- Yellow Belt Requirements
Yellow Belt Written Test
TIME IN GRADE:___________(HOURS TOTAL TRAINING TIME)
1. Briefly define Aikijujitsu.
2. Define the term "excessive use of force".
3. Explain the concept of redirection.
4. What is the definition of the word MUSHIN?
ALL CANDIDATES MUST DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY AT THE
LEVEL OF 70 % TO PASS ON BOTH THE MAT TEST AND WRITTEN TEST.
Yellow Belt Mat Test Requirements
Strikes (karate and jujitsu based):
- Retreating backfist
- Lunge punch
- 1-2 punch
- Palm heel strike
- Thrusting finger jab
- Slashing finger jab
- Cross banded block -Juji (upper, middle, lower)
- Glancing block inner (Aikijujitsu)
- Glancing block outer (Aikijujitsu)
- Glancing-check block inner (Aikijujitsu)
- Glancing-check block outer (Aikijujitsu)
- Shizen Hontai - Basic natural posture (Judo)
- Migi Shizentai - right natural posture (Judo)
- Hidari Shizentai - left natural posture (Judo)
- Jigo Hontai - basic defensive posture (Judo)
- Migi Jigotai - right defensive posture (Judo)
- Hidari Jigotai - left defensive posture (Judo)
Candidate must be able to demonstrate kuzushi manipulation and sound posture from all the above stated Judo stances.
- Sequential mae ukemi waza (must be able to perform no
less than 6 in rolling manner).
- Sequential ushiro ukemi waza (must be able to perform no less than 6 in rolling manner).
-Mae, Yoko and Ushiro ukemi waza performed from a
Kicks: performed left and right side
- Step slide front kick (advancing mae geri)
- Front roundhouse kick (advancing mawashi geri - (high, medium and low)
-Target advance back kick (ushiro geri with step toward target)
- Inside crescent kick
- Outside crescent kick
Self defense techniques:
- Lunging knife attack (use of glancing bock followed by kote gaeshi wrist lock submission and disarm) (Jujitsu)
- Collar hold from behind ushiro-eri-dori (this technique
includes an atemi waza strike to floating rib or solar plexus followed by ude gatame straight arm bar for
- Club defense utilizing bent arm (ude garame) shoulderlock rear throw/shoulderlock submissio and disarm (Jujitsu)
- Tae no tenkan (open and turn throw) (Aikido)
- Hair grab defense, front and rear using sankyo technique with comealong (Aikido)
Judo Throws (Tachi-Waza): Proficiency right and left side
- Tai-Otoshi - Body drop (Judo version)(may be asked for Budoshin version as well)
- Deashi Barai- Forward foot sweep
- Okuri -ashi -Harai - Foot sweep (sweeping toward the other leg)
- Ogoshi - Hip roll
- Hiza-Guruma - Knee whirl
- Kosoto-gari - Small outer reap
- Basic 1 arm hip throw ending with wrist lock lift submission(ippon-seoi-nage ending with ude-garame)
- Basic drop throw with wrist press submission
(Tai-Otoshi modified with elbow strike to the cheek/chin area followed by wrist press)
- Leg lift/groin stromp (rear bearhug position)
- Throat attack (attack to trachea or throat cavity)
- Chin or nose turn / elbow strike (this is performed from a headlock position and turns into a choke hold followed by elbow strike to the spinal column)
Ground techniques / Katame Waza/Newaza (hold downs and submission holds)
- Kuzure-kesa-gatame (2 modifications)
- Kata-gatame (shoulder hold down/smother)
- Yoko-shiho-gatame (side locking hold down)
- Kami-shiho-gatame (top 4 comer hold)
- Tate-shiho-gatame (straight 4 corner lock position otherwise known as a mount position)
Shime-waza (Strangulation techniques):
- Nami-juji-jime (normal cross lock, thumbs in)
- Gyaku-juji-jime (reverse cross lock, thumbs out)
- Kata-juji-jime (half cross lock, one thumb in-one thumb out)
Ippon-seoi-nage/Kesa-gatame/Kata gatame/kuzure-kesa-gatame/ Yoko-shiho-gatame/kami-shiho-gatame
Tai-otoshi/ude-garame-wrist lock submission/Juji-gatame/okuri-ere-jime (lapel strangulation)/yoko-sankaku-jime (side triangular leg choke)
(performed with other player, upright + Knees)
- Forward and back
- Side to side
- Diagonal movement
-Single stick escrima
-Correct execution of striking techniques and posture utilized in the 12 movement Kata and Star Drill
-Double Stick execution of Heaven and Earth Drill
Techniques should be performed at slow speed with good technique and balance. If this is done, your speed, balance and technique proficiency will increase dramatically.
Always remember slow is smooth an smooth is fast. So slow is fast.
When you think you have arrived, it is a sign that your journey is only beginning.
Humility through humiliation is a very painful lesson. Humbleness of character prevents this.