Level 4 prepares the student for the advanced material and concepts that exist at levels 5-8.  The emphasis for quality in the material at levels 1-3 continues, and 13 new self-defense techniques are added (CTs 21-33) which include throws, defenses against kicks, punches, grabs, attacks from behind, and attempts to take your cane.

 

As with each level, the student will be introduced to additional traditional martial arts philosophy and concepts including the student-instructor relationship.

 

The exercise system now includes the introduction of resistance bands that will allow the student to accelerate their training in the system.  Some exercises include triceps extensions, the back squat, curls, and more.

 

To better develop cane control and flow, new grips and shifting between grips are explained in detail. New empty-hand techniques, stances, cane blocks, and cane strikes are presented, expanding the student’s fundamental knowledge.  The single-handed and double-handed partner 8-point partner drill sets (cane-against-cane) are completed, The curriculum concludes with instruction in the required kata Reflection 4.

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