KICKBOXING GRADING SYLLABUS

KICKBOXING GRADING SYLLABUS – VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS

Welcome to the VORTEX Kickboxing Bristol grading syllabus.

All elbow and knee strikes are removed from any junior grading requirement.

Whilst the punches, kicks and combinations are important, being unable to perform certain aspects WILL NOT RESULT IN A STUDENT FAILING. Gradings are used to test a student, and for both the student and instructor to learn the areas that may need improvement.

It may be that the instructor deviates from the below kickboxing syllabus on the day.

If you have any questions relating to the kickboxing grading syllabus, please speak to your instructor.


BEGINNER BELT GRADES

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10th KYU HO – Yellow with White Stripe

PUNCHES

JAB – CROSS

KICKS

FRONT KICK

COMBO

JAB – CROSS – FRONT KICK

FITNESS

20 seconds of each, one after another

Star Jumps then High Plank


10th KYU – Yellow

PUNCHES

JAB – CROSS – LEAD HEAD HOOK – REVERSE UPPERCUT

KICKS

REVERSE FRONT KICK – REVERSE ROUND KICK

COMBO

JAB – CROSS – LEAD HEAD HOOK – REVERSE UPPERCUT – REVERSE ROUND KICK – REVERSE PUSHING FRONT KICK

FITNESS

20 seconds of each, one after another

Star Jumps then High Plank then High knees


9th KYU HO – Orange with White Stripe

PUNCHES

JAB – CROSS – LEAD BODY HOOK – LEAD HEAD HOOK – REVERSE UPPERCUT – LEAD UPPER CUT

KICKS

REVERSE FRONT KICK – REVERSE ROUND KICK – REVERSE SIDE KICK

COMBO

JAB – CROSS – LEAD BODY HOOK – LEAD HEAD HOOK – REVERSE UPPERCUT – LEAD UPPER CUT – REVERSE FRONT KICK – REVERSE ROUND KICK – REVERSE SIDE KICK

FITNESS

20 seconds of each, one after another

Star Jumps then High Plank – High Knees – Mountain Climbers


9th KYU – Orange

PUNCHES

JAB – CROSS – LEAD BODY HOOK – LEAD HEAD HOOK – REVERSE BODY HOOK – REVERSE HEAD HOOK – LEAD UPPERCUT – REVERSE UPPER CUT

KICKS

REVERSE FRONT KICK – REVERSE ROUND KICK – REVERSE SIDE KICK

COMBO

SLIDE IN JAB – CROSS – LEAD BODY HOOK – LEAD HEAD HOOK – REVERSE UPPERCUT – LEAD UPPER CUT – REVERSE FRONT KICK – SWITCH – REVERSE ROUND KICK – REVERSE SIDE KICK – SLIDE BACK

FITNESS

20 seconds of each, one after another

Star Jumps – High Plank – High Knees – Mountain Climbers (1 minute rest then repeat again)


INTERMEDIATE BELT GRADES

kickboxing syllabus intermediate belts

All intermediate belt grading’s are to also include the relevant from below PLUS 9th KYU requirements. (Excluding the fitness element). The 9th KYU requirements MAY not be assessed on the day, but it is important to keep it fresh in case the examiner wishes to see it.

For example, 8th KYU + 9th KYU, or, 5th KYU + 9th KYU.


IMPORTANT NOTE

*ALL ELBOW AND KNEE STRIKES ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR ANY JUNIOR STUDENT AGED 12 AND UNDER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THIS WILL MEAN THE GRADING REQUIREMENTS WILL BE ADJUSTED TO SUIT. IF THERE IS ANY CONFUSION, PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR INSTRUCTOR.


8th KYU – Green with White Stripe

*PUNCHES

ATTACKING JAB – CROSS (Closing the distance) – LEAD ROUND ELBOW – REVERSE RISING ELBOW

KICKS

REVERSE SIDE KICK (to the body) – SKIP LEAD SIDE KICK (to the head ((must demonstrate long range guard))

*COMBO

ATTACKING JAB – CROSS (Closing the distance, lead foot should land on jab and reverse foot should land on cross) – LEAD ROUND ELBOW – REVERSE RISING ELBOW – REVERSE SIDE KICK (to the body) – SKIP LEAD SIDE KICK (to the head ((must demonstrate long range guard))

FITNESS

30 seconds of each, one after another

Star Jumps – High Plank – High Knees – Mountain Climbers (1 minute rest then repeat)


7th KYU –GREEN

*PUNCHES/ELBOWS

RETREATING CROSS – JAB (Increasing the distance)

KICKS

LEAD PUSHING FRONT KICK – REVERSE SNAP FRONT KICK – SKIP LEAD PUSHING FRONT KICK (must demonstrate long range guard)

*COMBO

RETREATING CROSS – JAB (Increasing the distance) – BOB ‘N’ WEAVE with side step into REVERSE BODY HOOK – REVERSE PUSHING FRONT KICK – SKIP LEAD SNAP FRONT KICK

FITNESS

35 seconds of each, one after another

Star Jumps – High Plank – High Knees – Mountain Climbers (1 minute rest then repeat)


6th KYU –Blue with White Stripe

*PUNCHES/ELBOWS

DOUBLE JAB (stationary faint – slide in strike) – LEAD SIDE SLIP – LEAD BODY HOOK – REVERSE RISING ELBOW – DOWNWARDS ANGLED ELBOW – CROSS

KICKS

REVERSE HOOK KICK – SLIDE BACK – JUMP SNAP FRONT KICK – LEAD HOOK KICK

*COMBO

DOUBLE JAB (stationary faint – slide in strike) – LEAD ROUND ELBOW – REVERSE PUSHING FRONT KICK – SWITCH – REVERSE AXE KICK – JUMPING KNEE

FITNESS

40 seconds of each, one after another

Star Jumps – High Plank – High Knees – Mountain Climbers (1 minute rest then repeat)


5th KYU –BLUE

*PUNCHES/ELBOWS

FAINT JAB LOW into CROSS to the head – BOB ‘n’ WEAVE – REVERSE RISING ELBOW – LEAD ROUND ELBOW – REVERSE ROUND ELBOW

*KICKS

STEP SPIN BACK KICK into ROUND KICK – REVERSE ROUND KNEE  – REVERSE PUSHING KNEE

*COMBO

STEP SPIN BACK KICK – ATTACKING JAB  (slide in) – CROSS – REVERSE SIDE SLIP – BOB ‘n’ WEAVE – REVERSE ROUND KNEE – REVERSE JUMPING KNEE – LEAD ROUND ELBOW

FITNESS

45 seconds of each, one after another

Star Jumps – High Plank – High Knees – Mountain Climbers (1 minute rest then repeat)


4th KYU – Purple with White Stripe

At this stage your gradings will comprise of creating your own 10 point combo.

Your combo will need to include punches, kicks, elbows, (knees are not required but may be added) and evasion techniques, with at least ONE Spin Back Kick or Spin Hook Kick.

You will also need to ensure that the combo has direction changes in it, the combo MUST NOT be performed in a straight line throughout the whole thing.


ADVANCED BELTS

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3rd KYU and above.

At this stage your gradings will comprise of creating your own 15 point combo.

Your combo will need to include punches, kicks, elbows, knees and evasion techniques, with at least ONE advanced kick from the list below.

  • Tornado Kick
  • Tsunami Kick
  • Pop Spin Back Kick
  • Spinning Axe Kick
  • Question Mark Round Kick
  • Spinning Hook Kick

You will also need to ensure that the combo has direction changes in it, the combo MUST NOT be performed in a straight line throughout the whole thing.

You will also be required to show your skills in a light and touch control sparring session.