Definitions of Programs
Jiu Jitsu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujutsu
“Technique that represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force.”
“A method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it. “
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_jiu-jitsu
“Promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defence. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.”
“Kickboxing (in Japanese キックボクシング kikkubokushingu) is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate, Muay Thai and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.”
“Is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial art.”
Meaning of Belt Colors (the colors are a general guideline as every martial art carry a diff color belt ranking system)
Originally the white belt was simply dyed to a new color. This repeated dying process dictated the type of belt color and the order of the colors. Due to the dying process, it was only practical to increasingly use darker colors. All of this came about shortly after the Second World War, when Korea and Japan were very poor countries. Dying the belts to a new color was a cheap way to have a visible, simple and effective ranking system.
White Belt: White signifies a birth. A white belt student is a beginner searching for knowledge of the Art. The white belt is the beginning of life's cycle, and represents the seed as it lies beneath the snow in the winter.
Yellow Belt: Yellow signifies the first beams of sunlight which shines upon the seed giving it new strength with the beginning of new life. A yellow belt student is given their first ray of knowledge, opening the students mind, from his/her instructors.
Orange Belt: Orange represents the growing power of the sun as it warms the earth to prepare for new growth in the spring. The orange belt is starting to feel his/her body and mind open and develop.
Green Belt: Green signifies the growth of the seed as it sprouts from the earth reaching toward the sun and begins to grow into a plant. A green belt student learns to strengthen and refine his/her techniques.
Blue Belt: Blue signifies the blue sky as the plant continues to grow toward it. A blue belt student moves up higher in rank just as the plant grows taller. The light feeds the plant so it can continue to grow. The student is fed additional knowledge of the Art in order for his/her body and mind continue to grow and develop.
Purple Belt: Purple represents the changing sky of dawn, as once again the student undergoes a new change and prepares for the transition to an advanced student. A purple belt begins to understand the meaning of the black belt.
Red Belt: Red belt is an advanced student whose techniques are beginning to mature, and he/she is beginning to understand the fruits of his/her hard work as a beginner.
Brown Belt: Brown belt students acquire more detailed knowledge in order to refine his/her physical abilities.
Brown with Black Stripe: Brown with Black Stripe belt students learn to be more cautious with his/her knowledge and
Black Belt: Black signifies the darkness beyond the Sun. A black belt seeks new, more profound knowledge of the Art. As he/she begins to teach others. He/She plants new seeds and helps them grow and mature. His/Her students, many whom will form roots deep into the Art, blossom and grow through the ranks in a never-ending process of self-growth, knowledge, and enlightenment.