Brown Belt Grading

From 2 to 1 Kyu (Second blue belt -> Brown belt)

Minimum time before grading: 100 hours. Apart from the minimum training time stated above the student has to demonstrate an impeccable training record and outstanding performance during the last three to 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 must be able to explain in detail every technique, block, stance and guard that
is part of this grading program

Every technique from previous gradings, including jumping kicks, combinations of several kicks and punches and so on.


  1. Kicking techniques in the positions previously studied
    • Jumping spinning back internal crescent kick (butterfly) followed by back fist and side kick
    • Spinning back axe kick followed by jab cross front kick with back leg
    • Spinning back external crescent followed by jab cross round kick with back leg
  2. Mixed combinations
    • Jab – hook punch (b.a.) – uppercut (f.a.) – spinning back hook kick – round kick same leg
    • Jab – hook punch (b.a.) – uppercut (f.a.) – spinning back hook – round kick – side kick same leg
    • Jab – back fist same arm – hook – round – side kick same leg (f.l.)
    • Internal crescent (b.l.) – spinning back internal crescent – stepping forward axe kick front leg
    • Axe kick (f.l.) – hook kick – round kick same leg – spinning back hook followed by round kick same leg
    • Jab – cross – round kick front leg – spinning back side kick – round kick same leg
    • Hook front arm – hook back arm – axe front leg – round kick back leg – side kick back leg
    • Hook front arm – hook back arm – internal crescent back leg – spining back axe
    • Jab – uppercut – spinning back axe – side kick with other leg
    • Jab – Cross – external deviating block followed by any of the following:
      • Knife hand punch
      • Hook kick front leg
      • Axe kick front leg
      • Internal crescent
      • Sweeping front leg
  3. Shadow sparring
  4. Fitness
    • 60 (or 40+35) press ups
    • 100 abs


  5. Any of the mixed combinations
  6. Declared sparring
  7. Boxing sparring against an opponent (semi and light contact style)
  8. Sparring against an opponent (semi and light contact style)THEORETICAL PREPARATION
  9. Basic knowledge of sport rules for semi and light contact
  10. First aid principles
  11. Basics of teaching martial arts
  12. Other
    • Uniform
    • Belt knot