There are 2 belt structures here at Welsh Combat, one for the adults and one for the juniors. The reason being is that adults are capable of understanding and progressing quicker than children and can develop their sparring, techniques and fitness much earlier. However, students can double grade (jump a belt) if we feel a grading has been exceptional.
White belt: Is the very first belt at WCK.
Yellow - White Tag belt: Fluent basic hands & legs with speed & snap - back fist - upper cut - hook punch - hook kick - guard and blocks (satisfactory) - movement with stance (good level) - show reasonable flexibility - show increased fitness - points sparring
Green belt - White Tag belt: Ridge hand- inner crescent kick - axe kick - power kicks & punches - starting to use back leg - improved flexibility, speed & fitness - combo work - Demonstrate atack & defense in range - point and continuos light sparring.
Blue belt: increased fitness, speed & movement - kicks (both legs) turning kick routine - side kick, back kick routine - jumping kicks - sweeps - good stance & blocks - combo work - points and continuos light sparring (few rounds each).
Brown belt: All kicks both legs - quicker sweep defence, recovery & attack - All routines - Spinning attacks - jumping kicks both legs - 60 turning kicks in 60 secs - 40 press ups & situps no rest - light full contact sparring 3 x 2 min rounds - teach a class + self defence.
Brown - White Tag belt: All kicks both legs - quicker sweep defence, recovery & attack - All routines - Spinning attacks - jumping kicks both legs - 60 turning kicks in 60 secs - teach a class + self defence - fitness and sparring as above brown belt.
Red belt: Demonstrate good/perfect technique - all routines - combo work - teach a class - point sparring - light continuous sparring - medium/full contact sparring 4 x 2 min rounds 50 press ups & situps no rest - self defence
If members wish to grade (some join us just for fitness) you will need to purchase the club suit and to wear your belt. If it is your first grading then only the club suit is required.
For each grading we expect 100% effort at all times and to continue throughout the grading at maximum effort until the grading is complete i.e. when the instructor feels that you have met the criteria.
Like all martial arts, here at Welsh Combat we provide a good style and level of Kickboxing, self defence and great fitness training for the needs of fighting and or general health benefits. Like all martial arts and sport it takes dedication, discipline, time & effort to progress and to progress to each level/belt at Welsh Combat.