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Adult Orange Belt Curriculum


I understand that I am but a beginner in a new and fascinating art which will direct me to greater obligations and responsibilities. To honor my obligations and responsibilities I pledge myself to server my instructor, fellow students and fellow man.


Stripe –
Clutching Feathers (Front Left Hand Hair Grab)
Triggered Salute (Front Right Hand Direct Push)
Dance of Death (Front Right Straight Punch)
Thrusting Salute (Front Right Step-Through Kick)
Gift of Destruction (Front Right Handshake)
Locking Horns (Front Headlock)
Evading the Storm (Front Right Step-Through Overhead Club)
Lone Kimono (Front Left Hand Lapel Grab)

Belt –
Glancing Salute (Front Right Hand Cross Push)
Five Swords (Front Right Step-Through Roundhouse Punch)
Scraping Hoof (Rear Full Nelson)
Grip of Death (Left Flank Right Arm Headlock)
Repeating Mace (Front Left Hand Push)
Shielding Hammer (Front Left Step-Through Hooking Punch)
Striking Serpent’s Head (Front Bear Hug; Arms Free)
Crashing Wings (Rear Bear Hug; Arms Free)


Let time be your measurement to skill and expertise.
To hear is to doubt, to see is to be deceived, but to feel is to believe.
In every offense, there is a defense and in every defense there is an offense.
Katas or forms are expressions of basic skills.
One becomes great when he comes to the realization that what he knows is very little.

Condition and guts take over where knowledge and skill end.
When circular moves end, linear begin. When linear moves end, circular moves reoccur.
Many answers lie in a single move, but many moves do not necessarily give a single answer.
There are no pure styles of Karate. Purity comes only when pure knuckles meet pure flesh no matter who delivers or receives.
He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position.

Forms and Sets:

Stripe – Kicking Set 1
Belt – Long Form 1


StancesReverse Bow
Wide Kneel
Close Kneel
BlocksInside Downward Palm Down
Inside Downward Palm Up
PunchesStep-through block punch
StrikesThrusting Heel Palm
Upward Elbow
Back Elbow
Obscure Elbow
Underhand Reverse Hammerfist
Outward Backknuckle
Finger TechniquesHorizontal Finger Thrust
Outward Whip
KicksFront Knee
Front Stomp
Side Stomp
Back Stomp
Shuffle Kicks (Drag Kick)
Spinning Back Heel
Ground DefensesRoundhouse Kick
Foot ManeuversIn Place Switch
Front to Back Switch
Back to Front Switch
Body ManeuversBack Fall (Standing)
Side Fall (Standing)
Shoulder Roll (Kneeling; Forward and Backward)
Front Fall (Kneeling)

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