The Samurai Cop Self-Defense Academy, Costa Mesa, California

Samurai Cop’s Black Belt Academy
For Youth Ages 6 – 17

Prerequisites to enter this course include completing the Samurai Cop’s Advanced Self-Defense Course, along with its Certificate of Completion and the rank of Brown Belt (3rd Kyu). Recruits attending the Samurai Cop Black Belt Academy 12 week courses must wear the Academy uniform (black Judo training jacket and pants with all Academy Patches sewn in their proper locations). Recruits attending Academy classes will continue to test for rank with the goal of attaining their Black Belt in Shuyokan Ryu Aikijutsu. All Samurai Cop Recruits testing for the rank of first degree Black Belt must meet the

minimum Academy Time In Grade Requirements and be able to demonstrate the required testing techniques in a proficient manner. Black Belt testing will be conducted under the direction of the Shuyokan Dojo, which is the Headquarters for the Samurai Cop Black Belt Academy. The Samurai Cop Academy Black Belt Course is part of the on-going Samurai Cop Advanced Self-Defense Program offered at the Shuyokan Dojo through the City of Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation. The Academy classes are 12 weeks in length, meet twice weekly, and are held year round.


Visit our Training Schedule page for Class Days and Times.

Each Academy Recruit must pass through the following 10 stages
on their journey towards Black Belt.

 
Patch - Samurai Cop Defense Academy Patch - Samurai Cop Defense System
 
Samurai Cop Recruit Levels 1, 2, and 3
Techniques must be demonstrated at a proficient skill level for promotion


9th Kyu - Blue Belt - Recruit Level 1
Minimum Time In Grade: 36 Weeks (prior to testing)

Requirements: Completion of Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Samurai Cop Self-Defense Courses

  1. Single Wrist Grab Release—Backhand Strike To Face—Takedown
  2. Cross Wrist Grab Release—Palm Heel Strike To Face—Takedown
  3. Both Wrist Grab Release—Palm Heel Strike to Face—Takedown
  4. Both Shoulders Grasp—Elbow Strike—Reverse Hand Takedown
  5. Behind Both Shoulders Grasp—Reverse Hand Takedown
  6. Behind Both Wrist Grab—Reverse Hand Takedown

9th Kyu - Blue Belt - Recruit Level 1

8th Kyu - Green Belt - Recruit Level 2
Minimum Time In Grade: 12 Weeks as 9th Kyu
(40 Weeks Cumulative)

Requirements: Completion of Recruit Level 1 and Level 2 Advanced Samurai Cop Self-Defense Courses

  7. Front Strike—Reverse Hand Takedown
  8. Backhand Strike—Reverse Hand Takedown
  9. Side Strike—Reverse Hand Takedown
10. Stomach Punch—Reverse Hand Takedown

8th Kyu - Green Belt - Recruit Level 2

7th Kyu - Green Belt - Recruit Level 3
Minimum Time In Grade: 12 Weeks as 8th Kyu
(50 Weeks Cumulative)

Requirements: Completion of Recruit Level 1, 2, and 3 Advanced Samurai Cop Self-Defense Courses

11. Front Strike—Entering Throw
12. Backhand Strike—Entering Throw
13. Side Strike—Entering Throw
14. Stomach Punch—Entering Throw

7th Kyu - Green Belt - Recruit Level 3

 

Samurai Cop Black Belt Academy
Techniques must be demonstrated at a proficient skill level for promotion.
Free Style one on one and two on one will be included in all testing.

 

6th Kyu Purple Belt - Junsaho
Minimum Time In Grade: 12 Weeks as 7th Kyu
(60 Weeks Cumulative)

15. Face Punch—Deflection Closing Distance—Kote Gaeshi
16. Face Punch, Back Hand Punch Combination—Kote Gaeshi
17. Single Wrist Grab—Kote Gaeshi
18. Cross Wrist Grab—Kote Gaeshi
19. Front Shoulder Grab—Kote Gaeshi

6th Kyu Purple Belt - Junsaho

5th Kyu Purple Belt - Junsa
Minimum Time In Grade: 12 Weeks as 6th Kyu
(70 Weeks Cumulative)

20. Cross Wrist Grab—Iriminage
21. Two Handed Bent Arm Lapel Grab—Elbow Lock & Strike—Takedown
22. Face Punch—Kote Gaeshi
23. Face Punch—Iriminage
24. Single Hand Push—Yubi Jutsu
25. Single Lapel Grab With Pull—Osoto Gari
26. Rear Arm Choke—Osoto Gari

5th Kyu Purple Belt - Junsa

4th Kyu Brown Belt - Junsacho
Minimum Time In Grade: 24 Weeks as 5th Kyu
(90 Weeks Cumulative)

1. Single Hand Lapel Grab With Face Punch—Kote Gaeshi
2. Two Handed Straight Arm Choke—Step Away Strike—Kote Gaeshi
3. Rear Both Shoulders Grab—Kote Gaeshi—Ogoshi
4. Front Strike With Club—Iriminage
5. Back Hand Strike With Club—Iriminage

4th Kyu Brown Belt - Junsacho

3rd Kyu Brown Belt - Junsabucho
Minimum Time In Grade: 24 Weeks as 4th Kyu
(110 Weeks Cumulative)

1. Two Handed Straight Arm Shoulder Grab—Ippon Seionage
2. Roundhouse Punch To Face—Tai-Otoshi
3. Roundhouse Punch To Face—Osoto Gari
4. Rear Single Wrist Grab With Shoulder Push—Iriminage

3rd Kyu Brown Belt - Junsabucho

2nd Kyu Brown Belt - Keibuho
Minimum Time In Grade: 24 Weeks as 3rd Kyu
(130 Weeks Cumulative)

  1. Roundhouse Punch—Double Inside Block—Double Strike Takedown
  2. Face Punch—Inside Parry Block & Strike—Double Hit Takedown
  3. Face Punch—Outside Parry Block—Elbow Strike—Takedown
  4. Front Strike—Ippon Seionage
  5. Rear Single Arm Choke—Ippon Seionage
  6. Rear Cross Shoulder Pull With Punch—Ippon Seionage
  7. Rear Bear Hug—Ippon Seionage
  8. Rear Cross Shoulder Push With Wrist Pull—Kote Gaeshi—Uchi Mata
  9. Side Headlock—Kote Gaeshi
10. Side Headlock Escape—Leg Sweep Takedown (Osoto Gari)

2nd Kyu Brown Belt - Keibuho

1st Kyu Brown Belt - Keibu
Minimum Time In Grade: 24 Weeks as 2nd Kyu
(150 Weeks Cumulative)

1. Front Two Handed Straight Arm Choke—Knee Strike and Throw
2. Front Roundhouse Kick—Leg Sweep Takedown
3. Side Strike Shihonage—Throw
4. Knife To Inside Of Neck—Kote Gaeshi
5. Knife To Outside Of Neck—Soto Makikomi
6. Knife Under Chin With Rear Head Pull—Kote Gaeshi

1st Kyu Brown Belt - Keibu
(Revised February 15, 2007)



Shodan - 1st Degree Black Belt
Minimum Time In Grade: 1 Year as 1st Kyu
Recruits must demonstrate, at a proficient skill level,
the adult testing techniques for Shodan in Shuyokan Ryu Aikijutsu.

Shodan - 1st Degree Black Belt
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