FIGHTING FIT - Module Explanations

Module Explanations

The following are basic explantions for each coloured module within the Fighting Fit Freestyle system.

Module 1 - Yellow Belt

The White Belt has his/her identification card marked in ‘Ten' (10) individual squares, then add assessment date in the Yellow – Module 1 section as they achieve Yellow Belt .

This assessment identifies each practitioners boxing (hand) skills. After ten (10) one hour lessons , the student will have learned many things – I am concerned only with their offensive/defensive boxing skills at this point in their training.

Module 2 - Orange Belt

The Yellow Belt must have another ‘Fifteen' (15) lessons to prepare and test for Orange Belt .

This assessment is to identify a 25% improvement in their boxing skills. Plus the focus of this assessment is their understanding of ‘Clockface' – Orthodox/Southpaw offensive/defensive kicking drills.

Module 3 - Blue Belt

The Orange Belt must have another ‘Twenty' (20) lessons to prepare and test for Blue Belt . This assessment is to identify a marked improvement in their boxing skills. I expect a 25% improvement in the Clockface Kicking Drills. Plus the focus of this assessment is their understanding of grappling plus elbow/knee offense and defence drills.

Module 4 - Green Belt

The Blue Belt must have another ‘Twenty Five' (25) lessons to prepare and test for Green Belt. This assessment is to check the progression of their boxing. To check for a marked improvement in kicking drills. At least 25% improvement in grappling – elbows/knees. Plus the focus of this assessment is their understanding of their ability to ‘Enter' and set up the 1-5 throws.

PS. Whenever training without mats the throws will be set up just short of the opponents balance being broken.

Module 5 - Brown Belt

The Green Belt must have another ‘Thirty' (30) lessons to prepare and test for Brown Belt. At the brown Belt assessment the student is expected to have impeccable boxing attack and evasion skills. They will be meticulously checked on their clockface kicking drills.

There is expected to be a vast improvement over all the other coloured Belts kicking technique. There should be a marked improvement in their grappling – elbows/knees.

Again that 25% expectation of extra ability in their entering and set up of the 1-5 throwing techniques (same principle of mats/no mats applies). Plus the focus on this assessment is their understanding of their ability to apply the Fighting Fit 1 – 5 submissions (locks and strangles).

At this point of acquiring their Brown Belt, our student has clocked up exactly one hundred (100) training sessions and they have come up to their ‘Crossroads' .

‘This Stepping Off' time in their martial arts training must be accompanied by a serious lifelong commitment to themselves not to stray off the path (beyond this point you may stop training – but you can never drop-out).

One hundred training sessions at twice a week (allowing for approximately 25% missing sessions ie. Ill health, overtime, exam-studies, boyfriend/girlfriend etc) it will take the average student 15 – 18 months to make Brown Belt.

Approximately another 15 – 18 months is average time achieving three (3) individual Black Bars in readiness to attempt the Coveted Black Belt Grading.