoplata
Omaplata to Gogoplata
 
Ground
Knee on Belly
3 Guard passes, 2 half guard passes , 2 standing guard passes
 
Sparring -
1 Round Punching vs Takedowns
1 Round Takedowns vs Punching
 

 PURPLE BELT REQUIREMENTS
 
Blocks
 Rolling, Drawing
Hand Strikes
Must be at Boxing Skill Level # 1
Leg Strikes
Jumping Spinning Back Kick
 
Combinations
1,2,3 Jumping Spinning Back Kick
5 Takedowns into Submissions
 
Self- Defense
 vs Ground and Pound
 
Form
Work Heavybag Bag with a variety of Strikes and be at Kickboxing Skill Level # 1, Proper Form , Hands Always in 
On -Guard Posistion, Head Movement, Footwork , Distance, Range , Power , Balance and Speed
Takedowns
Kimora Takedown,Combination Attacks going from Missed Throw to Reaping or Back Throw , Single Leg to Double Leg, 
 Arm Drags into Double legs , Two on One to Single
 
Ground 
 Striking  vs Turtle, Arm bar vs Turtle, Take back vs turtle, clock choke, neck crank , Baseball choke , Lasso Choke
2 Sweeps from closed Guard, 2 sweeps from open guard, 2 standing guard passes,  3 Mount Escapes, 2 Side Control Escapes
 
Submissions
North South Choke and Neck Crank
Straight Ankle Lock & Knee Bar
  Arm Bar, Triangle to Kimora, Arm bar, Triangle to Omoplata
Knee on Belly to opposite Arm Bar And Leg Locks
 Rear Naked Choke into Arm bar
Escapes
2 Triangle Choke Escape/Pass , 2 Rear Naked Escapes, 2 Arm Bar Escapes
Take Back from Guard & Half Guard
2 closed Guard sweeps
2 open gaurd sweeps
2 half Guard sweeps
2 escapes from north south
Sparring -
1 round - Kicking Punching and Knees vs Takedowns
1 round - Takedowns vs Knees, Punches and Kicks
 
 

 BROWN BELT  1, 2, 3, 4 REQUIREMENTS
 
Hand Strikes 
Feinting , Drawing, Head Butts, Ridge Hand
 
Leg Strikes
Spinning Hook Kick , Sweep Kicks
 
Combinations
Roundhouse Kick, Spinning Hook Kick , Jumping Spinning Hook Kick
1 Minute Straight Punching Moving in All Directions without Stopping
Standing Quarter Nelson To Knee Strikes
 
Self- Defense
on Ground vs Standing Opponent
Trying to Kick, Punch or Mount
 
Wrist Locks
5 Variations of Wrist Lock Takedowns and Submission Standing and on Ground
 
Takedowns
High Crotch Series Into Single , Double, Fireman, Outside Single
 
 Submissions & Grappling
Must achieve Blue Belt rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Sparring -
 3-3 Minute Rounds MMA
 
 
 

 RED BELT  1,2,3,4 REQUIREMENTS
 
Hand Strikes
 Finger Jabs, Thumbing ,  Spear Hand ,  Shoulder Strikes
 
Leg Strikes
Dragon Tail Sweep Kick ( Kid's)
Jab w/ Flying Scissor Kick Takedown ( Kid's)
 
Self- Defense
vs Two Handed Club
vs One Handed Stick
vs Knife attacks
vs Gun
 
Ground
Spider guard , sweeps, spider guard to triangle  , bicep crush , omaplata from spider guard
X - guard sweeps
Takedowns/ Submissions
 Falling Arm Bar, Flying Triangle , Jumping Guillotine, Airplane Arm Bar
Sparring
3- 3 Minute Rounds MMA Sparring
 
Competition Requirement - Adult's
Must Compete in the following events
1) Kickboxing , Boxing or  Full Contact Karate Event
2) Must compete in a Jiu-jitsu or Judo competition
 
 

 BLACK BELT REQUIREMENTS
 
                                                        





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