The martial arts journey to Black Belt is a process of mastering the basics and building lifelong character skills. However, having a Black Belt Attitude is the fundamental key component that keeps it all together.
Martial Arts Students attendance requirements vary depending on the belt level.
CLASSES & TIME FRAME REQUIREMENTS FOR
➤ White – Purple Belt – minimum of 32 classes and 4 months between gradings.
➤ Purple/Black to Red/Black – minimum of 40 classes and 5 months between gradings.
➤ Cho Dan Bo – minimum of 48 classes and 6 months between gradings.
➤ Black Belt Dans – minimum of 1 year per Dan Grading at minimum 2 training sessions/wk
CLASSES & TIME FRAME REQUIREMENTS FOR
LITTLE NINJAS & LITTLE SAMURAIS:
➤ Little Ninjas and Little Samurais – 16 classes and 2 months
TIP REQUIREMENTS FOR MARTIAL ARTS:
5 Skill Tips (Super Strikes, Terrific Kicks, Effective Self Defense, Traditional, and Fitness)
Minimum of 1 each of the Life Skills Tips (Life Skills Master, Intensity, Black Belt Attitude).
NOTE: Students can NOMINATE for grading, without the Life Skills Tips. But they MUST have earnt them by the Grading Event.
How to Earn the Black Belt Attitude Tip:
This is awarded by parents if under 17 years, or self awarded if 17+.
To earn this tip a Black Belt Story MUST be submitted. CLICK HERE to access the form for the Black Belt Attitude tip. Black Belt Stories can also be submitted in person at the club reception.
Students MUST have at least 1, but can earn multiple, Black Belt Tips between gradings.
TIP REQUIREMENTS FOR LITTLE NINJAS & LITTLE SAMURAIS:
In this 3-6-year olds program, students can earn a tip each week (if they pass the skills).
There are 8 tips for them to have to be eligible for grading.
FOCUS | CONFIDENCE | DISCIPLINE | COORDINATION | FITNESS | BALANCE | MEMORY
The Black Belt Attitude Tip – is awarded by parents. Parents need to submit a Black Belt Story.
Tell us how their child has shown a GREAT Black Belt attitude in their life. And we will give the student the Black Belt Attitude tip – to be put on the belt by the parent [a great bonding moment to tell them how proud you are of them].
Black Belt Stories can be submitted in person at the club ideally with the Life Skills they have learnt in class and through Harry & Friends – when the Instructors ask for them at the end of class, or via a video submission, text/photo post, SMS, Email – sent through to us or on our FB page.
We have updated our process for students who need extra assistance with a technique or two that they did not pass on the night of the grading.
These students will not receive their belt at grading (they will receive their certificate), but instead will be awarded it AFTER they pass the technique in their next designated class. At the designated next class (Little Ninjas – in their next class; Martial Arts Students – need to book a free private lesson – where students need to to show they have the skill mastered (or to achieve extra assistance to master it).
Students can ONLY book into their new class, once they gave received their new belt.
Students grading for Blue Belt or Purple Belt, ARE REQUIRED to order their Protective Equipment at least two weeks before their grading. Order links below! Sizing information can be found here www.focusmartialarts.com.au/equipment-pack
➤ If the student has earned all their required tips and attended the appropriate number of classes, they can register at the reception or online below.
➤ Grading fees are due, in cash, on the night.
➤ Registration Closes on the Monday before Grading.
Fees are due in cash on the night when you register at reception
No Forms, No Grading!
Download the grading forms. (Links below)
1. Have the student, parent & school teacher complete the appropriate parts.
2. On the chores schedule – we are not really concerned with the exact jobs – you are welcome to change them to suit that child. What we are looking for is the student to take responsibility in reaching their own goals. No goal is achieved without putting in action, and the actions they need to put in are listed on the Grading Forms.
NOTE: if the form is full of ticks – we know that isn’t true as no child is perfect. What we are looking for is that where they have failed or not met the requirement for that day – that they next day they have put in the effort and improved.