Grading Syllabus

The kickboxing grading syllabus is one of the toughest around and also a lot of fun. To gain a belt, you must complete and pass all the tests from white belt up to your desired belt in the same session. Eg. If you want an orange belt, In one session, you must complete and pass the white belt, the yellow belt, then the orange belt tests. See below for details of the fitness & strength, techniques and combinations necessary to pass each of the white, yellow and orange belts.

WHITE BELT

Fitness & Strength

  • Skip 10 min (reasonable pace)

5 rounds of the following:

  • 10 Wide grip (hands shoulder wide)
  • 10 sit ups (fingers tips on temple)
  • 10 squat thrusts

Techniques

  • Fighting stance (optional)
  • Jab (Stationary & Moving)
  • Jab (body)
  • Straight cross (Stationary & Moving)
  • Straight cross (body)
  • Jab, Straight cross (Stationary & Moving)
  • Front kick snap (lead & rear body)
  • Parry (jab, cross)
  • Parry front kick (Hook deflection)
  • Slip (head movement)

Combinations & Pad Work

  • Jab, jab, cross (Stationary & Moving)
  • Jab, jab, slip, cross (Stationary & Moving)
  • Jab, front kick snap (rear) (Stationary & Moving)
  • Jab, cross, front kick snap (rear) (Stationary & Moving)
  • Front kick snap (lead), jab, cross (Stationary & Moving)
  • Jab, front kick snap (lead), cross (Stationary & Moving)

YELLOW BELT

Fitness & Strength
5 rounds of the following:

  • 10 Wide grip (Hands wide as possible)
  • 10 sit ups (hands across chest)
  • 10 tuck jumps (knees to chest)

Techniques

  • Side step evasion (left & right)
  • Hook punch (lead & rear)
  • Round house kick (lead & rear) Body
  • Thai shin block
  • Ducking

Combinations & Pad Work

  • Side step evasion, (Defence work)
  • Side step evasions lead leg, roundhouse kick (rear)
  • Jab, hook (lead), cross (Stationary & Moving)
  • Cross, hook (lead), cross (Stationary & Moving)
  • Jab, cross, roundhouse kick (rear)
  • Jab, cross, roundhouse kick (lead)
  • Roundhouse kick (lead), Right Cross, lead hook, Right cross

Drill Work

  • Round house kick for kick (Both partners with pads lead & rear leg)

Shadow Boxing

  • Shadow boxing using white & yellow belt techniques

ORANGE BELT

Fitness & Strength
3 rounds of the following:

  • 10 press ups close (hands close elbows tucked into ribs)
  • 10 floor to ceiling

5 rounds of the following:

  • 10 crunchy sit ups (feet 6inch of the floor)

Techniques

  • Uppercut (lead & rear)
  • Side kicks (lead & rear body)
  • Push front kick (lead & rear body)
  • Lay Back

Combinations & Pad Work

  • Jab, uppercut (lead), cross, hook (lead), cross
  • Uppercut (rear), cross, hook (lead), cross
  • Hook (lead), uppercut (rear), hook (lead) roundhouse (rear)
  • Roundhouse kick (left), jab, cross, roundhouse kick (right), cross, jab roundhouse kick (left)
  • Roundhouse kick (right), cross, jab, roundhouse kick (left), jab, cross, roundhouse kick (right)
  • Roundhouse (lead), sidekick (lead)
  • Roundhouse (rear), sidekick (rear)
  • Push front kick (lead), sidekick (rear)
  • Front kick snap (lead), sidekick (lead), roundhouse (rear)

Drill Work

  • 3 X 20 second straight punches, upper cuts and hooks. Total 60 seconds with 30 seconds rest in between rounds
  • Round house kicks 20 seconds left, 20 seconds right and 20 seconds alternating left and right. Total 60 seconds

Shadow Boxing

  • Shadow boxing using white, yellow and orange belt techniques

Sparring

  • 3 x 2 min rounds light contact sparring showing good attacking techniques, defence work and control.