Tracy’s Kenpo Karate Curriculum

Tracy’s Kenpo Karate Curriculum

Yellow Belt (Hachikyu)

Techniques

  1. Japanese Sword (AB)…………..  (A) Left Punch  (B) Right Punch
  2. Chinese Sword (AB)…………….  (A) Right Punch  (B) Left Punch
  3. Delayed Sword………………….. Right Punch
  4. Knee of Vengeance……………..  Two hand grab
  5. Fang of the Cobra……………….  Two hand choke
  6. Twisting Talon (AB)…………….  Wrist grab
  7. Returning Dragon……………….  Shoulder grab
  8. Breaking the Sword……………..  Handshake
  9. Kenpo Shield……………………..  Right or left punch
  10. Evasion…………………………….  Overhead club

Orange Belt (Shichikyu)

Techniques:

  1. Attacking Circle………………………..  Clock as a reference
  2. Sumo………………………………………  Two hand low grab
  3. Japanese Stranglehold (ABCDE)…..  Arm strangle hold from behing
  4. Blocking the Kick (ABCDE)………….  Kick from the front
  5. Headlock (ABC)………………………..  (AB) Headlock from the side (C) Headlock from the front
  6. Crash of the Eagle Part 1 (ABCDE)..  Two hand choke from behind
  7. Grasping Talon (AB)………………….  Front wrist grab … left grab to your right wrist
  8. Tackle Techniques (ABCD)………….  Charging tackle from the front
  9. Dancer…………………………………….  Two hand choke from behind
  10. Opponent at Sides (ABCD)…………..  Opponent on both sides
  11. Passing the Horizon (AB)……………  Hammerlock from behind
  12. Kimono Grab (AB)…………………….  Two hand grab from the front
  13. Lever (ABC)……………………………..  Left grab to your right shoulder
  14. Crashing Elbow (AB)………………….  Right punch
  15. Heel Hook………………………………..  Full Nelson
  16. Bridge (AB)………………………………  Two hand choke from behind
  17. Eagles Beak (ABC)……………………..  Shoulder grab from the side
  18. Front Bearhug (ABCD)……………….  Bearhug from the front, arms free
  19. Simitar……………………………………  Right Punch
  20. Breaking the Cross…………………….  Two hand choke from behind
  21. Aiming the Spear………………………  Left grab to your right shoulder from the front
  22. Raising the Staff………………………..  Left grab to your right wrist from the front
  23. Lowering the Gate (AB)………………  Right or left punch
  24. Rocking Elbow………………………….  Left grab to your right wrist, from the front
  25. Reverse Hammerlock (AB)………….  Hammerlock
  26. Anvil (ABCD)……………………………  Double wrist grab from the front
  27. Knee Lift………………………………….  Bearhug from the front, arms pinned
  28. Crane Leap (ABCD)…………………….  Handshake
  29. Driving Elbows (AB)…………………..  Bearhug from behind, arms pinned
  30. Crossing Guard (AB)…………………..  Offensive movement, opponent to side

Katas:

  • Short #1

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 42 variations = 72 techniques total
  • 72 new techniques  + 13 previously = 85 techniques total

Purple Belt (Rokkyu)

Techniques:

  1. Striking Mace………………………………………….  Right punch
  2. Crossing Talon (ABC)………………………………..  Cross hand wrist grab
  3. Circling Elbows………………………………………..  Bear hug from behind, arms free
  4. Locking Arm (AB)…………………………………….  Hammerlock
  5. Windmill Guard (AB)…………………………………  Right or left punch
  6. Spiraling Wrist (AB)…………………………………  Bear hug from behind, arms free
  7. Crash of the Eagle Part II (ABC DEFG H I)…….  Two hand choke from behind
  8. Encircling Arms (ABCD)……………………………  Tackle from the front
  9. Rising Elbow…………………………………………..  Bear hug from behind, arms pinned
  10. Guarding the Wall…………………………………….  Right punch
  11. Eagle Pin………………………………………………..  Bear hug from behind, arms pinned and right punch from front
  12. Striking Fang (AB)……………………………………  Right punch from the right side
  13. Shackle Break (ABC)…………………………………  Double wrist grab from behind
  14. Drawbridge (AB)……………………………………..  Right shoulder grab to left shoulder
  15. Full Nelson……………………………………………..  Full nelson
  16. Kung Fu Cross…………………………………………  Left punch
  17. Divided Swords (AB)………………………………..  Right punch
  18. Gift………………………………………………………..  Handshake
  19. Opening Cowl (AB)……………………………………  Two hand choke from behind
  20. Slicing Dragon…………………………………………  Right punch
  21. Ascending to Heaven (ABC)……………………….  Attack from a sitting position
  22. Raising the Sword…………………………………….  Handshake
  23. Arm Hook (AB)……………………………………….  Right punch
  24. Crossing the Sun (ABC)……………………………..  Overhead club
  25. Attack from the Temple (AB)……………………..  Offensive movement
  26. Bowing to Buddha (AB)……………………………..  Defense from kneeling position against knee to face
  27. Dart……………………………………………………….  Left punch
  28. Covering Talon (AB)…………………………………  Two hand grab from the front
  29. Wing Break (AB)………………………………………  Shoulder grab from the side
  30. U Punch (AB)…………………………………………..  Two hand choke from the front

Kata:

  • Long #1
  • Short #2

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 32 variations = 62 techniques total
  • 62 + 85 = 147 total

Blue Belt (Gokyu)

Techniques

  1. Turning the Handle……………………..  Left punch
  2. Bridging the Gap………………………….  Two hand low push or low grab
  3. Advancing Phoenix (AB)………………  Left grab to right shoulder with right punch
  4. 2 Headed Serpent………………………..  Two hand choke from the front
  5. Reversing Grasp (AB)…………………..  Straight on wrist grab
  6. Reaching for the Moon…………………  Left grab or punch
  7. Flashing Daggers…………………………  Two hand push from the front
  8. Bending the Limb………………………..  Straight on wrist grab
  9. Wrap Arounds (ABCD)………………….  Single and double shoulder grabs from the side
  10. Crouching Falcon………………………..  Two hand push from the front
  11. Darting Serpent (AB)……………………  Two hand push from the front
  12. Silk Wind……………………………………  Inter locked arms from behind
  13. Spreading the Leaves…………………..  Full nelson
  14. Crossing the Lock………………………..  Double wrist grab from the front
  15. Darkness……………………………………  Right punch from the right side
  16. Spinning from the Sun………………….  Overhead club
  17. Folding Wings…………………………….  Shoulder grab from both sides
  18. Vise………………………………………….  Right punch
  19. Swinging Gate……………………………..  Two hand grab from the front
  20. Stretching the Bow………………………  Right punch
  21. Arcing Blades (AB)………………………  Right or left punch
  22. Circle of China…………………………….  Defense against a kick from a knee down position
  23. Silent Escape (AB)……………………….  Hammerlock
  24. Returning Viper………………………….  Counter kick
  25. Returning Thunder………………………  Counter kick
  26. The Serpent………………………………..  Right kick
  27. Broken Staff………………………………..  Shoulder grab from the right side
  28. Circling Serpent…………………………..  Right punch
  29. Chinese L Choke………………………….  Two hand choke from behind
  30. 5 Swords……………………………………  Right punch

Katas

  • Long #2
  • Short #3

Notes

  • 30 techniques + 8 variations = 38 techniques total
  • 38 new techniques + 147 previously = 185 techniques total

Green Belt (Yonkyu)

Techniques:

  1. Snapping the Rod………………………..  Right punch
  2. Turning the Key (AB)……………………  Offensive move from behind
  3. The Butterfly (AB)……………………….  Right punch
  4. Whirling Warrior (ABC)………………..  Right punch
  5. Flowing Hands…………………………….  Two man attack, opponent on both sides
  6. Whirling Blades (AB)…………………….  Right punch
  7. Thrusting Limb (ABC)…………………..  Counter against a kick your opponent has caught
  8. Crossing Hammers (ABC)……………..  Left punch
  9. Two Man Swinging Gate………………..  Two man attack, grab from the front with man behind
  10. Sweeping Branches………………………  Two man attack, man on each shoulder
  11. Knee Sweep………………………………..  Two man attack, man on each side
  12. Kung Fu Wrist…………………………….  Two man attack, man on each side
  13. Stone Warrior (AB)………………………  Double shoulder grab
  14. Praying Mantis……………………………  Right or left punch
  15. Drums of Manchu………………………..  Drums of Manchu
  16. Sowing the Seeds…………………………  Right punch
  17. Flashing Wings……………………………  Right punch
  18. Parting the Waves (AB)…………………  Right punch
  19. Winding Limbs (ABC)…………………..  Right or left punch
  20. Brushing Wind…………………………….  Right punch from the right side
  21. Thundering Hammers………………….  Right punch
  22. Checking the Tide………………………..  Right kick, right punch
  23. Crossing the Mountain…………………  Left right punch
  24. Whirling Leaves (ABC)………………….  Left-right or right-left punch from the right side
  25. Sweeping Wings…………………………..  Right kick
  26. Kneeling Tiger…………………………….  Defense against a kick from a down knee position
  27. The Lotus…………………………………..  Combination punch from the side
  28. Attacking the Wall (AB)………………..  Right punch
  29. 7 Swords……………………………………  Right punch
  30. Reversing Hammers…………………….  Left punch

Katas:

  • Long #3
  • Book Set (Panther Set)

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 16 variations = 46 total
  • 46 new techniques + 185 previously =  231 techniques total

3rd Brown Belt (Sankyu)

Techniques:

  1. Spinning Hammers……………………  Right punch from the left side
  2. Dance of Death (AB)………………….  Right punch
  3. Leap of Death…………………………..  Right punch
  4. Miss of the Leap (ABCD)…………….  Right punch
  5. Eagle Claw……………………………….  Right punch from right side
  6. Eagle Miss……………………………….  Right punch from right side
  7. Foot Rake………………………………..  Offensive movement, opponent on ground face down
  8. Sleeper (AB)…………………………….  Right punch
  9. Starteled Cat (AB)……………………..  Overhead club or right punch
  10. Manchurian Takedown………………  Right grab to left shoulder
  11. Shaolin Warrior (ABC)……………….  Right punch
  12. Springing Tiger…………………………  Right punch
  13. Raking the Ground…………………….  Offensive movement, opponent on ground on his back
  14. Slicing Knee……………………………..  Offensive kick against a boxer’s head, left leg forward
  15. Turning the Rod………………………..  Right punch from the right side
  16. Eagle’s Talons………………………….. Bear hug from the front, arms pinned
  17. Crossing Darts………………………….  Gun
  18. Bending the Staff……………………….  Right punch
  19. Dropping the Staff……………………..  Right punch
  20. The Escape………………………………  Right punch
  21. Uncovering the Flame (AB)………..  Gun
  22. Opening the Fan (AB)…………………  Right punch
  23. Double Blades (ABCD)………………..  Roundhouse club
  24. Clawing Panther……………………….  Right punch
  25. Spear of Jade (ABC)…………………..  Left right or right left punch
  26. 3 Winds Claw (ABCD)…………………  Left right punch
  27. 3 Winds Fist (ABCD)…………………..  Left right punch
  28. Chinese Cobra………………………….. Right left punch
  29. The Phoenix…………………………….  Right grab to left shoulder
  30. Retreating Phoenix……………………  Left grab to right shoulder

Katas:

  • Long #4
  • Dark Room Staff

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 21 variations = 51 techniques total
  • 51 new techniques + 231 previously =  282 techniques total

2nd Brown Belt (Nikyu)

Techniques:

  1. Hidden Fist (AB)……………………….  Opponent’s left grab to your left shoulder from the side
  2. Rocker…………………………………….  Cross hand push from the front
  3. Circling the Sun (ABCD)……………..  Left right punch
  4. Leveling the Clouds…………………..  Left punch
  5. Plucking a Bird From the Sky………  Right punch
  6. Sleeves of China………………………..  Right punch from the side
  7. Monkey Elbow (AB)…………………..  Right punch from the side
  8. Striking Asp (ABC)…………………….  Two hand grab high
  9. Shooting Star……………………………  Hand shake
  10. Pushing the Circle (ABC)…………….  Straight wrist grab
  11. Circles of Glass………………………….  Left right punch
  12. Japanese Hands………………………..  Right push to left shoulder
  13. Waterwheel (AB)………………………  Right punch
  14. Tumbling Clouds (ABC)………………  Knife
  15. Rising Kick……………………………….  Right punch
  16. Crane Kick……………………………….  Left or right punch, opponents left leg forward kicking combination
  17. Sweeping Serpent……………………..  Right kick, right punch
  18. Covering the Flame (AB)…………….  Gun
  19. Cobra and the Mongoose……………  Knife
  20. Chinese Junk……………………………  Two man attack, one in front and back
  21. Dance of the Mongoose………………  Roundhouse club on the back swing
  22. Offer of Dust…………………………….  Club poke to the mid section
  23. Ming’s Sword……………………………  Knife
  24. Chinese Fan……………………………..  Knife
  25. Locking the Gate……………………….  Knife
  26. Water Fall………………………………..  Right punch
  27. Prance of the Tiger…………………….  Right left punch
  28. The Rake………………………………….  Right Punc
  29. 3 Tongues of the Dragon……………..  Right punch
  30. Blocking the Sun (AB)…………………  Left punch or left right combo

Katas:

  • Tiger & Crane
  • Skylight Staff (#2 Staff)

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 14 variations = 44 total
  • 44 new techniques + 282 previously =  326 techniques total

1st Brown Belt (Ikkyu)

Techniques:

  1. Legions of Ming
  2. Fish Hook
  3. The Sickle
  4. The Dagger (AB)
  5. Mantis
  6. Whirling Mantis
  7. Sticks of Satin (AB)
  8. Diving Hawk
  9. Advancing Hammers
  10. Sweeping Arm Hook
  11. Snapping Twig
  12. Breaking the Yoke
  13. Prayer of Death
  14. Raising the Shield
  15. Circling the Pagoda (ABC)
  16. The Thistle
  17. Passing Wind (ABC)
  18. Reversing Wind
  19. Twisting Staves (AB)
  20. Guiding the Staff
  21. Cyclone
  22. Double Spear (ABCD)
  23. Crossing Swords
  24. Whirling Thorn
  25. The Wedge (ABC)
  26. Slashing Cougar
  27. Twisting Kneee (ABC)
  28. Double Asp (ABCD)
  29. Oriental Lever (AB)
  30. Parting the Reeds

Katas:

  • Long #5
  • Mass Attack (A & B)

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 18 variations = 48 techniques
  • 48 new techniques + 326 previously =  374 techniques total

1st Black Belt (Shodan)

Techniques:

  1. Chinese Pincers
  2. Crossing Hooks
  3. Turning the Flame (AB)
  4. Stopping the Staff
  5. Twisting Vine
  6. Breaking the Staves (AB)
  7. Hands of Jade
  8. Spinning Log
  9. Lever of Ming (AB)
  10. The Lion (AB)
  11. Double Lance (ABCDE)
  12. Covering the Moon
  13. Returning Fist (AB)
  14. Falling Blades
  15. Dance of the Dragon
  16. Falling Hammers
  17. Corkscrew (ABC)
  18. The Whip
  19. Winding Elbows (ABCDE)
  20. Twisting Serpent
  21. Chopping the Log
  22. Falling Tree (ABC)
  23. The Python
  24. Twisting Dragon
  25. Slicing Hands
  26. The Scorpion
  27. Chinese Thumbscrew (AB)
  28. 4 Fists
  29. Advancing Dragon
  30. The Lock

Katas:

  • Long #6
  • Two Person Set (both sides)

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 18 variations = 48 techniques
  • 48 new techniques + 374 previously =  422 techniques total

2nd Black Belt (Nidan)

Techniques:

  1. Broom Sweeps (ABCDEFG)
  2. Climbing the Stairs
  3. Falcon (AB)
  4. The Hawk (AB)
  5. Springing Rooster (AB)
  6. Flying Dragon (AB)
  7. Scissors (AB)
  8. Crouching Tiger
  9. Falling Rock (AB)
  10. Springing Limb
  11. Falling Monkey
  12. Slashing Dragon
  13. Tibetan Knee (AB)
  14. Tibetan Roll
  15. Tail of the Dragon (ABC)
  16. Slapping Silk
  17. Twisting Rope
  18. Wrapping the Gift
  19. Double Knot
  20. Hangman
  21. The Leopard’s Tail
  22. Following Fist (AB)
  23. Hands of Air (AB)
  24. Whirlwind (ABC)
  25. Disappearing Hand (AB)
  26. Chinese Hook (AB)
  27. Stick of Death
  28. Betraying Stick
  29. Catching the Cobra
  30. Spinning Fire

Katas:

  • Long #7
  • #3 Staff Set
  • Skylight Spear (???)

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 21 variations = 51 techniques
  • 51 new techniques + 422 previously =  473 techniques total

3rd Black Belt (Sandan)

Techniques:

  1. Sweeping Tiger
  2. Hooking Eagle
  3. Catching the Dragon’s Tail
  4. Hands to Heaven
  5. Driving Fist
  6. Chinese Lock
  7. Attack of the Hawk
  8. Leopard’s Fist
  9. Chinese Corkscrew
  10. Twisting Cobra
  11. Monkey Fist
  12. Short Wind
  13. Hands of Death
  14. Twisting Leopard (AB)
  15. Blocking the Dragon
  16. Circle of Steel
  17. The Attacking Dragon (AB)
  18. Stinging Butterfly
  19. Winds from the East (AB)
  20. Winds of Destruction (ABC)
  21. Slash of Steel
  22. Uncoiling Viper
  23. Leaping Monkey
  24. Circle of Fire
  25. Ming’s Hammer
  26. Dragon’s Whip (AB)
  27. White Tiger (AB)
  28. Winding Fists
  29. Path of Destruction
  30. Tail of the Cobra

Katas:

  • Little Tiger
  • 8 Point Spear
  • #1 Sword Set
  • Tam Tui

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 7 variations = 37 techniques
  • 37 new techniques + 473 previously =  510 techniques total

4th Black Belt (Yodan)

Techniques:

  1. Moment of Truth
  2. Sound of Thunder
  3. Path of the Leopard
  4. Crane Wings
  5. Wings of the Hawk
  6. Swords of China
  7. Coiled Hands
  8. Stalking Tiger
  9. Double Mace
  10. The Wheel
  11. The Panther Strikes
  12. The Iron Palm
  13. Floating Hands
  14. Twin Cobras
  15. Japanese Cross
  16. Broken Wing
  17. Hurricane (AB)
  18. Chinese Phoenix
  19. Spear of Vengeance
  20. Arc of Steel
  21. Shield of Iron
  22. Kung Fu Shield
  23. The Steel Circle
  24. Knife of Vengeance
  25. Dying Wind
  26. Stick of Truth
  27. Morning Thunder
  28. Three Tongues of Fire (AB)
  29. Steel Enemy
  30. Riding the Staff

Katas:

  • Wong’s Shaolin Hand Set
  • Basic Butterfly
  • Circular Spear

Notes:

  • 30 techniques + 2 variations = 32 techniques
  • 32 new techniques + 510 previously =  542 techniques total

5th Black Belt (Godan)

Techniques:

  1. Sumo (B)
  2. Japanese Strangle Hold (F)
  3. Headlock (DEF)
  4. Crash of the Eagle Part III (ABC)
  5. Grasping Talon (C)
  6. Dancer (B)
  7. Opponent At Sides (EF)
  8. Passing the Horizon (CD)
  9. Kimono Grab (C)
  10. Lever (DEF)
  11. Knee of Vengeance (B)
  12. Two Man Crashing Elbows
  13. Bridge (CD)
  14. Front Bearhug (EFGH)
  15. Aiming the Spear (BC)
  16. Simitar (BC)
  17. Raising the Staff (B)
  18. Rocking Elbow (B)
  19. Anvil (EF)
  20. Knee Lift (E)
  21. Crane Leap (EF)
  22. Crossing Guard (C)
  23. Striking Fang (C)
  24. Breaking the Sword (B)
  25. Attack From the Temple (C)
  26. Bowing to Buddha (C)
  27. Dart (B)
  28. Bridging the Gap (BC)
  29. Reversing Grasp (C)
  30. Flashing Daggers (B)
  31. Bending the Limb (B)
  32. Covering Talon (C)
  33. Darkness (BC)
  34. Folding Wings (B)
  35. Arching Blades (B)
  36. Five Swords (C)
  37. Flowing Hands (B)
  38. Whirling Blades (B)
  39. Crossing Hammers (B)
  40. Thundering Hammers (B)
  41. Crossing the Mountain (B)

Katas:

  • #8 Kata (The Twin Set)
  • Chinese Saber

Notes:

  • 1 technique + 58 variations = 59 techniques
  • 59 new techniques + 542 previously =  601 techniques total

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