Black Belt Grading Requirements

Black Belts

  • 1st DAN

    See full requirements here 1st DAN black belt grading information

  • 2nd DAN

    At least 2 years must have passed since last exam

    Complete a selection of the combinations from 1st Dan Black Belt test

    UNDERSTANDING MOVEMENT AND COMBINATIONS

    1. Be able to put together pad work combinations whilst taking a student on pads 3 x 2 mins rounds
    2. Work out if a given technique works in a combination.
    3. Understand and explain correct distances for techniques

    TACTICS and TECNIQUES

    1. Be able to demonstrate all punches, techniques, combinations perfectly in both stances going forward and backwards, jumping, turning jump turning
    2. Be able to demonstrate the qualities of kickboxing, what are the organic qualities, what are the muscular qualities?
    3. What are the physical qualities?
    4. Explanation of all these questions.

    PRATICAL
    Been able to teach the following techniques as if learned for self-defense and demonstrate it:

    1. Defense to punches to the face
    2. Defense to kicks to the body
    3. Defense to strangle holds to the neck

    Been able to demonstrate how you would take a basic class through:

    1. Warm ups
    2. Cool downs
    3. Stretching

  • 3rd DAN

    At least 3 years must have passed since last exam – at least 5 years as an instructor

    UNDERSTANDING GRADINGS AND EXAMINATION

    1. Be able to put together pad work combinations for a grading.
    2. Understand how techniques should be judges in regards to different ages and abilities.
    3. Be able to explain distance and understand combinations that don’t work to test those who are testing for 2nd Dan
    4. Small thesis on any aspect of kickboxing 1000 words in English
    5. Nutrition: how a kick boxer can keep his weight for his fighting division
    6. Write up a nutrition plan for a novice kick boxer

MASTER RANKS

  • 4th DAN

    At least 4 years must have passed since last exam– at least 9 years as an instructor

    Requirements for grading

    1. Must have been active in their National Federation.
    2. Be involved in the teaching of students that have successfully graded to 1st Dan
    3. Must be in good standing with the National Federation
    4. Thesis on any aspect of kickboxing 2000 words in English

  • 5th DAN

    At least 5 years must have passed since last promotion – at least 14 years as an instructor

    1. Must have been active in their National Federation.
    2. Be involved in the teaching of students that have successfully graded to 2nd Dan
    3. Been on a grading board that has promoted to 1st Dan

  • 6th DAN

    At least 6 years must have passed since last promotion – at least 20 years as an instructor

    1. Must have been heavily active in their National Federation.
    2. Be involved in international events and boards
    3. Been on a grading board that has promoted to 2nd Dan

    The WKA is now being endorsed by GSI to promote and oversee Amateur GLORY Rules Kickboxing both at all WKA Sanctioned events.

GRANDMASTER RANKS

  • 7th DAN

    At least 7 years must have passed since last promotion

    Requirements for grading

    1. Must be in good standing with International association
    2. Awarded on Merit
    3. Must be active in the international association with a good attendance at international events.
    4. Thesis on the aspect of kickboxing grading’s and standards 3000 words in English
    5. Have been the chief examiner of grading’s to 3rd Dan

  • 8th DAN

    At least 8 years must have passed since last promotion

    Requirements for grading

    1. Must be in good standing with International association
    2. Awarded on Merit
    3. Must be active in the international association with a good attendance at international events.
    4. Thesis on the aspect of kickboxing grading’s and standards 3000 words in English
    5. Have been on a grading board that has promoted to 4th Dan

  • 9th DAN

    At least 9 years must have passed since last promotion

    Requirements for grading

    1. Must be in good standing with International association
    2. Awarded on Merit.
    3. Must be active in the international association with a good attendance at international events.
    4. Thesis on their personal life in kickboxing and martial arts 3000 words in English.

Other promotions

The World President reserves the right to bestow ranks to those who have shown outstanding work for the WKA.

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