HOW COLORED BELT STRIPES WORK
Here at our martial arts school, our colored belt student’s progress is kept track of by a striping system. This system allows for instructors to keep track of what a student has learned in their martial arts classes to a standard and what they still need to learn at their rank. The system also serves as a great motivator for the students themselves. When reading “rank requirements,” an explanation of each particular stripe is given.
This page is designed to assist with what students are learning in their martial arts classes. It is not a replacement, and although it has all of our curriculum, there is no substitute for learning from an instructor in our martial arts classes. Use this student curriculum page when you have questions or are reviewing on your own. A few things you should know:
- Colored belt material is broken down into sections. Beginners are white though orange belts. Intermediate ranks are green through purple belts. And advanced are brown through red. Each rank has basic material, footwork and movement, sparring combos and self defense. These rotate in SETS within the experience level. So when looking up the material, please note what SET we are on that cycle.
- Black belt sparring combos and self-defense rotates each cycle as well.
- For colored belt students, some of their stripes are different for junior students and teen and adult students. For juniors, this stripe can be a character development stripe. The homework assignment for this stripe is emailed home throughout the cycle and available for download on this page. For teen/adult students, these stripes change each cycle and are based on a particular subject or skill set the staff teaches in our martial arts classes throughout the cycle. This stripe for the teens and adults varies and is not always readily available below.
Patterns and Curriculum for this exam Cycle
When going to our website or looking up material, please look up the following material for this cycle:
- All self-defense and sparring combos come from Set C — black belts from Set C.
- Basics and footwork material are marked with the date.
- For individual information, please look up your ranking color.
- Adults SAMICS focus is marked with the date.
- Please remember, we are in a transitional phase with our martial arts classes and there may not be videos for all material.
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Rank Requirements, Material, and Homework
Always click on your CURRENT rank, not the rank you are testing for
Testing Policies and Procedures
All Ranks for each cycle
- Footwork and Movement requirements- May 2020 to Sept 2020 (Covid-19 Adjustments)
- Teen & Adult Weapons and SAMICS requirements- May 2020 to Sept 2020 (Covid-19 Adjustments)
This is for White Through Orange Belts
- Beginner Rank Requirements
- Beginner Rank Requirements (Covid-19 Adjustments)
- Beginner Self Defense and Fighting combos SET A
- Beginner Self Defense and Fighting combos SET B
- Beginner Self Defense and Fighting combos SET C
This is for Green Through Purple Belts
- Intermediate Rank requirements
- Intermediate Rank requirements (Covid-19 Adjustments)
- Intermediate Self Defense and Sparring Combos Set A
- Intermediate Self Defense and Sparring Combos Set B
- Intermediate Self Defense and Sparring Combos Set C
This is for Brown Through Red Belts & Candidates
- Advanced Rank Requirements
- Advanced Rank Requirements (Covid-19 Adjustments)
- Advanced Self Defense and Fighting combos Set A
- Advanced Self Defense and Fighting combos Set B
- Advanced Self Defense and Fighting combos Set C
- Black Belt Candidate Requirements
- Black Belt Candidate Requirements (Covid-19 Adjustments)
Black Belt Material Sets
This is for Black Belt Ranks
- Black Belt Self Defense and Sparring combos Set A
- Black Belt Self Defense and Sparring combos Set B
- Black Belt Self Defense and Sparring combos Set C
- Black Belt Self Defense and Sparring combos Set D
- Black Belt Self Defense and Sparring combos Set E
- Black Belt Self Defense and Sparring combos Set F
- Shinai Drills
- Nunchuck Drills
- Bo Staff Drills
- Escrima Drills
Rank Requirements (click on your current rank)
- 1st Degree Intermediates (Covid-19 Adjustment)
- 1st Degree probationary
- 1st degree Decided
- 1st Degree Sr
- 1st Degree Sr Advanced (Covid-19 Adjsutment)
- 1st Degree Sr Advanced
- 2nd Degree Intermediates (Covid-19 Adjustment)
- 2nd Degree probationary
- 2nd Degree decided
- 2nd Degree Sr
- 2nd degree Sr advanced (Covid-19 Adjustments)
- 2nd degree Sr advanced
- 3rd Degree probationary
- 3rd Degree decided
- 3rd Degree Sr
- 3rd degree Sr advanced
- 4th degree ranks
Homework and additional paperwork
- UNION UTA School Rules and Guidelines
- Parent/Teacher Evaluation Form
- 90 Day Fitness Challenge
- Behavior and Homework chart
- Daily Routine
- Modified Testing Criteria during Covid-19 closing
- Character Development-Respect
- Character Development-Integrity
- Character Development-Perseverance
- Character Development- Determination
- Character Development-Self Control
- Character Development-Confidence
- Character Development-Character
Click the links below to see both Colored Belt videos and Black Belt videos. Please note, these videos may not be completley up to date.
You will NOT find SAMI martial arts classes material or requirements on our website. The SAMI material and curriculum is property of SAMI INternational. We highly encourage you to join the SAMI International website. We have incentive programs for you as well. Please feel free to contact our main office for details!
Here you can download all requirements and development paperwork for our Leadership team.