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    Default Tracy Bascics Curriculum by Belt Level.

    Anyone out there have a list of all of the required fundamentals by belt level ( Stances, Blocks, kicks, foot maneuvers, Ect)?

    i have all of the technique videos but wanted a list of basics for reference.

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    Default Re: Tracy Bascics Curriculum by Belt Level.

    Quote Originally Posted by Combatkenpo View Post
    Anyone out there have a list of all of the required fundamentals by belt level ( Stances, Blocks, kicks, foot maneuvers, Ect)?

    i have all of the technique videos but wanted a list of basics for reference.

    thanks
    Send me a PM with your email address. I have a list of all the techniques/katas/techniques required for each level in a word document. I can't remember where I got it from originally or put together from various online sources, so I can't give proper credit for the work. But, this is what I have...

    Yellow Belt Requirements

    Techniques
    _____1. Japanese Sword (AB)—Right/Left Punch
    _____2. Chinese Sword (AB)—Right/Left Punch
    _____3. Delayed Sword—Right Punch/Push
    _____4. Knee of Vengeance—Two Hand Grab
    _____5. Fang of the Cobra—Two Hand Choke
    _____6. Twisting Talon (AB)—Wrist Grab
    _____7. Returning Dragon—Shoulder Grab
    _____8. Breaking the Sword—Handshake
    _____9. Kenpo Shield— Right/Left Punch
    ____10. Evasion—Overhead Club

    Kicks
    _____1. Front Snap Kick from neutral
    _____2. Front Snap Kick from side (front and back)
    _____3. Knife Edge Thrust to knee
    _____4. Rear Thrust
    _____5. Front Snap to Rear Thrust
    _____6. Snapping Back Kick

    Blocks
    _____1. Inward Block
    _____2. Extended Outward
    _____3. Upward

    Strikes
    _____1. Straight Punch (Horse)
    _____2. Inward to Straight Punch
    _____3. Inward to Chop

    Stances
    _____1. Horse
    _____2. Soft Bow
    _____3. Cat



    Orange Belt Requirements


    Kicks
    _____1. Front Snap (w/cover)
    _____2. Front Thrust
    _____3. Front Side Knife Edge
    _____4. Cocking Rear Thrust
    _____5. Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____6. Side Thrust Heel (rear thrust)
    _____7. Front Foot Wheel (front / back)
    _____8. Defensive Rear Foot Wheel
    _____9. Knee Front
    _____10. Knee Wheel
    _____11. Front Snap to Wheel
    _____12. Low Middle High Wheel
    _____13. Front to Side to Rear Thrust

    Blocks
    _____1. Inward Block
    _____2. Extended Outward Block
    _____3. Vertical Outward Block
    _____4. Upward Block
    _____5. Downward Block
    _____6. Chamber Block

    Strikes
    _____1. Lead Hand Strike
    _____2. Reverse Punch Traditional
    _____3. Reverse Punch Side Fist
    _____4. Back-Fist
    _____5. Hook Punch
    _____6. Uppercut
    _____7. Lead to Reverse to Back Fist

    Techniques
    _____1. Attacking the Circle—Offensive
    _____2. Sumo—Two Hand Grab; Low
    _____3. Japanese Strangle Hold (ABCDE)—Arm Strangle from Behind
    _____4. Blocking the Kick (ABCDE)—Kick
    _____5. Headlock (ABC)—Headlock
    _____6. Crash of the Eagle I (ABCDE)—Rear Two Hand Choke
    _____7. Grasping Talon (AB)—Front Wrist Grab
    _____8. Tackle Techniques (ABCD)—Front Tackle
    _____9. Dancer—Rear Two Hand Choke
    ____10. Opponents at Sides (ABCD)—Two Man Attack
    ____11. Passing the Horizon (AB)—Hammerlock from Behind
    ____12. Kimono Grab (AB)—Two Hand Grab
    ____13. Lever (ABC)—One Hand Grab
    ____14. Crashing Elbow(AB)—Right Punch
    ____15. Heel Hook—Full Nelson
    ____16. Bridge (AB)—Rear Two Hand Choke
    ____17. Eagles Beak (ABC)—Shoulder Grab from the Side
    ____18. Front Bear Hug (ABCDE)—Front Bear Hug; Arms Free
    ____19. Scimitar—Right Punch
    ____20. Breaking the Cross—Rear Two Hand Choke
    ____21. Aiming the Spear—One Hand Grab
    ____22. Raising the Staff—Wrist Grab
    ____23. Lowering the Gate (AB)—Right/Left Punch
    ____24. Rocking Elbow—Wrist Grab
    ____25. Reverse Hammerlock (AB)—Hammerlock
    ____26. Anvil (ABCD)—Double Wrist Grab
    ____27. Knee Lift—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    ____28. Crane Leap (ABCD)—Handshake
    ____29. Driving Elbows (AB)—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    ____30. Crossing Guard (AB)—Offensive Movement; Side

    Kata
    _____1. Short 1

    Stances
    _____1. Horse Stance - 3
    _____2. Fighting Horse
    _____3. Defensive Fighting Stance
    _____4. Offensive Fighting Stance



    Purple Belt Requirements

    Kicks
    _____1. Turn Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____2. Replacement Front Snap
    _____3. Step Through Front Snap
    _____4. Shuffle Front Snap
    _____5. Re – Shuffle Front Thrust
    _____6. Re – Shuffle Front Foot Wheel
    _____7. Re – Shuffle Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____8. Re – Step - Shuffle Side Thrust Heel
    _____9. Heel Hook
    _____10. Re – Shuffle Heel Hook
    _____11. Spin Rear Thrust
    _____12. Spin Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____13. Front Snap to Heel Hook
    _____14. Side Thrust to Heel Hook
    _____15. Side Thrust to Wheel
    _____16. Side to Heel to Wheel

    Blocks
    _____1. Apple Pick
    _____2. Parry Block
    _____3. Trapping Block
    _____4. Windmill Block
    _____5. Wrist Hook Block
    _____6. X-Block High and Low
    _____7. 2 Backhand Blocks to 1 Back-Fist
    _____8. 2 Palm Blocks to 2 Strikes

    Stances
    _____1. Hard bow with strike
    _____2. Extended Bow with strike
    _____3. Full Bow with strike
    _____4. Reverse Bow with strike
    _____5. Boxer Stance with strikes (lead, reverse, uppercuts, hooks)




    Basics
    _____1. Basic and Advanced Fake
    _____2. Leg and Arm Check
    _____3. Ridge Hand
    _____4. Step Through Punch
    _____5. Retreating Hand
    _____6. Re / Step Through / Shuffle Hand
    _____7. Elbow Slam - Drop - Vertical -
    Reverse - Inverted

    Techniques
    _____1. Striking Mace—Right Punch
    _____2. Crossing Talon (ABC)—Cross hand Wrist Grab
    _____3. Circling Elbows—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Free
    _____4. Locking Arms (AB)—Hammerlock
    _____5. Windmill Guard (AB)—Right/Left Punch
    _____6. Spiraling Wrist (AB)—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Free
    _____7. Crash of the Eagle II (A-I)—Rear Two Hand Choke
    _____8. Encircling Arms (ABCD)—Front Tackle
    _____9. Rising Elbow—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    ____10. Guarding the Wall—Right Punch
    ____11. Eagle Pin— Two Man; Rear Bear Hug: Arms Free/Right Punch
    ____12. Striking Fang (AB)—Right Punch from Right Side
    ____13. Shackle Break (ABC)—Rear Double Wrist Grab
    ____14. Drawbridge (AB)—One Hand Grab
    ____15. Full Nelson—Full Nelson
    ____16. Kung Fu Cross—Left Punch
    ____17. Divided Swords (AB)—Right Punch
    ____18. Gift—Handshake
    ____19. Opening Cowl (AB)—Rear Two Hand Choke
    ____20. Slicing Dragon—Right Punch
    ____21. Ascending to Heaven (ABC)—Attack from Sitting Position
    ____22. Raising the Sword—Handshake
    ____23. Arm Hook (AB)—Right Punch
    ____24. Crossing the Sun (ABC)—Overhead Club
    ____25. Attack From the Temple (AB)—Offensive Movement
    ____26. Kneeling Prayer/Bowing to Buddha (AB)—Knee to Face on Knees
    ____27. Dart—Left Punch
    ____28. Covering Talon (AB)—Two Hand Grab
    ____29. Wing Break (AB)—Shoulder Grab from Side
    ____30. U-Punch (AB)—Front Two Hand Choke



    Katas
    _____1. Long 1
    _____2. Short 2


















    Blue Belt Requirements

    Kicks
    _____1. Half Wheel
    _____2. Inside Front Snap
    _____3. Lift Kick
    _____4. Slicing Wheel
    _____5. Inside Crescent
    _____6. Outside Crescent
    _____7. Spinning Front Snap
    _____8. Spinning Front Thrust
    _____9. Spinning Side Thrust
    _____10. Spinning Front Foot Wheel
    _____11. Spinning Heel Hook
    _____12. Spinning Outside Crescent 360
    _____13. Slide Shuffle
    _____14. Forward 360 Wheel
    _____15. Outside Crescent to Wheel
    _____16. Inside Crescent to Side
    _____17. Inside Crescent to Spin Rear

    Blocks
    _____1. Double Brush Parry Block
    _____2. Universal Blocks

    Basics
    _____1. Corkscrew Punch Straight
    _____2. Corkscrew Punch Circular
    _____3. Punch Block
    _____4. Spinning Back - fist
    _____5. Step Through Spinning Back - fist
    _____6. Hard Bow Takedown (Basic/Advanced)
    _____7. Hip Roll Takedown
    _____8. Hip Throw Takedown
    _____9. Sweeps (Forward/Reverse)




    Techniques
    _____1. Turning the Handle—Left Punch
    _____2. Bridging the Gap—Two Hand Push; Low
    _____3. Advancing Phoenix (AB)—One Handed Grab & Right Punch
    _____4. 2 Headed Serpent—Two Hand Choke
    _____5. Reversing Grasp (AB)—Wrist Grab
    _____6. Reaching for the Moon—Left Grab/Punch
    _____7. Flashing Daggers—Two Hand Push
    _____8. Bending the Limb—Wrist Grab
    _____9. Wrap Arounds (ABCD)—Side Shoulder Grab
    _____10. Crouching Falcon—Two Hand Push
    _____11. Darting Serpent (ABC)—Two Hand Push
    _____12. Silk Wind—Rear Two Arm Pin
    _____13. Spreading the Leaves—Full Nelson
    _____14. Crossing the Lock—Double Wrist Grab
    _____15. Darkness—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____16. Spinning from the Sun—Overhead Club
    _____17. Folding Wings—Two Man Attack; Shoulder Grab Both Sides
    _____18. Vise—Right Punch
    _____19. Swinging Gate—Two Hand Grab
    _____20. Stretching the Bow—Right Punch
    _____21. Arcing Blades—Right/Left Punch
    _____22. Circle of China—Kick from a Down Position
    _____23. Silent Escape (AB)—Hammerlock
    _____24. Returning Viper—Counter Kick
    _____25. Returning Thunder—Counter Kick
    _____26. The Serpent—Right Kick
    _____27. Broken Staff—Shoulder Grab from Side
    _____28. Circling Serpent—Right Punch
    _____29. Chinese "L" Choke—Rear Two Hand Choke
    _____30. 5 Swords—Right Punch

    Katas
    _____1. Long 2
    _____2. Short 3





    Green Belt Requirements

    Kicks
    _____1. Jump Front Snap
    _____2. Jump Front Thrust
    _____3. Jump Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____4. Jump Inside Crescent
    _____5. Jump Front Foot Wheel
    _____6. Flip Kick
    _____7. Scoop Kick
    _____8. Axe Kick
    _____9. Chicken Kick
    _____10. Tornado Wheel
    _____11. Drop Kick
    _____12. Butterfly Kick
    _____13. Jump Spin Rear Thrust
    _____14. Jump Spin Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____15. Jump Spin Crescent
    _____16. Jump Spin Heel Hook
    _____17. Flying Side Kick

    Blocks
    _____1. Sweep Block (high and low)
    _____2. Smother Block
    _____3. Rising Block

    Stances
    _____1. Twist Stance
    _____2. Chinese Hidden Foot

    Basics
    _____1. Forward Roll
    _____2. Scissors – show 3
    _____3. Knee Locks – show 3
    _____4. Advanced Sweeps - 4





    Techniques
    _____1. Snapping the Rod—Right Punch
    _____2. Turning the Key (AB)—Offensive Movement from Behind
    _____3. The Butterfly (AB)—Right Punch
    _____4. Whirling Warrior (ABC)—Right Punch
    _____5. Flowing Hands—Two Man Attack
    _____6. Whirling Blades (AB)—Right Punch
    _____7. Thrusting Limb (ABC)—Counter Against a Caught Kick
    _____8. Crossing Hammers (ABC)—Left Punch
    _____9. Two Man Swinging Gate (AB)—Two Man Attack
    _____10. Sweeping Branches—Two Man Attack Each Side
    _____11. Knee Sweep—Two Man Attack Each Side
    _____12. Kung Fu Wrist—Two Man Attack Each Side
    _____13. Stone Warrior (AB)—Double Shoulder Grab
    _____14. Praying Mantis—Right/Left Punch
    _____15. Drums of Manchu—Left & Right Punch
    _____16. Sowing the Seeds—Right Punch
    _____17. Flashing Wings—Right Punch
    _____18. Parting the Waves (AB)—Right Punch
    _____19. Winding Limbs (ABC)—Right/Left Punch
    _____20. Brushing Wind—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____21. Thundering Hammers—Right Punch
    _____22. Checking the Tide—Right Kick & Right Punch
    _____23. Crossing the Mountain –Left & Right Punch
    _____24. Whirling Leaves (ABC)—Left/Right Punch from the Side
    _____25. Sweeping Wings—Right Kick
    _____26. Kneeling Tiger—Kick from Down Position
    _____27. The Lotus—Right & Left or Left & Right Punches from the Side
    _____28. Attacking the Wall (AB)—Right Punch
    _____29. Seven Swords—Right Punch
    _____30. Reversing Hammers—Left Punch

    Katas
    _____1. Long 3
    _____2. Panther Set





    3rd Brown Belt Requirements

    Techniques
    _____1. Spinning Hammers—Right Punch from Left Side
    _____2. Dance of Death (AB)—Right Punch
    _____3. Leap of Death—Right Punch
    _____4. Miss of the Leap (ABCD)—Right Punch
    _____5. Eagle Claw—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____6. Eagle Miss—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____7. Foot Rake—Offensive Movement; Opponent Face Down
    _____8. Sleeper (AB)—Right Punch
    _____9. Startled Cat (AB)—Overhead Club
    _____10. Manchurian Takedown—Shoulder Grab from Side
    _____11. Shaolin Warrior (ABC)—Right Punch
    _____12. Springing Tiger—Right Punch
    _____13. Raking the Ground—Offensive; Opponent on Back
    _____14. Slicing Knee—Offensive Movement; Kick
    _____15. Turning the Rod—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____16. Eagle's Talons—Front Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    _____17. Crossing Darts—Gun
    _____18. Bending the Staff—Right Punch
    _____19. Dropping the Staff—Right Punch
    _____20. The Escape—Right Punch
    _____21. Uncovering the Flame (AB)—Gun
    _____22. Opening the Fan (AB)—Right Punch
    _____23. Double Blades (ABCD)—Roundhouse Club
    _____24. Clawing Panther—Right Punch
    _____25. Spear of Jade (ABC)—Left & Right/Right & Left Punch
    _____26. 3 Winds Claw (ABCD)—Left/Right Punch
    _____27. 3 Winds Fist (ABCD)—Left/Right Punch
    _____28. Chinese Cobra—Right & Left Punch
    _____29. The Phoenix—Shoulder Grab from Side
    _____30. Retreating Phoenix (AB)—Shoulder Grab from Side


    Katas
    _____1. Long 4
    _____2. Mass Attack
    _____3. Darkroom Staff
    2nd Brown Belt Requirements

    Techniques
    _____1. Hidden Fist (AB)—Shoulder Grab from Side
    _____2. Rocker—Cross Hand Push
    _____3. Circling the Sun (ABCD)—Left & Right Punch
    _____4. Leveling the Clouds—Left Punch
    _____5. Plucking a Bird from the Sky—Right Punch
    _____6. Sleeves of China—Right Punch from Side
    _____7. Monkey Elbow (AB)—Right Punch from Side
    _____8. Striking Asp (ABCDE)—Two Hand Grab; High
    _____9. Shooting Star—Hand Shake
    _____10. Pushing the Circle (ABC)—Wrist Grab
    _____11. Circles of Glass—Left & Right Punch
    _____12. Japanese Hands—One Hand Push
    _____13. Waterwheel (AB)—Right Punch
    _____14. Tumbling Clouds (ABC)—Knife
    _____15. Rising Kick—Right Punch
    _____16. Crane Kick—Left/Right Punch & Kick
    _____17. Sweeping Serpent—Right Kick &Right Punch
    _____18. Covering the Flame(AB)—Gun
    _____19. Cobra and the Mongoose—Knife
    _____20. Chinese Junk—Two Man Attack; Front and Back
    _____21. Dance of the Mongoose—Backhand Roundhouse Club
    _____22. Offer of Dust—Club Thrust; Midsection
    _____23. Ming’s Sword—Knife
    _____24. Chinese Fan—Knife
    _____25. Locking the Gate—Knife
    _____26. Waterfall—Right Punch
    _____27. Prance of the Tiger—Right & Left Punch
    _____28. The Rake—Right Punch
    _____29. 3 Tongues of the Dragon—Right Punch
    _____30. Blocking the Sun (AB)—Left Punch or Left & Right Combo Punch

    Katas

    1. Tiger and Crane
    2. Skylight Spear


    1st Brown Belt Requirements

    Techniques
    _____1. Legions of Ming—Right Kick & Right Punch
    _____2. Fish Hook—Right & Left Punch
    _____3. The Sickle—Right Punch
    _____4. The Dagger (AB)—Right Punch
    _____5. Mantis—Right/Left Punch
    _____6. Whirling Mantis—Right & Left; Left & Right Punch
    _____7. Sticks of Satin (AB)—Overhead Club
    _____8. Diving Hawk—Hammerlock
    _____9. Advancing Hammers—Right Punch
    _____10. Sweeping Arm Hook—Two Hand Push
    _____11. Snapping Twig—One Hand Grab
    _____12. Breaking the Yoke—Right Punch
    _____13. Prayer of Death—Kick from a Down Position
    _____14. Raising the Shield—Right Kick & Right Punch
    _____15. Circling the Pagoda (ABC)—Right Punch
    _____16. The Thistle—Headlock
    _____17. Passing Wind (ABC)—Right Punch
    _____18. Reversing Wind—Right Punch
    _____19. Twisting Staves (AB)—Wrist Grab each Side
    _____20. Guiding the Staff—Right Punch
    _____21. Cyclone—Left Punch
    _____22. Double Spear (ABCD)—Left Punch
    _____23. Crossing Swords—Left Punch
    _____24. Whirling Thorn—Overhead Knife
    _____25. The Wedge (ABC)—Front Two Hand Choke
    _____26. Slashing Cougar—Left Punch
    _____27. Twisting Knee—Shoulder Grab each Side
    _____28. Double Asp (ABCD)—Left & Right Punch
    _____29. Oriental Lever (AB)—Right Roundhouse Punch
    _____30. Parting the Reeds—Two Hand Push

    Katas

    1. Long 5
    2. Little Tiger


    1st Black Belt Requirements


    _____1. Chinese Pincers (AB)—Right Punch
    _____2. Crossing Hooks—Right Punch
    _____3. Turning the Flame (AB)—Gun
    _____4. Stopping the Staff—Right Punch
    _____5. Twisting Vine—Overhead Club
    _____6. Breaking the Staves (AB)—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    _____7. Hands of Jade—Right Punch
    _____8. Spinning Log—Right Punch
    _____9. Lever of Ming (AB)—Right & Left/Left & Right Punch
    _____10. The Lion (AB)—Front Two Hand Choke
    _____11. Double Lance (ABCDE)—Right Punch
    _____12. Covering the Moon—Two Man Attack; Front/Back
    _____13. Returning Fist (AB)—Left Punch
    _____14. Falling Blades—Knife
    _____15. Dance of the Dragon—Right Punch
    _____16. Falling Hammers—Left & Right Punch from Side
    _____17. Corkscrew (ABC)—Right Punch from Side
    _____18. The Whip—Right Punch
    _____19. Winding Elbows (ABCDE)—Right Punch
    _____20. Twisting Serpent—Left Punch
    _____21. Chopping the Log—Roundhouse Kick
    _____22. Falling Tree (ABC)—Left Punch
    _____23. The Python—Right Punch from Side
    _____24. Twisting Dragon—Defense; Kick is Caught
    _____25. Slicing Hands—Left Punch
    _____26. The Scorpion—Two Hand Grab; High
    _____27. Chinese Thumbscrew (AB)—Wrist Grab
    _____28. 4 Fist—Right Punch
    _____29. Advancing Dragon—Right Punch
    _____30. The Lock—Right Punch

    Katas

    1. Long 6
    2. Two Person Set A & B
    3. Long 3 Staff
    4. Japanese Sword Set 1
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    Default Re: Tracy Bascics Curriculum by Belt Level.

    Quote Originally Posted by punisher73 View Post
    Send me a PM with your email address. I have a list of all the techniques/katas/techniques required for each level in a word document. I can't remember where I got it from originally or put together from various online sources, so I can't give proper credit for the work. But, this is what I have...

    Yellow Belt Requirements

    Techniques
    _____1. Japanese Sword (AB)—Right/Left Punch
    _____2. Chinese Sword (AB)—Right/Left Punch
    _____3. Delayed Sword—Right Punch/Push
    _____4. Knee of Vengeance—Two Hand Grab
    _____5. Fang of the Cobra—Two Hand Choke
    _____6. Twisting Talon (AB)—Wrist Grab
    _____7. Returning Dragon—Shoulder Grab
    _____8. Breaking the Sword—Handshake
    _____9. Kenpo Shield— Right/Left Punch
    ____10. Evasion—Overhead Club

    Kicks
    _____1. Front Snap Kick from neutral
    _____2. Front Snap Kick from side (front and back)
    _____3. Knife Edge Thrust to knee
    _____4. Rear Thrust
    _____5. Front Snap to Rear Thrust
    _____6. Snapping Back Kick

    Blocks
    _____1. Inward Block
    _____2. Extended Outward
    _____3. Upward

    Strikes
    _____1. Straight Punch (Horse)
    _____2. Inward to Straight Punch
    _____3. Inward to Chop

    Stances
    _____1. Horse
    _____2. Soft Bow
    _____3. Cat



    Orange Belt Requirements


    Kicks
    _____1. Front Snap (w/cover)
    _____2. Front Thrust
    _____3. Front Side Knife Edge
    _____4. Cocking Rear Thrust
    _____5. Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____6. Side Thrust Heel (rear thrust)
    _____7. Front Foot Wheel (front / back)
    _____8. Defensive Rear Foot Wheel
    _____9. Knee Front
    _____10. Knee Wheel
    _____11. Front Snap to Wheel
    _____12. Low Middle High Wheel
    _____13. Front to Side to Rear Thrust

    Blocks
    _____1. Inward Block
    _____2. Extended Outward Block
    _____3. Vertical Outward Block
    _____4. Upward Block
    _____5. Downward Block
    _____6. Chamber Block

    Strikes
    _____1. Lead Hand Strike
    _____2. Reverse Punch Traditional
    _____3. Reverse Punch Side Fist
    _____4. Back-Fist
    _____5. Hook Punch
    _____6. Uppercut
    _____7. Lead to Reverse to Back Fist

    Techniques
    _____1. Attacking the Circle—Offensive
    _____2. Sumo—Two Hand Grab; Low
    _____3. Japanese Strangle Hold (ABCDE)—Arm Strangle from Behind
    _____4. Blocking the Kick (ABCDE)—Kick
    _____5. Headlock (ABC)—Headlock
    _____6. Crash of the Eagle I (ABCDE)—Rear Two Hand Choke
    _____7. Grasping Talon (AB)—Front Wrist Grab
    _____8. Tackle Techniques (ABCD)—Front Tackle
    _____9. Dancer—Rear Two Hand Choke
    ____10. Opponents at Sides (ABCD)—Two Man Attack
    ____11. Passing the Horizon (AB)—Hammerlock from Behind
    ____12. Kimono Grab (AB)—Two Hand Grab
    ____13. Lever (ABC)—One Hand Grab
    ____14. Crashing Elbow(AB)—Right Punch
    ____15. Heel Hook—Full Nelson
    ____16. Bridge (AB)—Rear Two Hand Choke
    ____17. Eagles Beak (ABC)—Shoulder Grab from the Side
    ____18. Front Bear Hug (ABCDE)—Front Bear Hug; Arms Free
    ____19. Scimitar—Right Punch
    ____20. Breaking the Cross—Rear Two Hand Choke
    ____21. Aiming the Spear—One Hand Grab
    ____22. Raising the Staff—Wrist Grab
    ____23. Lowering the Gate (AB)—Right/Left Punch
    ____24. Rocking Elbow—Wrist Grab
    ____25. Reverse Hammerlock (AB)—Hammerlock
    ____26. Anvil (ABCD)—Double Wrist Grab
    ____27. Knee Lift—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    ____28. Crane Leap (ABCD)—Handshake
    ____29. Driving Elbows (AB)—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    ____30. Crossing Guard (AB)—Offensive Movement; Side

    Kata
    _____1. Short 1

    Stances
    _____1. Horse Stance - 3
    _____2. Fighting Horse
    _____3. Defensive Fighting Stance
    _____4. Offensive Fighting Stance



    Purple Belt Requirements

    Kicks
    _____1. Turn Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____2. Replacement Front Snap
    _____3. Step Through Front Snap
    _____4. Shuffle Front Snap
    _____5. Re – Shuffle Front Thrust
    _____6. Re – Shuffle Front Foot Wheel
    _____7. Re – Shuffle Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____8. Re – Step - Shuffle Side Thrust Heel
    _____9. Heel Hook
    _____10. Re – Shuffle Heel Hook
    _____11. Spin Rear Thrust
    _____12. Spin Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____13. Front Snap to Heel Hook
    _____14. Side Thrust to Heel Hook
    _____15. Side Thrust to Wheel
    _____16. Side to Heel to Wheel

    Blocks
    _____1. Apple Pick
    _____2. Parry Block
    _____3. Trapping Block
    _____4. Windmill Block
    _____5. Wrist Hook Block
    _____6. X-Block High and Low
    _____7. 2 Backhand Blocks to 1 Back-Fist
    _____8. 2 Palm Blocks to 2 Strikes

    Stances
    _____1. Hard bow with strike
    _____2. Extended Bow with strike
    _____3. Full Bow with strike
    _____4. Reverse Bow with strike
    _____5. Boxer Stance with strikes (lead, reverse, uppercuts, hooks)




    Basics
    _____1. Basic and Advanced Fake
    _____2. Leg and Arm Check
    _____3. Ridge Hand
    _____4. Step Through Punch
    _____5. Retreating Hand
    _____6. Re / Step Through / Shuffle Hand
    _____7. Elbow Slam - Drop - Vertical -
    Reverse - Inverted

    Techniques
    _____1. Striking Mace—Right Punch
    _____2. Crossing Talon (ABC)—Cross hand Wrist Grab
    _____3. Circling Elbows—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Free
    _____4. Locking Arms (AB)—Hammerlock
    _____5. Windmill Guard (AB)—Right/Left Punch
    _____6. Spiraling Wrist (AB)—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Free
    _____7. Crash of the Eagle II (A-I)—Rear Two Hand Choke
    _____8. Encircling Arms (ABCD)—Front Tackle
    _____9. Rising Elbow—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    ____10. Guarding the Wall—Right Punch
    ____11. Eagle Pin— Two Man; Rear Bear Hug: Arms Free/Right Punch
    ____12. Striking Fang (AB)—Right Punch from Right Side
    ____13. Shackle Break (ABC)—Rear Double Wrist Grab
    ____14. Drawbridge (AB)—One Hand Grab
    ____15. Full Nelson—Full Nelson
    ____16. Kung Fu Cross—Left Punch
    ____17. Divided Swords (AB)—Right Punch
    ____18. Gift—Handshake
    ____19. Opening Cowl (AB)—Rear Two Hand Choke
    ____20. Slicing Dragon—Right Punch
    ____21. Ascending to Heaven (ABC)—Attack from Sitting Position
    ____22. Raising the Sword—Handshake
    ____23. Arm Hook (AB)—Right Punch
    ____24. Crossing the Sun (ABC)—Overhead Club
    ____25. Attack From the Temple (AB)—Offensive Movement
    ____26. Kneeling Prayer/Bowing to Buddha (AB)—Knee to Face on Knees
    ____27. Dart—Left Punch
    ____28. Covering Talon (AB)—Two Hand Grab
    ____29. Wing Break (AB)—Shoulder Grab from Side
    ____30. U-Punch (AB)—Front Two Hand Choke



    Katas
    _____1. Long 1
    _____2. Short 2


















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    Kicks
    _____1. Half Wheel
    _____2. Inside Front Snap
    _____3. Lift Kick
    _____4. Slicing Wheel
    _____5. Inside Crescent
    _____6. Outside Crescent
    _____7. Spinning Front Snap
    _____8. Spinning Front Thrust
    _____9. Spinning Side Thrust
    _____10. Spinning Front Foot Wheel
    _____11. Spinning Heel Hook
    _____12. Spinning Outside Crescent 360
    _____13. Slide Shuffle
    _____14. Forward 360 Wheel
    _____15. Outside Crescent to Wheel
    _____16. Inside Crescent to Side
    _____17. Inside Crescent to Spin Rear

    Blocks
    _____1. Double Brush Parry Block
    _____2. Universal Blocks

    Basics
    _____1. Corkscrew Punch Straight
    _____2. Corkscrew Punch Circular
    _____3. Punch Block
    _____4. Spinning Back - fist
    _____5. Step Through Spinning Back - fist
    _____6. Hard Bow Takedown (Basic/Advanced)
    _____7. Hip Roll Takedown
    _____8. Hip Throw Takedown
    _____9. Sweeps (Forward/Reverse)




    Techniques
    _____1. Turning the Handle—Left Punch
    _____2. Bridging the Gap—Two Hand Push; Low
    _____3. Advancing Phoenix (AB)—One Handed Grab & Right Punch
    _____4. 2 Headed Serpent—Two Hand Choke
    _____5. Reversing Grasp (AB)—Wrist Grab
    _____6. Reaching for the Moon—Left Grab/Punch
    _____7. Flashing Daggers—Two Hand Push
    _____8. Bending the Limb—Wrist Grab
    _____9. Wrap Arounds (ABCD)—Side Shoulder Grab
    _____10. Crouching Falcon—Two Hand Push
    _____11. Darting Serpent (ABC)—Two Hand Push
    _____12. Silk Wind—Rear Two Arm Pin
    _____13. Spreading the Leaves—Full Nelson
    _____14. Crossing the Lock—Double Wrist Grab
    _____15. Darkness—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____16. Spinning from the Sun—Overhead Club
    _____17. Folding Wings—Two Man Attack; Shoulder Grab Both Sides
    _____18. Vise—Right Punch
    _____19. Swinging Gate—Two Hand Grab
    _____20. Stretching the Bow—Right Punch
    _____21. Arcing Blades—Right/Left Punch
    _____22. Circle of China—Kick from a Down Position
    _____23. Silent Escape (AB)—Hammerlock
    _____24. Returning Viper—Counter Kick
    _____25. Returning Thunder—Counter Kick
    _____26. The Serpent—Right Kick
    _____27. Broken Staff—Shoulder Grab from Side
    _____28. Circling Serpent—Right Punch
    _____29. Chinese "L" Choke—Rear Two Hand Choke
    _____30. 5 Swords—Right Punch

    Katas
    _____1. Long 2
    _____2. Short 3





    Green Belt Requirements

    Kicks
    _____1. Jump Front Snap
    _____2. Jump Front Thrust
    _____3. Jump Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____4. Jump Inside Crescent
    _____5. Jump Front Foot Wheel
    _____6. Flip Kick
    _____7. Scoop Kick
    _____8. Axe Kick
    _____9. Chicken Kick
    _____10. Tornado Wheel
    _____11. Drop Kick
    _____12. Butterfly Kick
    _____13. Jump Spin Rear Thrust
    _____14. Jump Spin Side Thrust Knife Edge
    _____15. Jump Spin Crescent
    _____16. Jump Spin Heel Hook
    _____17. Flying Side Kick

    Blocks
    _____1. Sweep Block (high and low)
    _____2. Smother Block
    _____3. Rising Block

    Stances
    _____1. Twist Stance
    _____2. Chinese Hidden Foot

    Basics
    _____1. Forward Roll
    _____2. Scissors – show 3
    _____3. Knee Locks – show 3
    _____4. Advanced Sweeps - 4





    Techniques
    _____1. Snapping the Rod—Right Punch
    _____2. Turning the Key (AB)—Offensive Movement from Behind
    _____3. The Butterfly (AB)—Right Punch
    _____4. Whirling Warrior (ABC)—Right Punch
    _____5. Flowing Hands—Two Man Attack
    _____6. Whirling Blades (AB)—Right Punch
    _____7. Thrusting Limb (ABC)—Counter Against a Caught Kick
    _____8. Crossing Hammers (ABC)—Left Punch
    _____9. Two Man Swinging Gate (AB)—Two Man Attack
    _____10. Sweeping Branches—Two Man Attack Each Side
    _____11. Knee Sweep—Two Man Attack Each Side
    _____12. Kung Fu Wrist—Two Man Attack Each Side
    _____13. Stone Warrior (AB)—Double Shoulder Grab
    _____14. Praying Mantis—Right/Left Punch
    _____15. Drums of Manchu—Left & Right Punch
    _____16. Sowing the Seeds—Right Punch
    _____17. Flashing Wings—Right Punch
    _____18. Parting the Waves (AB)—Right Punch
    _____19. Winding Limbs (ABC)—Right/Left Punch
    _____20. Brushing Wind—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____21. Thundering Hammers—Right Punch
    _____22. Checking the Tide—Right Kick & Right Punch
    _____23. Crossing the Mountain –Left & Right Punch
    _____24. Whirling Leaves (ABC)—Left/Right Punch from the Side
    _____25. Sweeping Wings—Right Kick
    _____26. Kneeling Tiger—Kick from Down Position
    _____27. The Lotus—Right & Left or Left & Right Punches from the Side
    _____28. Attacking the Wall (AB)—Right Punch
    _____29. Seven Swords—Right Punch
    _____30. Reversing Hammers—Left Punch

    Katas
    _____1. Long 3
    _____2. Panther Set





    3rd Brown Belt Requirements

    Techniques
    _____1. Spinning Hammers—Right Punch from Left Side
    _____2. Dance of Death (AB)—Right Punch
    _____3. Leap of Death—Right Punch
    _____4. Miss of the Leap (ABCD)—Right Punch
    _____5. Eagle Claw—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____6. Eagle Miss—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____7. Foot Rake—Offensive Movement; Opponent Face Down
    _____8. Sleeper (AB)—Right Punch
    _____9. Startled Cat (AB)—Overhead Club
    _____10. Manchurian Takedown—Shoulder Grab from Side
    _____11. Shaolin Warrior (ABC)—Right Punch
    _____12. Springing Tiger—Right Punch
    _____13. Raking the Ground—Offensive; Opponent on Back
    _____14. Slicing Knee—Offensive Movement; Kick
    _____15. Turning the Rod—Right Punch from Right Side
    _____16. Eagle's Talons—Front Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    _____17. Crossing Darts—Gun
    _____18. Bending the Staff—Right Punch
    _____19. Dropping the Staff—Right Punch
    _____20. The Escape—Right Punch
    _____21. Uncovering the Flame (AB)—Gun
    _____22. Opening the Fan (AB)—Right Punch
    _____23. Double Blades (ABCD)—Roundhouse Club
    _____24. Clawing Panther—Right Punch
    _____25. Spear of Jade (ABC)—Left & Right/Right & Left Punch
    _____26. 3 Winds Claw (ABCD)—Left/Right Punch
    _____27. 3 Winds Fist (ABCD)—Left/Right Punch
    _____28. Chinese Cobra—Right & Left Punch
    _____29. The Phoenix—Shoulder Grab from Side
    _____30. Retreating Phoenix (AB)—Shoulder Grab from Side


    Katas
    _____1. Long 4
    _____2. Mass Attack
    _____3. Darkroom Staff
    2nd Brown Belt Requirements

    Techniques
    _____1. Hidden Fist (AB)—Shoulder Grab from Side
    _____2. Rocker—Cross Hand Push
    _____3. Circling the Sun (ABCD)—Left & Right Punch
    _____4. Leveling the Clouds—Left Punch
    _____5. Plucking a Bird from the Sky—Right Punch
    _____6. Sleeves of China—Right Punch from Side
    _____7. Monkey Elbow (AB)—Right Punch from Side
    _____8. Striking Asp (ABCDE)—Two Hand Grab; High
    _____9. Shooting Star—Hand Shake
    _____10. Pushing the Circle (ABC)—Wrist Grab
    _____11. Circles of Glass—Left & Right Punch
    _____12. Japanese Hands—One Hand Push
    _____13. Waterwheel (AB)—Right Punch
    _____14. Tumbling Clouds (ABC)—Knife
    _____15. Rising Kick—Right Punch
    _____16. Crane Kick—Left/Right Punch & Kick
    _____17. Sweeping Serpent—Right Kick &Right Punch
    _____18. Covering the Flame(AB)—Gun
    _____19. Cobra and the Mongoose—Knife
    _____20. Chinese Junk—Two Man Attack; Front and Back
    _____21. Dance of the Mongoose—Backhand Roundhouse Club
    _____22. Offer of Dust—Club Thrust; Midsection
    _____23. Ming’s Sword—Knife
    _____24. Chinese Fan—Knife
    _____25. Locking the Gate—Knife
    _____26. Waterfall—Right Punch
    _____27. Prance of the Tiger—Right & Left Punch
    _____28. The Rake—Right Punch
    _____29. 3 Tongues of the Dragon—Right Punch
    _____30. Blocking the Sun (AB)—Left Punch or Left & Right Combo Punch

    Katas

    1. Tiger and Crane
    2. Skylight Spear


    1st Brown Belt Requirements

    Techniques
    _____1. Legions of Ming—Right Kick & Right Punch
    _____2. Fish Hook—Right & Left Punch
    _____3. The Sickle—Right Punch
    _____4. The Dagger (AB)—Right Punch
    _____5. Mantis—Right/Left Punch
    _____6. Whirling Mantis—Right & Left; Left & Right Punch
    _____7. Sticks of Satin (AB)—Overhead Club
    _____8. Diving Hawk—Hammerlock
    _____9. Advancing Hammers—Right Punch
    _____10. Sweeping Arm Hook—Two Hand Push
    _____11. Snapping Twig—One Hand Grab
    _____12. Breaking the Yoke—Right Punch
    _____13. Prayer of Death—Kick from a Down Position
    _____14. Raising the Shield—Right Kick & Right Punch
    _____15. Circling the Pagoda (ABC)—Right Punch
    _____16. The Thistle—Headlock
    _____17. Passing Wind (ABC)—Right Punch
    _____18. Reversing Wind—Right Punch
    _____19. Twisting Staves (AB)—Wrist Grab each Side
    _____20. Guiding the Staff—Right Punch
    _____21. Cyclone—Left Punch
    _____22. Double Spear (ABCD)—Left Punch
    _____23. Crossing Swords—Left Punch
    _____24. Whirling Thorn—Overhead Knife
    _____25. The Wedge (ABC)—Front Two Hand Choke
    _____26. Slashing Cougar—Left Punch
    _____27. Twisting Knee—Shoulder Grab each Side
    _____28. Double Asp (ABCD)—Left & Right Punch
    _____29. Oriental Lever (AB)—Right Roundhouse Punch
    _____30. Parting the Reeds—Two Hand Push

    Katas

    1. Long 5
    2. Little Tiger


    1st Black Belt Requirements


    _____1. Chinese Pincers (AB)—Right Punch
    _____2. Crossing Hooks—Right Punch
    _____3. Turning the Flame (AB)—Gun
    _____4. Stopping the Staff—Right Punch
    _____5. Twisting Vine—Overhead Club
    _____6. Breaking the Staves (AB)—Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned
    _____7. Hands of Jade—Right Punch
    _____8. Spinning Log—Right Punch
    _____9. Lever of Ming (AB)—Right & Left/Left & Right Punch
    _____10. The Lion (AB)—Front Two Hand Choke
    _____11. Double Lance (ABCDE)—Right Punch
    _____12. Covering the Moon—Two Man Attack; Front/Back
    _____13. Returning Fist (AB)—Left Punch
    _____14. Falling Blades—Knife
    _____15. Dance of the Dragon—Right Punch
    _____16. Falling Hammers—Left & Right Punch from Side
    _____17. Corkscrew (ABC)—Right Punch from Side
    _____18. The Whip—Right Punch
    _____19. Winding Elbows (ABCDE)—Right Punch
    _____20. Twisting Serpent—Left Punch
    _____21. Chopping the Log—Roundhouse Kick
    _____22. Falling Tree (ABC)—Left Punch
    _____23. The Python—Right Punch from Side
    _____24. Twisting Dragon—Defense; Kick is Caught
    _____25. Slicing Hands—Left Punch
    _____26. The Scorpion—Two Hand Grab; High
    _____27. Chinese Thumbscrew (AB)—Wrist Grab
    _____28. 4 Fist—Right Punch
    _____29. Advancing Dragon—Right Punch
    _____30. The Lock—Right Punch

    Katas

    1. Long 6
    2. Two Person Set A & B
    3. Long 3 Staff
    4. Japanese Sword Set 1
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    Default Re: Tracy Bascics Curriculum by Belt Level.

    How long does it take to learn Form 4, Mass Attack and Darkroom? I remember taking around 9mo to get to the point where I could mimic the moves and pattern of Form 4. 20 something years later I’m still trying to get it right. I’ve seen mass attack in person but not Darkroom. Just sayin’ that’s a lot of form to learn at 1 belt level.
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    Default Re: Tracy Bascics Curriculum by Belt Level.

    I’m going to open myself up for the onslaught but whatever.

    Does one really need Striking Asp (a,b,c,d,e)? There are a lot of tools out there that teach how to think. How to analyze motion. I’m thinking 5 variations of the same thing is a huge waste of time. The analytical study of motion, equation formula.... just a couple of tools at your disposal to compensate for learning 5 variations. I could be wrong but that’s just me.
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    Default Re: Tracy Bascics Curriculum by Belt Level.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth View Post
    I’m going to open myself up for the onslaught but whatever.

    Does one really need Striking Asp (a,b,c,d,e)? There are a lot of tools out there that teach how to think. How to analyze motion. I’m thinking 5 variations of the same thing is a huge waste of time. The analytical study of motion, equation formula.... just a couple of tools at your disposal to compensate for learning 5 variations. I could be wrong but that’s just me.
    As an ex-Tracy shodan, I agree with you.
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    Default Re: Tracy Bascics Curriculum by Belt Level.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth View Post
    How long does it take to learn Form 4, Mass Attack and Darkroom? I remember taking around 9mo to get to the point where I could mimic the moves and pattern of Form 4. 20 something years later I’m still trying to get it right. I’ve seen mass attack in person but not Darkroom. Just sayin’ that’s a lot of form to learn at 1 belt level.
    It is a system with a lot of material at each belt level. I did not find that it took a burdensome amount of time to learn each form. Form 4 took a few weeks, for example, to get comfortable with the sequence.

    your observation about having a lot of forms for a belt level is well placed, in my opinion. While i Did not find each form by itself to be burdensome, they do stack up and eventually I found that I reached a point where keeping on top of everything while maintaining quality for it all, was becoming a losing battle. I was working on nidan when I had that lightbulb moment.

    there is such a thing as simply having too much in the curriculum. Where that line lies is different for each person. I certainly found it when I was training in Tracy method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flying crane View Post
    It is a system with a lot of material at each belt level. I did not find that it took a burdensome amount of time to learn each form. Form 4 took a few weeks, for example, to get comfortable with the sequence.

    your observation about having a lot of forms for a belt level is well placed, in my opinion. While i Did not find each form by itself to be burdensome, they do stack up and eventually I found that I reached a point where keeping on top of everything while maintaining quality for it all, was becoming a losing battle. I was working on nidan when I had that lightbulb moment.

    there is such a thing as simply having too much in the curriculum. Where that line lies is different for each person. I certainly found it when I was training in Tracy method.
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    Default Re: Tracy Bascics Curriculum by Belt Level.

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    I’m going to open myself up for the onslaught but whatever.

    Does one really need Striking Asp (a,b,c,d,e)? There are a lot of tools out there that teach how to think. How to analyze motion. I’m thinking 5 variations of the same thing is a huge waste of time. The analytical study of motion, equation formula.... just a couple of tools at your disposal to compensate for learning 5 variations. I could be wrong but that’s just me.

    I personally have found that one of the greatest reasons for this is that most "teachers" and I use that term loosely, do not take the time to research (particularly early on in their teaching careers) and therefore need a well of information that they can pass on to keep a student "under their wing" so to speak. That's not to say their is nothing to learn in these over abundant curriculum heavy systems, it's just that it's all the same, punch kick block and the method of instruction, and means through which "self-defense" or "martial arts" is taught is well..... okay, that's where I start to get in trouble. Soooooo, yeah great observation and thread. I agree but I will say that through my own journey I realized many of these things, however I was an avid reader and study of the available information and having taken the time have more recently gone in a direction more suitable to my expectations of the "Martial" Arts. The biggest loss in all of this in my experience is the basics, people are too caught up in the new shiny stuff and forget or neglect practicing the basics, let alone studying the basics. Whoa, ramble....
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    Default Re: Tracy Bascics Curriculum by Belt Level.

    Quote Originally Posted by flying crane View Post
    It is a system with a lot of material at each belt level. I did not find that it took a burdensome amount of time to learn each form. Form 4 took a few weeks, for example, to get comfortable with the sequence.

    your observation about having a lot of forms for a belt level is well placed, in my opinion. While i Did not find each form by itself to be burdensome, they do stack up and eventually I found that I reached a point where keeping on top of everything while maintaining quality for it all, was becoming a losing battle. I was working on nidan when I had that lightbulb moment.

    there is such a thing as simply having too much in the curriculum. Where that line lies is different for each person. I certainly found it when I was training in Tracy method.

    Excellent point! This is a problem across many systems! And what is the fix? For me in my system there is a continuity from belt level to belt level with regard to application and growth where each of the drills and even forms builds on the last, a more "immersive" learning process that maintains the connection (s) from belt level to belt level but with far more emphasis on basics and basic principles than an abundance of material. That being said, it's all for not if the teacher/instructor does not understand the purpose of the material. That's for ANY material in any system. But you knew that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Excellent point! This is a problem across many systems! And what is the fix? For me in my system there is a continuity from belt level to belt level with regard to application and growth where each of the drills and even forms builds on the last, a more "immersive" learning process that maintains the connection (s) from belt level to belt level but with far more emphasis on basics and basic principles than an abundance of material. That being said, it's all for not if the teacher/instructor does not understand the purpose of the material. That's for ANY material in any system. But you knew that.
    well, i guess I began to realize that a system built upon good foundation and sound principles gives you a tremendous amount of mileage with less material, without needing to pile up a huge formal curriculum. If you understand the principles, and how the techniques work on top of those principles, then you can do anything you want with your stuff. You just need to have a vision of what is possible and a sense of creativity in your applications. You don't need to have a huge list of techniques that include 5 or more variations on those techniques, in an attempt to anticipate every conceivable possibility.

    Keep in mind that the Tracy method has retained a much larger curriculum than most of the other Parker - derived lineages. There are 240 SD Techs to shodan, and 380 to godan, which was the complete curriculum in terms of Self Defense techniques. The claim has been that if you count all of the variations in all those techniques, then the total number is actually 600. whew! I've never counted them myself.

    I believe Mark Tracy has been adding more techniques at 6th black and up, but I don't know how many, and I'm not sure if Al had been working on that before he passed away. I recall hearing mention of it back in the day, but I don't know if Al ultimately moved forward with it, or if this is Mark's decision.

    Along with the larger body of SD techs, the Tracy method has incorporated material from other sources as well, which lengthens the list of kata. This is material from Chinese and Japanese sources, but exactly where a lot of it came from is not clear to me. In addition, my teacher also incorporated some things that he had learned elsewhere.

    I remember receiving a list of material that was required to qualify for nidan. In addition to the next 30 SD techs, there was a list of 12 new kata, if my memory is correct. I don't seem to have that list around anymore, although I still have the technique quick-reference manuals. I remember how my heart dropped when I saw that list.
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    Gotta keep you paying, I mean busy.
    well, in all honesty I hold that my teacher is tremendously capable as a martial artist. He grew up in the system and has remained connected to it, so far as I know. I have no reason to doubt his command of the material.

    I did come to the conclusion that the method was cumbersome and unwieldy for me, and I needed to do something else. That is a personal choice, and everyone needs to find what speaks to them and is a good match for them. Not every system is a good match for every person.
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    well, i guess I began to realize that a system built upon good foundation and sound principles gives you a tremendous amount of mileage with less material, without needing to pile up a huge formal curriculum. If you understand the principles, and how the techniques work on top of those principles, then you can do anything you want with your stuff. You just need to have a vision of what is possible and a sense of creativity in your applications. You don't need to have a huge list of techniques that include 5 or more variations on those techniques, in an attempt to anticipate every conceivable possibility.
    Amen! Can I get a witness?

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    Excellent point! This is a problem across many systems! And what is the fix? For me in my system there is a continuity from belt level to belt level with regard to application and growth where each of the drills and even forms builds on the last, a more "immersive" learning process that maintains the connection (s) from belt level to belt level but with far more emphasis on basics and basic principles than an abundance of material. That being said, it's all for not if the teacher/instructor does not understand the purpose of the material. That's for ANY material in any system. But you knew that.
    STOP IT! YOU'RE MAKING TOO MUCH SENSE.

    I agree and I've constructed my teaching around basics and what I call the 10% Solution Curriculum. (There are other 10% solutions physically that do not pertain to curriculum but basic applications). Based upon Einsteins supposition that "We learn on the periphery of what we already know." Perfect for the physical world and the learning of basics skills because it promotes repetition of previous material without the mundane boredom, while introducing new material for the building blocks already established. Part of that process is recognizing that nothing learned is singular in applications and therefore must be inculcated correctly in order to take advantage of the multiplicities of the process. Simply; "Do this correctly, and you can do many things with the same mechanics. Do it incorrectly, even though it may function, it will only function for that one thing and therefore make learning much more complicated when it comes time to apply it." Under that premise, John Boyd's Ooda Loop Concept is absolutely correct.

    The best analogy is as Mr. Parker taught me, the American Alphabet. Only 26 letters but is capable of almost infinite cogent combinations. Limited alphabet, limited communication. Some recognize this but because of limited available information, they get limited results. His favorite example was an "inward block." "Most people," he would say, "see and inward block as a strike or a block. It is neither and both but much more, especially if you get into the manipulations that are supposed to be inherent in your learning. Then he reminded me, "For every principle, concept, theory, or application there is always an opposite or reverse." to make me think. Then he said, "if an inward block works at one distance (within reach), it should be functional at the fourth distance (contact manipulation) but at the SubLevel Distance of extrications or Control Manipulation as well when the circumstances are reversed and the attack shifts to a grab. Many feel that Distance Four is Contact Manipulation. Well if that's the case, where is Control Manipulation because you're run out of distances. The answer is in the Subcategories of Distance. Every distance has subcategories. And, as many will acknowledge the four distances Mr. Parker outlined, most failed to notice the defined distances do not include Control Manipulation

    When the idea that "blocks" are learned with a multiplicity of functions because of the body mechanics inherent in their execution then extrications from grabs or seizes becomes apparent. He was proud of pointing out that if you take his commercial curriculum and quantify the attacks, upward of 75% of the system is some form of "grappling." Instructors (that loose term again), were suppose to explore both sides (not necessarily right and left physically but mentally) but the depth of equations as well of the curriculum, few did. Fortunately, you are NOT one of them.

    Most spent all their time trying to learn techniques on "both sides" while they didn't have a functional single side, while missing all of the information available to them if they put in a little work.


    American Chúan-Fa (Kenpo)
    The 10 Rules of Engagement
    (Strength and Chi)


    1. ELONGATE — Your attacker’s thought process.

    Utilize your understanding of the components of “speed,” and elongate the perceptual aspect, thereby making your attacker slower to react and increases your speed, which “disrupts” his intentions.

    2. DISRUPT — The attacker’s intentions.

    With a clear understanding of concepts like “Spatial Distortion” in conjunction with the “elongation” of his perceptions of the action, you “disrupt” and change his intentions, “control” his actions, and “dominate” in “real time.”

    3. DRAIN - Your attacker’s energy.

    By “Completing the Circuit,” “Draining,” or “Confusing” the “visual cortex,” your attacker’s energy may be diminished, changed, or negated as you “control,” disrupt,” “elongate,” “misalign,” and “apply” all of your methodologies.

    4. MISALIGN — Your attacker’s anatomy.

    “Physical Misalignment Technology” can prevent your attacker from performing efficiently, or not at all, while he is “controlled,” “dominated,” and “drained.”

    5. CREATE — Negative Posture & "un-shield" your attacker.

    By creating “Negative Posture” in your attacker, his ability to be offensive or defensive is diminished significantly, thereby “controlling,” “Dominating,” and “disrupting” your attacker, as well as opening his meridians and "un-shielding" him.

    6. CONTROL — The actions of your attacker.

    The “Control” of your attacker’s actions allows you to utilize other components to your advantage as you “dominate’ the space and “misalign” his body.

    7. DOMINATE — The space between you and your attacker.

    If you “control” the distance between you and your attacker, then you “dominate” the space and therefore dictate “how” it will be used and by “who.”

    8. MAINTAIN — Your own Positive Posture or "Chi".

    For maximum efficiency, you are required to move properly for strength, energy, and a “positive posture” so you may “dominate,” and “control.”

    9. APPLY — Constant pressure.

    If you "control the depth," and "dominate the space," as you "create Negative Posture" in your attacker and "misalign" his body, you are constantly "pressuring and disrupting" his thought process and intentions.

    10. MODULATE — Your destruction.
    If you can do one through nine successfully, you should be capable of determining the amount of destruction you bring to the encounter.


    Kenpo Karate Combat Ranges & American Chúan-Fa SubLevels

    I. Distance One:
    "Out of reach" (No contact)

    Sub-Level One:

    A. Psychology of Confrontation Theory

    II. Distance Two:
    “Within Reach” (no contact)

    Sub-Level Two:

    A. Spatial Distortion Concepts
    B. Startle Reflex Concepts

    III. Distance Three:
    “Contact Penetration” (Peripheral Contact)

    Sub-Level Three:

    A. Contact Manipulation
    B. Visual Cortex Disruption
    C. Nerve Cavity Activation
    D. Startle Reflex concepts

    IV. Distance Four:
    “Contact Manipulation” (Aural Contact)

    Sub-Level Four:

    A. Psychology of Confrontation
    B. Spatial Distortion Concepts
    C. Control Manipulations
    D. Visual Cortex Disruption
    E. Energy Disruption Concepts
    F. Kenpo Control Manipulation
    G. Nerve Cavity Presses and Strikes
    H. Kenpo Pressure-Point Activations
    I. Startle Reflex Concepts
    J. Body Index Concepts
    K. Induced Negative Body Posture
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    ..... and this Doc, is the reason we must have you around for a long long time.
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    STOP IT! YOU'RE MAKING TOO MUCH SENSE.

    I agree and I've constructed my teaching around basics and what I call the 10% Solution Curriculum. (There are other 10% solutions physically that do not pertain to curriculum but basic applications). Based upon Einsteins supposition that "We learn on the periphery of what we already know." Perfect for the physical world and the learning of basics skills because it promotes repetition of previous material without the mundane boredom, while introducing new material for the building blocks already established. Part of that process is recognizing that nothing learned is singular in applications and therefore must be inculcated correctly in order to take advantage of the multiplicities of the process. Simply; "Do this correctly, and you can do many things with the same mechanics. Do it incorrectly, even though it may function, it will only function for that one thing and therefore make learning much more complicated when it comes time to apply it." Under that premise, John Boyd's Ooda Loop Concept is absolutely correct.

    The best analogy is as Mr. Parker taught me, the American Alphabet. Only 26 letters but is capable of almost infinite cogent combinations. Limited alphabet, limited communication. Some recognize this but because of limited available information, they get limited results. His favorite example was an "inward block." "Most people," he would say, "see and inward block as a strike or a block. It is neither and both but much more, especially if you get into the manipulations that are supposed to be inherent in your learning. Then he reminded me, "For every principle, concept, theory, or application there is always an opposite or reverse." to make me think. Then he said, "if an inward block works at one distance (within reach), it should be functional at the fourth distance (contact manipulation) but at the SubLevel Distance of extrications or Control Manipulation as well when the circumstances are reversed and the attack shifts to a grab. Many feel that Distance Four is Contact Manipulation. Well if that's the case, where is Control Manipulation because you're run out of distances. The answer is in the Subcategories of Distance. Every distance has subcategories. And, as many will acknowledge the four distances Mr. Parker outlined, most failed to notice the defined distances do not include Control Manipulation

    When the idea that "blocks" are learned with a multiplicity of functions because of the body mechanics inherent in their execution then extrications from grabs or seizes becomes apparent. He was proud of pointing out that if you take his commercial curriculum and quantify the attacks, upward of 75% of the system is some form of "grappling." Instructors (that loose term again), were suppose to explore both sides (not necessarily right and left physically but mentally) but the depth of equations as well of the curriculum, few did. Fortunately, you are NOT one of them.

    Most spent all their time trying to learn techniques on "both sides" while they didn't have a functional single side, while missing all of the information available to them if they put in a little work.


    American Chúan-Fa (Kenpo)
    The 10 Rules of Engagement
    (Strength and Chi)


    1. ELONGATE — Your attacker’s thought process.

    Utilize your understanding of the components of “speed,” and elongate the perceptual aspect, thereby making your attacker slower to react and increases your speed, which “disrupts” his intentions.

    2. DISRUPT — The attacker’s intentions.

    With a clear understanding of concepts like “Spatial Distortion” in conjunction with the “elongation” of his perceptions of the action, you “disrupt” and change his intentions, “control” his actions, and “dominate” in “real time.”

    3. DRAIN - Your attacker’s energy.

    By “Completing the Circuit,” “Draining,” or “Confusing” the “visual cortex,” your attacker’s energy may be diminished, changed, or negated as you “control,” disrupt,” “elongate,” “misalign,” and “apply” all of your methodologies.

    4. MISALIGN — Your attacker’s anatomy.

    “Physical Misalignment Technology” can prevent your attacker from performing efficiently, or not at all, while he is “controlled,” “dominated,” and “drained.”

    5. CREATE — Negative Posture & "un-shield" your attacker.

    By creating “Negative Posture” in your attacker, his ability to be offensive or defensive is diminished significantly, thereby “controlling,” “Dominating,” and “disrupting” your attacker, as well as opening his meridians and "un-shielding" him.

    6. CONTROL — The actions of your attacker.

    The “Control” of your attacker’s actions allows you to utilize other components to your advantage as you “dominate’ the space and “misalign” his body.

    7. DOMINATE — The space between you and your attacker.

    If you “control” the distance between you and your attacker, then you “dominate” the space and therefore dictate “how” it will be used and by “who.”

    8. MAINTAIN — Your own Positive Posture or "Chi".

    For maximum efficiency, you are required to move properly for strength, energy, and a “positive posture” so you may “dominate,” and “control.”

    9. APPLY — Constant pressure.

    If you "control the depth," and "dominate the space," as you "create Negative Posture" in your attacker and "misalign" his body, you are constantly "pressuring and disrupting" his thought process and intentions.

    10. MODULATE — Your destruction.
    If you can do one through nine successfully, you should be capable of determining the amount of destruction you bring to the encounter.


    Kenpo Karate Combat Ranges & American Chúan-Fa SubLevels

    I. Distance One:
    "Out of reach" (No contact)

    Sub-Level One:

    A. Psychology of Confrontation Theory

    II. Distance Two:
    “Within Reach” (no contact)

    Sub-Level Two:

    A. Spatial Distortion Concepts
    B. Startle Reflex Concepts

    III. Distance Three:
    “Contact Penetration” (Peripheral Contact)

    Sub-Level Three:

    A. Contact Manipulation
    B. Visual Cortex Disruption
    C. Nerve Cavity Activation
    D. Startle Reflex concepts

    IV. Distance Four:
    “Contact Manipulation” (Aural Contact)

    Sub-Level Four:

    A. Psychology of Confrontation
    B. Spatial Distortion Concepts
    C. Control Manipulations
    D. Visual Cortex Disruption
    E. Energy Disruption Concepts
    F. Kenpo Control Manipulation
    G. Nerve Cavity Presses and Strikes
    H. Kenpo Pressure-Point Activations
    I. Startle Reflex Concepts
    J. Body Index Concepts
    K. Induced Negative Body Posture

    Boy Howdie, you said a mouth full!!! GREAT Stuff Doc, thank you for taking the time! I am curious though as to why you have two "control manipulations" with the second being "Kenpo"? And you have the "startle reflex concepts" in the last three but not the first cat? Wouldn't this also be a consideration and important element/concept to understand prior to physical engagement? I know that sometimes a particular noise or sound can startle people and cause a fight or flight prior to physical contact ever being made... Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Boy Howdie, you said a mouth full!!! GREAT Stuff Doc, thank you for taking the time! I am curious though as to why you have two "control manipulations" with the second being "Kenpo"? And you have the "startle reflex concepts" in the last three but not the first cat? Wouldn't this also be a consideration and important element/concept to understand prior to physical engagement? I know that sometimes a particular noise or sound can startle people and cause a fight or flight prior to physical contact ever being made... Just curious.
    Most in some versions of Parker Kenpo Lineage refer to "Contact Manipulation" at distance four but are actually speaking of "Control Manipulation." The confusion between the two comes from "Control" not be listed in the basic distance guidelines, so there is a tendency to use Contact and Control interchangeably.

    "Startle Reflex" and its effects on the human body is a matter of proximity and severity. Typically in a hand-to-hand combat scenario when a person is "out of range/reach" Startle Reflex is negated until they are close enough to present a threat and trigger an involuntary response. Also Startle Reflex is anatomically proximity specific. External stimulus directed at a specific body part triggers an initial response to the area threatened. Gapplers use this to their advantage as an example. They tend to threaten your face area to trigger a response to raise your hands and cause you to lean backwards feet stuck in place. This makes a grappling attack fairly easy because it creates a lack of stability and structure for an easy takedown.

    Learning to read Martial Posture and utilize Nervous System Startle Reflex against someone to re-assign muscles and change posture is an important tool in Martial Science.
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    Indeed! thank you for the response. So what do you refer to when you cause a "flinch" at range (say the 1st range) is that not a "startle reflex" or do you classify that as something else? I get the proximity and severity, but even those are terms that mean something or apply differently to varying levels of skill and skilled people are they not? Or is this considered startle reflex due to the attempt to close range/distance and threaten the intended target?
    Martial posture, that in and of itself is a practice that people should look at, both reading and using. IMO
    Great stuff as always Sir, Thank you
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    Indeed! thank you for the response. So what do you refer to when you cause a "flinch" at range (say the 1st range) is that not a "startle reflex" or do you classify that as something else? I get the proximity and severity, but even those are terms that mean something or apply differently to varying levels of skill and skilled people are they not? Or is this considered startle reflex due to the attempt to close range/distance and threaten the intended target?
    Martial posture, that in and of itself is a practice that people should look at, both reading and using. IMO
    Great stuff as always Sir, Thank you
    Distance 1 doesn't really present a threat that will activate a startle reflex unless he has a "weapon of range" and even then it depends upon the weapon. A guy throwing a rock from across the street might cause you to move or dodge but that's not startle reflex. That's a voluntary reaction to move out of the way. Startle Reflex is part of and tied directly to your autonomic nervous system. You are correct. A "flinch" would definitely be "Startle Reflex." But the secret to a Startle Reflex Reaction in Martial Science is, the flinch may be subcutaneous and so slight it is invisible and yet still create the desired effect of misalignment and muscle re-assignment. A guy throwing a punch at you from "out-of reach" won't trigger that in the skilled.

    I've shown how you can break a person down with a slight slow wave of your hand, and remove all their stability and separate their upper and lower platforms from each other, or re-assign muscles with a touch of a finger. Then there are things like utilizing Startle reflex before instituting a Wrist-Flex lock or throw that does the same thing and makes it impossible for the subject to resist.

    One of my good friends is Hayward Nishioka, Pan American Games Gold Judo Champion and he also won five consecutive national championships. He usually comes to our meet and greet dinner at the camp. I have one of my guys training with him so I can have someone to throw around who won't get hurt. The older guys hate to be thrown and taken down. So we got someone you can "work with"
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