32 Classes from Yellow to Orange By Thesemindz - 08-20-2011 10:08 AM


<div>Ok, so in another thread, http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/sho...hite-to-Yellow, I posted a 32 class curriculum for taking a student from their very first class to their Yellow Belt test based on the kenpo curriculum that I teach. Here's how I described that curriculum.

This isn't complete, it doesn't contain any stretching or calisthenics. It's just a list of curriculum, drills, and activities. But in an ideal teaching environment, I think this would result in a pretty strong yellow belt. I tried to cover a number of simple techniques and practices with a lot of variation and a clear progression through the most beginner material. This includes striking with the hands and feet, simple stand up grappling, and basic defenses against weapons. It deals with ground fighting but only in a very basic sense against a standing opponent. I won't teach actual two prone ground fighting until later in the curriculum.

This level of curriculum is about teaching the students how to move and control and feel their bodies. I've started on the next level of curriculum which is going to be focused on learning how to train with a partner.

Now I've written a similar 32 class curriculum for taking a student from Yellow Belt to Orange Belt. While the first level of the curriculum was designed to teach the student how to use their own bodies, the second level of the curriculum is designed to teach the student how to train safely and interact with a training partner. In this level they'll explore how to interact with a partner for safe training, how to sense their opponent's position and movements, and how to make controlled contact to the body. There's also some very basic ground fighting taught in a static fashion to introduce them to the basics of being on the ground.

I'm going to warn you now. This is long. It's just a rough outline but 32 classes adds up. I think it's easy enough to follow, but if anybody has any questions feel free to ask. And if you see anything you like, feel free to use it.

You probably won't recognize the technique names. Some you can probably guess. Others you won't know. If you need specifics ask. It should be generally clear from context.

So, here's 32 classes to teach the students my Orange Belt curriculum. This is formulated with the idea that I would have a group of orange belts all training at the same pace and never missing class. Of course, that's a completely unrealistic scenario so I'd have to make changes almost immediately. But in an ideal world, here's what the curriculum would look like. Bear in mind, this is still a work in progress and is more like a flexible idea than a rigid teaching schedule. If you see any drills or activities you like you are of course welcome to them.

Orange Belt Curriculum

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