GRADUATIONS ⬇

Nunchaku-do has a clear graduation system. The Kyu grades are divided into colours from light to dark: white, yellow, orange, green, blue and brown. The black belt is equal to the 1st dan. There are 10 Dan degrees, of which the 1st to 5th Dan can be obtained by means of an exam. The 6th Dan and upward are honorary degrees that can be awarded for great merit to Nunchaku-do or martial arts in general. The Dan degrees are registered nationally and can only be administered by the National Graduation Committee.

YELLOW BELT (5th kyu)

GRIPPING:
40 x in 30 seconds

BASIC TECHNIQUES:
Upward strikes: 1-7
Downward strikes: 1-6
Sideward strikes: 1-4
Variation strikes: 1-3
Forward strikes: 1-4

BASIC COMBINATIONS:
Basic combinations 1 and 2

KATA:
1st Link kata

ORANGE BELT (4th kyu)

GRIPPING:
50 x in 30 seconds

BASIC TECHNIQUES:
Upward strikes: 1-8
Downward strikes: 1-8
Sideward strikes: 1-8
Variation strikes: 1-5
Forward strikes: 1-4
Extended strikes: 1-6

BASIC COMBINATIONS:
Basic combinations 1-5

KATA:
1st and 2nd Link kata

GREEN BELT (3rd kyu)

GRIPPING:
60 x in 30 seconds

BASIC TECHNIQUES:
Upward strikes: 1-8
Downward strikes: 1-8
Sideward strikes: 1-8
Variation strikes: 1-5
Forward strikes: 1-4
Extended strikes: 1-6

BASIC COMBINATIONS:
Basic combinations 1-5

KATA:
1st, 2nd and 3rd Link kata
Competition kata

FRAGMENTS:
1-15

BLUE BELT (2nd kyu)

GRIPPING:
60 x in 30 seconds

BASIC TECHNIQUES:
Upward strikes: 1-8
Downward strikes: 1-8
Sideward strikes: 1-8
Variation strikes: 1-8
Forward strikes: 1-6
Extended strikes 1-6

PERCENTAGE STRIKES
At least 90 correctly executed strikes
in 100 seconds (90%)

FREESTYLE:
Complete freestyle exercise according to the guidelines and regulations of the SNN/WNA

BASIC COMBINATIONS:
Basic combinations 1-5

KATA:
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Link kata
Competition kata
Kata The (synchronized)

FRAGMENTS:
1-25

BROWN BELT (1st kyu)

BASIC TECHNIQUES:
Upward strikes: 1-8
Downward strikes: 1-8
Sideward strikes: 1-8
Variation strikes: 1-8
Forward strikes: 1-6
Extended strikes 1-6

PERCENTAGE STRIKES
At least 92 correctly executed strikes
in 100 seconds (92%)

FREESTYLE:
Complete freestyle exercise according to the guidelines and regualtions of the SNN/WNA.

BASIC COMBINATIONS:
Basic combinations 1-5

KATA:
Complete Link kata (1-5)
Competition kata
Kata The (synchronized)
Kata Block
Self-designed kata

FRAGMENTS:
1-25

1st DAN NUNCHAKU-DO

1. TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL

  1. All basic techniques, blocks and combinations executed at high speed and in a technically correct fashion on command.
  2. Percentage strikes: at least 95 correctly executed strikes in 100 seconds (95%)

 

2. KATA

  1. Complete Link kata (1-5)
  2. Competition kata
  3. Kata The (synchronised)
  4. Kata Block
  5. Self-designed kata
  6. Kata Shodan

 

3. JUTSU

1st Series nunchaku jutsu

Block series with partner

4. FREESTYLE
Complete freestyle exercise according to the guidelines and regulations of the SNN/WNA.