This class covers the blue belt (4th gup) syllabus. Download the blue belt syllabus sheet here. This class is suitable for children and adults. This class has:
- Warm up, 10 minutes;
- Fundamental movements, 20 minutes;
- Patterns, with guest instructor Master Rimmer, 20 minutes;
- Step sparring, 20 minutes;
- Warm down and stretch, 20 minutes.
You can do any of these classes up to your current grade, so red stripes and above have eight available classes here!
Warm up – we have used this joint rotations and dynamic leg stretches video before, so if you know it, just get into it.
This video covers fundamental movements for this grade. Practise for 20 minutes. Perform each movement many times, initially to get the technique correct, then add power.
Now practise the pattern for this grade, with guest instructor Master James Rimmer of Tauranga. Perform the pattern at least 6 times, trying to get better each time. Take difficult sequences out and practise them separately, then return to the pattern. Work on stances, sine wave, crossing, trajectories, finished positions, and power. Focus on one of these elements each time you do the pattern, and then put them all together at the end. Remember that you should start and finish on the same spot.
Let’s work on your step sparring. Practise each sequence 6-10 times, trying to get better each time. Use you syllabus handbook to remind you of each sequence. After you feel good about each sequence, put them all together, and repeat them all 4-6 times. Become familiar. Work hard.
And finally, warm down and stretch.