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August Graduation

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

The next Graduation/Grading is this weekend on Saturday 13th August at Essa Academy, Lever Edge Ln, Bolton BL3 3HH (some of you may be attending an alternative time/date due to being unable to attend on the 13th due to religious, cultural, work or holiday reasons).


You can find advance notice of all of the 2022 Graduation time/dates in the Centres, on Facebook and on the Graduation Form - as a reminder you can find them here.


Tigers (9.00am)

They will be supported to remember the syllabus. There is no need to be nervous as there are lots of friendly faces amongst the Instructors - Mr Nelson Jnr is in charge this time around. They will be demonstrating:

  • Middle Blocks

  • Side Kicks

  • Back Fist & Punch attacking technique

  • Side Stances

  • Their self-defence technique

  • Jump Side Kicks

  • and a combination of Side Kick, Back Fist & Punch


White Belts (10.00am)

This group will be looked after by Mr Nelson Snr and includes any striped belts who have moved up from Tigers. As a reminder, your syllabus is:

  • Front Stance

  • Horse Stance

  • Front Kick

  • Chop kicks

  • Back Fist & Punch

  • Middle Block

  • 2 onto 2 Wrist Grip Self-Defence

The terminology you should be learning can be found here. Supporting videos of the various techniques can be found here.


Yellow Belts (11.00am)

They will demonstrate the current syllabus (above).


Orange & Blue Belts (12.00pm)

Mr Nelson Jnr will be running this Graduation. You will demonstrate the current syllabus (above), plus recap some of the other syllabus elements that you have learned in the past:

  • High Blocks & Low Blocks

  • Side, Back & Cross-Legged Stances

  • Jab & Cross plus Chop & Punch

  • Roundhouse & Side Kicks

  • Same-Side & Cross-Hand Self-Defences

As well as all of the above, Blue Belts will be demonstrating the Beginner Form (Cho Bo Ja Hyung)


Blue Belt Terminology is on the Student Zone here & you should also hand in your completed workbook before the Graduation. Replacement books (for those who have lost them) can be purchased via the Club Shop or via the Wix App.


6th Gups to 4th Gups (Green Belts) (1.00pm)

Don't forget your sparring gear - please don't be the student who has to do the walk of shame to the front desk... Your focus should be Basic Form #3 (Kee Cho Hyung Sam Bu), Pyung Ahn Cho Dan Hyung & the last two Same Side Self-Defences (just what we have been working on in class)


3rd to 1st Gups (Red Belts) (2.00pm)

Be prepared... On top of the above, you may get asked to do any Basic Form, plus the Pyung Ahn Hyung previous to the current one (Pyung Ahn Oh Dan Hyung). If you are going for your 5th Black Tab, you will also demonstrate Bassai Hyung Lastly, make sure you bring your sparring gear!


Black Belts (3.00pm)

As well as your current syllabus, you could get asked ANYTHING off the Gup syllabus - time to reach back into those darkest recesses of the mind! Make sure you are up to date on Pyung Ahn Ee Dan Hyung & Bassai, plus Du Moon for the 2nd Dans.


Relax though - if you're going, then you're good enough (we've made sure). Enjoy the day & prove why you are part of the best martial arts club in the universe...ever!

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