This weeks blog post is all about belts and gradings
We all know that there are different coloured belts in martial arts, but did you know that the order of colours depends on what organisation a club is with; the style/ styles the club teaches and also the personal preference of the club.
For Flying Dragon Martial Arts Club, there are 11 different colours to obtain before reaching your black belt. The reason we have this many belts is because we have so much to teach our students by taking key sections of different styles and blending them together to form a divergent defence system.
Something else you may not know. . .
Did you know that the colours of the belts have meanings? check out the chart below where you can view the different belt colours and the meaning they have behind them in Korean:
The meaning behind each belt colour marks your progression towards black belt and beyond as you continue your never ending martial arts journey. While you still practice their is always something new to learn, and it's not all about learning new things, it is also about perfecting your technique in what you already know to become an accomplished martial artist.
You can also have a look at the Japanese meaning to belt colours by following > THIS < link.
News about gradings
All of our students are making great progress, some of our newer students will soon be going for their yellow belts, whilst our current yellow belts are showing great enthusiasm and determination in learning what they need to know for their orange belts. However our students aren't the only ones going forward for their next gradings, our instructors are too!
Our secondary instructor Emma Hore will be going for her 2nd Dan grade in April, whilst our head instructor Jamie Hubbard is going for his 4th Dan grade later in the year.
This has been a very exciting year so far for Flying Dragon Martial Arts Club; with the growing number of enthusiastic students and approaching gradings, we can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds. Make sure you check back soon to see what other updates we have for you.