Bluegrass Martial Arts 

3rd-10th Black Belt

Sandan

Two Years Required Following Promotion to 2nd Degree Black Belt

Both Extensions of All Techniques for 3rd Brown, 2nd Brown, and 1st Brown Belts

All Forms from Yellow - 3rd Degree Black Belt

Authorized to Promote Rank up to Shodan

Minimum age required 19 years old

 Techniques

 Attack

 Form

 Menacing Grab

 Rear Right Center Collar Grab, Pulling

 Sai Nicho

 Stretching the Bow

 Right Thrusting Punch

 Sets

 Kung Fu Cross

 Left Thrusting Punch

 Nunchaku Set

 Glancing Wing

 Right Thrusting Uppercut

 Mass Attack

 Monkey Elbow

 Right Punch from the Right Side

 

 Lever of Ming

 Right then Left Punch Combination

 

 Circles of Glass

 Left then Right Punch Combination

 

 Cobra and the Mongoose

 Center Knife Thrust, Low

 

 Falling Blades

 Center Knife Thrust, High

 

 Crossing Darts

 Front Pistol Threat, High Right Side

 

 The Scorpion

 Two Hand Lapel Grab, Pushing

 

 Absorbing the Ram

 Tackle

 

 Slicing Dragon

 Right Thrusting Punch

 

 Leveling the Clouds

 Left Thrusting Punch

 

 Corkscrew

 Right Punch from the Right Side

 

 Sticks of Satin

 Inward Downward Club Attack

 

 Sweeping Tiger

 Outward Downward Club Attack

 

 Locking the Gate

 Center Knife Thrust, Low

 

 Folding Wings

 Shoulder Grabs from Both Sides

 

 Escape from Darkness

 Rear Center Knife Thrust

 


Advanced Black Belt Instructor Requirements

4th Degree Black Belt (Yondan)

Three Years Required Following Promotion to 3rd Degree Black Belt

Long Form 7, Pek Kwa Dan Do (Shaolin Broadsword), & Kenpo Cane Set

All Techniques Without Extensions Yellow - 3rd Degree Black Belt

All Forms and Sets from Yellow - 4th Degree Black Belt

All material for Fitness, Kickboxing, and Ju Jitsu classes

Authorized to Promote Rank up to Nidan

Minimum age required 22 years old

5th Degree Black Belt (Godan) and Menkyo Kaiden (license of total transmission)

Four Years Required Following Promotion to 4th Degree Black Belt

Long Form 8, Kwan Leun Sung Moon Gim (Straight Sword), & Kenpo Karambit Set

All Technique Extensions Yellow - 1st Kyu Brown Belt

All Forms and Sets from Yellow - 5th Degree Black Belt

All material for Weapons classes: Single Stick, Double Stick, Half Staff, Full Staff, and Sword

Authorized to Promote Rank up to Sandan 

Permitted to Serve on the Board of Selection for Kudan advancement

Minimum age required 26 years old

6th Degree Black Belt (Rokudan)

Five Years Required Following Promotion to 5th Degree Black Belt

All Techniques with and without Extensions Yellow - 4th Degree Black Belt

All Forms and Sets from Yellow - 4th Degree Black Belt

All material for All classes:Fitness, Kickboxing, Ju Jitsu, and Weapons

Authorized to Promote Rank up to Yondan

Must have produced a student who has successfully tested for Shodan

Minimum age required 31 years old

7th Degree Black Belt (Shichidan)

Six Years Required Following Promotion to 6th Degree Black Belt

All Techniques with and without Extensions Yellow - 5th Degree Black Belt

All Forms and Sets from Yellow - 5th Degree Black Belt

All material for All classes:Fitness, Kickboxing, Ju Jitsu, and Weapons

Authorized to Promote Rank up to Godan

Must have produced a student who has successfully tested for Sandan

Minimum age required 37 years old

8th Degree Black Belt (Hachidan)

Seven Years Required Following Promotion to 7th Degree Black Belt

All Techniques with and without Extensions Yellow - 5th Degree Black Belt

All Forms and Sets from Yellow - 5th Degree Black Belt

All material for All classes:Fitness, Kickboxing, Ju Jitsu, and Weapons

Authorized to Promote Rank up to Rokudan

Must have produced a student who has successfully tested for Godan

Minimum age required 44 years old

9th Degree Black Belt (Kudan)

Eight Years Required Following Promotion to 8th Degree Black Belt

All Techniques with and without Extensions Yellow - 5th Degree Black Belt

All Forms and Sets from Yellow - 5th Degree Black Belt

All material for All classes:Fitness, Kickboxing, Ju Jitsu, and Weapons

Authorized to Promote Rank up to Shichidan

Must have produced a student who has successfully tested for Rokudan

Minimum age required 52 years old

10th Degree Black Belt (Judan)

Nine Years Required Following Promotion to 9th Degree Black Belt

There can only be one 10th Degree Black Belt of the Kenpo Karate system responsible for overseeing all school instruction

Authorized to Promote Rank up to Hachidan

Oversees a Board of Selection for all promotions to Kudan

Minimum age required 61 years old


Bluegrass Martial Arts

2506 Plantside Dr, Louisville, KY 40299

(502) 499-4050