Ryukyu Kempo

If you want to see the kata that you are working, scroll down to the belt rankings area.  Click on the kata that you are working on.  Some are not active yet.  I am adding videos as time allows.

 

Kempo Belt Time

 

Rank                                           Intermediate Level                           Approximate Time

 

9th Kyu White Belt                                                                                   Novice

 

8th Kyu Orange Belt                                                                                3 months

 

7th Kyu Yellow Belt                                                                                  6 months

                                     Advanced Level

 

6th Kyu Blue Belt                                                                                      9 months

 

5th Kyu Green Belt                                                                                  12 months

 

4th Kyu Purple Belt                                                                                  16 months

                                       Senior Level

 

3rd Kyu Brown Belt                                                                                   2Years

 

2nd Kyu Brown Belt                                                                                   28 months

 

1st Kyu Brown Belt                                                                                    32 months

 

1st Degree Black Belt  ( Shodan )                                                              3 years

 

2nd Degree Black Belt  ( Nidan )                                                                5 years

 

3rd Degree Black Belt  (Sandan )                                                               8 years

 

4th Degree Black Belt  (Yodan )                                                                 10 years

 

 

This chart shows the approximate learning rate and knowledge level of each grade, in accordance to the Black Belt requirements for practical application and demonstration of ability, both mental and physical.  Children will take a little longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Kempo Belt Ranking

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyu Rank

Color

Test Fee

Preview Kata

Primary

Ippon Kumite Kata

9th

White

 

None

Taiyoku 1

Taiyoku 2

Taiyoku 3                                              Blocks, Kicks, and punches Blocking Drill

 

8th

Orange

$20

All Previous

Sieson   

Punching drill and combinations

1,2 &3

7th

Yellow

$20

All Previous

Seiuchin                                                    Blocking & Punching drill with partner

4

6th

Blue

$35

All Previous

Nahanchi 1 & Sanchin

(Student doing Sanchin)                                 Grappling techniques                                       Arm pressure points

5

5th

Green

$35

All Previous

Emp-sho                                                         Basic self-defense                                             Basic weapons disarm                                     Neck pressure points

6 & 7

4th

Purple

$35

All Previous

Chinto                                                         Multiple attacks                                              Advanced weapon disarm                                  Leg pressure points

8 & 9

3th

Brown

$50

All Previous

Bssai                                                             Self-defense                                               Pressure points                                               Board breaking                                            Chokes & immobilization holds

10 & 11

2nd

Brown

$50

All Previous

Na Hanchi 2  

Bunkai- come up with 2 knockouts                      Fight scenarios

 

12 & 13

1st

Brown

$50

All Previous

Kusan-Ku                                                      Block breaking                                          Perform own knock out

14 & 15

 

Black

$125

All Previous

All above