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Sport Kickboxing
(American Style)

At Rising Sun Martial Arts
We teach a curriculum based on
(American Style) Sport Kickboxing


Kickboxing is primarily considered a Striking Art, it includes: Punches, Kicks, Blocks, Evasions, Counter-Attacks and Sweeps.
Competition: Sparring is encouraged.

Our syllabus includes:

Basic Punches, Kicks, Blocks and Evasions
Combination Techniques
Solo Drills / Pairs Drills / Group Drills

Sparring with Protective Gear
Pairs Drills

Self Defence
Pairs Drills / Group Drills

Pad Drills/Bag Work
Pairs Drills / Group Drills

Fitness & Cardio Drills
Solo Drills / Pairs Drills / Group Drills

Supplementary Drills and Exercises
Solo Drills / Pairs Drills / Group Drills

Aspects of Weapons Training and other elements,
including some Groundwork / Grappling practice,
are sometimes optionally covered
(but are not required for rank advancement)
Solo Drills / Pairs Drills / Group Drills

Ranks (Kickboxing)

We use a coloured belt system to denote rank, like our Karate grades, varying colours for beginners and lower grades, black for advanced students and instructors.

Students must pass a grading (Practical Exam) for each belt including white belt

Ranks are:

Beginner -
White -
Red -
Yellow -
Orange -
Green -
Blue -
Purple -
Brown -
Brown (White Tag) -
Brown (Black Tag) -
Black -
(1st Dan to 10th Dan) Black -

(No Grade or Rank)
(First Belt/Grade)
(Second Belt/Grade)
(Third Belt/Grade)
(Fourth Belt/Grade)
(Fifth Belt/Grade)
(Six Belt/Grade)
(Seventh Belt/Grade)
(Eighth Belt/Grade)
(Ninth Belt/Grade)
(Tenth Belt/Grade)
(Eleventh Belt/Grade, Preliminary Black Belt)
(Twelfth Belt/Grade - Upwards, 1st to 10th Dan)

Grading Timeframes

Minimum Training Time Requirements
(Students must attend classes equivalent to the following Periods)

White – Red – Yellow –Orange =

Green – Blue – Purple =

Brown  =

Brown (White Tag) – Brown (Black Tag) =

Black Belt  =

1st Dan – 10th Dan =

 3 Months (12 Weeks)

 4 Months (16 Weeks)

 6 Months (24 Weeks)

 9 Months (36 Weeks)

 12 Months (52 Weeks)

 1 Year  – 10 Years

All Dan Grades are equivalent in years to the rank been taken -
1 year to 1st Dan, 2 years to 2nd Dan, 3 years to 3rd Dan, Etc.

All our Kickboxing Instructors are Black Belt ranked:

Master Trevor Middleton,
Mark Grosse,
Chris Cotney

Links to Kickboxing (General)

Kickboxing - Wikipedia (External Link)