Blue Belt Chiken

The curriculum for the Blue Belt ranking has a very large associated base of knowledge to be covered. You will examine everything from past martial arts masters to a substantial number of new Tensoku Ryu Concepts. Below are the essential knowledge elements you will need to understand before you can achieve your Blue Belt ranking.

Blue Belt Chiken

Prior to this belt you have primarily been focused on purely defensive actions. Your opponent attacks, and you somehow thwart or escape their initial attack and then, if necessary, initiate ...
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Everyone is unique. No two people are the same. But people often share common attributes that can be used to construct a strategy for defeating or dominating someone who wishes ...
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If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in a physical confrontation you will likely now have the skills to defend yourself effectively. Your skills will only improve going forward, ...
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Avoid Negative Stimuli There are a truckload of things a person can do that lessen their motivation and spirit. You want to train yourself to avoid these negative influences and ...
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Abandonment When attempting to manipulate and control another individual it is necessary to press or pull them in various ways to get them to move where and how you would ...
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The term Densho means to pass on, hand down or can refer to oral tradition. It is a way to pass on information about things that occurred in the past ...
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Keep an Open Mind I have taught many students who have come from other disciplines or systems who wish to explore what I might offer them. Many of these students ...
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Within Tensoku Ryu we are not very big on discipline, but we are very big on discipline. Discipline Definitions The word discipline has several primary definitions. The first definition implies ...
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If you encounter someone who is becoming belligerent then you should try to dissuade them from extending their aggression into the realm of physical conflict. Such an escalation is unlikely ...
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In your prior belt this concept was discussed very briefly, but it is now time to expound upon it a bit more. It can be addressed from many different perspectives ...
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Ego Generally when we speak of someone having a large ego we are speaking of someone who thinks very highly of themselves and is perhaps unlikely to care much for ...
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By “Momentary Blindness” we are referring to a very short-term event that is not related to eye sight, but rather to mental recognition. The person does not lose their vision, ...
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Some martial arts styles focus on learning techniques as a way of developing martial arts skills. They train students in specific methods or sequences that the student employ to deal ...
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Settling could have several different connotations that are related to the martial arts. The first is the common idea of settling for what you already know how to do. In ...
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Trickery Overview Trickery is, in terms of the general population, viewed as either a humorous or negative practice. Tricking someone can be funny (at least to any observers). It can ...
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Tunnel Vision is related to the temporary blindness concept we discussed earlier, but it is significantly different. Both involve not seeing something that is actually present. But the mechanism for ...
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Not everything in the martial arts is real. There can be a good deal of fraudulent activity about which you will want to remain vigilant. In this article we will ...
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If I ask students to point to their backbone they invariably move a finger behind their back (around the waist or over the shoulder) and point to the middle of ...
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