Dark Blue

Dark Blue Belt Outline - (2nd kyu)

The dark blue belt grading is particularly difficult as an underlying theme is for the jitsuka to demonstrate that they are (quite simply) better than a light blue belt. The prospective jitsuka must try and outclass their blue belted brethren in terms of style, knowledge and perfection of technique.

No problem.... but there's also a heap of new techniques to perfect as well.
Pre-Requisites

  • Attendance of an instructor course 
  • Demonstration of one's own style - making techniques one's own
  • A demonstrated ability to control / lead one's own environment


Falling

  • Assisted cutaway from Uki Otoshi


Locks

  • Leg Locks (5)


Counters

  • Leg Locks


Throws

  • Okuri Ashi Barai/Harai 
  • Shiho Nage
  • Tomoe Nage
  • Ude Garuma
  • Uki Waza
  • Ushiro Goshi
  • Yama Arashi
  • Yoko Gake
  • Yoko Wakara


Miscellaneous

  • Defence against a grab'n'punch attack 
  • Defence against a baseball bat
  • Knoweldge of nage no kata inclluding practical application of ashi waza
  • Defence using a baton against unarmed attackers
  • Knowledge of first aid
  • Defence against slash attacks with a knife
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