Be sure to visit the MATA Pre-Age Students section for great information on Little Dragons, Little Ninjas, and all pre-school age students.
Little Dragons uses a half white belt and a half colored belt. To get to the next belt level three black stripes must be earned and the next month they test for the next belt. Testing is every six weeks, so there is 24 weeks between new belts. Our particular program is put together to get students ready for our “regular” children’s program for ages 6-11.
Gold Belt 0-1 Stripe
Elbow Strike #1 ( Reach Back Arm To The Front, Look Over Back Shoulder And Fire Behind You)
Skip Up Side Kick
Guarding Stance, Jab, Reverse Punch Dropping To Back Knee
Gold 1-2 Stripes
Wrist Grab Escape- ( Bring Hands Together, Step and Pull Arm Away going towards the Thumb.)
Combo:Jab, Skip Side Kick
Low Parry Blocks Vs Front Kick Alternating Sides
Gold 2-3 Stripes
Elbow #2 ( Off The Back Arm, Face Elbow To The Ceiling And Bring Over Top On A 45 Degree Angle)
Combo: Skip Side Kick, Jab, Reverse Punch
Low Parry Blocks Vs. Front Kick, Counter Reverse Punch ( Front And Back Arm)
3- To New Belt- Perform All Gold Material And Recite Full Address.
Orange 0-1 Stripe
Elbow # 3 ( Thrown Off The Front Arm, Straight Across Much Like A Hook Punch)
Back Leg Cutting Kick
Dragons Form – Jab, Drop To Back Knee Reverse Punch, Left Side Kick ( Put Both Hands Down On The Ground Near The Right Hip), Left Upward Block, Reverse Punch, Kiai!
Orange 1-2 Stripes
Front Leg Round Kick
Jab, Reverse Punch, Back Leg Cutting kick
Choke hold escape- punch, knee, raise arm up, step away and load up for elbow #1
Orange 2-3 stripes
Jump front kick
Skip up front leg round kick, jab, elbow #2, elbow#3, front leg round kick, kiai!
Switch up front leg cutting kick, jab, elbow #2, elbow #3, front leg cutting kick, kiai!
Orange 3 to new belt- perform all material and answer questions about what to do if a stranger approaches them and …..
*If you test your students once a month then this curriculum will last you one year. If you test every 6 weeks then this curriculum will last you about 18 months.