Blue Belt Grading

From 4 to 3 Kyu (Second Green belt -> Blue belt)

Minimum time before grading: 70 hours. Apart from the minimum training time stated above the student has to demonstrate an impeccable training record and outstanding performance during the last six months before the grading test. This is to avoid a situation when a student practices for several months after the previous grading (say about 10-11 months after 2 Kyu), for whatever reason stops training for six months or a year, then he/she comes back and pretends, after a month or two, to be graded for the next grade.

Before checking the technical aspect of the grading please have a look at the extra rules and hints page.

The student should be able to explain in detail every technique, block, stance and guard that is part of this grading program.

Every technique from previous grading, stepping forwards and backwards


  1. Kicking techniques in the positions previously studied, both stepping forward and sliding
    • Axe kick, both internal and external
    • Spinning back axe kick
    • Spinning back external crescent
    • Jumping spinning back internal crescent
    • Jumping spinning back axe kick
  2. Sweeping techniques
    • Side external sweeping, defending and attaking
    • Spinning back external sweeping
  3. Blocks (stepping backward in front and side position)
    • Open hand block against Jab and Back fist
  4. Kick combinations – different legs
    • Front kick – spinning back axe kick
    • Front kick – spinning back external crescent kick
    • Front kick – hook kick
    • Front kick – external crescent kick
  5. Kick combinations – same leg
    • Triple round kick
    • Hook kick – round kick


  6. Arm techniques, same arm
    • Jab – knife hand
    • Knife hand – back fist
    • Jab – double back fist
  7. Low deviating block followed by
    • Side kick with front leg
    • Hook kick with front leg
    • Axe kick with front leg
    • Cross
    • Back fist
    • Hook
  8. Declared sparring
  9. Boxing sparring against an opponent (semi and light contact style)
  10. Fitness
    • 40 (or 25+20) press ups
    • 80 abs
  11. Other
    • Uniform
    • Belt knot