Universal Shorei-Goju Karate System

 

Yellow Belt Training Manual

Blue Belt Training Manual

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Universal Shorei-Goju Karate System

The educational system of the Universal Shorei-Goju Karate System was designed by Shujin Master Ben Peacock and structured by Shihan Master Essie Calvert, who is a professional educator, into a grading system as to qualify students for rank based on their knowledge of the system. Shujin Master Peacock took this curriculm to the Cook County Board in Chicago where his program acquired the status of "Trade School". No other martial arts academy has successfully obtained this status as of todate.Shihan Master Kenneth Young, who is our chief instructor, oversees the standardization of the educational process as to make it consistent and standard across all of the schools in the system.

Each level of advancement in our system has a color rank displaying the level of knowledge each student has. A white belt indicates a student with less than 3 months of training. A yellow belt indicates a student with 3 to 6 months of training and have passed a required standardized exam for that level. Schools in our system should test students every 3 months whether the student feels they are ready for the exam or not. There is a minimum testing fee for examinations and a promotion fee if the student successfully passes the standard exam. With the promotion comes a ceremony, a new color belt, a stamped certificate, a photo session, and a new training manual. Shujin Master Peacock has written a training manual for each level of advancement that is related to the necessary requirement for that rank. You can also get the training manual in a DVD form. Most clients simply purchase both media forms as they are not exactly the same in informational material.

Each school charges a fee for testing and promotions. The fees may vary based on the length of the testing exam and the rank the student is being promoted to. Normally, the higher the rank, the longer the test, the higher the cost. Listed below are the exams students are required to pass along with the prerequisites that must be obtained before official ranking is complete. Every student from any of our schools with official rank are listed on our official ranking page in this website. Any student that is not listed on the website for any rank is unofficial and is not recognized by our system.

The first exam is the Yellow Belt Exam:

Prerequisites :

1. Karate History
2. Sensei History
3. Dojo Rules
Prerequisites must be met before an exam can be taken
1. Three types of fist
2. Five animal forms
3. Four ways of striking (Distance)
4. Three degrees of power
5. Five degrees of focus
6. Three basic kata forms
7. Twelve vital and fatal spots
8. Eight ippon kumite kata forms
9. Moving techniques (Zen & Kiba dachi)
10. Body shifting (2 types)
11. First ten punches
12. First ten control techniques
13. Ten kicking techniques
14. Thirteen stances
15. Theory of power
16. Theory of bone alignment
17. Theory of kiai
18. Explain elimination of friction
19. Breaking one board and its theories
20. Sparring 3 minutes
21. Falling techniques
22. Rolling techniques
23. Sweeping techniques
24. Animal fist forms (Extra credit)

Over the years we've found that some schools have copied our exams and even our training manuals, however, what they don't realize is the fact that Shujin Master Peacock left out pertinent information in the training manual that a student will have to attend class to get or translate the training manual properly.

Blue Belt Advancement Exam
Exam given to students with 6 months of martial arts training.


Prerequisites :

1. Karate History
2. Sensei History
3. Dojo Rules
Prerequisites must be met before an exam can be taken
1. Three (3) types of fist and explain the theory of at least one of them.
2. Five (5) animal forms and give the meaning of each and execute their dance.
3. First 9 ways of striking
4. Three (3) degrees of power and explain the theory of each degree.
5. Five degrees of focus and explain each degree.
6. Five (5) to (7) basic kata forms and read at least one of them.
7. Twelve (12) vital and fatal spots
8. Sixteen (16) self defense forms (Ippon Kumite Kata Forms)
9. Moving techniques in Keba dachi and Zen Kutsu dachi
10. Body shifting techniques (2) types
11. First twenty (20) punching techniques
12. First twenty (20) controlling techniques
13. First twenty (20) kicking techniques
14. Thirteen (13) stances
15. Theory of power
16. Theory of bone alignment
17. Theory of kiai
18. Elimination of friction
19. Breaking one inch board and knowledge of breaking theory
20. Spar 3 minutes (1 min. blocking, 1 min. attacking and 1 min. free spar)
21. Falling and rolling techniques
22. Sweeping techniques



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