Students achieving the rank of Brown Belt 1st Kyu are at their last level of being a “student.” Students are encouraged to start teaching if they have not already and intense training for all aspects of a martial artist are implemented equally. These include speed, accuracy, endurance, discretion, strength, agility, and knowledge. Hopefully, all will transate into a higher level of wisdom so that the Student can formally enter their training for the rank of Black Belt.

The following techniques or “combinations” are mandatory for attaining the rank of Brown Belt 1st Kyu:

The Wedge
Slashing Cougar
Dropping Staff
Twisted Knee
Bending the Limb
Double Asp
Oriental Lever
Parting the Reeds
Covering Falcon
The Vice
Chinese Pincers
Smothering Wings
Crossing Hooks
Turning the Blade
Stretching the Bow
Whirling Warrior
Preying Mantis
Sewing the Seeds
Brushing Wind
Whirling Leaves
Along with these techniques, the student is also required to perfect the Kata “Long Five.”