In recent times we have included escape techniques in our ’Kyu’ or pre black belt rank tests. Each rank level would have two strategies that the student would learn and demonstrate during each of their rank tests. The intent was to have a systematic way to insure that students received this important part of their training. However, this proved to be a bit awkward in formal testing and resulted in extending the time required for these events.
Going forward we will restructure the way that these strategies are taught at ZenQuest. Now, each student will be given a list of self-defense situations complete with a brief description of the counter strategy. We will cover these strategies more frequently in classes to insure each student learns them well. This will be a more thorough way to cover these strategies and save time in formal rank testing.
Copies are now being distributed to students and are available upon request. For more information feel free to speak to or contact us.