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JADE DRAGON MO-SO REQUIREMENTS FOR BEGINNER WHITE SASH

(Six to Nine Weeks of Training-Required Minimum) (Four Page Test)


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THEORY REQUIREMENTS The ability to explain and demonstrate the following principals: BODY DYNAMICS 1. Centerline/Median line principal 2. Linear/straight line actions 3. Circular actions 4. Center of Balance 5. Turning/pivoting on the balls of the feet 6. Turning from the waist 7. Sidestepping 8. Gliding/Sliding Movement and Circle Stepping (Chinese: Huen-Bo) 9. Striking surfaces of the hands 10. Striking surfaces of the feet 11. Striking surfaces of other body parts (e.g., elbows, knees, shins, forearms, shoulder, head butt) 12. Center of Breathing and Tantien/Hara Breathing STANCES The ability to perform correctly the following stances: 1. Horse/rider stance (Chinese: Ma Bu) 2. Modified Stance (Jeet Kune Do Fighting stance) 3. Side Stance 4. Front Stance/Forward Stance (Japanese: Zenkutu-dachi) 5. Cat Stance 6. Crane Leg Hanging stance (Crane pre-fighting posture) HAND POSITIONS The ability to perform correctly the following hand positions: 1. Wing Chun/WingTsun guard position (Chinese: Chong/Kar-Sik) 2. Protective Arm (Chinese: Wu-Sau) 3. Traditional Karate fighting position (knife hand lead/reverse punch rear hand) 4. Muay Thai boxing/Boxing guard position 5. Tiger Claw (Chinese: Hu Zhao) 6. Circling Hand (Chinese: Huen-Sau) STRIKES WITH HANDS The ability to correctly demonstrate against a target: 1. Character Sun Thrusting Punch (Chinese: Yat Chi Chung Kuen) 2. Throat Cutting Hand (Chinese: Shat-Geng-Sau; Japanese: Shuto) 3. Erect Palm/Stamping Palm (Chinese: Yan-Cheung) 1

4. Thrusting Fingers Strike (Not the 3rd Wing Chun Form) (Chinese: Biu-Tze-Sau)

JADE DRAGON MO-SO REQUIREMENTS FOR BEGINNER WHITE SASH


(Six to Nine Weeks of Training-Required Minimum) STRIKES WITH THE FEET/KICKS The ability to correctly demonstrate against a target: 1. Front Snap Kick (Thai: Yotha Sin Thop (Horse Warrior)-Snap Thrust Kick; ) 2. Side Kick 3. Back Kick (To the Rear of you) 4. Roundhouse Kick (Thai: Tam Duay Khang-Roundhouse Thrust Kick; ) STRIKES WITH THE ELBOW The ability to correctly demonstrate against a target: 1. Horizontal Elbow Strike/Swinging Elbow (Thai: Pra Yaikae) 2. Vertical Elbow Strike 3. Diagonal Vertical Elbow Strike 4. Rear Elbow Strike/Swinging Back Elbow (Thai: Jak Narai) 5. Elbow Chop (Thai: Sog Fan Nah) BLOCKS/PARRIES The ability to correctly demonstrate against a blow while being attacked: 1. Wing Arm block (Chinese: Bong-Sau) 2. Palm-up Arm (Chinese: Tan-Sau) 3. Bridge-on Arm (Chinese: Fook-Sau) 4. Slapping hand (Chinese: Pak-Sau) 5. Leg Jam/Jamming an Opponents Leg with your leg in order to restrict movement or kicks COMBAT COMBINATIONS (MUST BE PERFORMED BY THE STUDENT AS A COMBAT MOVEMENT AGAINST A TARGET WITH THE TESTING INSTRUCTOR) 1. Bong-Sau followed by Character Sun Thrusting Punch 2. Knee Strike followed by Vertical-Diagonal-Horizontal Elbow Strike (Both from the same side of the body-SIMULTANEOUSLY) (Thai: Yud Yotha) 3. Character Sun Thrusting Punch followed by Front Snap Kick 4. Tan-Sau followed by Thrusting Fingers or Throat Cutting Palm (Both performed by the same arm) 5. Bong-Sau followed by Erect Palm Strike (Both performed from the same arm)

6. Roundhouse kick followed by Character Sun Thrusting Punch (Alternating sides of the body) 7. Fook-Sau employed as a grappling maneuver, followed by a Knee Strike 8. Using Huen-Sau to dissolve a wrist grapple attack

JADE DRAGON MO-SO REQUIREMENTS FOR BEGINNER WHITE SASH


(Six to Nine Weeks of Training-Required Minimum) GENERAL FITNESS EXERCISES The ability to perform the exercise with correct form: 1. Front stretch dynamics 2. Side stretch dynamics 3. Split stretch dynamics 4. Skill of Raising a Pot/Wrist Roller Exercise (Shaolin Exercise) (Chinese: Shang Guan Gong) while on poles or elevation 5. Rider Stance On Poles (Ma Bu on poles or elevation) (Shaolin Exercise) 6. Weighted Circular Hands exercise while on poles or elevation 7. Dumbbell Triceps Extension 8. Abdominal Crunches 9. Waist Twisting exercise with stick/pole 10. Body Squats 11. Push Ups 12. Alternating Dumbbell Curl with supination QUESTIONS The ability to correctly answer the following: 1. What is the difference between Kung-Fu and Mo-So? 2. According to legend and late Master Jip Man, who founded the martial art style presently known as Wing Chun? 3. Who is Dr. Leung Ting and what is Wing Tsun Kuen? 4. Habitual negative thinking patterns in your life, leads to what? 5. What is the Shaolin Temple? 6. What is the difference between Northern Chinese Kung-Fu styles and Southern Chinese Kung-Fu styles? 7. During combat, where is the best place to focus ones gaze on the opponent(s)? 8. What is a Ryu? 9. What is the difference between what is known as Ninjutsu and Vagabond style? 10. When delivering a strike/blow, what should you always do? 11. When being struck with a blow, what can you do to lessen its impacting force? 12. What is Muay Thai? EXTRA CREDIT 3

Optional factors which can be considered toward the students overall testing grade: 1. Demonstrate correctly standard karate Inward/Outward-Outward/Inward blocks 2. Demonstrate correctly the Low Leopard Fighting Stance 3. Demonstrate correctly a Rising Block

JADE DRAGON MO-SO REQUIREMENTS FOR BEGINNER WHITE SASH


(Six to Nine Weeks of Training-Required Minimum) EXTRA CREDIT 4. Demonstrate correctly the Seven-Star Praying Mantis Pre-fighting Stance 5. Demonstrate correctly a Dragon Style Circular Block 6. Demonstrate correctly a Leopard Fore knuckle Punch 7. Demonstrate correctly a Praying Mantis Style Dinu Block 8. Demonstrate correctly a Dragon Tail Instep Kick 9. Demonstrate correctly Ninjutsu Sidestepping(In Relation To Tightly Confined Areas or Navigation of Beams and Walls) 10. Demonstrate correctly a Rolling Double Low Level Snake Kung-Fu Style Attack 11. Who was Bodhidharma or Ta Mo and what is he known for? 12. What does Jeet Kune Do mean in English? 13. What does Cherng Muay mean in English? 14. Cherng Muay is divided into how many methods and what are they? 15. Demonstrate Hanuman Thayarn(The flying knee) correctly 16. Demonstrate correctly a Modified Hook Kick 17. Who was Yip Man? 18. What is the difference between a Zafu and a Gomden? 19. Who is the founder of the martial art style known as Jeet Kuen Do? 20. What is Chi Sau? 21. Demonstrate a Crane Beak Strike? 22. What is Chi/Ki, and where is its center in the body? 23. What is Wood Lock? 24. Demonstrate correctly what is known as a standard karate Reverse Punch 25. Explain the sequence of Thoughts-Words-and Deeds 26. During beginning Zen meditation, why do you not try to stop your thoughts from occurring? 27. Logic Question: How far can a bear run into the woods? 28. What is a Koan? 29. According to traditional Soto Zen Buddhism, what does a Rakshu symbolize? 30. What is the difference between a Chakra and Chakram? 31. There are three types of traditional Japanese swords, what are they called? 32. What are the traditional colors of Jade Dragon Mo-So? 33. What does it mean to Live in the Moment? 34. Demonstrate correctly the traditional seated meditation posture according to Soto Zen Buddhism 35. What is the proper sports medicine method for treating deep bruises/sprains?

INSTRUCTOR MUST EXAMINE THE STUDENT IN PERSON & CERTIFY THE RESULTS IN WRITING. THE STUDENT IS ALLOWED ONLY (3) OPPORTUNITIES TO PERFORM A MOVEMENT (TO DEMONSTRATE) OR ANSWER A QUESTION. (AT LEAST ONE OF THE RESPONSES OF THE THREE MUST BE CORRECT) -END OF TEST-