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BELTS

At the Academy there are eight (8) belt levels before black belt. They are as follows: white, yellow, orange, green, purple, blue, red & brown. White and yellow are considered beginners. Orange through blue are considered Intermediates. Red and brown are considered advance belts.

A student must be at least 14 years old to earn the rank of 1st degree black belt. Students should not drag their belts on the ground. The belt represents the hard work and dedication that the student has put into learning their art.

 

CURRICULUM CYCLES

Curriculum cycles are eight weeks long, with week seven being a review week and week eight is testing week. Black tip testing and red tip testing are conducted privately with the eligible students.

Eligibility for tip advancement or belt promotion is based on complete knowledge of curriculum (past and current), spirit & attitude.

Beginners need a minimum of one black tip & one red tip to promote up to the next belt level.

Intermediates need a minimum of two black tips & one red tip to promote up to the next belt level.

Advance students need a minimum of three black tips & one red tip to promote up to the next belt level.

UNIFORMS

The student uniform at the Academy is an all black Gi. The uniform is expected to be clean and neat (not wrinkled) and the sleeves must not be above the elbows. The uniform top may not be tucked in to the pants. All patches should be on the student’s uniform by the first belt promotion. Mat shoes must be worn on the mat.

Please insure that you do not wear your street shoes on the mat. Mat shoes should be of the “non marking” soles, with good arch and ankle support.

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BELT RANKS

LITTLE WARRIORS

White
White with a Yellow Stripe
down the middle
White with a Orange Stripe
down the middle
White with a Green Stripe
down the middle

JUNIOR WARRIORS

White
Yellow
Yellow/Orange
Orange
Orange/Green
Green
Green/Purple
Purple
Purple/Blue
Blue
Blue/Red
Red
Red/Brown
Brown

ADULT WARRIORS

White
Yellow
Orange
Green
Purple
Blue
Red
Brown
Black

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STARS

Here at the Academy we encourage all of our students to excel inside & outside of the Academy. One of the ways we do this is by awarding different color stars for different types of achievements. They are as follows:

Gold Star
The Gold Star is awarded to students that bring in a good report card (about a “B” average) or show academic/behavioral improvement and show it to their Instructor.

Blue Star
The Blue Star is awarded to students who complete the “Book Reading” sheet. We know that “Knowledge is Power” and we encourage our students to become strong readers. Martial Arts-related books count as two books read.

Green Star
The Green Star is awarded to students that do something that benefits the community, like help clean up a park, visit patients at a hospital or nursing home or volunteer at their church or other organization. For our younger students (under 9 yrs old), they can donate their toys to a charitable organization.

Red Star
The Red Star is awarded to students who go “Above & Beyond” the norm to help out the Academy, like help clean the Academy or help out at community events or demonstrations

 

 

 

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6580 Belleau Wood Lane Suite B Sacramento CA 95822 • (916) 216-8614 • wmaacademy@yahoo.com