White-Yellow Belt Requirements

Bully proofing your child – some advice

Bullying and Anti Bullying

We kindly request that you discuss with your child the ‘Rules of confrontation and Rules of engagement’ outlined below in this information sheet. If your child is being bullied, you must, as a family, have a bully-proof plan. A sort of ‘code of ethics’ your family believes in, on how people should treat each other. Having a family plan (knowing you are behind them 100%) and reviewing the ‘confrontational and engagement rules’ will empower your child with a process, which is telegraphed and read by the bully when your child is confronted.

The anti-bullying techniques and strategies we teach at our club will empower your child. The work done with us and at home will only be useful to your child if they know: They have your full support and backing and that you are behind them 100% if they decide to stand up and defend themselves when tormented by the bully. Your child will NOT stand up to the bully if: They are afraid of school policies (suspended or kept after school for example) or of parental punishment.

The 4 confrontational rules

  1. The interaction between your child and the bully must not last long.
  2. YOU want to portray with your body language that you are a Lion not a mouse.
  3. Apply the Baseball rule – 3 strikes and you are out (After 3 ‘leave me alone,’ do something).
  4. Use no more than 5 small words when dealing with insulting remarks. Keep repeating the same words over and over. Don’t get hooked into what the bully says.

The 5 rules of engagement: Gracie bully-proofing program

  1. Avoid the fight at all costs – we don’t want to fight.
  2. If physically attacked, defend yourself. You are allowed to engage, don’t hesitate
  3. If verbally attacked, follow the 3 ‘T-steps’: (1) Talk to bully (2) Tell everyone (3) Tackle bully
  4. Never punch or kick the bully, establish control on the ground & negotiate with them
  5. When applying submissions use minimal force & negotiate. Never purposely violate the rules of engagement.

Stripe 1 Requirements

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Technical Requirements

You need to know

  • How to tie your belt and properly place the Karate jacket
  • How to put on the Karate body gear
  • How to enter and leave the Dojo – clapping, saying your name, bowing, etc.
  • The rules of engagement #1 & #2

Rolls

  • Backward roll, 3 times

Anti-bullying controls

  • Spider hands: Both right and left side – 3 times each
    • Low swim – 3 times each
    • High swim – 3 times each
  • Shark bite: Both right and left side – 3 times each
  • Bully places his hands on the floor or your shoulders
  • Bully does not place his hands on you or on the floor

Karate basics

  • Stances:
    • Natural
    • Closed
    • Open stances
  • Walking form:
    • Forward
    • Backward

Kata –  1st Quarter

  • Cat stance facing the back
  • Naihanshin: Video / PDF: FrontBack

Kumite – Offensive side

  • Gohono Ichi: Video

Other requirements

  • Participate in one Koshiki contact tournament

Stripe 2 Requirements

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Technical Requirements

You need to know

  • How to kneel and stand up properly in class – starting with the right knee
  • How to kneel, sit and ‘Mokuso’ (meditate) then bow (right hand down then left hand)
  • The rules of engagement #3 & 4

Rolls

  • Backward roll, 3 times

Anti-bullying controls

  • Bulldozer: Both right and left side – 3 times each
    • Standard Bulldozer – 3 times each
    • Partner tries to grab your foot – 3 times each
  • Crazy horse: Stay on for 5 seconds
  • Stay on the ‘Crazy Horse’ for 5 seconds
  • ‘Crazy horse’ is furious, wants no one on him – try to get on & stay on – 5 seconds

Karate basics

  • Turning form
    • Front/forward turning form: right and left
    • Backward turning form: right and left
  • Punching form
  • Phase #1: Both arms
  • Phase #2: One fist, turn heel
  • Phase #3: One fist, punch in one motion, turn heel

Kata –  1st half

  • Cross over, fighting stance facing the front
  • Naihanshin: Video / PDF: FrontBack

Kumite – Both sides

  • Gohono Ichi: Video

Other requirements

  • Participate in one Koshiki contact tournament

Stripe 3 Requirements

Downloads

PDFs

Technical Requirements

You need to know

  • From a sitting position (legs crossed), stand up properly
  • From lying down postion, how to stand up in base so the opponent does not strike you
  • The rules of engagement #1 to 5

Shrimp Move

  • Forward & backward Shrimp move

Anti-bullying controls

  • Duck & Shoot – 3 times
    • Duck & Shoot, get to the mount position – 3 times
    • Clap, Duck & Shoot – he resists the take down, get to mount position – 3 times
  •  Crocodile control – Right and left side, 7 seconds
    • Crocodile control – get to mount position
  • Base battle – Right and left side, 5 seconds
    • Base battle: Pushed then pulled – 5 seconds each side

Karate basics

  •  Stances:
    • Front stance
    • Back stance
    • Cat stance
  • Cat step:
    • Forward cat step
    • Backward cat step

Kata –  3rd Quarter

  • Right horse stance, face corner
  • Naihanshin: Video / PDF: FrontBack

Kumite – Offensive side

  • Gohono Ni: Video

Other requirements

  • Participate in one Koshiki contact tournament