Belt Testing Videos and Requirements

Belt Testing Requirements

Advancement to the next belt rank requires demonstrated proficiency in the techniques and forms of the current and previous belts.

The following are lists of material a student will be required to show proficiency in when tested for advancement. The videos can be used as a practice tool when preparing for advancement tests.


Yellow Belt

For advancement from White Belt to Yellow Belt, students should be proficient in:

  1. 8 Point Blocking System
  2. Defensive Maneuver #6
  3. Defensive Maneuver #3 (Takedown for black gi level students only)
  4. Overhead Club Defense #1
  5. Tiger Kempo #1

Orange Belt

For advancement from Yellow Belt to Orange Belt, students should be proficient in:

  1. Pinan #1
  2. Defensive Maneuver #7
  3. Defensive Maneuver #5
  4. Side Club Defense #1
  5. Snake Kempo #1

Purple Belt

For advancement from Orange Belt to Purple Belt, students should be proficient in:

  1. Pinan #2
  2. Kata #1
  3. Defensive Maneuver #2
  4. Defensive Maneuver #18
  5. Overhead Club Defense #2
  6. Side Club Defense #2
  7. Leopard Kempo #1

Blue Belt

For advancement from Purple Belt to Blue Belt, students should be proficient in:

  1. Knife Hand Blocks w/ Counter-Strikes
  2. Pinan #3
  3. Defensive Maneuver #8
  4. Defensive Maneuver #9
  5. Defensive Maneuver #12
  6. Defensive Maneuver #4
  7. Overhand Club Defense #3
  8. Side Club Defense #3
  9. Stabbing Knife Defense #1 (Adult Students)
  10. Slashing Knife Defense #1 (Adult Students)
  11. Crane Kempo #1
  12. Dragon Kempo #1

Blue Belt w/ Green Stripe

For advancement from Blue Belt to Blue Belt w/ Green Stripe, students should be proficient in:

  1. Kata #2
  2. Defensive Maneuver #10
  3. Defensive Maneuver #15
  4. Stabbing Knife Defense #1 (Kid Students)
  5. Slashing Knife Defense #1 (Kid Students)
  6. Stabbing Knife Defense #2 (Adult Students)
  7. Slashing Knife Defense #2 (Adult Students)
  8. Tiger Kempo #2

Green Belt

For advancement from Blue Belt w/ Green Stripe to Green Belt, students should be proficient in:

  1. 10 Point Blocking System
  2. Pinan #4
  3. Defensive Maneuver #11
  4. Defensive Maneuver #14
  5. Defensive Maneuver #26
  6. Overhand Club Defense #4
  7. Side Club Defense #4
  8. Snake Kempo #2
  9. Leopard Kempo #2

Green Belt w/ Brown Stripe

For advancement from Green Belt to Green Belt w/ Brown Stripe, students should be proficient in:

  1. Stature of the Crane
  2. Defensive Maneuver #16
  3. Defensive Maneuver #17
  4. Stabbing Knife Defense #2 (Kid Students)
  5. Slashing Knife Defense #2 (Kid Students)
  6. Stabbing Knife Defense #3 (Adult Students)
  7. Slashing Knife Defense #3 (Adult Students)
  8. Crane Kempo #2
  9. Dragon Kempo #2

Brown Belt w/ 1st Black Stripe

For advancement from Green Belt w/ Brown Stripe to Brown Belt w/ 1st Black Stripe, students should be proficient in:

  1. Kata #3
  2. Pinan #5
  3. Defensive Maneuver #13
  4. Defensive Maneuver #19
  5. Overhand Club Defense #5
  6. Side Club Defense #5
  7. Tiger Kempo #3
  8. Snake Kempo #3

Brown Belt w/ 2nd Black Stripe

For advancement from Brown Belt w/ 1st Black Stripe to Brown Belt w/ 2nd Black Stripe, students should be proficient in:

  1. Kata #4
  2. 2 Man Fist Set – Northern
  3. Defensive Maneuver #20
  4. Defensive Maneuver #21
  5. Stabbing Knife Defense #4 (Adult Students)
  6. Slashing Knife Defense #4 (Adult Students)
  7. Leopard Kempo #3
  8. Crane Kempo #3

Brown Belt w/ 3rd Black Stripe

For advancement from Brown Belt w/ 2nd Black Stripe to Brown Belt w/ 3rd Black Stripe, students should be proficient in:

  1. Kata #5
  2. 2 Man Fist Set – Southern
  3. Defensive Maneuver #1
  4. Overhand Club Defense #6
  5. Side Club Defense #6
  6. Stabbing Knife Defense #3 (Kid Students)
  7. Slashing Knife Defense #3 (Kid Students)
  8. Dragon Kempo #3

Black Belt

For advancement from Brown Belt w/ 3rd Black Stripe to Black Belt, students should be proficient in:

  1. Kata #6
  2. Tiger Kempo #4
  3. Snake Kempo #4
  4. Leopard Kempo #4
  5. Crane Kempo #4
  6. Dragon Kempo #4