Purple Belt Outline - (4th kyu)

Purple belt is the first of the senior grades and is one at which responsibility of some of the development of the lower grades in a club is typically undertaken.


Sharpness of technique and an air of confidence will go a long way to getting a jitsuka through the grading.
Pre-Requisites

  • Attendance of an assitant instructor course 
  • Experience of teaching novices under the supervision of a club instructor
  • Starting to demonstrate style - including posture and movement
  • Starting to use some medium complexity decision making and spatial awareness
  • Starting to demonstrate a real understanding of self defence issues


Falling 

  • Hand stand breakfall 
  • Forwards roll - kiba dachi to kiba dachi
  • Forwards Jitsu roll - single handed
  • Forwards Unorthodox Jitsu roll


Throws

  • Ashi Garuma 
  • Hane Goshi
  • Ko Uchi Gari - from a punch
  • Kokyu Nage
  • Kotomo Seio Nage
  • O Garuma
  • O Soto Otoshi
  • O Uchi Gari - from a punch
  • Tawara Gaeshi - in countering head lock 2
  • Yoko Otoshi


Locks

  • Head Locks (3 locks, last three of the standard 6) - from punches


Counters

  • Head locks (first three of the standard six) 
  • Wrist locks
  • Arm locks (last three of the standard six)


Restraints

  • Judo Holds 
    • Juji Gatame
    • Ude Garami
    • Ude Gatame


Miscellaneous

  • Defences against bokken - vertical strike only 
  • Defences against a safety chain
  • Defences against slash attacks (knife)
  • Empi Kata
  • Defence against two-man attacks
    • Grabbing a wrist each
    • Armed with bottles 
    • Straight punches
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